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Jewish Women in Tech

  • Amazon DC 601 New Jersey Avenue Northwest 9th Floor Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Join Jewish Women International Young Women’s Leadership Network for a panel discussion on Jewish women in tech. Come hear the authentic and personal stories of dynamic women—and champions of women—in the D.C. tech community who are changing the way companies operate, thrive and succeed.

Our dynamic panel is made up of Tiffany Harris, Student Community Manager at AWS Educate, Emily Rasowsky, the CEO and Founder of the Women in Tech Campaign, and Jess Gershman, the Director of Data & Analytics for Forum One. They will offer their insight on how to navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers.

A Q&A and brief networking session will follow the panel discussion. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. This event is free for all to attend. 

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Originally from Seattle, Tiffany has lived and worked in France, Switzerland, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and now Washington DC. After completing her Peace Corps Service in Morocco, she attended Tel Aviv University for her graduate studies, where she earned an MA in International Security and Diplomacy. Tiffany is the Student Community Manager at AWS Educate. Tiffany works with Amazon’s global student community to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate IT and cloud-related learning in and outside the classroom. Prior to joining Amazon, Tiffany served as Peace Corps Headquarters’ Public Affairs Specialist. Tiffany was a Resident of Moishe House Columbia Heights and sat on the organization’s international board of directors as the Resident representative. She was a founding member of Shalom Corps (Peace Corps’ Jewish Employee Resource Group), one of the founding members of Peace Corps’ Diversity Board, and she sat on the Chief of Staff’s Diversity Governance Council. Tiffany sits on the board of Directors for the Jim Joseph Foundation. She is the Founder of You Don’t look Jewish, a Schusterman Foundation Reality and ROI alum, and a Gather DC Innovation Network member. Tiffany has won several awards for her volunteer work and community activism.

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As an expert in optimizing digital experiences and wrangling unwieldy data, Jess Gershman leads Forum One's data and analytics team to help nonprofit, foundation and government clients understand and connect with audiences in order to reach their organizational goals. Her clients include USAID, the Schusterman Foundation and SEIU. Prior to joining Forum One, Jess worked at Vox Media where she analyzed multimedia traffic and key performance indicators across eight publishing brands. Jess earned her B.A. in English and Political Science at Dickinson College and holds a certificate in Data Science. Jess lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Simon, and dog, Hummus.

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Emily Rasowsky is the CEO and Founder of the Women in Tech Campaign, a company helping both individual leaders and organizations actualize the talents of their people through strengths-based assessment,
tech-enabled social network building, and workshops. She has curated a robust community of over 300 high-level women in tech in 13+ countries and partnered with innovators like Nokia, AOL, and more.

Emily has a strong background in technology ecosystem building and business and experience marketing. She has lead initiatives such as DC’s inaugural Inclusive Smart Cities Summit, 10,000 person activation
during SXSW and marketing campaigns for Harvard, NASA, Booz Allen, and
Honda, among others. She currently is the Director of Marketing for the energy technology company, Sparkfund in DC.