Organization expanding to reach new communities of women in technology based on success of its annual Philadelphia Summit
July 30, 2015 (Philadelphia) – The Women in Tech Summit, a series of annual events that inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry, announced today the addition of a new 2015 summit in Baltimore. The Baltimore Women in Tech Summit will be the first event outside of the organization’s native Philadelphia, and introduces the next phase for the conference as it expands to bring the event’s valuable content to new regions.
The 2015 Baltimore Women in Tech Summit will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the University of Baltimore Business Center, and is sponsored by the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business. The event will kick off with an opening keynote by connection-maker, networking strategist and expert community manager Kelly Hoey, who is the co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile, LLC (WIM), the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. Following the keynote speech, will be a full day of additional speaker sessions, workshops and a networking lunch.
“There’s a large gap in the technology industry for women,” said Gloria Bell, Operations Director of the Women in Tech Summit. “For women already in the tech field or young women looking to enter the industry, the Summit is an exceptional way to find a supportive group of professional, like-minded women sharing the same journey.”
Founder of TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to become future technology leaders, and also the chief marketing officer at Chariot Solutions, Tracey Welson-Rossman created the Women in Tech Summit four years ago as a way to get Philadelphia-area women in technology together to talk about all the important things that were missing in the current technology conference market.
“The Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit has been so successful over the past four years, bringing technology-focused women from all over the region together to learn and share ideas,” said Welson-Rossman. “It provides real, actionable opportunities for women to further their careers in tech with hands-on workshops, networking and in-depth discussions that delve into what really matters for women in this industry.”
One of the very few women-in-technology conferences available, the Women in Tech Summit provides attendees with insight and opportunities uniquely tailored to the needs of women working in the technology industry. Each summit includes deep, hands-on workshops, information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them, as well as networking opportunities with other women.
The Women in Tech Summit was first held in Philadelphia in 2011, and attracted an attendance of 150 local professionals in technology. This year, the 2015 Philadelphia Summit sold out with 325 people in attendance, and had a waiting list surpassing 250 individuals. The success of the event in Philadelphia, combined with strong attendee requests, sparked the event’s expansion to add the new Baltimore Summit.
“By expanding to new regions, we are able to bring together strong, local, women-centered technology communities in areas where we know women can both benefit and contribute to the amazing content the Women in Tech Summit provides,” Bell said. “The success of the Philadelphia Summit proved just how much desire and support there is for these events.”
Each summit is produced by The Women in Tech Summit organization alongside a local volunteer committee in the specific summit’s region. Each local committee assists with planning the event, securing speakers from the local women in tech community, and managing the marketing of the event to ensure it meets the needs of each region.
All profits generated from each summit will support the non-profit TechGirlz and its ongoing mission to reduce and eliminate the gender gap in computer and other technology occupations. TechGirlz hosts free and fun hands-on workshops to empower middle-school age girls to be the next generation of technology leaders.
Tickets for the Baltimore Women in Tech Summit are available for purchase through the summit’s website at
About The Women in Tech Summit
A series of annual, multi-location events, The Women in Tech Summit works to inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. Each event is organized with the goal 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. By providing attendees with a unique combination of in-depth, hands-on tech workshops; discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them; and networking opportunities with other women in technology, The Women in Tech Summit provides a venue to bring together and empower women across the technology industry. For more information about the summit or to register for an upcoming summit, visit the website at