Gloria Bell


WITS Co-Founder and TechGirlz Marketing and Events Manager

Along with a personal passion and commitment to equity and equality in tech and the world in general, Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her role as Founder and Executive Director of the Inspiring Tech Foundation and Founder of The Women In Tech Summit (WITS).

She is a frequent speaker on a multitude of social media and women in technology topics and is a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Media Strategy at Drexel University. Between her current roles and her prior corporate career, Gloria worked with the non-profit, TechGirlz, as the Events and Marketing Manager. Prior to these roles, Gloria provided freelance social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits as the Chief Digital Strategist at Bell Digital Strategies. She also founded Red Stapler Consulting where she worked with businesses and technology startups providing them with business process and operations consulting and social media strategy and implementation.

Gloria is known as a passionate women in technology and business advocate, social media practitioner, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Demonstrating her commitment to the social media and entrepreneurial community, Gloria has served on the Chapter Board of Social Media Club Philadelphia, on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director and on the board of the tech incubator Seed Philly. She has volunteered as an instructor and advisor for GirlDevelopIt, as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend, and as a lead organizer of PodCamp Philly and PodCamp East.

When she is not working to build and grow the community of women in technology, learning more about writing code, studying the latest technology in the social media marketing space, or tweeting away as @gloriabell, she is behind the lens of her camera, in the kitchen baking, digging in her garden, or spending time with friends and family.