Organized by the Iowa Tech Chicks, the Red Chair visit is tied to a nationwide campaign to increase gender diversity in computing and IT. You are invited to “take a stand” by sitting in the Red Chair on Thursday morning at the BioVentures Building. Participants are encouraged to take a photo and upload their story to the www.SitWithMe.org website as well as their own social media pages, using the hashtag #womenintech, to support women in technology.
The schedule includes:
· October 20 afternoon: Little Village
· October 21: Innovation Expo in Cedar Rapids
· October 22 morning: 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids, Iowa Startup Accelerator, Vault, Geonetric
· October 23: UIowa Research Park
October 23 Schedule
Deb Walton, Human Resources Manager at Leepfrog Technologies, Inc. will be available to take your picture from 9am – 5pm.
About the Red Chair
Each chair is made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles. Each is a piece of art. Partnering with BASF, Emeco put to use an innovative formulation of rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate- recycled plastic bottles) to create a molded chair of exceptional strength. Each chair is designed to last for 150 years.