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Wednesday, February 11 • 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Lightning Talk: Leaning Out of Office Politics

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For the future to belong to everyone, it needs to be built by everyone. That's one of many reasons why it's so important that we're here - bringing much needed diversity to the tech industry. We're here today to make a broader impact. We're "leaning in" to our careers. But "Lean In" isn't the most logical approach for us. As programmers, we want to focus on writing code and building things. Leaning in requires us to add an additional task to our list - managing gender politics alongside our technical responsibilities. This isn't the best use of our time, and it's often a frustrating battle. So let's not lean in - let's lean out! Why walk the fine line of gender politics when you can instead avoid these political battles entirely. Sexism is not evenly distributed in the tech ecosystem. It can be avoided, with proper navigation. This talk will dive into the ways that you can find supportive mentors, female-centric community, ideal work environments and become too good to be ignored. Find your long term home in tech - by leaning out.

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Elissa Shevinsky

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Elissa Shevinsky is a serial entrepreneur. She helped launch Geekcorps (acquired), Everyday Health (IPO) and Brave ($35M ICO.) Shevinsky is currently consulting for crypto startups, and doing research on container security.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:55pm - 2:05pm PST
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

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