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Women in Voice is a global organization, but to stay quiet right now is not an option during this tumultuous time in the USA. Racism underlies cultures and countries, explicit or hidden in different biases and behaviors, and working to change it is a systemic and lifelong mission.
We renounce white supremacy in all its forms.
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Upcoming WiV Events from across the Globe
WiV India: Hands-on Session- Build an Alexa Skill
Saturday, September 18th, 5:30pm-6:15pm IST
Learn to build Alexa skill that uses the hosted s3 media bucket to store and play audio. We will also cover how to format the audio file, for it to run smoothly in Alexa skill. It’ll be great if you have Audacity or FFMPEG installed in your local machine to go hands-on!
WiV NJ: Voice Trends and Discovery Roundtable
Friday, September 24th, 12 PM EST
A roundtable style event to connect and enjoy some chat time with your NJ community members in an informal, supportive and welcoming environment. The focus of this roundtable is on Voice Trends and Discovery. Please bring one new thing or two that you have learned or experienced this past month about Voice Technology/Design.
Career Accelerator Cohort #1: Bloom!
10 Week Course
😍 "How do I start my career in voice? Next steps?"
💞 Take that next step with Women in Voice. Apply today for the Women in Voice Career Accelerator: Cohort #1
👉 Application deadline Aug 28th
🔥 Learn more: https://womeninvoice.org/career/
(WiV Global) On the Way Up: Elevator Pitch Event
Thursday, September 30, 2021. 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT
Apply to Pitch Live! Applications Due August 20.
We’re delighted to host elevator pitch events for Women in Voice Founders to connect with investors and the public at large! Purpose: build community, connection, and networking opportunities to get feedback, implicit and explicit mentorship, and shape a supportive ecosystem of funding mechanisms for founders with diverse perspectives.
(WiV Global) Founder Office Hours
Thursday, September 16, 2021. 11:00am PDT
Are you a Startup Founder? Have you ever asked, “Am I ready to pitch?”
These Office Hours are for you!
Format: Like an office hours in college, drop by to talk to us in an informal way virtually. Connect with other founders, learn about pitching & talk shop, and learn about WiV Pitch Events.
WiV Silicon Valley: Voice Tech in the New Era of Education
Friday September 17, 2021 at 12 pm PDT
An online panel discussion to understand the relationship between voice technology and education for students, parents, and teachers going back to school. Find out how voice tech will affect this Back-to-School season!
WiV Spain & WiV México: Hackathon Alexa: Impacto Social
24 - 26 Septiembre (In Spanish)
¿Quieres aprender más sobre voz? ¿Trabajar en una idea y que luego te sirva para tu portfolio? ¿Conocer a más gente creando aplicaciones de voz? Pues no te lo pierdas, en dos semanas, empezamos nuestro Pre Hackathon, con unas charlas previas, inspiracionales y con las que podáis aprender más sobre VUI.
WiV Global: Next Book Club Meeting is approaching!
Friday, 24 September 2021, 8pm BST
The Book Club is currently reading the book 'How Women Rise' by Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith. Grab your copy and join their discussion!
Build community for women and diverse people in voice technology
Amplify the work and talent
Provide professional development and resources
to support women
Empower and celebrate women in all the different roles that comprise the voice field
Why Women in Voice
What makes Women in Voice different from the Women in Tech movement overall is the field specialization. Voice is a burgeoning field. Even so, the field is already dominated by a homogenous perspective that has very few women. This can be seen in podcast hosts, featured speakers, workshops, leaders of organizations, hiring practices, and demographic makeup of companies. This is no surprise but it is something we can work on.
Women in Voice believes that there should absolutely be more female voices in technology. From the hardware to the marketing, women should be represented and valued. Women in Voice overlaps with Women in Tech in many ways.
Many have done work in this space for years, but only recently has this work come into the spotlight. Some women don’t know that the field exists or that they could be part of it. Some don’t yet have the technical skills or confidence to find their spot in the field.
We want to encourage everyone to find their place, be valued, and find their voice in this space if they want to. This is why the Women in Voice organization exists.