The story of Fleurix

I'm frequently reminded of the under-representation of women+ in tech, especially women+ of color. Many companies cite a shortage of talent and the homogeneity of the talent pool. At the same time, new technologists are struggling to break into the industry.

In creating Fleurix, I wanted to focus on supporting entry-level women+ and building a sustainable pipeline of talent. Helping people start in the industry or providing support for early-stage talent has immense impact. As a developer who had many doors closed because I didn't have a computer science degree, I am grateful to my current and previous employers who invested in me.

I’ve also benefited from technology events. Researching women+-focused conferences, I noticed a lack of local options and minimal options within the southeast. Most of the events were cost-prohibitive on an entry-level salary.

There are several strong local communities focused on increasing diversity in tech. I want to celebrate and unify these efforts through this conference, right here in Charlotte.

Let's help women+ flourish in tech, together.

- Jocelyn Keung, Founder of Fleurix

Meet the team

Jocelyn Keung

Jocelyn Keung

Founder & Executive Director

Passport

Lindsey Howland

Lindsey Howland

Sponsorship Director

Wells Fargo

Katie Nuccio

Katie Nuccio

Marketing Director

Slalom

Nikki Grinberg

Nikki Grinberg

Marketing Director

Square

Tori Tippin

Tori Tippin

Logistics Director

Microsoft

Der Vang

Der Vang

Engagement Director

Red Hat

Zoe Djukic

Zoe Djukic

Marketing Committee

Wells Fargo

Katie Hulsman

Katie Hulsman

Marketing Committee

Duke Energy

Melissa Chaney

Melissa Chaney

Marketing Committee

C.H. Homestead

Kristi Cox

Kristi Cox

Logistics Committee

DocuSign

TJ Bryant

TJ Bryant

Logistics Committee

Passport

Angelica Orellana Gomez

Angelica Orellana Gomez

Logistics Committee

UNC Charlotte

Alexandra Williams

Alexandra Williams

Logistics Committee

Optomi

Laura Le

Laura Le

Engagement Committee

2two5 Agency

Cass Stroehmer

Cass Stroehmer

Engagement Committee

nCino, Inc.

Tiffany Benitez

Tiffany Benitez

Engagement Committee

Lowe's

Natasha Engineer

Natasha Engineer

Engagement Committee

CommScope

Sara Kenn

Sara Kenn

Engagement Committee

EY

Alyssa Sharpe

Alyssa Sharpe

Sponsorship Committee

Digi-Bridge

Amy Chockley

Amy Chockley

Sponsorship Committee

Duke Energy

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Sponsorship Committee

PCI Pal

Bethany Janos

Bethany Janos

Sponsorship Committee

Red Ventures

Many thanks to our Fleurix alumni: Louise Clark, Anjali Dighe, Tanya Odegova, Megan Ainsworth, Samantha Rosenfeld, Kiley Dowling, Kara Ford, Virginia Booth, Margaret Stonerock, Dana Moran, Cristina Veale & LesLea Carey.

Advisory board

Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Senior Director

Slalom Build

Sage McLaughlin

Sage McLaughlin

Strategic Account Manager

Duke Energy

Nick Young

Nick Young

Branch Director

Eliassen Group

Demi Clark

Demi Clark

Director, Charlotte Region

Better.com

Riddhi Gupta

Riddhi Gupta

Founder

RISE Enterprise Consulting

Kathy Higgins

Kathy Higgins

VP, IT Business Management

Lowe's