Are you a female-identifying person working in the thrilling world of tech? Are you seeking a mentor? Do you want to brush up on the latest trends? While virtual events and webinars can help you meet like-minded professionals and learn new skills, nothing is as motivating as being in a room with your tech-working peers! With many women in technology conferences returning to their in-person editions, there has never been a better time to start planning your networking opportunities for 2023!
Breakout sessions and panel discussions will fascinate every tech professional, covering various topics from data ethics to algorithm design and sustainability to space exploration. With plenty of networking opportunities built into the agenda, WiDS is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and brightest.
Another huge draw of the Simmons Leadership Conference is the incredible speakers on offer. Previous keynote speakers have included world-famous role models such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brené Brown, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. With ample opportunities for female professionals to network with industry leaders, this inspirational event draws over 8500 attendees yearly with a staggering success rate. Over 99% of those surveyed state they will return to the conference, and with such glowing reviews, we have FOMO already!
Sponsored by well-respected powerhouses like Deloitte, Bloomberg, and Cisco, the sessions range from short lightning talks to in-depth workshops. With ample chances to learn and network with leading experts in the cybersecurity field, WiCyS's agenda breaks the mold with one notable feature, a capture-the-flag game that is sure to get everyone talking!
Other sessions include Targeting Critical Mid-Level Career Development, where managers can gain crucial ideas on navigating ambitious teams and providing bespoke opportunities for employees to grow. If you want to impress the boss, catch the New Tech Trends talk to come back to the office with a competitive edge!
Last year's speakers included Sandy Carter, SVP & Channel Chief at AWS/Unstoppable Domains, and Megan Flamer, CEO at Mindful Under Fire and Head of Startup Programs at Monash University. After absorbing the day's lessons, stay on for the evening's arrangements, where dinner offers the chance to pick the brains of fellow female tech workers.
Featuring an awe-inspiring array of talks, previous speakers have included thought leaders from IBM, Microsoft, and Mercedes Benz. With such an impressive roster of businesses in attendance, the Women in Tech Global Impact Summit has been featured in Forbes and Tech Insider. Spread across the world, various venues are available, from Barcelona to Berlin, Toronto, or New York City.
Want to stand out? Sign up for the Soapbox Corner, where you can take the stand to share your innovative ideas or spark a debate with provided prompts. Those who make their mark will be offered a space on the 2024 speakers list!
Looking for mentorship? Hear industry leaders and entrepreneurs share the challenges they have faced and the advice they have utilized in their professional journeys. This year's impressive roster includes Montse Montaner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novartis, and Cliodhna Kirk, IT Lead at Greenpeace.
Wondering what is on the agenda? 2022 saw attendees discuss topics ranging from the Intersection of Career, Technology and the Future of Work to Breaking Barriers in the Metaverse. After a thought-provoking day, attendees can continue making career-shifting connections at the networking reception and onsite expo.
Who are the big names you can expect to see? Previous sponsorship has come from esteemed tech companies like Netflix, Adobe, Google, and Uber, to name a few! But the inspiration doesn't stop there. Past keynote speakers include Arianna Huffington, and the agenda is packed full of thought-provoking sessions you won't want to miss!