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Talk Title: “Women Rock!  Paper  Scissors”

Abstract: Did you know that women-led startups are 15% more profitable, yet 40% less likely to get funded? Between 2011 and 2013, just 3% of venture capital went to companies with female CEOs. There are women in coding, women in UX design, women in gaming, women in project management, women IN tech – women will even control 75% of purchasing decisions by 2020. Study after study shows women are the main economic drivers, so why are they consistently left out of the equation? In this TEDx talk, Sandy Carter will make a clarion call for looking beyond women to solve the problem of gender bias, and offer actionable steps for initiating meaningful change to help women OUT.

Bio: Sandy was one of CNN’s top 10 most powerful women in tech. She’s the General Manager for IBM’s Cloud Developer Ecosystem and Startups, founded the IBM Super Women’s Group, and was the CMO and CSO of two startups that had successful exits. Throughout her career, she’s worked tirelessly to foster the education and advancement of women in tech at all stages of their lives and careers. Her partnership with Girls Who Code and seat on the board of Girls in Tech has served to spread a positive message about women, diversity, and the future of technological greatness in both.