PRESS RELEASE :: CATALYST CONFERENCE OPENS WITH THE MAYOR AND A POOL PARTY

GIRLS IN TECH – CATALYST CONFERENCE

April 26th to 28th

Speakers, Sponsors, and Soundbites

PHOENIX – Silicon Valley-based non-profit Girls in Tech has big plans for their annual Catalyst Conference in downtown Phoenix Sunday, April 26th through Tuesday, April 28th at Hotel Palomar.

Sponsored by top industry partners and corporations, SamsungGoDaddy, Axosoft, State Farm, Capital One, Intel, The City of Phoenix, DLA Piper, WebPT, Battery Ventures, Apollo, and Phoenix Business Journal,  the conference will offer participants a chance to hear from more than 45 notable female presidents, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, venture capitalists, journalists, and leaders in the tech industry and STEM fields.  Attendees will also have access to a broad selection of workshops, panels and hands-on resources to help advance women in technology careers.

The action packed event will kick off with a “Sunday Funday” Welcome Reception & Pool Party on the roof-top at Hotel Palomar, followed a VIP Cocktail soiree’ and speech by the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton on Monday, April 27:

Catalyst Conference “Sunday Funday” Welcome Reception & Pool Party

Time:  1 PM – 6 PM

Date:  Sunday, April 26

Where:  Roof-top of Hotel Palomar

Girls in Tech “Silicon Desert Party” Presented by Axosoft

Time:  7 PM – 10 PM

Date: Monday, April 27

Where:  The Croft Phoenix

Tenured speakers will come from all over the country, offering their knowledge in their field.  Some of the topics to be discussed will include Technology, Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Education, The Grind and the Workplace, Cutting Through The Gender Divide, and Propelling to the Next Level in Your Career.

Some confirmed and invited speakers include:

  • Sandy Carter General Manager IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism
  • Kara Swisher Co/Executive Editor and Co/Founder Re-Code
  • Valerie Casey Chief Product Officer at Samsung Global Innovation Center
  • Yanbing Li VP of Engineering at VMWare
  • Bev Crair Vice President, Data Center and Group General Manager, Storage Group at Intel Corporation

More than 500 participants are expected at this amazing tech event.

And please stay with us at the Hotel Palomar! To get our special room rate and to make reservations, visit the following website: Hotel Palomar Phoenix

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Girls in Tech is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship.  The organization offers initiatives and curriculums for women and girls including mentorship programs, business pitch competitions, online education and more.

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