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Patricia Arquette, Multiple Award Winning Actor and Humanitarian, to Lead a Stellar Lineup of of Speakers at the 21st Annual Women in Technology Summit

San Jose, CA, April 21, 2015 - WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global business organization for women in technology with more than 150,000 members worldwide, announced today its keynote speakers and session topics for its 21st Annual Summit. The Summit will focus on IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Leadership, Cloud, Community Brand Building and how women in technology are enhancing our lives and world by bringing the "Internet to Life". WITI is still taking reservations for the Summit that will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton San Jose. For more information visit

WITI is pleased to announce that Patricia Arquette continues her quest to share her thoughts on equality for women by kicking off the event from 5:00 – 5:45 on May 31. Arquette, who recently won an Oscar© for best actress for her work in the movie Boyhood, continues to make headlines about her passionate acceptance speech about equal rights for women. Arquette currently plays the leading role in the television series CSI:Cyber where she plays a Cyber psychologist who tracks and solves online illegal activity. WITI believes that Arquette's passion for women's equality and her other causes will help inspire ALL women worldwide to believe that they are unique and need to believe in themselves, their purpose, and the value they bring to others.

"WITI supports women worldwide in technology more than ever as they continue to leave tech in droves while facing challenges such as equal pay, recognition for their work, and promotions at executive levels," explains Carolyn Leighton, WITI founder and chairwoman. We are excited to have such a diverse and acclaimed group of speakers who will share how they are not only "talking the talk" but are also "walking the walk" to overcome the obstacles and challenges they have and continue to face in their careers."

The Annual Summit continues to bring together a diverse group of speakers, sponsors, partners, and attendees who want to empower, inspire, and build communities of professional, women in technology. WITI's mission is to help women and men understand that advancing women is good for business, help women replace their anger and frustration with strategy, and replace competition with collaboration.

Keynote Speakers

Session Topics

Speakers and topics are subject to change. For the latest information on the agenda and speakers, visit

How to Register

To register for WITI's 2015 Annual Summit, please visit Registration is open through the entire event.

About WITI

WITI, founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, is the world's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of exceptionally successful women leaders, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. For more information please visit: