SILICON VALLEY FORUM PRESENTS

Women In Tech Festival

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SILICON VALLEY FORUM PRESENTS

2021 Women In Tech Festival

3-Day Hybrid Event from October 13-15,
The Glasshouse - San Jose, CA

Apply to Speak: Take the Stage IRL!

Apply to Lead a Workshop: Take the Virtual Stage!

#SVFWiTF21 #SVFWomenTechFest

TICKET TYPES

All-Access IN-PERSON Pass (3-DAYS) Includes:

• 2 in-person days of keynotes, power talks, panels, pitch competition & in-person networking
• Continental breakfast for 2 days
• Complimentary lunch for 2 days
• Coffee, tea, snacks, & refreshments for 2 days
• Access to cocktail party & mixer
• 1 virtual day of talks, workshops, networking, recruiting & career development
• 1 day of a virtual yoga session to kick off the day with intention!

All-Access VIRTUAL Pass
(3-DAYS) Includes:

• 2 virtual days of keynotes, power talks, panels, pitch competition & networking
• 1 virtual day of talks, workshops, networking, recruiting & career development
• 3 days of a virtual morning yoga session to kick off the days with intention!

One-Day VIRTUAL Pass
(1-DAY) Includes:

• 1 virtual day of talks, workshops, networking, recruiting & career development
• 1 day of a virtual yoga session to kick off the day with intention!

About the event

“Amazing Festival! Raw, Real and Refreshing. Speakers shared great tools and tips for thriving as founders, leaders in tech.”     –Festival attendee

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 three full days virtually and in-person of inspiring talks, keynotes, startup pitches, thought-provoking discussions, educational workshops, career mentorship and networking.


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

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2021 Diversity Sponsor Available

Sponsor our “Diversity Scholarship” this year and gift free tickets to women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds!

Last year, our Diversity Sponsor was able to gift 150+ tickets to women from underrepresented communities, including Black, Latinx, & American Indian!

If you are interested, someone from our Women in Tech Festival team would love to chat with you.

2021 Speakers to be announced soon!

Click here to see our 2020 Keynote Speakers  

Keynotes

Riana Lynn

Founder & CEO, Journey Food

Sarah Kunst

Managing Director, Cleo Capital

Minda Harts

CEO and Author, The Memo LLC

Pat Wadors

Chief People Officer, Procore

Goldie Chan

Global Speaker, Strategist and Writer

Sarah Kunst

Founder and CEO of madeBOS

Adiba Barney

Author, Former CEO, Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocate at METAvivor

Elizabeth M. Adams

Stanford University Race & Technology Fellow

Panelists & Power Talks

Jomayra Herrera

Senior Associate, Cowboy VC

Sheela Sukumaran

Partner & Technology Industry Leader, Mercer

Diana Albarran

Technical Partner to VP of Systems Engineering, Maxar Technologies | Cofounder of Latinas in STEM Foundation

Pat Wadors

Chief People Officer, Procore

Goldie Chan

Global Speaker, Strategist and Writer

Martha Hernández

Founder and CEO of madeBOS

Adiba Barney

Author, Former CEO, Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocate at METAvivor

Elizabeth M. Adams

Stanford University Race & Technology Fellow

Jen Cohen

VP of Core Engineering, Toyota Research Institute

Kathryn Ross

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures NA Lead

Linda Pouliot

CEO and Founder, Dishcraft Robotics

Maria Oliveira Tamellini

CoFounder and COO, GamerSafer

Pashara Black

Events & Community Outreach Manager, StrongKey

Alley Lyles

Marketing Director, FemTech Focus

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst

Aruna Ravichandran

VP/CMO, Webex Collaboration Cisco

Zoe Share

CEO, Schmooz Media

Samara Mejia Hernandez

Founding Partner of Chingona Ventures

Tina Eskridge

Sr. Director of Marketing, Microsoft

Lorraine Vargas-Townsend

Chief People Officer at A Cloud Guru

Lizanne Vaughan

SVP, Chief People Officer, Getty Images

Kristina Jones

Author | Founder & CEO of Guardianlane.com

ShaKeia Kegler

Founder of GovLia & Code To Eat

Kunbi Tinuoye

Founder & CEO, UrbanGeekz.com

Charu Sharma

Film Producer, Real Moms of Silicon Valley Host, Working Mothers Podcast I Tech Entrepreneur I Startup Advisor I Investor

Poonam Mor Sigroha

Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft

Brittiney Jones

Diversity Consultant, Oracle

De’Havia Stewart

Business Strategist, Accenture

Susan Hailey

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, OpenText

What's New at the 2021 Women in Tech Festival?

 

We’re formulating sessions around career development that will give you actionable items and key insights designed to enhance your soft and technical skills as well as prepare you for the next stage of your career.

We will have company recruiting booths so you can meet your next employer, find your next gig!

Meet Our Past Pitch Competition Winners

In 2021 This Could be You!

Fiona Edwards Murphy
2020 Winner

CEO and CoFounder, ApisProtect

Riana Lynn
2019 Winner

Founder, Journey Foods

Pree Walia
2018 Winner

Founder, Preemadonna

Kristina Bingham Jones
2017 Winner

Founder, Court buddy

Pitch Application is
Now Open!

“Thank you for all your support, feedback and belief over the past few months. We really appreciate the events that you’ve organized – they’ve helped me become a much stronger presenter and boarded our network.”         – Pitch Company

2021 Agenda - Coming Soon!

DAY 1: In-Person

Time - 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Hosted at the Glasshouse in San Jose, CA

DAY 2: In-Person

Time - 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Hosted at the Glasshouse in San Jose, CA

More details to come soon!

DAY 3: Virtual

Time - 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Hosted virtually via Zoom!

Join Our Volunteer Team!

This year our 3-DAY festival will be a hybrid event from October 13-15, 2021— with 1 virtual day and 2 in-person days.

For the in-person days we would love some extra hands, whether that be helping us as a greeter, a stage manager, an emcee or a casual photographer snapping pics, and more! We would love to have you join us! 

Please fill out the application form below!

2021 Sponsors

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.