Press Release


Amanda Coolong
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Momentum Builds for the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit

Attendance on the rise for annual event June 11-13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA, April 19, 2017 - WITI (Women in Technology International) today announced a 30 percent spike in registrations for its 23rd annual Women in Technology Summit, to be held June 11-13 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California. The conference is on track to exceed 1,300 attendees converging in Silicon Valley to build strategic connections and learn from senior female leaders about impactful ways to advance women’s careers in the technology industry.

"The Women in Technology Summit is committed to delivering best practice collaborative tools, connections and strategies designed to increase innovation, competitiveness, and revenue to the organizations, men and women who attend our annual event," said Carolyn Leighton, founder and chairwoman of WITI.

This year's Summit format includes WITI’s popular Coaching Track featuring over 120 breakout circles and one-on-one mentoring sessions. The WITI Industry Network (WIN) panels will dive into vertical topics like AI, VR, IoT, AgTech and Blockchain while Summit Workshops will provide 60-minute intensives on skills like building business plans for tech startups, making your pitch skills worthy of your ideas, and breaking biased habits.

WITI Board Co-Chair Amanda Coolong is returning as the Summit emcee, and will be joined on stage by confirmed speakers such as Cindy Owyoung, founder of Breaking Glass Forums; IBM Master Inventor and Distinguished Engineer Doreen Galli, PhD; and Beena Ammanath, executive director of Data Science Products at GE.

The Summit is also featuring sessions from key male allies, including:

Additional value adds will include an integrated Business and Technology Expo featuring 30+ companies with a demonstrated interest in empowering women in tech, the Women in Tech Career Fair produced by the Professional Development Network, and the 22nd Annual Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony on Monday, June 12th.

To register and see the full agenda, visit For a limited time, WITI is offering $200 off ticket prices with the promo code "women".

About WITI

Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.