Fourth Annual Women’s History Month Community Lunch to Feature Software Engineer Tracy Chou March 2

Tracy Chou is an extraordinary software engineer well-known for pushing diversity in technology. Chou will be the featured speaker at the 4th Annual Women’s History Month Community Luncheon on March 2, 2017 at the Patrick Haley Mansion.

After graduating from Stanford, Tracy worked for companies such as Pinterest and Quora and helped kick off the wave of tech company diversity data disclosures pertaining to women in engineering. Tracy is now a founding member of Project Include and focuses on driving solutions. She has spoken at numerous events such as SXSW, Goggle I/O, and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

She was named Forbes Tech 30 under 30 in 2014 and has been profiled in Vogue and WIRED for her advocacy. 

The lunch event, which is open to the public, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet.

A meet and greet with Chou will start at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at noon.

Tickets are $25 a person. Space is limited—please purchase tickets promptly to reserve your seat. Register here. 

This event is sponsored by ExxonMobil in partnership with Joliet Junior College and Joliet Township High School and hosted by Monica Mainland, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery Manager; Dr. Judy Mitchell, JJC President; and Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, JTHS Superintendent.

For more information about the event, contact Kelly Rohder, JJC Communications and External Relations Office, at 815-280-2915 or

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