Event: Girls in Tech LA Open House and Career Day

Join us for the first GITLA Tech Open House + Career Day Event! đź’»

No matter where you are in your career journey, Girls in Tech Los Angeles is here for you. On September 18th, we'll take your career to the next level at our virtual Open House event! 🎉

We'll be chatting with and learning from leaders from Google, Headspace, LinkedIn and many more. You'll have the opportunity to meet other women in tech and learn about how companies are bringing women up to executive roles. Register now! ✨

Agenda

10:00AM - Welcome Remarks from the GITLA Board

10:15AM - Fireside Chat

Sherry Parvaneh
| CIO, The Honest Company &

Kelly O'Grady
| Chief Host & Correspondent, dot.LA

10:45AM - Success with LinkedIn Workshop

Hari Srinivasan
| VP of Product at LinkedIn

11:40-12:00PM - Networking Session I

12:00PM - LA Tech Company Panel

Cornell Verdeja-Woodson
| Headspace

Chelsea Burkett
| Google

Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD
| Pepperdine

Lindsey Heisser
| Snap Inc.

Vivian Pang | City of LA

1:00-1:20PM - Networking Session II

1:15PM - Giveaways & Raffle Prizes

1:30PM - Program Concludes

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Here’s the Latest on Fifth Wall’s Early-Stage Climate Tech Fund

Harrison Weber

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