Women in the technology field weren’t something common. Still, nowadays, it is usual to listen to little girls talking about becoming future engineers, scientists, tech-savvy, and more. For that reason, working to empower women in tech worldwide is the main reason behind WomenTech Network, and they bring the Women Tech Conference, a virtual and global event every year. Check out more about it!
What is Women Tech?
This is a program created by WomenTech Network, an organization that wants to change how women perceive technology. This is achieved by enabling women empowerment in the technological field: “...through leadership development, professional growth, mentorship and networking events for professionals.”
WomenTech works powered by: Coding Girls, Tech Family Ventures, and Tallocate. These three organizations come together under WomenTech to promote diversity in tech, increasing the leadership and entrepreneurship among women in tech. They present during the year different events such as diversity talks, networking, interviews, and exploration, all to connect female talents like engineers, data scientists, designers, product managers, and other tech roles. Also, here, they can find opportunities in companies that value diversity and put their same values as a top priority.
Actually, Coding Girls is a platform that focuses on little girls while trying to close the gender gap in technology. Girls have the same rights and opportunities to shine in tech careers. After all, Coding is the future language, and those careers are the drive of the 21st century. They really want to see in the future women in important positions within the tech field. For that reason, they powered WomenTech, as a safe place for female students and recent professionals can find many opportunities. The woman behind all these movements and organizations is Anna Radulovski.
This is The Women Tech Conference
It is known as the Largest Conference for Women in Tech, which can reunite 100 thousand women under the same virtual event. This year the interactive platform featured “…live ceremonies, keynotes, engaging panels, breakout rooms, country & chapter leader sessions, technical workshops, and networking with face-to-face sessions.”
With themes such as work (R)evolution, tech innovation, and purpose, humanity, and collaboration, The Women Tech Conference wants to show how the field is changing to close the gender gap and that everybody has the same opportunities in any area. But especially to fight for those young women that want a place to shine in the tech world. Many other topics are exposed in this conference with tons of information and people to exchange ideas and thoughts.
This year, the speakers brought women working under big companies that proved how hard work fulfills your dreams. Few of these companies are Google, Microsoft, Uber, Tesla, Disney, Amazon, Oracle, and many more. Check out a small peak at the big list of this year speakers that catch the attention of many women around the world during the days of the event:
- Upasna Gautam – Product Manager at CNN
- Claudia Minzi – Head Of Cybersecurity and Tech Controls for Latam and Canada
- Ideshini Naidoo – Head of Engineering: Legal Practice & Productivity at Thomson Reuters
- Anu Dodda – Head of Engineering at Thomson Reuters
- Ashley Siegel – Outreach and Engagement Lead at The Walt Disney Company
- Shelli Brunswick – Chief Operating Officer and Executive Leader of the Center for Innovation and Education at Space Foundation
- Fabiola Amador – COO & Executive Delivery Manager at GFT Mexico
- Federica Nocera – Principal Software Engineering Lead at Microsoft at Microsoft CSE
- Hernan Asorey – Chief Data Officer at Microsoft CSE
- Nitasha Chopra – Chief of Staff & Director of Global Strategy, Internet of Things Group at Intel
- Joy Tan – Senior Vice President, Public Affairs at Huawei Technologies USA
- Sara Luchian – Director, Passenger Experience at Virgin Hyperloop
- Graciela Perez – Founder / Principal at Lean Sigma Tech LLC
- Sayali Patil – Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco
- Monique Morrow – Senior Distinguished Architect, Emerging Technologies at Syniverse Technologies
- Alaina Talboy – Design Researcher II at Microsoft
- Sree Ratnasinghe – Director, Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services
- Gayatri Iyengar – Sr Manager Engineering at Uber
- Ariel Solomon – Sr. Manager, Business Transformation & Analytics at Tesla
We are already waiting to check what next year these women will bring. The world definitely needs more women in fields that are our future. Never underestimate female power. Great things can happen if we give our girls the chance to dream of becoming engineers, data scientists, tech-savvy, and any other tech profession. Keep in touch with the Magazine to learn more about how the gender gap is decreasing, and the world is becoming an equal place.
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