A NEW REALITY: Tech Summit for Girls Second Edition #BlackGirlMagic

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

8:30 am To 5:00 pm

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001



    Event Description


    With the success of the first edition A NEW REALITY: Tech Summit for Girls is BACK!!! For this edition, we are creating a special experience just for girls of colors!

    A NEW REALITY: Tech summit For Girls sparks innovation creativity in the minds of girls from underrepresented communities in New York & New Jersey to prototype design solutions to 17 UN Global Goals. A NEW REALITY is where technology x meets creativity x meets social impact. Presented by The ForUsGirls Foundation in partnership with SAP Next-Gen. This is a low-cost full-day summit for girls to gain technical and professional skills to cultivate innovative change for their communities and the world. A NEW REALITY exposes girls to the latest tech trends and experiences to inspire STEM education & entrepreneurship.

    Currently, black women and women of color represent less than 9% of Apple employees, 4% Facebook, and less than 4% of Google (TechCrunch). The urgency and focus on girls of color in tech is high and necessary. 

    A NEW REALITY provides girls in grades 6 to grade 10 who have limited access to technical education, the opportunity to gain new skills in shaping their academic, professional and entrepreneurial career goals. The summit allows girls to visualize themselves in spaces and careers traditionally not accessible to them.

    This interactive, stimulating, and high-energy summit will expose girls to the latest tech & digital trends in blockchain, A.I., AV/VR, software development, robotics, and mobile app development.

    A NEW REALITY participants (girls grades 6 to grade 10) will select 1 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Global Goals to create an app or software prototype solution to a challenge in their community using Design Thinking. These young leaders will have the opportunity to connect, build, and engage with the industry’s leading professional, entrepreneurs, leaders, and mentors. 

    Featured Speakers:

    Ann RosenbergSenior-Vice President & Global Head SAP Next-Gen

    Ann Rosenberg is SVP and Global Head of SAP Next-Gen University, a purpose-driven innovation community and platform supporting SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, and an innovation platform for SAP’s 378,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries. The university leverages 3,500+ educational institutions in 113 countries as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, purpose-driven partners, venture firms, futurists, and 100+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities and at partner and SAP locations. The platform also leverages SAP’s 100+ innovation and development centers, and SAP’s network of 17,000+ partner companies. Ann is also the global lead for the UN Women #sheinnovates program as part of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

    Ryann Richardson

    Ryann Richardson is a consumer technology marketer, brand strategist, and diversity and inclusion advocate who works with business leaders and hiring companies to shape the future of industry. She is the Co-Founder and President of ExecThread, where she helps underrepresented senior-level talent attain elusive executive career opportunities, and guides businesses in increasing the diversity of their leadership ranks.

    Ryann was previously Vice President of North American Marketing for the on-demand private jet marketplace, Victor. She spearheaded the UK-based brand’s entry into the US market, driving user acquisition, brand development, and retention and loyalty strategy. While operating the American business unit, Ryann also headed global culture building at Victor, leading the organization in crafting its Core Values and establishing an international culture champions team.

    Ryann is a frequent speaker and panelist, covering issues of access, opportunity, and economic mobility for underrepresented populations. In 2018 she was named the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America and was also recognized by Savoy Magazine on its annual list of Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

    LaJuné, “I’m a Queer, Genderfluid, Black, Femme, New Media Artist, Maker, and Creative Technologist living in New York.”

    “I am dedicated to making art abstracted from my personal experiences. I have created pieces that integrate performance, virtual reality, and physical computing to question our current use of technology and forms of communication. My art is part of my research centered around creating Technology and Mediums that are inherently intersectional allowing communities that have ignored to have a space to be recognized, loved, accepted and heard. Most of my work is about interconnection and experiencing life beyond the material world.

    I have had the opportunity to show and speak about my work at, Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, MakerFaire, National Sawdust, Liberty Science Center, Chelsea Film Festival, Creative Tech Week and Weird Reality. I am also the Lead Character Animator for NeuroSpeculative Afrofeminism which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and is currently touring at festivals including SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival.”

    We’re looking forward to a transformative digital experience for the next community & global tech leaders!

    *This summit is for girls in grades 6 to grade 10. We welcome professionals within the tech industry to attend and support the participant as mentors.

    Any sponsorship or press inquiries or volunteer opportunities please contact info@forusgirls.org

    Official submit website: www.anewrealitysummit.com 


    ForUsGirls Foundation

    About the Organizers

    ForUsGirls is a Montreal-based not-for-profit international community organization. ForUsGirls is committed to the celebration, acceptance and development of marginalized unique, fierce and daring young women and girls. We provide mentorship, skills-based and leadership programs to empower young women and girls to be community and global leaders. We work within a feminist, social justice, inclusive, holistic and wellness framework. We engage, educate and empower our girls and community members through programs, events, and initiatives. Our work expands across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Our Quebec NEQ # 1173695603.

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