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?
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.
The Girls in Tech Team