The Women in Tech Virtual Chapter has several activities on this year's Summit schedule. All attendees, female & male, are welcome at all of the WIT events.

The featured event is our 8th Annual WIT Luncheon and Panel Discussion on Wednesday Nov 10, 11:30-1:30. This year's topic is:

Recruiting, Retaining & Advancing Women in Technology: Why does it matter?

Increasing the role of women in technology has a direct impact on the women working in hi-tech, but the effects can go far beyond that. How do female tech workers influence innovation and product development? How do men benefit from having more women working in technology? Can the presence of women in tech affect a company’s bottom line? What does it mean for women and their families when they have access to hi-tech jobs?

 Our speakers:

  • Nora Denzel, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Employee Management Solutions, Intuit
  • Billie Jo Murray, General Manager, SQL Central Services, Microsoft
  • Michelle Ufford, Senior SQL Server DBA,
  • Denise McInerney, Staff Database Administrator, Intuit
  • Stacia Misner, Principal, Data Inspirations

The WIT chapter will again be at the Welcome Reception on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Come by our information table to meet other PASS women, sign up on our mailing list and help us cheer WIT members Wendy Pastrick, Jen McCown and Kendra Little during the Quizbowl.

On Tuesday at noon WIT members Meredith Ryan-Smith, Erin Stellato, Andie Letourneau and Kim Tessereau will lead a Chalk Talk on Energizing the Next Generation: Encouraging and Inspiring Young Women to Choose Tech Careers.

On Thursday during the lunch break WIT members will be at the WIT VC table for the "Meet the Chapters" lunch. Come by to meet and  network with PASS women.

Follow the #passwit hashtag on Twitter for info on informal get-togethers with WIT members during the Summit.