Girls in Tech Catalyst London | Call for Speakers | September 13-14, 2017

  • By: joannafurlong
  • Posted: March 27, 2017

Women represent less than 20% of management roles at tech companies. Girls in Tech, a global organization dedicated to empowering women in tech, is determined to change the statistics by inspiring and empowering the next generation of women.

One of the ways we ignite change for women in STEM is with our annual Catalyst Conference. This conference kicked off in the U.S. five years ago. It attracts some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, with more than 1,000 women attending. Confirmed speakers at the 2017 conference include: Sallie Krawcheck (CEO, Ellevest), Aaron Levie (CEO, Box), Obi Felten (Director, Google X), Nidhi Gupta (SVP Engineering, Hired), Donna Boyer (Head of Product, AirBnB) and Connie Guglielmo (Editor, CNET). See the full line-up here.

Now, we are bringing the Catalyst Conference to London, September 13-14! We’re looking for passionate technology leaders to speak at this two-day event, hosted at Bloomberg headquarters. Would you, or someone you know, like to submit a speaking proposal?

Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference London 2017

About Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech is a global non-profit organization, dedicated to empowering women in STEM. Since launching in 2007, we’ve amassed more than 50,000 members and 60 chapters around the world. Our rapid growth and dedicated member base can be attributed to a single, global issue: funneling women into STEM fields—and retaining them once they get there—is a persistent challenge.

About the Catalyst Conference

The Catalyst Conference is Girls in Tech’s flagship annual event. The conference attracts more than 1,000 women in STEM careers, mostly young women in the first 5-10 years of their career. These women are entrepreneurs, ‘intrapreneurs’, startup employees, developers, designers, product marketers. Each day is jammed full of “TedX-style” presentations from impressive leaders and intimate networking opportunities.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for dynamic leaders to deliver ~20 minute presentations in the categories of leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. Ideally, speakers are founders, C-level or senior VPs. They’re willing to share their personal stories—and lessons learned—with an audience of ambitious young tech professionals.

Submit your brief proposal here – we’ll be in touch!

Thank you,

The Girls in Tech Team


4 thoughts on “Girls in Tech Catalyst London | Call for Speakers | September 13-14, 2017

  • To whom it may concern,

    I am writing on behalf of Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach and Co-Founder of COACCEL: The Human Accelerator. Cam has been speaking around the world for many years, focusing on women’s empowerment, women in tech, leadership, and building entrepreneurial communities/ecosystems. You can read more about Cam on her LinkedIn. Below is her bio for your reference.

    I visited your website and was wondering if your organization is interested in adding a dynamic speaker to your 2017 conference.

    Cameron Kashani (Cam) is the “Godmother of Silicon Beach”, an Expert Speaker with US State Department, 3x founder, and single mom of twin boys. She’s worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 700+ startups. She previously cofounded the first coworking space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs in 2010, Coloft. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen and others. Cam is on a mission is to humanize business, and her vision is a global economy that thrives on “WE” as opposed to “ME”. While Cam works with men and women, she has a deeply rooted passion for working specifically with women as she believes that women that embrace their deeply rooted power can collectively shift the energy in business, and ultimately create a more harmonious environment for us all.

    If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    All the best,

    Alanna Samarin

    • joannafurlong says:

      HI Alanna, we are booked for the June Conference. But we’ll add her to the list of prospects for future events. Thank you!

  • Deepali says:

    I am champion and support STEM and women in technology programs run by the organisation I work for.More importantly I am core technologist myself based out of Dubai. I would like to speak at the Catlyst conference , I would like to know if this conference invites speakers outside of UK.

    • joannafurlong says:

      HI Deepali, our line-up is full for our Catalyst Conference in June, but you can certainly fill out the form for the London conference to submit a proposal. Thanks!

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