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3 Days. 100 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities.

The Most Important Event for Women in Technology is Returning to Silicon Valley June 5-7, 2016. At WITI's 22nd Annual Summit, Executive Women, Entrepreneurs, and Technology Thought Leaders from Around the World Will Converge to...

  • Collaborate with Peers on Innovative Solutions to a Variety of Common Business Challenges
  • Explore New Business Opportunities that Underscore how Technology is Powering Change
  • Build and Expand Strong Connections in a Welcoming Environment of Women committed to Each Other's Success

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Special 2016 Summit Features

  • Just added! The WITI Art Café

    The WITI Art Café is a nod to the Renaissance and the Parisian cafés where scientists, technologists, artists and philosophers would meet, collaborate, and discuss new possibilities. This is part of WITI's commitment to drive innovation. Participants will interact with an augmented reality art exhibit, learn how to creatively use augmented reality for solutions, and participate in demos and discussions with artists about working with technology to unleash creativity.
  • NEW! Patricia Arquette Returns!

    Patricia Arquette will again be presenting a Keynote at this year's Women In Technology Summit where she continues her support of gender issues and equality.
  • NEW! The Coaching Track

    By popular demand, WITI’s new COACHING TRACK will feature more than 120 informal Coaching Circles and One-on-One Coaching, as well as more structured Coaching Workshops – on leadership and professional development topics of particular interest to women in technology. Click here for more details and a list of topics.
  • NEW! Bring-Your-Male Ally/Champion/Co-Worker-to-the-Summit Day

    To encourage more men to attend and benefit from the WITI Summit, Tuesday June 7 will feature a special track sharing insights on how women leaders provide a proven competitive advantage. Key thought leaders – including Will Marré, Co-Founder of the Covey Leadership Center and author of the upcoming Why We Need Women Leaders to Win – will help men learn how to become stronger allies, champion women programs in their companies, and increase awareness about the value of gender parity in the workplace.
  • NEW! Drone Engineering Workshop for Middle School and High School Girls

    A half-day session on Sunday, June 5, will explore new capabilities in STEM education as girls work in teams to design and build a quadcopter drone from beginning to end. The approach dives deeply into every component of STEM, catalyzing students to develop critical cognitive skills through a hands-on, team approach. The primary goal is to empower students to pursue an education and career in science. Summit attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend and support the contestants.
  • WINS Panels

    The WITI Industry-Based Networks (WINS) program provides speaking opportunities for women leaders to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences with other women in their Industry. At the Summit, in sevem interactive panels WINS will provide a forum for women in: IoT; Sports; Health/ Medical/ BioTech; Corporate Cybersecurity; Mobile/Infrastructure/Networks; Entertainment/Gaming; and Digital Marketing / Social media.
  • Business & Technology Expo

    The 2016 WITI Summit will host a co-located Expo, with a new format: the Expo will take place in the “town square” instead of in a separate expo hall, so you’re always in the middle of the action – with opportunities to visit exhibitors and sponsors on your own schedule, in a relaxed setting. More than 40 top companies with a demonstrated interest in empowering women to succeed in technology will display products and services. Career development will continue to be a focus. Exhibitors will have both HR executives and product managers (and top C-level management as well) ready to speak with you!
  • Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration

    Meet key leaders in science and technology who will be honored at the 21st Annual Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony on Monday, June 6. The tenacity, innovation, and courage of these women will embolden, inspire, and empower you to achieve an even higher level of excellence than you imagined. To be followed by a festive party in honor of their success!
  • Networking Opportunities

    From the Sunday night Founder's Reception hosted by WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton – to our grand finale networking reception on Tuesday – and in between, box lunches on Monday and Tuesday: so you can create your own coaching circle schedule, or visit the Business & Technology Expo, or simply sit and schmooze with new colleagues.
  • Executive Auction

    WITI's Executive Auction is a marvelous opportunity to compete for a meeting with corporate executives that could potentially propel your career skyward. At the same time, you will be contributing to the Women in Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Foundation which supports WITI's Hall of Fame.
  • No One Stands Alone

    WITI strives to create genuinely welcoming environments where each person is treated with equal support and respect. Our policy at the Summit - as at all WITI events - is that no person stands alone; i.e., it is each person's responsibility to welcome a solitary individual into the group. No cliques are tolerated at WITI events.
  • Build. Empower. Inspire.

    The WITI Summit strives to provide unparalleled opportunity to meet with hundreds of tech-savvy women and engage in a free exchange of ideas and experiences.

This Year's Speakers Include

Featured Partners Include

AWIS - Association for Women in Science
ARA - Attract Retain Advance
Diversity In Steam Magazine
Professionals Woman's Magazine
Drone Girl
Emerging Women
Equal Opportunity Magazine
Woman Engineer Magazine
STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine
Girl Develop It
Girls in Tech
Global Tech Women
IEEE Women In Engineering
Million Women Mentors
National Center For Women & Information Technology
She Drones
Institute of International Education
WAAW Foundation
Women in Consumer Technology
WEPAN - Women in Engineering ProActive Network
Women in Manufacturing
Women in STEM Knowledge Center
Women in Tech Africa
WITI - Women in Technology International
Women in Wireless
Women Who Code SF
ADMIN Magazine
AWIS Magazine
CODE Magazine
IUE Magazine
Linux Journal
Linux Pro Magazine
SD Times
Sensors Online
Raspberry Pi Geek
Visibility Magazine
IT Briefcase
IT Performance Improvement
IT Today
Auerbach Publications
The Chamber Link
IT Security Today
Events List Boston
San Francisco Events List
Austin Events List
Fierce Biotech
Fierce CIO
Fierce - IT Security
Fierce Wireless
Hedge Connection
Technology Advice
Parks Associates
Institute for Gender Partnership
Institute for Women's Leadership
Latinas in Computing
LinkedIn - IoT Community
She's Geeky
SV Forum
TiE Silicon Valley
WIP - Wireless Industry Partners

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