To increase diversity in tech and to support those who are underrepresented in the tech industry, we created the WITS Ticket Assistance Program. This program provides complimentary admission to a WITS event of their choice to women who are unable to afford to attend, with priority given to women from underrepresented groups in tech*. We welcome anyone identifying as a woman or non-binary, meeting the eligibility criteria, who is interested in being educated, inspired, and connected to other women in tech to apply. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully and complete the entire application. Applications that are not complete or that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.

Requirements:

  • Must be unable to afford to attend on your own or you do not work for a company that will pay for you to attend 
  • US residents only 
  • Must be able to attend the full summit
  • For in-person summits: Must be able to pay for out-of-pocket expenses associated with attending the event (e.g.; travel, meals outside of the event, hotel, etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive a complimentary registration and do not notify WITS that you cannot attend, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes an opportunity away from another individual that could have attended.

APPLY HERE

Answers to some other frequently asked questions: 

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
No, this registration is not transferable. If you are unable to attend, you must notify wits@techgirlz.org no later than 15 days prior to the selected summit.

Can I use my registration for another year?
No, the registration can only be used for a 2021 summit.

I am a woman in tech, but do not identify as any of the racial/ethnic groups listed. Can I still apply for the complimentary registration?
If you are unable to afford to attend, and do not work for a company that could possibly cover your registration, you are eligible to apply. A percentage of the complimentary registrations will be dedicated to the racial/ethnic groups listed to ensure that we are providing opportunities to specific groups that are underrepresented in tech.

I identify as non-binary. Am I eligible to apply if I meet the other criteria?
Absolutely!

I am transgender. Am I eligible to apply if I meet the other criteria?
Absolutely!

Can I apply for this registration if I applied to be a WITS speaker?
Yes, those who applied to be a WITS speaker can also apply for this registration. If you are accepted as a WITS speaker and have received a ticket under this program, your ticket will be given to another applicant.

If I received a ticket under this program to attend WITS before, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, having received a ticket under this program in a prior year does not disqualify you from applying.

*Women from any of the following groups that are underrepresented in tech: African American, Black, Native American, Alaska Native, Latina, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Please note this is not an exhaustive or exclusive list.