Don't miss the Tech Women Changing the World panel at Techweek on Friday, June 22 from 1-1:45pm at the Second Stage!
What happens when world-changing social impact projects collide with explosive, new, game-changing technologies? Our panel will explore the intersection of technology and social change. Women have been leaders in the non-profit and social enterprise world for many years. Now we’re combining our drive to make a difference in the world with social, video, web, mobile and gaming technologies that allow us to scale our impact and create massive change. Our panelists make educational gaming products that save lives, create portable cause campaign microsites that get astronomical levels of engagement, and help build global communication networks that give a voice to women all over the world. Come join us and discover inspiring new ways to use Technology for Change!
This panel includes the following leading Tech Women:
Elisa Miller-Out is CEO of Singlebrook, a web and mobile development company based in Ithaca, NY. Singlebrook is a certified B Corp with a strong emphasis on social and environmental responsibility and a mission of “Technology for Change”. Singlebrook finds innovative ways to use web and mobile technology to make a positive impact. Elisa has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and other publications, and has spoken about technology and entrepreneurship at events across the country. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University. Elisa serves on the Council of Innovation Advisors for ConvergeUS.
Charlotte Rademaekers has worked in TV and documentary for 7 years with shows on TLC, National Geographic and A&E. In that time, she wrote, directed and edited several award-winning shorts. Previously, Charlotte worked in New Media building educational, video-based websites for Columbia University, her alma mater, where she graduated magna cum laude. With Call2Action, she combines her passion for meaningful media, innovative technology and progressive social initiatives. Charlotte and her company have been featured in: AdAge, "Where Are the Women in Tech, You Ask?"; Fast Company’s "25 Women-Run Startups to Watch"; and Mashable’s “Five Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good.”
Jessica Trybus is Founder and CEO of Etcetera Edutainment (EE), a company empowering the next generation of workforce using game-based training simulations. EE was formed out of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), which is internationally known as one of the top universities for technology innovation. Jessica also serves on CMU's faculty and has contributed to its recognition as a pioneer in using game-based learning to teach people of all ages more effectively. Prior to CMU and EE, Jessica was working in early stage technology in Silicon Valley. Jessica received her bachelor’s at Cornell University and her graduate degree at CMU.
Yesenia Sotelo loves nonprofits and digital, and is happiest snuggled right in between the two. For over 10 years, she has helped nonprofits use digital tools for fundraising, communications, advocacy and operations. As Founder of SmartCause Digital, Yesenia provides digital strategy and implementation support to small and large nonprofits, universities, hospitals, legislative campaigns and social enterprises. Yesenia serves on the boards of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.