Annie O’Rourke

MITRE Corporation

Ashley Turner

Swarthmore College

Beth Finn

Candidate for Philadelphia City Council at Large

Briana Morgan


Catherine Cook Connelly

The Meet Group, Inc

Dela Acolatse

Glaxo Smith Kline

Denise Wong

Exyn Technologies

Diane Hazum

Susquehanna International Group, LLP

Diya Wynn


Dominique Clarke

Think Company

Elizabeth George

Glaxo Smith Kline

Giao Dang

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Hannah White


Jasmine Roberts

Unity Labs

Jen Devor

Candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner

Jen McLaughlin


Jenee Winter


Jennifer Forrest

Excella Consulting

Jumoke K. Dada

Tech Women Network

Kate McArdle


Kimberly Gress

Energage, LLC

Kyree Holmes

Onyx Valley

Laura Foley

Laura M. Foley Design

Leona Thomas

Wylei, Inc

Lydia Dishman

Fast Company

Madeline Heit

Capital One

Maia Ottenstein

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Malika Rahman

Candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia

Megan Moser

The Wharton School

Mimi Chen


Nanci Gonzalez

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Rachel Beard


Radha Srinivasan

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Shelley Peterson

Lockheed Martin

Shivani Kalaria

Operations Process Specialist, Aon

Shyanne Ruiz


Susie Turk


Suzie Nieman

We Evolve

Sweety Bertilla

Comcast Cable

Taranjeet Kaur

Huntington National Bank

Toni McIntyre

Code for Philly

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Chariot Solutions

Val Cohen


Vicki Cox


Whitney Berg


Zalyia Grillet

Deloitte Digital


Really!?! Augmented Reality Is Real?

Iron Man handles data through the tips of his fingers, accessing digital information with the power we all expect of a superhero. We hear the distant roar of news that this new technology that will…

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The Power of WITS – Mentoring hacks that will change your life

The story begins at WITS and how the power of community impacted our lives.I will be sharing a real life story that began at a WITS conference. I was a career changer, just recently transiting into…

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The most critical keys for technology are rarely the technology.

“Why is it so many IT/Technology Projects fail” … I read these same questions in 1988, 1998, 2008, and now even in 2018. According to a Forbes study in 2016: “25 percent of technology projects fail…

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Adding Perception to Your Career Growth Toolkit

Career growth is undeniably important to each of us. We may often reflect on our own accomplishments and impact, but how often do we think about how others see us? Understanding how others perceive…

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Being Human: The Competitive Advantage

Driverless cars. Robots. There are major disruptors in play changing the way we drive, how we do business and how we interact with the world. Automation and Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of…

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Breaking Into Tech: A Crash Course

Considering a switch to the tech industry, but don't know where to start? Join Dominique Clarke for this crash course in planning your next move. During this workshop, we'll guide you through…

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Volunteer Leadership Roles in Tech: Grow Your Skill Set & Get Involved!

Service can be a powerful learning experience and growth opportunity. Philly has an active tech community, where many women are currently leading community organizations focused on volunteering,…

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Agile Sucks and It Might Be Our Fault

This talk will focus on the trend of Doing Agile in technology companies without really Being agile. I will walk through the difference between doing and being, using the 12 principles and 4 values…

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Trends and Opportunities in the Drone Industry

Advancements in technology and the miniaturization of electronics have enabled very capable aerial robots, or drones, as they are more commonly known. Drones come in a variety of sizes, form factors…

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Integrate Firebase with Android

Firebase is a suite of services offered by Google for ease of developing and managing apps in a variety of platforms such as Android, IOS, web. This presentation will cover remote config with A/B…

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Python for Data Science

Python is a powerful and popular interpreted language, especially in the area of data science and analysis. Attendees will learn how to use python for data analysis and create charts at the end of…

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Scaling Your Project in AWS, using Lambda and CloudFormation

Many engineers are now building projects only in the Cloud using AWS. When the projects are finished, there is a need to automate the build of the systems (DevOps) for reliance and recovery. How do…

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Jira 101

This workshop is on the Atlassian tools Jira and Confluence, on the Cloud versions. Participants will walk away with the basics and should be able to use the tool in their daily lives.

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Presentation Skills for Brainiacs: Developing talks that gets people excited about your work

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals often struggle to communicate with people other than their peers. Sure, it’s easy to explain complex technology concepts to other…

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Driving Digital Transformation (and yes… Digital is still a word, although it’s death has already been predicted).

To be truly transformative it is important to understand your north star, the things that won’t change – for example, at GSK, as long as there is disease we will be a company seeking to help people…

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How to Make Things People will Actually Use

This workshop will teach the design thinking process, encompassing initial research through concept development, through the lens of making products and services that people want and will use. This…

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The Lego™ Way to Transform Your Business

Understanding your company's capabilities is one of the first steps in being able to begin the digital transformation your company is likely embarking upon (or thinking about if they haven't yet…

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CIS Golden Girls

Four college girlfriends who majored in Computer Information Sciences share their story about navigating the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds as women of color in tech.

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Navigating Organizational Change

These days, large organizational shifts are the norm, especially in the tech industry. Are you prepared to lead through change? During this discussion I will share three important tools to equip…

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Performance Testing in a DevOps World

Performance Testing is an often missed out factor while implementing DevOps. Missing out on performance testing often results in increased cost, time to production and poor customer experience. With…

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Security- The New Imperative

With changing paradigm Cyber Security has become a key aspect of Application development. Enterprise Application Team deals with Security Vulnerabilities on a much more frequent basis now. The…

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Creating Brilliant Products

How to adjust the approach to product development when artificial intelligence is involved.

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The Unintentional Leader

Webster defines leadership as the action of leading a group of people or an organization, the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Nowhere does it say that it…

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The Human Interface

This session examines how with emerging technology, the human interface is informing or transforming communication. Concepts such as virtual humans, conversational agents, haptic interfaces,…

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The Happy Place: The Science behind Designing for Delight with an Inclusive and Diverse Mind

How many people do you think actually like to be happy? How many people do you think likes to make others happy? Being “happy” is one of the driving forces that push almost everyone to look past any…

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The Internet of Things and a Connected Future

Smart thermostats, self-driving cars, and voice assistants are just a few ways IoT technology is embedding itself into our everyday lives. Yet, there’s quite a bit of confusion around what the…

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The Power of ASK

Are you asking for what you want? If you’re like most women the answer is no. But without asking where will you be? “Closed mouths don’t get fed” as they say. The Power of Ask will take you on a…

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21st Century Campaigning: How politicos are using tech to win

Regardless of your party affiliation, we can all agree technology has changed politics. Whether it is communication with constituents or potential voters, fundraising or researching, new tech tools…

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