CHICAGO – April 13, 2020 – Women Tech Founders (WTF), today announced its 4th Annual Conference will be broadcasted free online, on Friday, April 24, 2020 (11:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT) with a focus on helping the community prepare for the unprecedented changes in the industry resulting from the pandemic.
4th Annual Women Tech Founders Conference: In Unprecedented Times
Live virtual broadcast
Friday, April 24, 2020
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
The Women Tech Founders’ Conference brings together a diverse mix of female founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the global tech and business community to share their insights on adapting, creating, and leading in a new and uncertain world.
WTF is extending free admission to all participants who register free online. Attendees will hear from more than 20 business and technology trailblazers from around the world, including keynote speaker Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. Each session includes a question and answer period to engage with thought leaders.
Additional session topics and speakers include:
Navigating in an Unprecedented Time of Uncertainty (Panel) – As our world is spinning, we look to strong leaders who are creating opportunities in our communities. Learn from four highly-respected, impact-driven female investors and be a part of a discussion on ways to adapt your startup to today’s evolving challenges.
- Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO and Managing Director of Impact Engine
- Dana Wright, Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners
- Rumi Morales, Partner and Head of Venture at Outlier Ventures
- Samara Mejia Hernandez, Founding Partner at Chingona Ventures
Trailblazer Mental Health and Wellness: What You Need to Know (Panel) – As ambitious innovators, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers, many of us in the startup community are skilled at steering the ship, yet our physical and mental wellness often get shortchanged. Hear from startup leaders on an important and timely discussion on how to invest in your own wellbeing in times of crisis.
- Dr. Aarti Mehta, MD, Psychiatrist and Founder of Aloo.
- Kristi Zuhlke, Co-Founder and CEO of Knowledge Hound
- Shayna Atkins, Founder and Enterprise Agile Coach at Atkco
The Innovator Mindset: New Paths in a New Reality (Panel) – Innovators see challenges differently. Learn how leading female founders are adapting to today’s challenges, from managing a quarantined family to remote teams, and tech tools to pivoting business models.
- Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Founder of Pearachute
- Shaily Baranwal, Founder of Elevate K-12
- Julie Novack, Co-Founder of PartySlate
- Eileen Murphy, Founder of ThinkCerca
- Ashley Moy, Co-founder of Cast21
- Moderated by: Riana Lynn, Founder of Journey Foods
WTF Talks (Solo Speakers) – Meet women who have triumphed using technology, innovative thinking and bold leadership. Their stories will reframe your future as they reveal their purpose and their path — which oftentimes are the very places we ourselves hope to someday go:
- Delna Straus, Co-Founder/COO of Keyo
- Chanay Walton, Founder of My Pay Circle
- Erika Jefferson, Founder of Black Women in Science and Technology
- Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer
- Terri Foudray, Founder of Rumble
“The Women Tech Founders Conference provides a platform for diverse women all around the world to unite and learn from one another during these extremely trying times that are impacting our businesses, work, and personal lives,” said Terri Brax, co-founder and CEO of Women Tech Founders.
“Attendees will come away from the Women Tech Founders Conference with resources, insights, and inspiration to bring back to their communities and companies – helping them navigate next steps and strategies to propel themselves and their businesses forward.”
To register for free and to learn more about the Women Tech Founders’ Conference, visit the conference Eventbrite page.
For more information about Women Tech Founders, visit womentechfounders.com.
About Women Tech Founders
Women Tech Founders (WTF) is a leading voice for the tech startup ecosystem around female entrepreneurs. The grassroots organization is dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and advancing today’s and tomorrow’s female tech innovators and leaders. Its mission is to equalize the power of the tech industry and unlock its potential. Founded in 2015, the organization fosters a robust and diverse community of women who are technologists, startup founders, corporate executives, angel investors, and venture capitalists not only from Chicago but also from around the world.
About The Women Tech Founders’ Conference
The 4th Annual Women Tech Founders’ Conference is a platform that connects the female founder community with its thought leaders during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, the Conference is designed to help our community adapt to the unique needs and challenges as they relate to the pandemic. Our 20+ speakers will cover a range of topics including leadership, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship as it pertains to times of uncertainty. The 4th Annual Women Tech Founders’ Conference is made possible through the support of Flatiron School, Uber, Google, Insperity, and Propllr PR.
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