The Orange Silicon Valley Women in Tech program promotes diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and aims to inspire women. We are a community who support each other and exchange perspectives on topics such as health, gender equality, education, abilities, race, wellness, physical resources, age, economic and social position, and more.
Join us to design the path for future women leaders on December 4th
The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report estimates that it will take until 2184 to close the gender gap in North America, which means 165 more years before women achieve equal representation and empowerment as men in economic, educational, healthcare and political spheres. Even so, in 2019, annual returns for businesses that employ the highest proportion of women were 2.8 percentage points above those for the least diverse firms.
If you also want more women around the table in the boardroom, join us at Orange Silicon Valley’s December Women in Tech Event to hear from female executives, founders and philanthropists about their own journeys and to identify steps we can take to create an empowering roadmap for the next generation of female leaders. Let’s shrink that timeline!
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Room to Read
- Lucina Di Meco, Senior Director, Girls’ Education and Gender Equality at Room to Read & Global Fellow at The Wilson
- Arjita Sethi, Founder and CEO of Equally
- Petra Chequer, VP at Impact group
- Mireille Helou, CEO of Orange Silicon Valley
- 5:00pm – 5:30pm Check-in
- 5:30pm – 5:40pm Introduction by Mireille Helou and Room to Read
- 5:45pm – 6:45pm Fireside chat with Lucina Di Meco, Arjita Sethi and Petra Chequer
- 6:45pm – 8:00pm Networking cocktail
Thank you for coming to our FemTech event, read the event recap here
The FemTech industry globally is estimated to be worth over $50 billion by 2025, according to the research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Interest in this subcategory of health, tech, and retail has been propelled by new perspectives and innovations across the the industry in recent years, and Orange Silicon Valley’s latest Women in Tech event on September 26 assembled a panel of experts to explain why.
The proceeds from the OSV FemTech event supported The Cup, a non-profit that empowers unprivileged girls worldwide by providing them with sustainable menstrual cups and comprehensive education on sexuality and reproductive rights.
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This program promotes diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and aims to inspire women. We provide year-round events to a community of women who wish to advance each other professionally and personally. Women in Tech was created at the end of 2018 as a series of intimate events where women would feel empowered to ask questions and share their experiences in the workplace. The goal of this program is to arrange a safe space to discover, learn, and mingle among each other. In order to meet new people and further spread our outreach, we encourage our contacts to bring a +1 of their choice
Want to get involved?
Are you interested in sponsoring one of our Women in Tech events? Want to be part of a panel or just curious to learn more? Send an email Alice Brisset
Meet the team
They worked with us
“One challenge in the FemTech space is explaining how your product will be expanded into a platform of sorts, and figuring out a way to justify a large evaluation.”
— Vanessa Larco
“Women working in tech especially have a lot of pressure on them, as this is a male dominant sector. It’s not emphasized enough that wellness is key to accomplish a successful professional life.”
— Kari Sulenes
“If you don’t have those role models, of people or women who have gone to college, or gone into tech jobs, you won’t be as inspired to do that”
— Aude Anquetil