a view of a city with tall buildings: The new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, 805 E. Mason St., is the state's second-tallest building at 550 feet and 32 stories. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be able to tour sections of the building including the top of the tower.


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The new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, 805 E. Mason St., is the state’s second-tallest building at 550 feet and 32 stories. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be able to tour sections of the building including the top of the tower.

Northwestern Mutual will bring together around 2,000 women in technology and their supporters this winter for its first Women in Tech Conference. 

The free virtual conference will take place Dec. 3, Northwestern Mutual announced in a news release Monday. 

The one-day event will focus on professional development, empowerment and collaboration. Northwestern Mutual said the goal of the Women in Tech Conference is to foster a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.

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Former professional boxer Laila Ali will start the conference with a keynote presentation. Breakout sessions will address a range of technology topics and networking opportunities. Executives from companies like Zoom, Hilton and Major League Baseball will participate. 

“Gender equity is important for our teams, businesses and society to thrive, and with technology at the center of everything we do, it’s critical that we close the gender gap in tech careers,” said Sangeetha Rai, vice president, technology customer success at Northwestern Mutual, in a news release. “We’re thrilled to host our first Women in Tech Conference to provide real opportunities to connect, educate and inspire women in technology and continue to advance diversity and inclusion within our company, communities and the industry.”

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