Meet the Asian “Millennipreneurs” in Tech: A New Breed of Entrepreneurs
October 21, 1：00 – 2:10 pm EST
The millennial generation is shaping the modern workforce. As the new breed of entrepreneurs, Millennipreneurs are described as those in the millennial generation who are active entrepreneurs. According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, millennials value entrepreneurship and startups significantly more than generations past. Over 62% of millennials have considered starting their own business, with 72% feeling that startups and entrepreneurs are a necessary economic force for creating jobs and driving innovation.(BNP Paribas Global entrepreneurs Report 2016)
In the second series of the AAWT Webinar Series, a panel of women “millennipreneurs” will talk about their journeys in becoming successful young entrepreneurs and key challenges that young entrepreneurs are grappling with. Panelists will reflect on how to develop strong business practices to process and track the necessary information from the perspective of the millennial generation.
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. The organization has reached 500 million people and 300,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls. In 2010, Reshma surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their sons, Shaan and Sai, and their bulldog, Stanley.
Innovation & Growth Strategy lead, Accenture’s North America Technology business
Jing Li is the Innovation & Growth Strategy lead for Accenture’s North America Technology business. Within this role, she is responsible for shaping the future innovation roadmap for our technology services journey. Jing has worked with clients across industries to re-imagine digital experiences: from evolving customer channels with AI chatbots and social media, to developing new collaboration interfaces for enterprise employees, to infusing new modern architectures and automation to transform workflows for field technicians.
Jing is based out of San Francisco, CA and studied Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. Outside of her strategy work, she manages the Accenture relationship with KIPP Northern California and leads career development opportunities for Bay Area students.
Founder and CEO, Girl Geek X
Angie Chang is CEO and Founder at Girl Geek X. Prior to Girl Geek X, she was VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hackbright Academy, a women’s engineering school. She led partnerships with employers at Hackbright, launched the mentorship program (enlisting 700+ industry engineers as volunteers in 4 years) and connected countless women to new jobs in tech. Prior to that, she co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006, a media company promoting women in high-tech entrepreneurship. Angie was named in Fast Company’s 2010 “Most Influential Women in Technology” and more recently Business Insider named her one of “30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech”. She has been invited by the U.S. State Department to speak on women’s high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurship in the West Bank and Europe. In her early career, Angie held positions in product management and web/UI production at Silicon Valley startups. She holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.
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Founder and CEO, Mogul
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, the leading platform for diverse talent worldwide. A coder, she developed the first version of Mogul, which now reaches millions across 196 countries and 30,470 cities and provides HR software and services to hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients like Amazon, IBM, Nike, T-Mobile, and Intel to attract this talent. Headquartered in NYC, Mogul was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider, Best Website for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, Top Website for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes, and has been honored by the City of Fort Worth, City of New York, and City of Paris.
Tiffany was named one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in Media, Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30” in Technology, ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” Entrepreneur Magazine “100 Most Powerful Women,” Good Housekeeping “Awesome Women Award” Winner, “Alice Paul Equality Award” Honoree, Cadillac “IVY Innovator” Award Winner, SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CEO Award” Winner, “Innovation & Inclusion Award” Winner for Social Entrepreneurship, NY Business Journal “Women of Influence” Winner, Tribeca Film Festival “Innovation Award” Fellow, and SE “Top 100 Social Entrepreneur.”
She is author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book YOU ARE A MOGUL and GIRL MOGUL. She is also co-author of the book From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members (published by CRC Press). She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.
CEO, Zebra IQ
Tiffany Zhong’s 23 and one of the most sought-after youth trends and marketing experts. As the co-founder and CEO of Zebra IQ, she is building a platform to empower every creator to build a business. She also works with Fortune 500 brands as a strategic advisor and consultant.
She is also the founder of Pineapple Capital, an early stage consumer VC firm. She strategically advises companies and is a board advisor at Otto Radio (acquired by Ximalaya: $3B valuation), Distributed Systems (acquired by Coinbase: $8B valuation), and more. She was formerly the youngest VC in the world, working at a $300 million venture capital firm at 18 years old.
Follow on Twitter for Gen Z trends: @tzhongg
Kazuko Miyoshi-Stratmann is a professional flutist. She graduated from the Osaka College of Music and Studied at TOHOGAKUEN Music School diploma course as a flute major.
She has performed traditional Japanese music a number of times in Washington DC and California, such as for the opening of the Cherry Blossom festival, the Kennedy center and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles. Kazuko has performed classical, modern music and world music with many artists in events throughout the United States and Japan. She is a composer as well, her composition “Sakura Sakura Variations for Flute Choir” is published by ALRY publications, also composing and performing a broad range of music on her CD the “Flute Collage”. Kazuko has composed for documentary films, modern ballets as well as many arrangements of chamber music.
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