About

About

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The Women in Tech Summit is a series of events that inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. Our mission is to support the community of women currently working in technology and to help pave the way for women and young women who want to enter the industry.

The Women in Tech Summit provides attendees with a unique combination of hands-on tech workshops; discussions about trending topics in technology; information on thriving through tech career phases and facets; and lasting connections with other women working on both the business and technical sides of technology. The Women in Tech Summit knows that working in tech is not just about coding but about all aspects of careers in technology. The conference brings together women in many different types of careers in tech and at every level from students to senior executives.

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All profits generated from each event support the non-profit TechGirlz.org and its ongoing mission to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, leaders and students. TechGirlz shares their free workshop curriculum with companies, organizations, schools and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology.

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Our Team

GloriaBellGloria Bell
Co-Founder and Operations Director
Kelly-Hoey-cropKelly Hoey
Advisor
BeccaReffordCircleBecca Refford
Website Developer

Code of Conduct

The Women in Tech Summit is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants include attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff.

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please report it immediately. You can report it to a member of the Women in Tech Summit committee, a volunteer or to the conference contacts listed below. Women in Tech Summit committee and volunteers can be identified by their name badges.
Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events. If you find this policy restrictive, please do not attend or speak at the conference.

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Harassment policy adapted from the geek feminism wiki.