Women in XR Atlanta is hosting June’s event to foster open conversation about what it means to be an “Ally” in the XR Atlanta community. This is an event for all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and walks of life. The panel includes professionals of diverse backgrounds who will share their stories and experiences. This forum is a catalyst for incredible growth in their community and their industry as a whole by promoting inclusion.
6:30 – 7:00 PM: Welcome and Networking
7:00 – 7:45 PM: Panel of Experts
7:45 – 8:00 PM: Audience Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 PM: Continued Discussion and Networking
RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/XRAtlanta/events/262129767/
Ravenclaw by day, Slytherin by night, Creative Director Amy Ferzoco has over 15 years of experience as a hybrid producer/creative director/people manager/production manager. Amy’s areas of expertise include: Creative direction, leading creative/digital design teams, client relations, defining project scope, and in hands-on design pre- through post-production. Her experience includes the film industry, Discovery Channel, MTV, NBC, The CW, VH1, Bravo, TLC, and numerous Federal agencies. Outside of work, Amy builds upon the legacy of empowerment built by marginalized folks: women, people of color, and queers. Amy is chapter President and Board member of Dykes on Bikes® Atlanta. Dykes on Bikes® is a globaly recognized LGBTQ+ women’s motorcycle contingent that has empowered a community of diversity through relationships, pride events, and education since the 1970s. She works to inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance as a leader, organizer, and equality activist. Through her numerous group involvements, she has connected with people from all kinds of communities, backgrounds, styles, and influence, and as such, has an elevated idea about the intrinsic good in everybody and the world.
Jhillika Kumar is a fourth year Georgia Tech student, currently completing her Undergrad in Computational Media, while simultaneously pursuing her Masters in Digital Media. She works as a researcher at the school of Interactive Computing. Growing up with a brother who is severely autistic and nonverbal, Jhillika believes her lifelong mission is to advocate for disability rights and accessible design. Driven by this mission, she is shaping her career to harness the power of assistive technology and virtual reality to augment the capabilities of the differently abled. After speaking at TEDxGeorgiaTech about her story and initiatives, she founded a startup, AxisAbility, to harness the community support for this cause. She and her team are all strong believers in the potential for fast evolving technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities. Recently, she received the Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award for 2019, and has spoken at World Information Architecture Day and FutureXLive.
More panelists to be announced soon!