AWC Events

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Our dinner meetings are normally on the third Wednesday of a month.  However, please check our schedule to confirm.

Upcoming AWC Events

    • 13 Dec 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Tableau - 837 North 34th Street, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98103

    Much has been written about unconscious bias in the workplace. What is it, and how can we measure it? How does this bias effect our lives and our careers? At Textio we measure how the unconscious bias in language impacts hiring outcomes.

    Textio is a machine learning platform built on millions of job listings with outcomes about how they performed with real people. By using real outcomes data, Textio finds the patterns that are working in language today to attract more qualified and diverse people. Did you know that the phrases in a job post can change who will even consider applying for the role, or that the amount of bulleted content in a post changes the likelihood that a woman will eventually be hired into the role?

    This talk will address some of the research behind analyzing unconscious bias in text and present data that shows how the language we use impacts our lives, the products we make and the teams we work on.

    *** Light Appetizers and Beverages ***

    Tableau is hosting this joint session with AWC and AIGA in Fremont.

    AIGA is a community of creative pioneers, harnessing the power of design to build a better future. AIGA constantly explores and leverages the physical and digital landscapes, by engaging people through design-related programming. The nationally recognized Women Lead Initiative is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today. If you’re interested in getting further involved, contact Kirsten, the Women Lead Director at womenlead@seattle.aiga.org.

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    About the Speaker
    Charna Parkey lives at the intersection of signal processing and our world. Right now that intersection is on the corner of University St and 3rd in downtown Seattle at Textio where she leads Customer Success Engineering. She holds a BSEET BSCET, MSEE and a EE-PhD in Digital Signal Processing from the University of Central Florida and has 12 years of experience in signal processing engineering. She has written a multitude of technical papers and holds 4 patents in the field.

Past Events

03 Nov 2016 AWC Trip to the Living Computer Museum in SODO
24 Oct 2016 Off the Wire / AWC Meetup
29 Sep 2016 Navigating Your Job Search
10 Dec 2015 Happy 200th Birthday, Ada Lovelace!
15 Oct 2015 Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour
19 Aug 2015 Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap
29 Jul 2015 What's the (Data) Point? Socrata Open Source Data
17 Jun 2015 Grow Your Career and Professional Network with LinkedIn and Beyond
19 Mar 2015 The Tech of Wine
21 Jan 2015 Women in Leadership Breakfast at Tableau
18 Dec 2014 Dec. 18: AWC Holiday Party
08 Nov 2014 Job Fair & Recruiting Event @ Bellevue College (Fast Track to IT)
15 Oct 2014 Women on the Verge
09 Oct 2014 Tableau invites AWC to participate in “Fremont Women in Technology Meetup”
18 Jun 2014 AWC Meet & Greet
14 May 2014 Network Your Way to Success - Sherri Edwards
19 Feb 2014 Our Public Cyber Safety System: The PRISEM Project
15 Jan 2014 Clouds On the Horizon - Dan Morgan
17 Dec 2013 Off The Wire AWC Holiday Party
18 Sep 2013 AWC Board Recruiting Event
21 Aug 2013 AWC Career Bootcamp
19 Jun 2013 It's All Within Your Reach
17 Apr 2013 Build An App Using Public Data: Socrata for Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Lean Startups
20 Mar 2013 Find the Courage to Follow Your Dreams: Moving From Employee to Entrepreneur
20 Feb 2013 Move from Resolution to Action
23 Jan 2013 ITIL 101: Understanding the Basics
14 Nov 2012 Challenges in a World of Large Databases and Business Intelligence
16 Oct 2012 From the Trenches: Building an Overseas Military Online Ballot Access Solution
26 Sep 2012 Fall Networking Social
27 Jun 2012 Off the Wire: AWC Summer Networking and Social Mixer
16 May 2012 Trademark and Domain Name Basics for Small Businesses
18 Apr 2012 Comic Books in the Digital Age
21 Mar 2012 For Whom The Bridge Tolls: 21st Century Tolling Technologies
15 Feb 2012 Move from Resolution to Action
16 Nov 2011 Insights About the Animals You Work with Everyday
19 Oct 2011 Using Social Media to Accelerate Your Professional Success
21 Sep 2011 Women in the Video Game Industry
15 Jun 2011 Giving Back
18 May 2011 The Opportunity is Now!
20 Apr 2011 Technology Trends that CIOs Face Today
16 Mar 2011 Podcasting: A More Effective Networking Tool
16 Feb 2011 Industry Update: Recruiting Panel
19 Jan 2011 Real Lions Don't Need to Roar: Capitalizing on the Unique Characteristics that Women Bring to the Workplace
17 Nov 2010 Trends in Mobility: Redefining the Personal Computer
20 Oct 2010 The Neuroscience Behind Influencing
15 Sep 2010 Are You Working to Live or Living to Work?
16 Jun 2010 Wine Tasting and Networking Event
19 May 2010 Using Lean Thinking to Manifest Agility
21 Apr 2010 An Evening with Women Executives in Technology
17 Mar 2010 Data Governance – Compliance or Corporate Culture?
17 Feb 2010 Net-Success-Working
20 Jan 2010 Women and Leadership: Do We Lack Vision?
18 Nov 2009 IT Certifications that Matter
21 Oct 2009 Decoding Program Management at Microsoft: Landing the Job and What to Expect After
16 Sep 2009 10 Key Attributes of a Successful Career Woman
16 Jun 2009 10 Deadly Sins of Career Advancement
21 Apr 2009 Negotiating Compensation: The Secrets to Establishing Your Worth
17 Mar 2009 How to Find a J-O-B?
17 Feb 2009 Chat Your Way Into a New Job!

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