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Redfin to Host Seattle Event for Women in Technology on July 13

Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced a first-of-its-kind event in Seattle. Women@Work: A Different Future for Tech, will take place on Thursday, July 13, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 415 Westlake in Seattle. Bridget Frey, Redfin’s chief technology officer, will deliver the keynote. As of October 2016, 30 percent of engineers, product managers and designers at Redfin were women, among the highest in the industry.

Tickets go on sale today, for $20 each. To register, visit our registration page. Space is limited.

Other prominent women business leaders will participate in a series of fireside chats led by colleagues and technology journalists on topics such as raising startup capital, getting a board position and creating and supporting a diverse culture. Speakers include:

  • Abby Adlerman, CEO and Founder, Boardspan Inc.; and Julie Bornstein, Chief Operating Officer, Stitch Fix
    • Speaking with Dina Bass, Seattle Bureau Chief and Technology Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • Jennifer Chao, Vice President of Engineering, Redfin
    • Speaking with Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, Redfin
  • Sarah Guo, Investor, Greylock Partners
    • Speaking with Rachel Lerman, Technology Reporter, Seattle Times
  • Selina Tobaccowala, Co-Founder, Gixo
    • Speaking with Monica Nickelsburg, Reporter and Producer, GeekWire

“Women@Work is designed to give women concrete, actionable steps to advance their careers and personal development,” said Bridget Frey. “At the same time, we want to offer a high-level perspective on how to go beyond the individual and change the industry as a whole to be more inclusive and equal for women and other underrepresented groups.”

As Seattle develops into a major technology center, with a business culture that draws on but also stands apart from Silicon Valley, the city has an opportunity to increase the number of women starting and running companies, and designing and developing new products here.

To sign up for Women@Work, click here. More information can be found here.

About Redfin

Redfin (www.redfin.com) is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $40 billion in home sales through 2016.

For more information or to contact a local Redfin real estate agent, visit www.redfin.com. To learn about housing market trends and download data, visit the Redfin Data Center. To be added to Redfin's press release distribution list, subscribe here. To view Redfin's press center, click here.

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