Festival Date Change! Due to ongoing public safety concerns, the Women in Tech Festival has been moved to November 13 and 14, 2020. If you have already purchased a ticket, please check your inbox for an email with more information. You can also contact us at info@siliconvalleyforum.com.




Friday, November 13 – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Mountain View, CA

 #SVFWIT20  #SVFWomenTechFest 


Early tickets on sale until July 13, 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.

2020 Speakers


more to be announced

Panelists & Power Talks

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2020 Workshops & Leaders

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Pitch Judges

more to be announced

2020 Agenda

check back for updates!

Subject to change

Day 1 – November 13, 2020

1 pm - 5:30 pm

12:15 – 1:00 PM        Registration & Networking

1:00 – 1:10 PM          Welcoming Remarks: Denyse Cardozo, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum

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 – 3:35 PM          Pitch Session Introduction

3:35 – 3:45 PM          Introduction of Judges:
Megan Holston Alexander, Unusual Ventures
Chris Yeh, Blitzscaling Ventures
Maria Salamanca, Unshackled Ventures

3:45 – 5:00 PM          Startups Pitch!

5:15 – 5:30 PM          Keynote: Riana Lynn, CEO of Journey Foods and 2019 Pitch Competition Winner

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

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

Day 2 – November 14, 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: Topic TBD

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

Networking Sponsor

Cocktail 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 sponsorsvf@siliconvalleyforum.com 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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