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Women and Men from Around the World Converge in Silicon Valley for the 22nd Annual Women in Technology Summit

WITI Takes Event to the Next Level With A-List Speakers, New Workshops and Programs

San Jose, CA, April 28, 2016 - WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global business organization for women in technology with more than 150,000 members worldwide, today announced its featured topics and new programs for its 22nd Annual Women in Technology International Summit, to be held June 5-7 in San Jose, CA at the DoubleTree by Hilton. A special early bird rate is still available. For more information contact 800-334-WITI.

The Summit is the annual gathering for women and men who work in the technology sector at all levels from around the world. Attendees will converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women and men committed to helping each other succeed.

Highlighted Program Topics Include

New Programs

By popular demand, the 2016 WITI Summit will feature more than a dozen structured Coaching Workshops and over 100 Coaching Circles, entitled:

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 middle and high school 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. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend and support the contestants.

Women in Tech Programs for Men

WITI welcomes men to join the Summit, especially on June 7, to attend sessions designed to share insights on how women leaders are, and continue to 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”; and Ben Schick, Senior Consultant and Executive Coach from the Institute for Gender Partnership, will help men learn how to become stronger allies, champion women programs in their companies, and help bring more awareness about the value of gender parity in the workplace.

Sponsorships and booths at the Women In Technology Business Expo are also still available. For more information on how to participate in these program elements please contact 800-334-WITI.

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: