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A Conversation with Geek Girls, April 18

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Lindsey Hadlock

A Conversation with Geek Girls, a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in technology, will feature the co-author of “Geek Girl Rising,” Heather Cabot, April 18 at 7 p.m. in Alice Statler Auditorium, followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel of “Geek Girls” will discuss female entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the next generation of tech start-ups and upending male hacker stereotypes. The event will be livestreamed. The panelists:

  • Éva Tardos (moderator) is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell. Tardos’s research interest is algorithms and algorithmic game theory. She is most known for her work on network-flow algorithms, approximation algorithms and quantifying the efficiency of selfish routing. She has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Heather Cabot is an investor, writer and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is managing director of Golden Seeds angel investing network, a Pipeline Angels alumna and an adviser to numerous women-led ventures. She is also a member of The List, a network that supports and advocates for women in technology. She has written for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Parents, The SHE network, Women 2.0, USA Today and Yahoo.
  • Ana Pinczuk ’84 is a high-tech executive known for transforming organizations, processes, customer and partner experiences. She is senior vice president and general manager for HPE Pointnext, HPE’s $7-billion-plus services business, and a recipient of several awards, including being named among Fortune’s 2018 Top 50 Latinas.
  • Rediet Abebe ’19 is a doctoral student in computer science, working on algorithms, AI and applications for social good. She is a cofounder and co-organizer of the Black in AI group as well as the Mechanism Design for Social Good group.
  • Avani Bhargava ’20 is a computer science and linguistics major. She is co-president of Women in Computing at Cornell, where she leads more than 30 directors and vice presidents to build an inclusive community and empower women to succeed in tech.

A Conversation with Geek Girls is co-sponsored by Cornell Computing and Information Science, Women in Computing at Cornell and the Cornell Entrepreneur Network.

Cabot will sign books April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cornell Store and before the panel discussion from 6:15-6:45 p.m.