Fireside Chat with Google's Head of Women's Programming and Community

Nov 6, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 AM

San Francisco

In-person event

About this event

How do you create a better internet experience? On November 5, hear from Elise Birkhofer, Head of Global Women’s Community Programs at Google, talk about how to create a diverse and inclusive community experience.

From Elisabeth Leoni's article, A Look into one woman's job at Google: Opening Doors for other women

"To Elise, the greatest value of Women@Google is its sense of community. It can be isolating if you’re the only woman on your floor or team, which we see more often for women of color and women engineers. “We want to create spaces where you can let your guard down and connect with one another, or an inspiring role model—someone who has navigated her own career at Google and wants to cultivate the next generation of leaders,” Elise says. Coffee Club, for example, is a program to get more women into leadership positions. Participants are in cohorts paired with a mentor who coaches you through a six-month goal—like speaking onstage or building a network outside of your team—that can help you get to the next step in your career."

A note about our venue:

Cross Howard and it’s on the left between Café Venue and Core Power Yoga. You will need to bring ID so we can match you to the RSVP list, and then you'll head up to the 7th floor! 

Don't worry, we're feeding you too! 

We'll have bites from Pancho Villa Taqueria, a delicious Mexican restaurant in Mission.!


  • Elise Birkhofer


    Head of Global Women’s Community Programs



Wednesday, November 6, 2019
2:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC


Check in, Meet & Mingle
Fireside Chat begin
Audience Q&A
Roundtable discussions
Wrap Up & More Mingling!


  • David Spinks




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In-person event