Fireside Chat: Women for Women Tech Entrepreneurs

women in tech qaWe are delighted to announce that on December 9th, Seidenberg will host a Fireside Chat with the co-founders of Monarq and Maven, two tech companies with products made for women by women. The event, part of Computer Science Education Week, will take place from 4pm – 6pm in the Seidenberg Lounge.

Diana Murakhovskaya and Irene Ryabaya, co-founders of Monarq, will join Hope Yates, the director of Strategic Partnership at Maven, for a discussion on their careers and companies, the world of startups, and the tech industry.

Murakhovskaya and Ryabaya’s Monarq is a social networking app whose goal is to “inspire women to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life, spark authentic conversations, and forge new friendships, whether for a day or a lifetime.” The app connects like minded women, allowing them to create new friendships and share experiences. Before developing Monarq, Murakhovskaya and Ryabaya both worked in the financial sector; now, the pair work tirelessly to inspire more women to join the world of startups and technology.

Hope Yates is a member of the team that developed Maven, an e-healthcare app designed specifically for women. The app connects women with healthcare providers, who see their patients over video. During her time at Maven, Hope has led Maven’s recruitment of over 500 healthcare and wellness professionals, its early brand partnerships, and its college campus ambassador program.

Prior to Maven, Hope was a corporate lawyer at Skadden in the Patent Litigation department. In 2012, she left the practice of law to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Columbia University’s Maiman School of Public Health. While at Mailman, and as an intern for the Division of Mental Hygiene of the New York City Department of Health, she focused on the impact of social, cultural and political influences on women’s mental and physical health.

This event promises to be an inspiration Q&A session. Register today to secure your spot!

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