On May 12th, 2022, the LebNet San Diego community hosted an event titled ‘Shine and Dine’, in sponsorship with Joun Technologies.
The event - which was hosted at the University of California San Diego - drew 41 attendees with many newcomers to the tech talent pool in San Diego. You can check out the photos (courtesy of Aziz Gholmieh) by visiting this link.
After a chance to mingle with San Diego residents and enjoy tasty Lebanese food, the evening was kicked off by the community leader Shadi Dayeh and steering committee member Andrew Tebsherani.
A presentation followed by LebNet’s Executive Director Jeanine Akiki featuring an update on LebNet’s latest initiatives, dwelling on its mission and vision to enable tech entrepreneurs and professionals of Lebanese descent succeed on a global scale. Layal Rouhana, Women in Tech community lead also presented her community's achievements, initiatives and upcoming events. Below are some of LebNet’s 2021 accomplishments:
Akiki also highlighted the recruitment of LebNet steering committee members for the following communities: Women in Tech, Early in Career, Biotech, Bay Area,Arizona, New York, Pacific Northwest and San Diego.
Lastly, Akiki highlighted the importance of becoming an engaged and subscribed LebNet member to help the organization grow its reach and impact and become financially sustainable. Subscribed members pay a yearly subscription fee, you can find more information on how to subscribe or join LebNet by visiting this page. To conclude the day, the San Diego steering committee members were keen on soliciting feedback from the attendees on LebNet's initiatives and how it can better cater to the San Diego constituents. San Diego’s upcoming event is planned for September and we look forward to more activities to keep the community engaged and energized.
Images via Aziz Gholmieh