Velodyne Lidar Announces Free Virtual Summit, Disruptive Women Powering Our Autonomous Future
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The summit takes place on
The AV industry is set firmly on course to alter the fabric of global infrastructure and society. Yet, women are severely underrepresented in the automotive industry – particularly in executive and engineering roles. With women making up only 20 percent of all college engineering students, it is key to educate and inspire the current and next generations of women in these fields.
The event emcee is
The summit’s expert-led sessions are designed to educate, inspire and deliver actionable insight. In addition to the keynotes, the agenda includes a fireside chat and panels. The fireside chat features leading tech executive,
The panels include a diverse group of powerhouse women who will share their experiences and wisdom. Panelists are from Aptiv,
The panel sessions are:
- Disruptive Women in the Driver’s Seat, sponsored by Partners for Automated Vehicle Education
The Female Engineer’s Perspective on Navigating the Future of AV Tech, sponsored by
The Critical Starting Pointfor Equal Representation in AV Tech, sponsored by Berkeley Lab
Hidden Biasin Autonomy and Beyond, sponsored by Women in Autonomy
“The autonomous vehicle industry is evolving rapidly and representation is critical. Fortunately, all of us can play a role in shaping what the AV world will look like so that it reflects and serves our society as a whole,” said
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