Day 1

October 26, 2019

10am
to
10:30am

Introducing URx Pathways

Maurice Wilkins Jr.

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Fastly

Staci Fowler

Managing Director of Employer Services, George Washington University

Kendra Northington

Senior Career Counselor, The George Washington University

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URx Pathways is a program designed to introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to the multitude of career pathways in tech. 

10:30am
to
11am

Keynote

Gia Griffith

VP Strategy, Operations and Integration, Visa

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Gia is a tech executive with a relentless focus on team, customer/user obsessed, and the ability to move products and capabilities from concept to reality!

She has been recognized for:
• Setting clear and cohesive vision - globally
• Getting things done in international markets (North America, Latin America, South East Asia, Africa)
• Coaching and developing leaders including global/virtual teams
• Transforming large scale operations to drive efficiencies and scale
• Executive presence and ability to influence C-suite
• "Being glue" - bridging cross-functions and stakeholders, negotiating competing priorities - engineering roadmap to achieve goals

11:15am
to
12pm

Workshop

Corey Twitty

Talent Acquisition Manager - University Recruiting, Intuit

Breakout Room 1

12pm
to
12:20pm

Speaker Introductions

Learn about the personal & professional pathways of our speakers!

Pathways Showcase Lounge

12:30pm
to
1:15pm

Lunch & Networking

Grab a bite and network with speakers and attendees!

Pathways Showcase Lounge

1:30pm
to
2:45pm

Lightning Talks

Kwame Som-Pimpong

Consultant, Deloitte

Supriya Sanjay

Software Engineer, Amazon

Shola Oyedele

Senior Engineering Consultant, IBM

Charlene Delapena

Head of University Recruiting, Quora

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  • Opportunities in Tech for non-CS majors
  • Tech for social impact 
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 
  • Human Centered Design 
3pm
to
3:30pm

Tech and Social Impact

Yemi Adewunmi

Chief Product Officer and Cofounder, Civic Eagle

Darrell Scott

Co-Founder, CEO, PushBlack

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A panel discussing the interesection of tech and social impact. How can we leverage our various roles in a tech enabled world to have an impact socially. 

3:30pm
to
4:15pm

Recent Grads in Tech

Supriya Sanjay

Software Engineer, Amazon

Miles Jenkins

Technical Account Manager, Microsoft

Alston Ezra

Data Engineer, Capital One

Amirah Chamble

UX Designer & Researcher, Capital One

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Enjoy an interactive panel discussion that will shed light on the unique perspectives of tech professionals who were in your seats not too long ago.

4pm
to
6pm

Networking

Mix and mingle with speakers, recruiters, and other attendees!

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