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Project 18: Omaha as the Most Women-Friendly Tech Hub in the U.S.
February 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Omaha is the 18th best city in the U.S. for women in tech. We can do better. Welcome to Project 18!
Please read this SPN article on the project. Our working group is dedicated to establishing Omaha as the most women-friendly tech community in the United States.
We will meet on the second floor of Do Space. You don’t need to bring your Eventbrite ticket. Parking is free.
We will be discussing next steps on our survey project and other project ideas as well.
People of all genders and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to attend. We are stronger together!
Why is this so important for Omaha?
1 — It’s the right thing to do.
Women are leaving the tech field because they are often treated unfairly, underpaid, less likely to be fast-tracked than their male colleagues, and unable to advance. In Omaha, we believe it is our ethical and moral responsibility to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to be happy and successful.
2 — It’s better for business.
Diverse teams perform better than monoculture teams because they challenge each other to think differently. We know that our ability to create innovative technology in Omaha is directly influenced by our ability to build environments which harness the power of different perspectives.
3 — It gives Omaha a competitive advantage.
Silicon Valley and other tech centers in the United States have created volatile environments for women. Let’s learn from their mistakes and show women technologists, at home and across the country, that Omaha is dedicated to becoming the most women-friendly tech community in the nation.