An Evening Of Tech Talks Hosted By The Women Leaders Of WeWork
WeWork is on a mission to go beyond coworking spaces by building a platform for creators. The company provides hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services, enabling members to do what they love so they can create their life's work.
Technology is a huge part of what powers WeWork. That's why PowerToFly has partnered with WeWork to present an evening of tech talks and networking with the women leaders making this mission possible.
Agenda (Subject to Change)
6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over food & refreshments
7:30pm - Networking continues over food and drinks
The foundation of WeWork is community and their global team is able to connect through monthly all-hands meetings featuring coworkers from around the world. WeWork's inclusive employee community groups include Women of We, We of Color and Pride of We.
The event will take place on Thursday, August 1st from 6pm to 8pm at 2 Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor, San Francisco. Closer to the event date, PowerToFly will supply a complementary Lyft code to help you get to and from the event.
WeWork is hiring (learn more about them here), but you do not need to be looking for new opportunities to attend the event. If you'd like to attend simply to network with your peers, that's great too.
About PowerToFly Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly and WeWork cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this policy.
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