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Why am I hosting a Women in Tech Panel?

Why am I hosting a Women in Tech Panel?

Things we cover at Millie are really just the things I wish I had when I was in high school. Although I studied engineering at Cornell, I had no idea what engineering was (I went there because I was "smart" and good at math), and although that led me to this amazing career in data science, I had no idea what a data scientist did (my first hiring manager said he hired me for my potential because I was able to explain how to build a complex statistical model solely on excel using excel functions).

"We are bringing mentors (who are like older sisters & brothers) I always wished I had when I was in high school."

Fast forward to today, having spoken to thousands of people regarding Millie at this point, it turns out there’s a whole world out there who feels the same pain wherever they are, whoever they are in this equation: parents who wish to give a more up-to-date outlook on future careers to their children, students who wish to know the differences between two seemingly similar majors, schools that wish to provide info beyond their designated curriculum (eg. British school on US university & career landscape).

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Armed with this inner conviction and now validation, we went on to create our entire content strategy for 2020. We will be publishing bespoke, niche, yet relatable content such as this one. We are bringing mentors (who are like older sisters & brothers) I always wished I had when I was in high school and in my early adulthood.

I’ll be moderating the event - as a proud woman in (Ed)tech - and though our main audience is high school students, anyone can join and learn a thing or two about tech from these amazing group of women in tech. So if interested Join this Saturday (tomorrow) with a cup of coffee ☕️ wherever you are.

The original article was written & published on LinkedIn by Jenna in January 2020.