On Saturday, January 21, 2016, Dean Maryam Alavi will be a panelist at The Launch Summit, the first in a technology event series presented by The BOSS Network. Designed to educate, empower, and promote minority women in technology, the event will take place at W Atlanta Midtown, in Atlanta, GA from 9 am to 3 pm.
Dean Alavi, a professor in information technology management, joined Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business as Dean in July 2014. She also holds the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair.
As an expert in IT innovations and strategic applications, Alavi has authored more than 70 published papers and has served on the editorial boards of several prestigious academic journals. She is a thought leader on technology-mediated learning and an experienced educator who has extensive experience in developing leadership curriculum for business students.
Dean Alavi will be on a panel titled "Leveraging A Career In Tech."
In the technology industry, less than 1% of people who have received venture capital funds are African American or Hispanic. Minority women compose only a fraction of that 1%. The time is now to highlight great women who are breaking down boundaries in tech and provide a platform for women to give insight on how they create and achieved their level of success, provide a blueprint on navigating the workplace, and to educate and support the next generation of women in technology.