Women in Tech WNY 2023

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Women in Tech WNY 2023

This event seeks to inspire and empower women in the technology industry.

By TechBuffalo • 43North • Invest Buffalo Niagara

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, March 29 · 5pm EDT


Seneca One 1 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14203

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for guided networking, a keynote address by Kendra Brim of Tesla, our 'See Yourself in Tech' panel discussion, and a grand finale that will leave you energized with actionable next steps. This event is designed for students and professionals with an interest in the tech and innovation space. Whether you’re new to tech, an experienced engineer/developer/designer/technologist/scientist, in a tech adjacent role, or a passionate Buffalonian with an interest in getting connected to WNY’s tech scene, you won’t want to miss this! 

Technology is a broad term and these days, “tech jobs” exist in every department and industry. However, the ratio of women to men in tech is astonishingly low compared to the overall workforce. Gain advice from WNY women who are transforming tech. Hear from talented technology leaders who will talk through the definition of tech, your ability to make an impact through innovation, opportunities to transfer your skills in tech, and tips to know before starting or growing your tech career.

***Free event. Free parking in garage. Limited capacity, pre-registration required.***

Keynote Speaker

Kendra Brim, Sr. Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Tesla

See Yourself in Tech Panel

Moderated by Hadar Borden, Director, Blackstone Launchpad


* Natasha Thomas, Development Center Director, Rural Sourcing

* Mary Owusu, CEO, Sprint Marketer

* Bianca Gonzalez, Founder, AMPA Works

* Lori Fellela, Sr. VP End User Computing, M&T Tech

About the organizer


TechBuffalo strives to create a sustainable, inclusive, and accessible technology community for Western New York by improving our region’s ability to attract, retain, and foster technology talent. We believe there’s room in tech for everyone. That includes you. It’s our mission to change the conversation around tech by highlighting what tech in Western New York has to offer, empowering our workforce, and forming strong local connections.

Forge Buffalo, a program of 43North

Forge Buffalo is a talent community of job seekers, employers, and entrepreneurial spirits in Buffalo, New York. Forge Buffalo features some of the best and brightest leaders in the startup and emerging business community of Western New York. Forge Buffalo is built exclusively for job seekers and business owners in our region. Together, we are creating new opportunities for people to connect in the Queen City.

Be in Buffalo, a program of Invest Buffalo Niagara

Be in Buffalo is the region’s talent attraction organization introducing – or reintroducing – a new Buffalo to an entire generation of people with the skills needed to build an economy of the future. Working with a coalition of wonderful community partners, Be in Buffalo provides relocation resources and works to show why there’s never been a better time to Be in Buffalo.