Call for Committee Members - NOW OPEN! Please complete format the bottom of this page Deadline: October 25 2021
7th Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference (WT2) CONFERENCE DATES: Monday & Tuesday, April 11-12 2022
About the Conference:
Women Transforming Technology (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.
The theme of this year’s conference is "Elevate Joy". The challenges of the past two years have impacted everyone in our community. The theme of the 2022 Women Transforming Technology Conference is “Elevate Joy.” Striving for joy is not about ignoring the difficulties of life but instead reflects our determination to move from surviving to thriving. We ask our speakers to share their stories, experiences and hacks in tech, their careers and personal lives. Let us find the excitement again for our work and our careers together.
Our program this year will focus on:
New technologies that are creating the greatest positive impact and excitement in the world today.
Ways we are overcoming challenges and creating greater positive opportunities and experiences for ourselves and our communities, both personally and professionally.
Over 5,000 attendees will range from students to executives from industry, academia and nonprofit organizations around the globe.
Participate in Committee Meetings: 4 (60-90 minute) Zoom meetings during November and early December
Meetings will be held the weeks of: November 8, 15 (Break for Thanksgiving Week) November 29 December 6 (final meeting must be attended live)
Description of Each Track/Committee Focus:
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.
Senior 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. Topics for this breakout can include how to be an inclusive leader, people management styles, leveraging networking as a power tool, navigating workplace politics, creating greater influence in large organizations, etc. Leadership development in this track should be inclusive of technical women pursuing a PE track as well.
Technical – Aimed for the technical audience, this breakout will be a ‘TED Talk style’ with 15 minutes of presentation and 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, or the future of Tech. Another opportunity could include a case study topic around social innovation with a technical component.
Career Exploration Day – Due to its success in 2021 Women Transforming Technology will again host a Career Exploration Day. The goal of this 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. In addition sessions focused on successful career strategies and practices for elevating joy and success in all aspects of your career are encouraged. Submissions can focus on any roles within technical companies including engineering, marketing, DEI, Finance, etc.
Timeline: Committee Interest Form Closes: Monday, October 25, 2021 Notifications go out: Thursday, October 29, 2021 First Committee Meeting: Week of November 8 2021 Conference date: Monday & Tuesday, April 11-12 2022 (Please mark your calendar in the event you are accepted)
If you are interested in participating in a Program Committee, please complete the form below and we will get back to you no later than Thursday, October 29, 2021. Questions? Contact us.