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This week in San Francisco: Take diversity to the next level at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit

The first-ever Lesbians Who Tech Summit takes place this week in San Francisco at the historic Castro Theatre, and I’m honored to be speaking during an SAP-hosted lunch session.  SAP is sponsoring the event in the company of many fine corporate peers known for moving the needle on both technology and diversity in Silicon Valley.

You may feel like it’s a bit esoteric to call out lesbians in technology specifically.  Why is this important?  Take a look at these statistics:

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These figures make the “lesbians in tech” subset look marginalized indeed, but at SAP we know that diversity is the key to innovation and we value the power that each individual in our hugely diverse workforce brings to our teams, company, customers, and mission to make the world “run better.”

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From the sponsorship guide:

The Lesbians Who Tech Summit is the only event focusing on increasing tech participation in both the women’s and queer communities. You don’t get much more diverse than that! We hope you’ll be a part of this exciting community and demonstrate your commitment to these two critical groups in the tech world.

At our SAP-sponsored lunch, I’ll be introducing some wonderfully varied speakers and talks on topics from funding women in tech to recruiting for diversity to an interesting take on a hashtag-based movement.

The theatre will be jam-packed with over 700 lesbians in tech and the people who love and support them.  I’ll be honored to be in the fine company of several SAP colleagues as well.  There’s still a chance to get tickets but today is the very last day they’re on sale, so if you’re in the area, I would love for you to join us.  Sign up here and use code LWT25 for 25% off.  This first-ever summit of its kind is already creating a lot of buzz throughout the city and on Twitter and it’s sure to be an event to remember.

Hope to see you there!  Thank you!

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Good luck on the event and I look forward to hearing your recap here on SCN, Moya 🙂

      No pressure...

      All the best,

      Tammy

      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Tammy for the motivation -- and extra (non-)pressure 🙂

      I just learned we're all off notes, no podium, so I'll promise to do my best while pacing this glorious stage  --

      http://castrotheatre.com/images/venue/theatre-interior.jpg

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Fantastic venue / picture...good luck to you, Moya

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon

      Saw the mention of this on Facebook. I would say "Good Luck" but know you don't need it. You will do just fine. 😉

      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
      Blog Post Author

      oh but i'll totally accept that luck Chris! 🙂

      thanks so much

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Moya,

      Good Day!

      I wish you and your team members great success for the event. Thanks for sharing this information. All the best.

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan