What happens when the most talented and innovative women in technology who work with non-profit organizations and political campaigns get together for the day to discuss the most relevant issues ranging from the Women in Open Source to Fighting Sexism in the Tech Sector? You get Women Who Tech.
Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. We provide a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights.
On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.
- Date: May 12, 2009
- Location: global (telephone and web)
- Panels: See the list of panel sessions here.
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WWT in UK!
Are you in the UK? We are going to put together a WWT after party here in London for all those who take part in the telesummit and want to get together to keep talking, networking, and rejoicing. It will be the evening of the 12th, directly following the telesummit. If you are interested in helping organize, host, or participate, please let me know! (Send an email or leave a comment below)
Why Women Who Tech?
- Women are underrepresented: some of the most gifted folks in technology are women yet they are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs. Furthermore women are significantly underrepresented on panels at major technology conferences.
- To break down barriers: The teleSummit aims to break down the barriers and showcase the brilliant talents of women who tech out.
- To mobilize a network of women: One of our long term goals is to create a database of women technology experts to be used as a resource for the media and tech conference organizers. This database will not only provide a strong network of women in the technology sector but support the creative talents and energies of women who thrive in this arena.