A Discussion on Transgender Rights and Experiences in Tech
Date change: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30 to 8:30 pm
Uber Headquarters – 1455 Market Street – 4th floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Hosted by UberPRIDE
UberPRIDE, Uber’s LGBT employee resource group, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on the rights and experiences of transgender / non-conforming customers, employees and leaders in Tech.
The panel includes leaders and allies of the trans community, including Uber employees. Topics will include the state of trans rights in America, the experiences of trans employees in tech, and how tech is helping to meet the needs of trans users and customers.
- Mixer – Doors open at 5:30 pm
- Welcome & Panel Discussion at 6:30pm
- Q&A and more networking!
Please register to attend here https://transtech.eventbrite.com. Friends, loved ones, and plus ones are welcome!
Clair Farley is a trans advocate and Director of Economic Development at the San Francisco LGBT Center. Clair starred in the award-winning films including My Life with Mode Media, Red Without Blue on Netflix and American Transgender on National Geographic. She works across the country and internationally to advocate for increased trans visibility as well as safe and equal employment and housing opportunities for LGBTQ people. Follow Clair on Twitter.
Lydia Fernandez, Engineer at Uber. After graduating college in 2014, Lydia came out as a trans woman shortly before moving from the east coast to start her career. She’s currently an engineer working on mapping at Uber. When she isn’t staring at maps for work she spends time learning to play the piano and as an amateur lighting artist.
Wayne is the General Manager of Uber Northern California. Prior to Uber, Wayne was an economic policy advisor at the White House’s National Economic Council. He also previously worked at Bain Capital and McKinsey & Company, and co-founder of CampusNetwork.com, the first college-based social networking site. Wayne is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Business School. Wayne is also a member of the board of directors of UberPRIDE.
Kortney Ziegler is the founder of Trans*H4CK, an award-winning tech organization that provides support and visibility for trans technologists and founders.
Marnie, who identifies as gender neutral and goes by the pronouns “ze” or “they,” began working at Google as a Global Process Manager in 2014. Teaming up with their teammate Kevin Perry, Marnie launched a session called Transgender @ Google, an allyship training session, which has been delivered to Fortune 500 companies and to over 3,000 Google employees at Google offices around the world.
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