For Immediate Release
Innovation Women and Women in Tech Summit Partner to Drive More Opportunities for Women
November 30, 2016 (Boston and Philadelphia) – Today Boston-based Innovation Women (IW) and Philadelphia-based Women in Tech Summit (WITS) announced a new partnership designed to support more visibility for women in technology.
Innovation Women’s mission is to increase diversity onstage at events and conferences, and drive more visibility for its member speakers. Visibility leads to jobs, invitations to join boards, more funding, and connections with customers and partners. Women in Tech Summit events are designed to inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. WITS’ 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.
“As we expand into other regions, having access to great speakers through Innovation Women will help us continue to deliver the highest quality content,” said Gloria Bell, WITS co-founder and director of operations. “Meanwhile, our events will continue to provide attendees with a unique combination of hands-on tech workshops; information and discussions about diverse careers in tech.”
“After speaking at a WITS event, I immediately recognized the unique value the organization provides, welcoming women from a plethora of roles in technology,” said Bobbie Carlton, one of the founders of Innovation Women. “Their depth and breadth provides great opportunities for our speakers.”
Innovation Women is supporting WITS’ non-profit partner, TechGirlz, by donating a portion of the proceeds from its current “Good4Girls” promotion. Speakers who sign up for a new profile can receive a $25 discount on the annual fee and TechGirlz also receives a $25 donation when the speaker uses the code Good4TG.
The WITS organization has been running events in Philadelphia for the last four years and expanded this year to other cities. The 2017 slate has events set for:

  • Washington, D.C (March 2017)
  • Philadelphia, PA (April 21-22, 2017)
  • Boston, MA (July 22, 2017)
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC (Fall 2017)

WITS will invite speakers from the IW database in addition to accepting submissions for speakers for future events. The 2017 WITS Call for Speakers is now open and accepting submissions through January 15, 2017. WITS will also offer its speaker members, alumni and guests discounted access to Innovation Women memberships.
About the Women in Tech Summit
The Women in Tech Summit is a series of events that inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. WITS provides attendees with a unique combination of hands-on tech workshops; information and discussions about diverse careers in tech and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and roles in technology. All profits generated from each event support the non-profit and its ongoing mission to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.
About Innovation Women
Innovation Women is a “visibility bureau” – focused on providing great female speakers for everything from local meetups to the largest global conferences. Event managers get their own free accounts to access the Innovation Women speaker bureau database. Once approved, they have access to the speaker profiles and can invite speakers to their event. Paying a small fraction of what a PR agency or speakers bureau would cost, speakers gain high-ROI visibility. The goal is to gender-balance panels by placing an equal number of talented female speakers at events. For more information, visit or follow @WomenInno on Twitter.
Contact: Bobbie Carlton, 781-718-7619