Press Release


Press and analyst contacts:
David Leighton
(818) 788-9484

WITI Partners with Jabil's Blue Sky Center on the First Annual Women in Sports, Entertainment and Technology Symposium

Highlights Collaboration among Sports, Entertainment & Technology

San Jose, CA, February 24, 2016 - WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global business organization for women in technology with more than 150,000 members worldwide, announced today the First Annual Sports, Entertainment and Technology Symposium, to be held on March 31, 2016 at Jabil’s Blue Sky Innovation Center in San Jose, CA.

Wearables and fitness bands are now big business. Users are consuming content through tablets, phones, computers and even watches. This incredible growth is creating many opportunities for partnerships among the technology, sports and entertainment worlds.

Keynotes Announced:

At the WITI Sports, Entertainment and Technology Symposium, attendees will hear from key players who are leading the way for women as these industries converge.

The Symposium consists of sessions showcasing women’s individual achievements, and sharing experiences in various segments of the sports industry at both the technology and professional executive levels. The emphasis will be on personal and professional insights, mentorship, and the empowerment of women in sports and technology.

Unlike many technology-specific events, WITI events also focus on strategies, tactics and resources for helping attendees succeed in the high-growth sector. �"WITI encourages and welcomes men to participate as partners with women to help each other realize their full potential and to develop world-class organizations that fully leverage the skills and contributions of all,” states Carolyn Leighton, Founder and Chair of WITI.

In addition to hosting the Symposium, Jabil will host the WITI Taste of Technology Reception, showcasing hands-on demos of the hottest technologies in IoT, Wearables, and more. Attendees are invited to experience the latest in health, sports, medical, home, and fashion technologies, meet with the companies producing these devices, and network with tech-savvy women and men from around the Bay Area.

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:

For more information about the Symposium visit