WiV Launches Event with Google Assistant

Women in Voice Launches Conversations & Coffee:
Three Women Transforming the Future of AI Voice

A Roundtable Event Sponsored by Google Assistant

Posted June 1, 2021

Women in Voice (WiV) today announced the first in a series of events in collaboration with Google Assistant as part of a Platinum Sponsorship announced earlier this year.

The event, “Conversations & Coffee: Three Women Transforming the Future of AI Voice,” will bring together women leaders in AI voice in a virtual roundtable discussion on Tuesday, June 22 from 10-11:30am PDT.

Attendees can expect energizing discussion, networking opportunities with women in voice all over the globe, and live Q&A on topics ranging from managing your career in voice to diversity & inclusion in voice tech.

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Moderated by Stacey A. Gordon, Chief Diversity Officer & CEO at Rework Work, panelists Shikha Kapoor, Product Lead, Google Assistant, Nithya Thadani, CEO of RAIN and Founder of the WiV NY Chapter and Jossie Haines, VP of Software Engineering and Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Tile, will share accomplishments they’re proud of, failures they’ve learned from, and how they’ve built and continue to build their expertise in voice. This event is open to the public at large.

Building on the Google I/O talk Board Member Leslie Garcia-Amaya, Ecosystem Partnerships Lead for Google Assistant, gave in May, The women building voice AI and their role in the voice revolution, this Women in Voice Round Table celebrates the work of women from a range of disciplines in voice across Product, Eng and Business. Google Assistant proudly supports WiV’s mission to diversify the teams building for voice and create more visibility for the women who are leading voice AI innovation.

A year and a half into a global pandemic, virtual events hosted by Women in Voice have improved accessibility, supporting global participation across its 20 chapters in 15 countries. These discussion-based events serve as a crucial launching pad for women to build new relationships in the industry, advance further in their career, or even pivot into voice tech.

“This speaks to the heart of why we exist,” said Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek, CEO and Founder of Women in Voice.

“I recently spoke with a Gen Z Latina who was considering different career opportunities. She saw Latinas on stage at Women in Voice events and realized, ‘This might be the field for me.’ She took courses, interviewed, did contract jobs, and just signed her first full-time offer in voice. These events help women from all generations and backgrounds believe they can be in this field, and equip them to make waves,” Dr. Palmiter Bajorek concluded.

WiV’s partnership with Google Assistant builds on past collaborations, including the Women In Tech event held at CES 2020 co-hosted by Google Assistant & Women In Voice, which drew record attendance. Google Assistant is also the platinum sponsor of the upcoming Women in Voice Inaugural Summit, a global event drawing hundreds of women experts in voice from all over the world, to be held virtually July 20-22, 2021 (Tickets).

Want to attend the roundtable and add your voice to the mix? Registration is free! (Click here).

Interested in being a speaker at future events? Reach out to admin at womeninvoice.org.

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