Encourage. Energize. Empower.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan

In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

Identifying and Understanding Gender Bias & Inequality

Wed, Mar 29 2017 16:00 UTC

Identifying and Understanding Gender Bias & Inequality

Gender Bias is something we're all guilty of. It's typically unconscious and often stems from long held misperceptions about women & job responsibilities. We'll learn how to identify gender bias when we see it. We'll discuss why it's important, how it affects our work, decision making, hiring, etc. We'll discuss strategies for how both men and women can combat this at work & in our every day lives. This session is about developing positive solutions to a problem that often goes undiscussed.

Rie Irish

Rie is a single Mom raising her beautiful daughter in North Georgia. She has been a SQL Server DBA for the last 14 years. She's worked in many industries including the non-profit sector, big pharma, federal contracting and payment processing. She is very involved with the Atlanta MDF User Group and helps plan their SQL Saturday.

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Many upcoming SQLSaturday events will feature Women in Technology panels or discussions. Check out our calendar for details.

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