October 2022 Events for Girls in Tech Phoenix

October 2020 Girls in Tech Events

Join Girls in Tech PHX for our upcoming events to meet like-minded women and tech enthusiasts from the comfort and safety of your home to connect, network, inspire and gain career-building relationships. This event is targeted to tech professionals, all genders welcome!

Design Thinking Bootcamp Phoenix

October 8 – 9: Girls in Tech Phoenix Design Thinking Bootcamp

When is this event?

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 AM – Sunday, October 9, 2022, 5:00 PM MST

Where is this event? 

Arizona State University E+I Space 850 N. 5th Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

What is the cost? 

$50 (No refunds)

Where can I register? 

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-in-tech-phoenix-design-thinking-bootcamp-tickets-406276242177

About this event
Shake up your approach to work or boost your skills with this exciting Girls in Tech Phoenix Design Thinking Bootcamp!

We’re proud to partner with McKinsey, Marsh, Nike, McKesson, and ASU E + I to deliver an intensive, hands-on, 2-day design thinking workshop.

Expect to walk away:

  • Knowing how to practically apply design thinking practices in the workplace.
  • Feeling more confident thinking in-the-moment.
  • With tactics and tools you can use straight away.

The course dives into design thinking theory and examples, with the opportunity to engage in a real-life design thinking challenge to test your newfound creative skills.

The requirements for participation and success in this Design Thinking intensive are threefold

  • Personal: curiosity, patience, empathy, and an insatiable desire to problem-solve
  • Social: group work, communication skills, and some interviewing of strangers (potential users)
  • Technical: access to a computer and very minimal design skills(document layout & sketching)

What to bring
Students should provide their own writing instrument, note or sketchbook, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

No previous design thinking or particular technical skills are required to attend this course!

2-day Program Timeline

Day One: Empathy to Insight & Problems as Opportunities

  • Workshop 1: Design Research
    • Example topics: Intro to design thinking; Design Research Methods; Empathy/Problempathy Mapping; Ethnographic Research Methods
      Participant workload: Interactive discussion; Conduct research; Report back
      Workshop 2: Ideation tools & tactics
    • Example Topics: Problem Squared; How Might We? What if?
      Participant workload: Interactive Discussion; Group Co-creation Methods; Develop Research

Day Two: Insights to Action

  • Workshop 3: Insight evaluation and activation
    • Example topics: How Wow Matrix; Project planning; Impact measurement
      Participant workload: Project presentation by participants

About the speaker
This intensive two-day bootcamp will be facilitated by Drew Tucker, Director of Strategy at Kertis – a Louisville-based creative agency.

His experience in facilitation and workshop design, research design and execution, and organizational and systems design will make him a great guide as you learn design thinking fundamentals.

Everyone is welcome
As long as you’re an ally, we accept everyone no matter what gender you identify as.

Crush It Wednesdays with Crystal Lehman

October 12: Crush it Wednesdays – Virtual Mentoring Event: Interview with Crystal Lehman

When is this event?

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM MST

Where is this event? 


What is the cost? 


Where can I register? 

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-in-tech-phoenix-mentorship-meetup-tickets-412091375397

About this event
Join Girls in Tech PHX  for a virtual meetup. Meet like-minded women and tech enthusiasts from the comfort and safety of your home to connect, network, inspire and gain career-building relationships. This event is targeted to tech professionals, all genders welcome!

TOPIC: CTO and Deputy CEO at BrightFi, expert in Cybersecurity in Fintech.


A strategic executive accountable for the technology function. Provides vision and execution capabilities and a drive for pragmatic commercial outcomes as well as elegant, innovative technology solutions. A strategic adviser to the executives, partnering and assisting them to drive execution to all people in their organizations, through thought based technology and process.

Crystal was born and raised in Las Vegas, where she started her first hospitality and gaming role. She worked in the Call Center and constantly found needs to optimize and use technology to make her team better and eliminate manual work. She was able to work on projects like the first direct booking engine from Expedia for their system direct as opposed to receiving faxes and having someone input. She worked on Starwood’s first integrated gaming property with a full integrated booking engine as well. It was then she was offered a role working one of the biggest Vegas hospitality and gaming technology companies, where she learned how to code, mostly working on integrations. She also held roles in product management and client engagement. After several years and opening hundreds of new gaming hotel properties all over the world, she was assigned to the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas opening where she was able to continue coding, but also assembled Agile teams into verticals and created the devops process that surrounded each suite of products with over 160 different applications to support, keep updated as well as custom applications for gaming loyalty and marketing offers.

She then had the opportunity to move to Phoenix working at a Technology delivery company that specialized in white labeling applications for loyalty and travel programs to companies like USAA and American Express. They used modern services in Azure cloud to create new apps and re-platformed all the companies legacy systems in just a few years and allowed them to sell a portion of the company for 150 million dollars. Her roles at ICE included Solutions Architect, Exec director of Product, and Dir of Software Security. After the sale she then moved to BrightFI where she ha been working to deliver banking technology for the last few years as the CTO.

For more information and to connect in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystallehman/

Who should attend?

If you are passionate about advancing your career in tech and supporting women, this event is for YOU.

This event is strategically designed to promote mentorship by forming connections with one another that encourage professional and personal growth. Mentorship is not an everyday activity and includes a variety of expertise from industry-specific to leadership to workplace politics. It is a support system you can call on when you need help, advice, or a new skill set.

What’s the schedule?

This will be recorded. By registering you agree for GIT to use this for promotional purposes.

5:00 pm: Networking

5:30 pm: Presentation with influential leader in tech

6:05 pm: Questions/Comments

6:15 pm: Networking

6:30 pm: Wrap-up!

Instructions to connect the day of the event.

To get ready, here are a few things you can do:

Go to https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/44969

1. Create an account and set up your profile so people know who’s speaking.

2. Make sure you have Google Chrome

3. Check out the event talkroom

Test your camera and mic, get familiar with the tools, and learn how to engage the audience.

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