Event Aims to Support Women Entering Lucrative High-Tech Field
STOCKTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women Techmakers will host a networking event and dinner for the first time in Stockton, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 6-8:00 p.m. This event, co-sponsored by Google Developer Group (GDG) Modesto and Bay Valley Tech, will be held at Huddle x Launch Pad, at 110 North San Joaquin Street, Stockton, Calif.
Two guest speakers will shed light on the struggles women face in technology and how they overcame those challenges. Kirsten Villa, Certified IT Professional, who has an inspiring and unique story about how she found her passion for Information Security, and Daisy Mayorga, computer programmer at E&J Gallo Winery, will discuss their sometimes-challenging journey into the technology workforce and how they prevailed over those obstacles and achieved success.
Women Techmakers provides visibility, community and resources for women in technology, as well as insight for those women considering technology as a career path. It holds regular networking meetings and events in the SF Bay Area and the Central Valley to foster guidance and encourage women to enter the technology sector.
This event is made possible by important tech community sponsors such as ProcedureCard, Oak Valley Community Bank, City of Stockton, World Financial Group, Oportun, Robert Half Technology, Novo Technologies and LaMar Software. To register, visit: https://www.meetup.com/ValleyWorx-Software-Developers/events/265572149/
About Women Techmakers
Women Techmakers is a Google-owned and global program for women in technology, which provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology globally across all career levels. Women Techmakers is continually launching scalable initiatives and piloting new programs to support and empower women in the industry. https://www.womentechmakers.com
About Launch Pad
Launch Pad was founded in New Orleans in 2009 and began their national expansion in 2018 with the intention of creating a growing network of coworking spaces across US mid-market cities. Launch Pad builds strong communities through collaborative partnerships and is driven to be enablers of people to work entrepreneurially. We create locally inspired workspaces, educational programming, a global startup ecosystem network and a venture fund that drives capital to underserved entrepreneurial ecosystems. Current locations include: New Orleans, Newark, Memphis, Stockton and Nashville. https://lp.co/launch-pad-is-now-in-stockton/
About Bay Valley Tech
Bay Valley Tech is an innovative company whose Code Academy helps transition Central Valley residents into software careers. It also operates ValleyWorx, a Modesto-based hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship, where companies can find support through flexible office space and connections with a strong local tech and startup community. www.BayValleyTech.com