Upcoming events

 
 
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Party With A Purpose

Let's celebrate International Women's Day in the service of others.

Join the genEquality team and Dumbo Heights WeWork community as we create gift bags and inspirational cards for women in local shelters. We’re building the bags on March 7, so that they can be distributed on International Women’s Day on March 8. All are welcome (friends + colleagues + kids + dogs)!

Thursday, March 7
5:30-9:30pm
WeWork DUMBO Heights (81 Prospect St, Brooklyn)
Open Bar + Delicious Bites

We are proudly partnering with the Food Bank for New York City this year.

All we ask is that you bring whatever you can to donate: mini hotel soaps & shampoos, toiletries, sanitary products, pads & tampons, new socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste...bring it all!

 
 

Past Events

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genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition

Over the last four months, the genEquality Hackathon has created space and opportunities for teams to form and develop innovative solutions to alleviate gender inequality. The Hackathon has engaged participants across the globe - from the United States, Germany, India, Mexico, Japan, Myanmar, and more - in service of building tech + tools that advance gender equality at work, at home, in culture, and in public.

In alignment with our commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 (gender equality), the inaugural genEquality Hackathon kicked off in September 2018 during the UN General Assembly / Global Citizen Week, and it concludes on Saturday, January 26, 2019 with our Showcase + Pitch Competition.

Join us to see and learn more about what our participants and teams have developed, and cheer them on as they pitch to a panel of tech executives and investors for a chance to win seed funding and turn their product idea into a market reality!

D.C. Hack Night #2 w/ AWS

In the lead-up to the genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition, we’re partnering with AWS (Amazon Web Services) for Hack Night #2 in Washington, D.C.

This will be a working Hack Night, which means there will be no presentation or speakers. Food will be served. You do not have to be at the event for the entire 3 hours; our goal to provide you with you coworking space and mentors/experts who will be on hand to help you brainstorm and solve problems.

Government-issued ID is required to check in at AWS. Don't forget your laptop & charger!

 

NYC Hack Day @ WeWork Fulton Center

In the lead-up to the genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition, we’re hosting a day-long Hack Day in New York City.

This will be a working Hack Day, which means there will be no presentation or speakers. We will have some light snacks on hand, but you will be responsible for bringing your own meals. We hope you’ll be able to use this time for intensive coworking and building!

Don't forget your laptop & charger!

 
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NYC Hack Night #4 w/ Women Who Code + GIPHY

We’re partnering with Women Who Code and GIPHY for Hack Night #4 in NYC. In addition to a short presentation from genEquality, you'll hear from inspiring speakers such as:

  • Tami Reiss, VP @ JustWorks + creator of Just Not Sorry

  • Laurence Girard, Director of API Engineering @ GIPHY

Following speaker presentations, we'll have plenty of time for new participants to mingle and meet new team members, and for existing teams to work on genEquality Hackathon projects.

 
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Washington D.C. Kick-Off w/ New America + Promundo

Join us on Wednesday, December 5 from 4:00 - 7:00pm at New America HQ to learn more about how you can get involved in the genEquality Hackathon.

You'll also hear inspiring speakers from New America and Promundo who will discuss the factors - both personal and structural - that lead to gender-based violence, including sexual harassment and discrimination. We'll dive into data from the US and around the world, and discuss how all of us - as individuals, employers and employers, and citizens - can take concrete action to end violence and achieve gender equality.

  • Amanda Lenhart, Deputy Director of the Better Life Lab, New America

  • Jane Kato-Wallace, Director of Programs, Promundo

 
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NYC Hack Night #2 w/ Promundo + Progressive Coders

Please join us for our Hack Night #2 in NYC in partnership with the Progressive Hack Night network and Promundo. We'll be joined by Ché Nembhard of Promundo-US, who will share Promundo's insights and data focused on engaging men and boys in the quest for gender equality. Pizza will be served!

genEquality team members and Hackathon mentors & expert advisors will be on hand to answer questions, bounce around ideas, and facilitate discussions. Don't forget your laptop & charger!

Following speaker presentations, we'll have plenty of time for new participants to mingle and meet new team members, and for existing teams to work on genEquality Hackathon projects.