You hold the power.
Unite with visionary women in tech.

Women Tech Founders (WTF) is a powerful
grassroots organization that
connects, inspires, and advances women in
technology by providing them with the
resources and support network to thrive,
innovate, and ultimately change the world.

 We are a
robust and diverse community of women
who are technologists, startup founders,
corporate executives, angel investors,
and venture capitalists. 

Through
our engaging events and videos, the
WTF community shares stories and lessons
with aspiring women tech innovators so they
can realize their untapped potential.

 

Our mission is to transform and equalize
power within the tech ecosystem.

Founded By:
 Terri Brax

Terri Brax

CoFounder, CEO
    Sharon Schneider

Sharon Schneider

    CoFounder

   Bradley LaRocco

Bradley LaRocco

   CoFounder

   Riana Lynn

Riana Lynn

   CoFounder

WTF Leadership Council/Advisors
Miloney Thakrar

Miloney Thakrar

SVP, Strategy & Programs Women Tech Founders

Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

President                                      KaZoom Kids Books

Brenna Berman

Brenna Berman

CEO                                         City Tech Collaborative

Cayla Chambers

Cayla Chambers

Partner
InvestHER Ventures
Kendra Chaplin

Kendra Chaplin

Chief Strategy Officer
ENJEN Growth Advocates

Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson

Vice Chairman 
Savills-Studley

Dima Elissa

Dima Elissa

CEO & Founder                          VisMed 3D

Gerri Kahweiler

Gerri Kahweiler

Founder & Partner
InvestHER Ventures
Julia Kanouse

Julia Kanouse

CEO                                      Illinois Technology Association

Sandee Kastrul

Sandee Kastrul

President & Co-Founder
i.c.stars

Dorri McWhorter

Dorri McWhorter

CEO                                    YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Samara Meija

Samara Meija

Venture Capital Investor
MATH Ventures Partners

Ruth Minnik

Ruth Minnik

Global Development
UniSpace

Mandy Yoh

Mandy Yoh

Chicago Campus Director
Flatiron School

Eileen Murphy

Eileen Murphy

Founder 
ThinkCERCA

Kristi Zuhlke

Kristi Zuhlke

CEO & Co-Founder
KnowledgeHound

 

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Sonia Nagar

Sonia Nagar

Vice President
Pritzker Group
Julie Novak

Julie Novak

CEO
PartySlate
WTF Committee & Team Leaders

Branding

Ari Krzyzek

Ari Krzyzek

Co-Founder & Creative Director
Chykalophia

Website 

Kelly Long

Kelly Long

Web Designer              Redhead Web Design 

VideoGraphy

Tracy Hatfield

Tracy Hatfield

Co-Founder & CEO
Social Snacks

Videography

Kayla Flam

Kayla Flam

Co-Founder & COO
Social Snacks

Events

Kathy Cohen

Kathy Cohen

Manager 
Accenture

GRAPHIC design

Cecilia Bissoli

Cecilia Bissoli

Freelancer
Cecilia Bissoli

Social Media

Shirley Yang

Shirley Yang

Founder
Muses App

Public Relations

Challin Meink

Challin Meink

Marketing & Communications
Consultant

Stage Manager
Melanie Husk

Melanie Husk

Financial Advisor
World Equity Group
Photography
Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett

Owner
Linda M Barrett Productions

Partnerships

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Co-Facilitator
WiSTEM

Presentations

Deena John

Deena John

VP of Client Engagement
SGK

Education

Kaitlin Reimann

Kaitlin Reimann

Co-Founder
uBack

Education

Beth Bond

Beth Bond

Founder
Community Startups

Legal

Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Local Sponsor
Meyer Law

Finance

Leslie Meisner

Leslie Meisner

Local Sponsor
Leslie Meisner Consulting

Events

Laurie Swanson

Laurie Swanson

CEO
InspiHER Tech

storytelling

Michele Kelly

Michele Kelly

Founder
K & L Storytellers

Sponsorships

Ania Jablonowski

Ania Jablonowski

Business Performance Advisor                            Insperity

Sponsorships

Kathleen Szot

Kathleen Szot

Communications Manager
BMO Harris

WTF supports the future of our city, our nation, and our world

WTF will make a sustainable impact.

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