Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2, 2020

Mountain View, CA

 #SVFWIT20  #SVFWomenTechFest 


Early tickets on sale until March 12th, 2020!

About the Women in Tech Festival

Silicon Valley Forum’s annual Women in Tech Festival celebrates women in STEM, business, and leadership who work to inspire, engage, and empower other women. The Women in Tech Festival invites ALL women (as well as anyone who supports the advancement of women and believes in the importance of diversity) to join together for two full days of inspiring talks, startup pitches, thought-provoking discussions, educational workshops, and career mentorship sessions.

At the Women in Tech Festival, you’ll create lasting connections and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive and fun environment.

Silicon Valley Forum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

2020 Agenda

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Subject to change

Day 1 – May 1, 2020

1 pm - 5:30 pm

12:15 – 1:00 PM        Registration & Networking

1:00 – 1:10 PM          Welcoming Remarks: Denyse Cardozo, SVF + Sponsor Company (5 min/ea)

1:10 – 1:30 PM          Opening Keynote: Sarah Kunst, Managing Director, Cleo Capital

1:30 – 2:15 PM          Panel Discussion: Finding Balance: Parenthood & Entrepreneurship
                                             Lessons and advice from 4 Entrepreneurs & Super-moms achieving work/life success

2:15 – 3:30 PM          Workshops, Demo Hall, Brella Networking, Career Connection

3:30 – 3:45 PM          Emcee introduction + Pitch rules + housekeeping

3:45 – 3:55 PM          Introduction of Judges

5:15 – 5:30 PM          Keynote: Riana Lynn, Journey Foods

5:30 – 5:40 PM          Announce winning companies + closing remarks

5:40 – 6:30 PM          Happy Hour + Networking

Day 2 – May 2, 2020

9:30 am - 6 pm

8:30 – 9:30 AM            Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40 AM            Opening Remarks: Denyse Cardozo, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

9:40 – 10:00 AM          Keynote Address

10:00 – 10:45 AM        Panel: The Art of Inclusion: From Ageism to Equality in the Workplace
In a world that seems more divided than ever, creating an inclusive space at work has never been more imperative – or more challenging – for companies of every size. Our panelists will discuss why a cross-generational workforce is invaluable, and how diversity of ideas, skills, and experience can enhance each other, and how employers can do their part to ensure that ageist attitudes and practices no longer have a place in the workforce.

10:45 – 11:15 AM         Exhibitor Hall + Brella Networking

11:15 – 12:05 PM         Panel: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure their Seat at the Table
Women of color face unique challenges to success in the workplace: managing continual microaggressions, navigating undeniable racism, leveraging career allies in positions of power, and more. All of these challenges are addressed in Minda Harts’ new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. Minda Hart will moderate this panel of powerhouse women of color and dive into the themes and success tactics from The Memo. Learn how to invest in yourself and identify and develop the skills needed to help you get ahead to claim your seat at the table.

12:05 – 12:35 PM          Power Talk Block

12:35 – 2:30 PM            Lunch, Workshops, Exhibitor Hall, Networking, Career Connection

2:30 – 3:30 PM              Power Talk Block

3:30 – 3:45 PM              Short Leg Stretcher

3:45 – 4:45 PM              Power Talk Block

4:45 – 5:25 PM              Panel: The Future of Work: Built by Women
Our speakers will address how women are taking the lead on the future of work, and the solutions we need to adopt to thrive as things continue to shift and change at a rapid pace. They will also discuss the implications in Artificial Intelligence and other technologies, and how these changes will affect how we lead and work.

5:25 – 5:45 PM             Closing Keynote

5:45 PM                       Thank you & that’s a wrap!

View program highlights from 2019! View the 2019 agenda


2020 VENUE

Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

2020 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Cocktail Sponsor

Networking Sponsor

Supporting Partner

Networking Platform

Community Partners

Diversity and Inclusion Sponsorships

New in 2020! Support an under-represented community to attend our 2020 Women in Tech Festival. All sponsors and donators will have visible representation on our website, at the event, and on all printed materials. Email us at if you’re interested!

Latinas in Tech:
Ticket bundle of 6:  $1,000
Ticket bundle of 12:  $2,000

Lesbians Who Tech:
Ticket bundle of 6:  $1,000
Ticket bundle of 12:  $2,000

Justification Letter

If you need a bit of extra support to convince your employer to sponsor your ticket to the Women in Tech Festival, download our official Justification letter to help make your case.

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