Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm
Select Host: 
San Francisco
Venue: 
Galvanize SoMa; Town Hall (5th Floor)
Address: 
44 Tehama St.
San Francisco,
California
94105

fearless conversations: women in tech
Join us as we welcome two amazing Terps to discuss the ups, downs and downright laughable quirks of working in Tech, from the female perspective. Creating a more inclusive culture in the industry is a critical discussion to be had - hear their experience of what its like to, many times, be the only woman in the room.

 

Online registration for this event is now closed. Onsite registration will be available - hope to see you there!

Cost: 

Alumni Association Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Contact: 

For Questions:
Lisa Glen
Email: lglen@umd.edu

Speaker Bios:

sarah cooperSarah Cooper '98
Author, Comedian
Sarah Cooper is an author, comedian, speaker and proud graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (BA, Economics) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (MS, Digital Design). You might know her as the former-Google employee-turned-satirist who wrote the bestselling book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. In 2017, she was on the writing team for SOMA The Musical, a comedy musical about Silicon Valley, and named as one of the 20 Hottest Bay Area Innovators by 7×7 Magazine. In 2018, she will be speaking all over the country, performing at SF Sketchfest and the DC Comedy Festival, and releasing her third book, How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings.

mona defrawiMona DeFrawi '88
CEO, Founder, Entrepreneur

Mona DeFrawi is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in 9 startups over her career, founding 3 prior companies (2 of which were acquired), helped 4 companies IPO, and now is working on her 4th startup, Radivision, a new digital TV network for entrepreneurship. Mona has been honored as one of the Most Powerful Women in Technology by Forbes, as one of the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, and as one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech globally. Mona has supported the venture capital and private equity industries in Silicon Valley, Wall Street, DC & the Middle East for over 25 years, helping raise over $5B, and now has grown operations to Hollywood. Mona founded Radivision as an “ESPN for Entrepreneurship” with the mission to make Entrepreneurship the next spectator sport, allowing everyone to participate in the new equity economy. Mona is a frequent mentor, and also created and taught the first entrepreneurship curriculum for The Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering. She is an honors graduate of The University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and Duke University.