3 Days. 200 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities.

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

Highlights from Last Year's Summit

  • Patricia Arquette Returned!

    Award-winning actress and humanitarian Patricia Arquette returned to the WITI Summit for the second year – in a Keynote Session featuring her support of gender issues and equality.
  • The Coaching Track

    By popular demand, WITI's new COACHING TRACK featured 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.
  • 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 featured 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 Dale Thomas Vaughn, Co-Founder of the Gender Leadership Group – helped 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.
  • Drone Engineering Workshop for Middle School and High School Girls

    A half-day session on Sunday, June 5, explore new capabilities in STEM education as girls worked 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 were encouraged to attend and support the contestants – and did so, with gusto!
  • 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 interacted with an augmented reality art exhibit, learned how to creatively use augmented reality for solutions, and participated in demos and discussions with artists about working with technology to unleash creativity.
  • 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, six interactive WINS panels provided a forum for women in: IoT; Sports Wearables; Digital Marketing; Health/Medical/BioTech; Mobile/Infrastructure/Networks; and Social Media.
  • Business & Technology Expo

    The 2016 WITI Summit hosted a co-located Expo, with a new format: the Expo took place in the “town square” instead of in a separate expo hall, so attendees were always in the middle of the action – with opportunities to visit exhibitors and sponsors in a relaxed setting. More than 40 top companies with a demonstrated interest in empowering women to succeed in technology displayed products and services. Career development continued to be a focus. Exhibitors had both HR executives and product managers (and top C-level management as well) ready to speak with Summit attendees.
  • Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration

    Five key leaders in science and technology were 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 embolden, inspire, and empower us all to achieve even higher levels of excellence than we imagined.
  • Networking Opportunities

    Networking opportunities were abundant! From the Sunday night Founder's Reception hosted by WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton – to our grand finale networking reception on Tuesday, which featured a meet-and-greet with Patricia Arquette. In between, box lunches on Monday and Tuesday provided an opportunity for attendees to create their own coaching circle schedules, 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.

Plan to Attend Next Year!

WITI's 23rd Annual Summit will be held June 11-13, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California. You won't want to miss it!

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Featured Partners Include

AWIS - Association for Women in Science
ARA - Attract Retain Advance
Bharat Connect
Diversity In Steam Magazine
Professionals Woman's Magazine
Drone Girl
Emerging Women
Equal Opportunity Magazine
Woman Engineer Magazine
STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine
Cloud Market Research
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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