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At the event in Austin, TX this past edition, our COO and Co-Founder Cecilia Flores shared a panel named “The $5T Opportunity: Gender Parity in Tech” to discuss the importance of gender inclusion and equality in tech. The panel featured female founders, Maria Luisa Pineda CEO at Envisagenics, and Michelle Zhu, CEO at Huee and M12’s Priyanka Mitra as moderator.
The discussion covered important challenges that the industry is facing, and here are the key points that were part of the conversation:
As the panel came to a close and each participant delivered their final remarks, Cecilia said: “There is still a long way to go, but I’m hopeful that as we discuss this topic further, people will educate themselves around biases and we will all raise our awareness to reach equality”.