Moar Minnesota Tech Movement Done by Women for Women. GTK #31: Jacque Urick & Liz Tupper


An unfolding narrative shows how two local women are taking the charge to rally local females within Minnesota’s technology industry.

Jacqueline Urick Girls in Tech Minneapolis-St.PaulJacque Urick is the new Managing Director of Girls in Tech Minneapolis-St.Paul chapter.  Girls in Tech was founded in San Francisco (2007) with the goal of empowering, educating and elevating status of women in technology fields, and aims especially to inspire young women to pursue entrepreneurial technology careers.  The  networking group has a strong emphasis on supporting the next generation of females and features quarterly meetups — the next one scheduled for June 29th at Moscow on the Hill.

Elizabeth Tupper She's Geeky unConferenceLiz Tupper is Managing Director of She’s Geeky, an annual 2 day unConference exclusively focused around bringing together women in STEM fields. The inaugural Minnesota She’s Geeky took place last August and drew around 100 local women together around technology, lifestyle and business; the second local event is scheduled for September 23 & 24th at the Science Museum of Minnesota (details to follow).

Liz and Jacque originally met at TR’s FindLaw and soon realized their shared passions were the foundation for something bigger, hence their motivation to raise the profiles for their gender as it pertains to technology careers. In addition to their community initiatives, the duo is also pursuing a startup of their own called SieEnt to develop episodic RPG-style video games.

“My ultimate goal is to make Girls in Tech irrelevant, hopefully we can get to a point where we don’t need it anymore,” says Urick.

Check out our 31st Get to Know podcast to hear more about these two local leaders.