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...
Special 2016 Summit Features
Just added! The WITI Art CaféThe 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 TrackBy 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 DayTo 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 GirlsA 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 PanelsThe 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 ExpoThe 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 CelebrationMeet 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 OpportunitiesFrom 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 AuctionWITI'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 AloneWITI 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.