Snap One to celebrate International Women’s Day with Women in Technology Summit

On 8 March 2022, Snap One will mark International Women’s Day by holding its first Women in Technology Summit, a virtual event that encourages women to pursue leadership careers in the technology industry.

Made up of two 90-minute sessions, the global summit will adopt this year’s theme of ‘Break the Bias’.

“There is an unfortunate bias that women can’t work in the technology field,” said Dawn Boland, Snap One’s SVP of partner services and technical support. “We are living proof that not only can we work in this industry, but we can make a significant positive impact as leaders.

“By spreading the word about our accomplishments, we hope to embolden other women to apply for careers in the field, while simultaneously encouraging industry organisations to bring on more female talent.”

Both sessions will feature female panellists from CEDIA, AVIXA, Snap One leadership and Dealership owners. The sessions will also include a live and interactive Q&A.

Session one, being help on 8 March at 9am EST / 2pm UTC, will feature guest speaker, Margie Meyers, Snap One’s principal product manager, as well as a panel discussion featuring Joe Lloyd, senior director of communications, AVIXA; Dawn Boland, Snap One’s SVP of partner services and technical support; Jen Mallett, owner of Level Up Automation; and Connie Gray, Snap One senior director of engineering.

Session two will be held 3pm MST (8 March) / 9am AEDT (9 March) in Australia. Susan Cashen, industry board member, consultant & advisor will be the guest speaker for this session. A panel discussion will also take place featuring Patty Manning, Latin America regional manager at CEDIA; Ashley Swenson, Snap One’s SVP of marketing; Louise Brandish, owner and senior system/network engineer at Eagle Technology & Solutions Pty Ltd; and Lisa Morf, Snap One’s senior principal software engineer.

Boland added: “We can #breakthebias and encourage young women to develop their STEM talents and strengths. Simultaneously, we can educate hiring managers about the implicit bias that prevents women and women of colour from rising in the ranks. By identifying challenges and obstacles, we can take steps to overcome them. And the first step is a discussion.”

The company will unveil a resource page and forum at the end of the event for industry professionals to refer to on an ongoing basis. Snap One partners can register for the Women in Technology Session here.

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