4th Annual ATW - SW Summit Presents Empow(her): Allyship for Women in Tech

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8600 East Anderson Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Join us in-person for our 4th Annual Alliance of Technology and Women - Southwest Summit in Scottsdale, AZ with local leading women in tech!

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Join us for our 4th Annual Alliance of Technology and Women - Southwest Summit! 

We are beyond excited to reunite in-person for our most exciting summit yet, Empow(her): Allyship for Women in Tech! Now more than ever we need to empower one another through allyship for women in tech which is why we have put together an amazing agenda with diverse leaders in technology across the Valley.

Together, we will take a journey on what it means to be and support women in tech while navigating today's landscape. You will not only get to learn more about who we are as ATW - Southwest, but why we do what we do. You will also hear from our guest speakers, panel, and get the opportunity to learn how to network with our networking guru at happy hour. 

From men to women and executives to college students, this event is for anyone who has a career in tech or is just starting out and lunch is included.

Take a look at our curated agenda with YOU in mind and we look forward to seeing you after a year on pause and meeting more ATW Allies!

Agenda Overview

Registration 10 - 11 am

Lunch (Included) 11 - 11:55 am

Keynote Speaker: Being an Ally to Women in Tech with Kate King, Founder of Human on Purpose and Former IT Executive, Entrepreneur and Innovator

Being an ally in technology today is more important than ever. Kate King has been a technology leader and CEO and will share her journey. How can personal sovereignty drive change and inspire generations to come? She’ll leave us all with a personal mission and journal work to drive future discussions!

Why are We Here? with ATW - Southwest Board and McKinsey & Company

Hear from the ATW - SW Board about our beginnings , mission and purpose of bridging the gap for women in tech between those who enter the field and those who stay with guest speaker Belkis Vasquez-McCall, McKinsey Digital Labs Partner, presenting the latest WIT McKinsey study.

Breaking the Digital Glass Ceiling Panel Discussion

Against the odds, our panel of inspiring and powerful leaders have perverted and succeeded in their fields to lead change in tech as CIOs, CEOs and Technology Leaders. Our panel will share their personal stories and share insights in a candid conversation with our ATW Board Member, Marlys Rodgers, CISO at CSAA Insurance Group.


  • Jan Belt, CEO at Agilesys
  • Margaret Mitchell, CIO at Resonea, Inc.
  • Melissa Harrison Fortuna, Ph.D, Lithography Technical Supplier Owner at Intel

To Do or To Be? That is the Question

Experience a shift in your perspective: moving from a working-out mentality (do more, be less) to a working - in mentality (be more, do less) with Stacey Siekman , Certified Life and Intentional Movement Coach, the Owner of Balanced Body Reflections and Author of Coming Out of the Water: One HEART.

Employee Resource Group Panel

As workplace diversity and inclusion programs are becoming more prevalent, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are gaining in popularity. Board members ask tough questions of our panelists, leaders of ERG initiatives at their companies – How are we measuring success? How are they promoting and supporting women in tech?


  • Charla Scott, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Keap
  • Dr. Jessica Lee, Chief Of Staff at ZipRecruiter

The Art & Science of Networking (Happy Hour)

Let the ideas and insights of the day spark conversation at our networking and happy hour portion of the day with hands on activities/coaching with Gelie Akhenbuilt of Networking Phoenix. You will learn how to network and put it into practice!

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8600 East Anderson Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Organizer Alliance of Technology and Women - Southwest

Organizer of 4th Annual ATW - SW Summit Presents Empow(her): Allyship for Women in Tech

The Alliance of Technology and Women - Southwest is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in 2017 in Arizona. We are a group of diverse people who are passionate about transforming the work of technology one woman at a time. We believe that by creating a community of allies where women in tech can share their stories and find support, we can bridge the gap between who enter the field and those who stay.

Through networking, mentoring and education we hope to inspire, motivate and empower those before us and behind us to change the narrative of what it takes and means to be a women in tech.

We do our best to provide free or accessible events with all proceeds going towards future events.

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