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SXSW 2018

VR + AI + Mapping for Humanity = Tech’s Diversity

Middle schools across the US show that cutting edge tech like VR, AI and Satellite Mapping are inspiring a new generation of girls to pursue tech careers, solving for the industry’s pressing diversity problem and helping fill an estimated 1 million unfilled jobs by 2020. This first person account from the founder of TechGirlz will highlight the novel ways in which girls are applying this tech to the world around them as a roadmap for empowering and training tomorrow’s female technology leaders.

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  1. What does research tell us about how and why reaching girls in middle school is critical to keeping them engage in tech?
  2. How does the changing nature of work in America place additional pressure to draw women into the workforce?
  3. What types of new tech is inspiring girls, and how are they creatively using it to change the world around them?



Libby Kearney, Consultant, TechGirlz

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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