Omaha: The Most Women-Friendly Tech Hub in the U.S.

November 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Do Space, 7205 Dodge Street , Omaha, NE

Let’s establish Omaha as the most women-friendly tech community in the United States.

This is the first meeting of the working group that’s going to turn this vision into a reality. At this meeting, we’ll be working on project ideas to assess viability and next steps.

We will meet on the second floor of Do Space. You don’t need to bring your Eventbrite ticket. Parking is free.

Why is this so important for Omaha?

1 — It’s the right thing to do.

Women are leaving the tech field because they are often treated unfairly, underpaid, less likely to be fast-tracked than their male colleagues, and unable to advance. In Omaha, we believe it is our ethical and moral responsibility to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to be happy and successful.

2 — It’s better for business.

Diverse teams perform better than monoculture teams because they challenge each other to think differently. We know that our ability to create innovative technology in Omaha is directly influenced by our ability to build environments which harness the power of different perspectives.

3 — It gives Omaha a competitive advantage.

Silicon Valley and other tech centers in the United States have created volatile environments for women. Let’s learn from their mistakes and show women technologists, at home and across the country, that Omaha is dedicated to becoming the most women-friendly tech community in the nation.