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The Midwest Women in Tech Conference 2018

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1415 North Cherry Avenue

Chicago, IL 60642

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7 Events. 17 Innovative Leaders. 1 Powerful Day.

Learn what it takes to become a Tech Trailblazer from the Midwest's most powerful and innovative female leaders. Panels to pitches, we'll share the secrets to drive your success!

Leadership Development Attendance Certificates included


"WTF events are the #1 way that the Midwest's women in tech leadership connect."

7 Events to Help You Discover Your Potential in the Midwest's Innovation Ecosystem.

Event #1: The Titans' Roundtable

< Made possible by UI Labs>

What does the #MeToo Movement in Chicago mean for our corporations, government organizations and private innovation spaces? Meet the Titans of the Midwest's Innovation Ecosystem as they engage in a discussion on the critical issues today's female leaders face. From AI to cybersecurity, we'll help you navigate today's workplace from the female leadership perspective. Be battle-ready and learn :

  • The ramifications of current trends and conversations
  • How today's organizations are embracing "the new normal"
  • What women in leadership need to know to be ready for tomorrow's threats and opportunities

Presented by:

Andrea Zopp, CEO of World Business Chicago, the City's Economic Development Arm

Pallavi Verma, Senior Managing Director for Accenture, managing over 10,000 employees

Caralynn Collens, CEO of UI Labs, a $320 million accelerator speeding digital innovation in manufacturing

Event #2: Warrior Stories and Tactical Leadership Secrets

< Provided by RSP Printing >

Meet the 2017 Midwest Women in Tech Award Winners! Learn what drove these trailblazing innovators to create

battle-ready businesses, and learn about the arsenal of strategies that will drive your mission to success.

Tentative stories include:

  • Gender Weapons

  • Fighting for Your First Million

  • Gender-blind Fundraising: Is it Possible?

  • Dominating with a Sales-focused Organization

  • Conquer Crowdfunding

  • Conquer Your Industry Online

  • Battle-ready Women on Boards

  • Tribe Building

Event #3: The Future for Female Engineers

Meet some of the Midwest's leading engineers and learn how you can navigate the minefields, and reap the rewards in this powerful industry.

Event #4: Pitch Parity!

< Powered by JP Morgan Chase >

Women Tech Founders is partnering with JP Morgan Chase Bank and other leaders to mentor 10 diverse and innovative startup companies who will compete in our 2nd Annual Pitch Event. Teams have been nominated by incubators and diverse communities throughout the Midwest and will be competing before investors for cash prizes and more.

Event #5: Tech Demos in Action

See innovation in action and meet the female founders behind it. Hands-on demos, from wearable fashion to robotics.

Event #6: Power Networking with Wearables

< Made possible by Microsoft >

Take networking to a new level through Proxfinity wearable technology. Make the connections that matter and enjoy the experience! Share your interests and be matched to the people you came to discover.

Note: Pre-registration 72 hours prior to event required.

Event #7: Youth Tech Delegates

Students from underserved communities will be provided with a day of opportunities to:

1. Engage with role models and connect with the tech community.

2. Develop ideas and solutions to address barriers to mobility that exist for the next generation of female leadership.

Learn more at MidwestWomenInTech.com

Limited Availability.

Leadership Development Certificates of Attendance will be awarded.


9:00am-9:30am Breakfast and networking

9:30am-10:15am Opening Remarks

  • Jill Salzman

  • Terri Brax

  • Riana Lynn

10:15am-10:30am Women in Tech Leadership

  • Kristi Ross, Co-CEO and President at tastytrade

10:30am-11:20am Warrior Wisdom for Tech Entrepreneurs

  • Jamie Migdal, Founder of Fetchfind ( MWiT Lifestyle Award)

  • Donna Beasley, Founder of Kazoom Kids Books (MWiT Education Award)

  • Dima Elisa, Founder of VisMed3D (MWiT BioTech Award)

  • Cayla Weisberg, Founder of InvestHER Ventures (MWiT Investor in Women Award)

11:30am-12:15pm The Future for Female Engineers

12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch

1:15pm -1:45pm Power Networking with Wearables

  • Christine Hutchinson, Co-Founder of Proxfinity

1:45pm-2:25pm Warrior Stories:

  • Katy Lynch, Founder of Codeverse

  • Caye Polanco, Founder of Keyo

  • Aviva Rosman, Founder of BallotReady

  • Shaniqua Davis, Founder of Noirefy

  • Marie Hale, Founder of @revenue

2:45pm-3:15pm Part 2 Power Networking

3:15pm -4:45pm Titans’ Roundtable

5:00pm-6:30pm Pitch Competition with Judges:

  • Samara Meija, Principal, MATH Venture Partners

  • Genevieve Thiers, Founder at SitterCity

  • Monika Black, PhD, CSO at DyMynd Angel

  • Aaron Gillum, Sr. VP at 50 South Capital

6:45pm-7:30pm Closing & Cocktail reception

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