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June 2019

Lifelong Learning


Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.
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RedChairPGH has been hard at work developing opportunities for our community to Grow, Learn and Lead!  Read on to learn what's been happening and what's coming up!
 

Recent Highlights

Sharing what we Learned with TECHVibe RADIO

Julia Poepping and Brenda Vester shared the results of our digital conversation (using Thrive) with Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting.   Listen to the podcast - and read more about it here).  Check the event calendar to see the learning opportunities we're developing as a result.

Learn About Pittsburgh & Responsible AI

Kenny Chen, an early and enthusiastic supporter of RedChairPGH mission, is putting Pittsburgh and responsible AI on the global stage. Check the event calendar to see how you can get engaged and learn more!  You can read about it here.

Learn About Design Thinking

RedChairPGH is teaming up with IxDAPgh for their June meeting at PNC.  This is a great opportunity to hear more about the Thrive study, and perhaps more importantly to hear from Ashley and Raelynn, two female tech entrepreneurs, as they offer tactical takeaways and actionable strategies to help both men and women navigate issues of gender equity and access for professionals in tech-related fields.  Check the event calendar and register!

Learn Negotiation Skills with an Expert!

We are thrilled to have Professor Taya Cohen offer a negotiation workshop for the RedChairPGH community this fall.  Among other things, Professor Cohen of CMU teaches MBA and executive education courses on Negotiations and doctoral seminars on Negotiations and Conflict Management. Check the event calendar and register early.  Send an email to redchairpgh@gmail.com if you'd like to sponsor this important event.

Mark Your Calendar


Lot's going on in the next few months! Click the live links to learn more and register:

06-08-19 | Pittsburgh Tech Fest
06-15-19 | Scholarship Application Deadline!
06-20-19 | RedChairPGH with IxDA Pgh
06-21-19 | AI for Good
06-28-19 | B'Sides Pittsburgh Cybersecurity
07-15-19 | Scholarship Applicants Notified
07-25-19 | Summer Social - Plus Consulting Rooftop
08-15-19 | EDGE Weekend Program
09-14-19 | RedChairPGH Negotiation Workshop

Learn to Lead! Scholarship Deadline June 15!!

RedChairPGH mission focuses on our local Pittsburgh region.  We believe that our regional focus allows us to create the relationships and continuity that enables real change here in our own back yard. We seek to correct the gender imbalance in our region’s technical professions, focusing on mid-career women in tech to ensure that all of the hard work done to get girls interested in STEM and young women graduating into tech careers isn't lost.  Statistics say women leave tech careers mid-career at twice the rate of men.

We are working to help turn that around in our region by offering leadership development scholarships for mid-career women in tech.  Apply now: https://redchairpgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019RedChairPGHScholarshipForm.pdf
 

Worth Reading.... Help Others Learn

What can men do to support their women counterparts in tech?
This question was asked on Quora, an American question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, and edited by Internet users in the form of opinions.

The response from Lucy Sanders, co-founder of NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology) and the inspiration behind #sitwithme, is worth reading:
https://www.quora.com/What-can-men-do-to-support-their-women-counterparts-in-tech/answer/Lucy-Sanders-18?ch=10&share=a7ab481e&srid=GDjV

 

#sitwithme

RedchairPGH is a network of women and men who are committed to creating gender balance in the Pittsburgh technology professions. We believe diverse teams increase innovation, opportunity and organizational results. 
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