Women in Technology – wow

The Women in Technology dinner went off really well.  The team did a fantastic job and everyone was engaged as soon as they walked in the evening - and the chatter began.

The panelists did a fantastic job.  Here's who they werTechEd07 013e and how they related to those in the room:

Eileen Brown: Exchange Server guru, Team lead for Developer and Platform Evangelism in the UK.
Helen Robinson: General Manager, Microsoft New Zealand
Hayley Smith: Developer and leader of .Net User Group in Hamilton
Sonia Yoshioka-Carroll: Communications and Marketing (PR Chick)
Terry Shubkin: Sales and Account Manager, Unisys New Zealand
Kathy Kam: Program Manager and Architect, Microsoft Corp, USEileen

They did a great job of connecting with the audience and the w omen felt that they could get real answers rather than the more common cosmetic answers.

Here are some of the verbatim feedback given in the evaluatio ns:

"Excellent Evening, Very Inspirational.  Need to have this next year."

"Again next year please!"

"Lets do it again next year!! Don't let the men in next time"

"Excellent ladies.  A job well done.  Very motivating for me"

"Please do this again"

"I really enjoyed being on of the few men that attended this dinner + feel that I can take a great deal back to the workplace. I hope to educate my fellow make colleagues"

"Excellent speakers and a great atmosphere for the exchaTechEd07 014nge of ideas and meeting of other women in the industry - Thank you for this - Keep it up!"


 For the first time event and with no budget we seemed to manage to pull off a great event.

There are some more photos up on Flikr here.

Thanks to all the ladies who came along and set up a buzzing atmosphere!

Comments (6)
  1. Tech Ed is done. It was a great event and before you forget I want to remind you of something you may

  2. Well Tech.Ed is well and truly over her and in NZ. Was reading Darryl’s blog and it was awesome…

  3. After meeting a few new geek girls at Tech.Ed, and seeing the video and reponse from the Women in IT…

  4. The Women in Technology evening at Tech Ed has generated quite a bit of discussion and even momentum

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