“Tech Talk: API Leadership in the Technology Industry

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As of 2010, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up 50% of the high-tech workforce in the Silicon Valley, but are disproportionately represented in leadership roles.  Join South Bay First Thursdays as they learn how Asian American entrepreneurs and executives are getting more innovative and breaking the “bamboo ceiling” in Silicon Valley.


South Bay First Thursdays is hosting a panel discussion, “Tech Talk: API Leadership in the Technology Industry” on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7pm. The event will take place at located at 2400 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, Ca Ste 300. This panel will tackle the lack of Asian American representation in leadership roles in the tech sector and what can be done and has been done to foster this growth, especially with the booming start up industry.

Panel to feature:

-Neetal Parekh, founding editor of Innov8social.com
-Young Han, co-founder of GoVoluntr.com
-Ashik Manandhar, senior mobile engineer of Pocket Gems
-Vanae Tran, founder of TravelingKite, entrepreneur

South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is a volunteer-run organization that holds events on every first Thursday of the month to discuss topics relevant to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Our events consist of a panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions. Beyond providing the community with knowledge, SBFT also provides a chance for young professionals to build networks and new friendships with people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.

Check out their EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8704658869 and our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/675539855791244/

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