The tide continues to turn for women in business today and the Tech Up For Women conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York shone a spotlight, on both the struggle it’s been to get here as well as the progress that continues to be made.
The one-day conference covered many different areas in a fast moving program, including cyber security, block chain, AI, VR, digital transformation, big data, today’s entrepreneurs, and healthcare technology. The annual event provides resources and opportunities for women to improve their digital literacy and successfully compete and continue to disrupt gender imbalance in work environments. As the organizers explain, “The purpose of the event is to take the fear factor out of technology and empower women to surf the technology wave.”
Among the more intriguing discussions was one featuring Stephanie Smeriglio Latham, Director, Head of Industry, Technology and Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook and Michelle Crossan-Matos - Samsung’s CMO, Corporate Strategy, Transformation and Product Innovation. The two women tackled the subject of gender diversity and took the conversation to the broader topic of the importance of embracing diversity of all kinds.