Session: Closing the Harassment Gap
Did you know that 40% of women founders who set out to raise capital faced some form of harassment? And of those women, 59% were propositioned for sex in exchange for funding.
No one should ever have to fear retaliation for reporting harassment. No one should ever blame themselves for sexism, racism, homophobia, or transphobia. Tech culture is a human rights issue, and barriers for women, especially women of color, are still being upheld at unprecedented levels.
This data collected by Women Who Tech exposes a dark side of tech culture, and we need to do better. This interactive session will break down the data, outline tactics to close the funding gap for women in tech, and provide tangible steps for creating a more inclusive, less toxic tech culture
- 2-5 processes to implement for reporting harassment
- That the harassment gap in tech is alive and well
- Incidences of harassment are not isolated
With a Masters in Education, Justyn tailors research and content using adult learning theories. The strategy she uses when building content is shaped through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion; creating authentic spaces for learning, asking questions, and building community.
Prior to leading content strategy and development at The Suite and TechGC, Justyn was Director of Women Who Tech, helping to fund women-led tech startups and coaching founders to pitch investors across verticals, with a focus in health/biotech, femtech, and emerging technologies. Collectively, Justyn has helped to coach and award more than $1M in cash grants and prizes to startups across 5 continents while alumni have raised $200M+. Formerly Senior Strategist at Rad Campaign, Justyn worked with companies like Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, and Planned Parenthood to develop strong UX skills and more effective content for the web.
In her free time, you can find Justyn drinking fancy coffee while reading Architectural Digest or Murakami. She's usually in the garden with her partner and their pups, Billie Wednesday and Lulu.