October 13, 2016

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Women Leaders Reflect on Careers in Technical Workplace
"Women in Technology" panel discussion hosted by Digital Rochester
Rochester, NYFive women leading successful careers in the technical workplace will reflect on their experiences over the past ten years. Women in Technology - Ten Years In, hosted by Digital Rochester, will take place on Thursday, October 20 at Constellation Brands.
The energetic panel will discuss what worked out the way they planned, what surprises they faced along the way and what recommendations they have for those starting a technical career, or supporting someone who is embarking on the journey.  
Women in Technology includes two half-hour networking sessions along with an open wine bar provided by Constellation Brands and appetizers. There will also be a technical ice-breaker activity before moderator Dawn DePerrior leads the panel discussion and audience Q&A session. 
The panel will feature: 
  • Kristen Curtze, Senior Web Developer, Pharos Systems International
  • Kourtney Gagliano-Plotzker, Enterprise Program Manager, City of Rochester
  • Katie Gaiek, Account Representative, Medisked
  • Bindu Kasarla, IT Manager, CooperVision
  • Angela Merrill, Library Systems Specialist, Roberts Wesleyan College
Tickets are $35 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for students. To register for the event, go to:



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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