Women In Tech: Fireside Chat & Mixer

Part of a panel speaking on how to claim your space in the tech industry and being a woman in tech.



Join NPower and CBS Interactive for an evening of learning and networking with the Bay Area’s leading women in technology.

The 40 by 22 initiative sponsored by the Citi Foundation is designed to increase awareness and support of Women in Technology. NPower has a goal of increasing women in IT to 40% by year 2022.

Learn about the tech industry from professionals and find ways to claim your space in Tech.


  • Networking Mixer
  • Words from Current NPower Student
  • Fireside Chat with Leading Women in Tech

Fireside Chat with:

  • Georgina Kennedy, Director Product Management, CBS Interactive
  • Frances Coronel, Software Engineer, Slack
  • Lucy Basta, Co-Founder at WorkWell, Moderated by NPower Alumna & US Army Veteran:
  • Ashleigh Titre Lo, Infrastructure Acquisition & Divestiture Project Manager, iTalent Digital @ Cisco


“Hi Frances, it was great to meet you at the Npower event last night. Great job on the panel – your experience is very inspiring! I hope our paths cross again!” – Robin

“Hi Frances, Happy Friday! I hope this finds you well. My name is Mynhan, like the Mayans, and I was at the Women in Tech event where spoke about your experience in tech. Thank you soo much for sharing your story. It was truly inspiring and empowering!” – Mynham

“Great speech today! Looking forward to connect!” – Daria


By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.