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A tech panel of all men, aimed at women. So how did that go?

By Amina Elahi in Blue Sky on February 28, 2014

If there's one thing missing from the conversation about women in tech, it's men. Wait, did we hear that right?

A crowd of 250 -- nearly all women -- filled the auditorium at 1871 on Wednesday night for "Women in Tech: The Male Perspective" to hear 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Orbitz CTO Roger Liew, Harvey Nash CEO Bob Miano and Chicago Tech Academy High School executive director Matt Hancock.

"People were surprised that we would have an all-male panel at a women's event," said Leslie Vickrey, co-founder of event host ARA, a mentorship network for women in IT. She is also the founder and CEO of ClearEdge Marketing. "The men who we selected have a strong voice on the behalf of women and they're trying to help them grow their careers."

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