Women Impact Tech

ATX | September 24, 2019

Recap

Making an Impact, Together

On September 24, 2019 at The LINE Hotel, 300+ top female engineers were able to network with the top tech companies who are committed to inclusion and innovation in Austin. Through panels, keynotes and presentations, companies and attendees alike were able to engage in meaningful and actionable conversation surrounding the past and future impact of women in tech.

Who Joined Us

300+ Diverse Engineers & Tech Leaders

Profile:

Companies

Schools

Specializations

  • Backend Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Systems Architecture
  • Full Stack/Front End Development
  • SRE/DevOps
  • Data Engineering/Data Science
  • Mobile Development
  • Engineering Management

Experience:

32%

1-4 Years
Experience

27%

5-8 Years
Experience

41%

8+ Years
Experience



Experience:

Degree Major

Degree Type

Who Joined US

Women Impact Tech partnered with the Austin's top tech companies to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and female equality in tech

What They are Saying?

Hear from event attendees

93% Met and Exceeded Expectations


Engineers and Tech Leaders

The panels were very energizing and inspiring. They provided good takeaway information and provided a means to implement initiatives within the workplace.

Senior Software Engineer Attendee

It was really good to get insight from other women in the industry; I think their experiences were validating and inspiring.

Front End Engineer Attendee

97% Met and Exceeded Expectations


Exhibitors

I loved the structure of the event. Everyone in attendance was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and the quality of engineers at the event was unmatched.

Cloud Computing Software Company

What Did They Experience

Inspiring Keynotes

Cathy Tanimura

Kim Storin

Sara Rodell

3 Dynamic Panel Sessions

Defining Our Purpose

This introductory panel set the stage for the day by defining the purpose of this event. Led by Jaya Zenchenko, the discussion explored the dynamic Austin tech scene, the women who are leading the efforts of creating space for the community to succeed, and why it is so important for women to make a collective impact.

Empowering You

Moderated by Namita Lokare, this panel highlighted individual narratives of women who have made a significant impact on themselves, those around them, and the cutting-edge technology they work with every day. Their stories offered advice and tangible tools to help carve out impactful careers.

Fostering Cultures of Inclusion & Innovation

Companies play a large role in setting up systems for allowing women to impact the workplace-whether it be hiring the right talent, making space at the table for decision-making, or ensuring that women are at the forefront of up and coming technology. This panel, moderated by Lynda Wellhausen, highlighted what companies are doing to curate an engaging and inclusive culture.

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