Women Who Tech is founded by my good friend Allyson Kapin of Rad Campaign, a web agency that provides web design, development, online marketing and social media strategy to nonprofit organizations and political campaigns. And the Women Who Tech TeleSummit is yet another way Allyson puts her money where her mouth is and supports women in tech. And it truly is one of my very favorite events—ever.
This year’s Women Who Tech TeleSummit will be held on May 23rd (via phone and web), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and there’s simply no reason not to attend. Oh, and the fact that it costs a whopping $20 for the entire day shows the commitment of Women Who Tech to provide resources – and access to them – for everyone. Stop reading; register now.
Diversifying the tech sector is part of the Women Who Tech’s mission – the process of creating products and services and solutions for the masses very much relies on a broad range of perspectives. And getting women and their talents and voices involved is a critical component of success.
Some of the content for the Women Who Tech TeleSummit will include things like:
Funding Your Own Start-up
Changing the World with Open Source
Diversifying Your Tech Teams
Failing Fast and Agile Development
Using Technology and Social Media to Build Social Justice Movements
…and more to come.
You’ll get to hear and interact with killer panelists like Tara Hunt of Buyosphere, Amanda Steinberg of Daily Worth, and Joanne Wilson, who is quite literally changing the angel investing world. Then there’s the inimitable Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas, Shaherose Charania of Founders Labs, author, trainer and nonprofit powerhouse Beth Kanter, named by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in tech, and Claire Diaz Ortiz, who leads the social innovation charge at Twitter.
Isn’t your head already spinning at the thought of all this brainpower in one place and at one time? And for a measly $20? Dudettes … I’m so not done yet. You’ll also hear from WordPress Usability expert Jane Wells of Automattic, Elisa Carnahort Page, the COO and co-founder of BlogHer, and Kaliya Hamlin of She’s Geeky.
Women Who Tech is a vibrant and inclusive community of women and companies who are thriving. And they, collectively, are passionate about providing women an open platform to share talents, experiences and insights. Most importantly, participating in Women Who Tech TeleSummit is an opportunity to invest in yourself.
By participating you’ll be able to listen and talk with some of the amazingly talented and well-known women breaking new ground in technology. Even better, these powerhouses are focused on affecting and inspiring change. In my world, we call that using their powers for good – and it’s phenomenal. Phenomenal to do and equally as amazing to be a part of. And applicable whether you’re in the for-profit or the non-profit space.
So do yourself a favor – stop the million other things you’re doing and do something for yourself. Register for the 4th Annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit to be held on May 23rd (via phone and web) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Or better yet? Enter for a chance to win tickets — we’ve got 2 to give away. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you’re the one who should get a ticket on this post by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, May 21. After that, we’ll randomly select two winners. Good luck!
Update: When some of my smart and totally tech geek friends read this post, they decided to pitch in and donate some MORE tickets to give away. Kudos to Amy Vernon and Liz Scherer for being so amazeballs. Leave your comments here, we’ll be giving away a total of 5 tickets. Tell us a little about why you should be the one we select.