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Women Are FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference

July 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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The 8th Annual Women Are FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference honors young woman participating in FIRST for their persistence in a STEM program.

 

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Date And Time

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central/9:00am – 11:00am Mountain

The event is for young women participating in either FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition programs. This virtual event provides an opportunity for the young women to learn more about STEM careers from women professionals.

Women Are FIRST in Texas 2020 Agenda and Panelist Program

AGENDA

WELCOME

Susan Ashmore – Development Director, FIRST in Texas

SPECIAL GUEST FEATURED SPEAKER: Christi Marrufo

Outspoken: How to find your voice and be heard 

                  • Strategies for being heard– especially in a male dominated “room” 
                  • Common barriers to speaking up 
                  • Special considerations for our video conferencing

Christi Marrufo leads Applied Materials Knowledge Management and Collaboration Solutions organization at Applied Materials. Her mission is to accelerate innovation and learning rates by improving productivity, collaboration and knowledge visibility across Applied Materials in 21 countries and 37,000 users.
Christi has managed a wide variety of IT services and support operations over her career and has been an advocate for women in technology.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University, ITIL Expert and Prosci Change Management Practitioner certifications. Christi was recognized in 2019 as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity and Leadership Conference.

 

 

STEM CAREER PANEL DISCUSSION: Professional Women in STEM share their education and career experiences followed by a Q&A session moderated by Susan Ashmore – Development Director, FIRST in Texas.

Panelists:

Christi Marrufo – Applied Materials

Jo Torkington – Bechtel

Duvelza Saenz – Booz Allen Hamilton

Jennifer Lange – Accenture Federal

Karen Rolirad – Alamo AFCEA

CLOSING REMARKS

Susan Ashmore – Development Director, FIRST in Texas


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A Special Thanks to our Statewide Partners and Event Sponsors who support

the next generation of WOMEN in STEM

visionary partner

Applied Materials Foundation logo

Catalyst Partners

 

Bechtel logo

 

Booz Allen Hamilton logoAccenture Federal logoAlamo AFCEA logo

 

 


Photos from previous Women Are FIRST in Texas events

Women are FIRST in Texas 2019 Photo Collage
Collage photo from the 2019 Women Are FIRST in Texas event
Women Are FIRST in Texas collage pic
Photos from the 2018 Women Are FIRST in Texas event
Women Are FIRST Mixer at Alamo FRC Regional event
Photo from the 2017 Women Are FIRST in Texas event

 

 

Details

Date:
July 29
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wRPvsjClQdOWLBc1C8vqIA

Organizer

Susan Ashmore
Email:
susan.ashmore@firstintexas.org