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Events Roundup: Advancing Women in Product’s new DC chapter is hosting its first event on Nov. 11

Plus, professional development events from Women in Technology, the Flatiron School, Startup Grind and Thinkful DC.

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Events Roundup is a column in which we highlight events happening in the D.C. area each month. Got a submission? Email us at so we can consider it for our next roundup.

Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) recently launched its D.C. chapter and is planning to host an inaugural event on Nov. 11.

The three-year-old nonprofit is focused on helping women and underrepresented groups advance their careers in technology. With presence in other major tech hubs like San Francisco and New York, the newest District chapter is AWIP’s fifth national chapter it has launched since its inception. Nancy Wang, head of data protection services at Amazon Web Services, cofounded the nonprofit and now leads as its CEO.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m., AWIP is hosting a virtual event titled “Billion Dollar Industry: Building Technology for the U.S. Government,” where executive leaders from the intelligence industry will discuss approaches to building federal tech products, data management and more. The speakers are:

  • Jill Singer — VP of defense and national security, AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet
  • Russ Travers — Former acting director of National Counterterrorism Center
  • Brandee Daly — Founder and CEO of C2S Consulting Group

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Tickets are $15 to attend.


Here are some more career building events happening this November:

Fall 2020 Virtual Job Fair

Women in Technology is hosting a virtual career fair featuring more than 40 companies looking to scale up their workforces with more women. Some hiring companies include Amazon Web Services, Excella, Capital One and Virginia Tech. This event being sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and Capital One is part of a series of virtual career fairs by the economic development group.

Virtual Cybersecurity 101 Info Session

Flatiron School in D.C. is hosting this information session for interested technologists looking to learn more about its cybersecurity course offerings. Leaders from the coding school will discuss what cybersecurity is, in-demand career paths and the courses offered on its cybersecurity analytics and cybersecurity engineering tracks.

  • Thursday, Nov. 12
  • 6 to 7:15 p.m.
  • Register

Fireside chat with Steve Richard

As part of its fireside chat series, Startup Grind DC is hosting the cofounder of conversation intelligence platform company ExecVision. Richard will share his experience generating revenue at startups, and share tips for how companies can continue to increase revenue post-COVID.

Thinkful Webinar: UX/UI Design VS. Web Development

Thinkful is hosting this webinar for interested technologists to learn about the differences between web development and UX/UI design to help with career path choices. Check out the other Thinkful webinars happening this month.

  • Monday, Nov. 30
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Register
Companies: Thinkful / Startup Grind / Women in Technology / Flatiron School

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