I spent the last couple of days with a community of 20,000 women at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. I’ve been a woman in tech for nearly 18 years and this was my first time. A GHC virgin. Being there was an energizing experience and, during a week that put the importance of women’s stories on the national stage, it gave me so much hope for the future. That hope comes from this massive and growing community of women supporting women.
That’s why today I’m especially excited to announce our latest episode, including the release of the episode trailer and some ridiculously exciting news about the venue for the premiere screening event. Thanks to the generous collaboration and support of Comcast NBCUniversal, Episode 2: Progress & the Power of Community will premiere at the historic Studio 8H at Rockefeller Plaza. Yes, that one. We’ll be giving women in tech one of the world’s most iconic stages to be seen and heard.
When I started writing the first script for Episode 2 back in June, the news and research I was reading was discouraging. No progress for women in tech, it concluded. No progress in decades. This is why we’re doing The Chasing Grace Project, to change that. But as I’ve gone deeper and deeper on this topic over the last year or so, I know better and so does every women in tech. Progress is happening, but it is too damn slow. That is why Episode 2 will explore individual stories of women who are standing up, speaking out and challenging the status quo for themselves and their communities. But it will also explore what challenges they face when they embark upon these journeys, so that we can better understand what is slowing us down.
Thanks again to our partner on this episode, Comcast NBCUniversal. We can’t complete the series without the generous support of our series and screening sponsors.
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