6th Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference (WT2) CALL FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS IS NOW CLOSED CONFERENCE DATES: Monday & Tuesday, May 3-4 2021
Please read all requirements before completing the interest form link found at the bottom of this page
About the Conference:
The Women Transforming Technology Conference (WT2) is a consortium of companies and organizations in industry, academia, and non-profit sectors committed to building a community and tackling issues that are top of mind for women in technology. Our goals are to inspire, support, and connect women in all areas and levels of technology in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Time Commitment: Participate in Committee Meetings: 4 (60-90 minute) Zoom meetings during November and early December
Meetings will be held the weeks of: November 9, 16 (Break for Thanksgiving Week) November 30 December 7 (final meeting must be attended live)
The theme of this year’s conference is "Resilience" Resilience means knowing how to cope in spite of setbacks, or barriers, or limited resources. We have experienced one of the toughest periods in recent history and our collective success will depend on our ability to assess, adapt, and even thrive as we move forward. This may mean a course correction, a change in strategy, or even a conscious pause to re-tool. We here at Women Transforming Technology believe together we will be more resilient and will leverage this conference to support each other and the best future for ourselves and our community.
This will be the second year the conference will be virtual allowing attendees to participate from all over the globe.
New: This year we will be adding a Career Exploration Day on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Each program committee will focus on submissions categorized by the following tracks:
Emerging Leadership –
Aimed for the early stage professional who would like to focus on developing their personal brand and gaining insight into their individual leadership style. There is an opportunity to discuss strategies to advance as a woman in the workplace, learning how to find your voice, tactics on building a network, and/or executive presence.
Executive Leadership –
For the more seasoned professional who is already in the managerial track and wanting to advance to the next leadership level. They are confident in their own role and want to focus their learning on how to influence and create impact on a company-wide level. Leadership development in this track should be inclusive of technical women pursuing a PE track as well.
Topics for this breakout can include how to be an inclusive leader, people management styles, how to leverage networking as a power tool, navigating workplace politics, creating greater influence across large organizations, etc.
Aimed for the technical audience, this breakout will be a ‘TED Talk style’ with 15 minutes of presentation followed by Q&A. The goal is to create a sense of community for female technical professionals and arm them with tools to advance their careers.
There is an opportunity to do a deep dive on emerging technology, general open source code, cloud native, the future of Tech, or even a case study topic around social innovation with a technical component.
Career Exploration Day –
For the first time, Women Transforming Technology will host a Career Exploration Day. The goal of this new program is to showcase speakers, panels and workshops focused on exploring career opportunities in tech. Sessions on how to research, apply, interview and negotiate new positions across all levels and areas of technology companies are requested. Timeline: Call for Committee Members: NOW CLOSED Notifications go out: Tuesday, November 3 First meetings begin the week of November 9, 2020 Conference date: Monday & Tuesday, May 3-4, 2021 (Please mark your calendar in the event you are accepted)