Seat @ the Table 3

Cover of “Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley” by Emily Chang

Moments before I went on stage at our inaugural Seat @ the Table event, Lauren Mullenholtz, Director of Global Insights at LinkedIn, told me about her battle to get her director title — a job she’d been doing for six months. I shared with her that getting my first director title was no different — only 16 years earlier. Despite how much technology has changed our world, the roles of the women creating new technology hasn’t. As Emily Chang writes in Brotopia, “The scarcity of women in an industry that is so forcefully reshaping our culture simply cannot be allowed to stand.”

We invite you to be part of a healthy, constructive dialog that explores all sides and tries to be brutally honest about what’s working and what isn’t. We’ll shine a light on the facts and gaps that remain between men and women in positions of management at every level. For despite Silicon Valley’s reputation for being progressive, it is actually one of the worst when it comes to closing the gender gap — from entry-level product jobs all the way to boards.

Our third Seat @ the Table brings together a range of voices: still climbing the ladder, in a position to do something about it, and advocating on others’ behalf. We are thrilled to be joined by these remarkable speakers:

This year, LinkedIn is generously hosting the event in their beautiful San Francisco HQ — which means we have room for the hundreds who wished to join us the first time around. This is a free, open event with candid conversation about what we can all do to be on the right side of change. It’s a free and open to anyone, but the more men who participate in the conversation, the faster change will happen. So please bring at least one guy with your friends and join us!

Audience questions for our panel can be submitted in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #HerSeat.

Seat @ the Table

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LinkedIn, 222 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105

5:00 p.m. doors open for drinks & appetizers

6:00 — 7:30 p.m. speakers & panel

Register here.


For more information, please visit http://www.costanoavc.com/seat-at-the-table/.