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#ItWasNeverADress, Women in Tech Panel
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9/23/2015
When: 9/23/2015
6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: SmartBear Software
450 Artisan Way
Somerville, MA
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SmartBear, Axosoft (the creators behind the viral #ItWasNeverADress) campaign, & MassTLC are hosting a panel discussion focusing on creating an innovative work environment through encouraging collaboration & inclusivity.


About the #ItWasNeverADress Campaign:
In an effort to breakdown barriers and shift perceptions of woman in technology - and all spaces - Axosoft used
their tech superhero powers of collaboration cross-functionality, and agility to offer up a radically
reimagined women's bathroom symbol. Since the campaign launched just a few months ago, it has
generated over 20 million impressions.


Come join us for appetizers, drinks, networking opportunities
and this fantastic talk from four leaders in technology.


Our Panel Speakers:

    
    


Tania Katan is an award-winning author and creative instigator who believes in storytelling at all costs. She has performed her stories at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, NPR Snap Judgment, TEDX, Comedy Central Stage, and more. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, TIME, BuzzFeed, GLAMOUR, and others. Formerly a Curator of Literary and Performing Arts at a contemporary art museum, Katan made the audacious leap into technology and is currently the Curator of Code at Axosoft, because every rock star company needs a punk!       
 

Lawdan Shojaee is used to breaking boundaries. As the CEO of Axosoft, she has become one of the few women in the Phoenix Valley to head a tech company. She has a doctorate in Physical Therapy, and over 800 hours logged at the controls of a single-engine plane. She is passionate about paving the way for women in the tech, which is why her company created the viral campaign #itwasneveradress. Lawdan also believes strongly in equipping the next generation with the skills they need to be successful in life; meaning a curriculum of programming, confidence building, and entrepreneurship!

 
Masha Kozinets is a graduate of Boston College. She has been working in the Software Development industry for over 20 years. Masha started her career as a Business Analyst, and then continued as a Software Quality Engineer and Software Usability Designer. For Masha, Software Product Management is the most rewarding job as it gives exposure to the entire team and all phases of Software Development Life Cycle. Masha’s passion is in building great software that is easy to use and addresses real world problems for the end-users. Masha believes that there should be equal number of men and women in STEM professions and encourages the girls that she coaches to explore these career fields.
 
Sara Breeding is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Arizona State University, trained in Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business and Design Studies Management at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.Her attention to detail has brought her great success in managing small, medium, and Fortune 500 client accounts and relationships. Today, she is the Marketing Unicorn at Axosoft where she co-created the #ItWasNeverADress campaign and works on everything from content strategy to search engine optimization to social media management.


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