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Women In Tech Panel

Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00 AM

Join Tech Talent South for an evening of networking with women in the tech and entrepreneur community. We will meet new friends and catch up with old ones, followed by a women in tech panel with Q&A. While we've got women in the name, this event is open to anyone. Featuring: Lindsay Fox, Vice President of Sales & Brand Strategy at LookFar Lindsay is a leader and a creator. Over the past 5 years, she built the brand, developed the sales & marketing strategies, and spurred many of the business processes of LookFar. After the recent split of the company, she has continued as VP of Sales & Brand Strategy for the LookFar Labs side of the brand. She is responsible for identifying clients, defining strategies to reach them, and then determining the right services to sell to them. Lindsay is passionate about being a woman in technology and has spearheaded the Ada Lovelace Awards, an event recognizing the accomplishments of women in tech across the Gulf South of the U.S., since its inception in 2015. Prior to LookFar, Lindsay was a co-founder of a digital dailies lab in Hollywood, and she directed and produced a documentary called "Swing Low". A little over five years ago, she moved from Los Angeles to New Orleans, where she is thrilled to be a contributor of the burgeoning tech and startup community. Sabrina Short, Executive Creative Director of Short Speaks Creative & Founder of NOLAVATE BlackSabrina Short is the Executive Creative Director of Short Speaks Creative, a digital communications firm. She is also the Founder of NOLAVATE Black, the first New Orleans Black Tech Network. She is known as the “Great Connector” because of her unwavering passion for community and social justice. A native New Orleanian, Sabrina moved home post-hurricane Katrina as a community organizer to participate in the city's recovery efforts. She has over 19 years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, and program development. She has been recognized locally and nationally for youth-led education and health initiatives in New Orleans, including being selected as a New Orleans delegate to share best practices for grassroots organizing and strategic outreach after manmade and natural disasters for the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy. Short Speaks Creative has provided creative direction and digital media services for Different Drummer, National Geographic, Fox Studios, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Discipleship Ministries. Staying true to her mission to bring people together, Sabrina's projects have allowed her to offer freelance opportunities to creatives of color and minority-owned businesses in the city. Sabrina raises awareness around diversity and inclusion through her NOLAVATE Black Initiative, Sabrina strives to explore ways to support the local tech ecosystem, including spearheading the NOLAVATE Conference in July 2018, the first Black Tech conference focused on inclusive innovation during the Essence Festival. Sabrina volunteers and serves on various youth committees for the United Methodist Church speaking, teaching and supporting digital media initiatives. A motivational speaker, published author, community advocate and now a start-up founder, Sabrina believes, “It is important that we create spaces where everyone is invited, supported and included. We each have a divine right to live out our purpose and be successful in doing what we love.” Minka Stoyanova, Artist-Thinker & Philospher-Maker Minka Stoyanova, a native of New Orlean-ian, is an artist-thinker and philosopher-maker. Her internet-informed, cross-media, and often performative practice uses recursion and appropriation to investigate our contemporary techno-social milieu. Currently completing a PhD in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong, she is a graduate of the MFA program at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived and worked in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Scotland and New Orleans. In Shanghai, Minka was a

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New Orleans, LA 70117

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