Women Talk Tech Forum

Engaging With Life Science and High-Tech Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, January 29 – Wednesday, February 19 | Online | Register

Join us for our 2nd annual Women Talk Tech Conference – Virtual Edition! This four-week series for and by women entrepreneurs will feature three panels on leadership, funding, angel investing, and conclude with 3 women-owned companies presenting their innovative technology solutions at a Virtual Demo Day. This series will provide women innovators in tech and life science with real-world advice and actionable insights they can immediately implement in their businesses.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Join the conversation with women working in technology through panels and workshops
  • Participate in discussions on trending topics in technology, information and talks about careers in tech and how to pursue them
  • Network with other women in various aspects and careers in technology

25% of professional computing occupations in the U.S. workforce are held by women


Scaling Your Venture


Leadership Panel

Thursday, October 15th @ 12 PM

Founders face a million challenges when they are starting their business. Our panelists will share what they have learned in their own businesses and as investors to help you scale your leadership skills while scaling your business.

Tracy Podell, Executive Coach, Evolution
Debra Liebert, Managing Director, Domain Associates
Irene Woerner, CEO, emTRUTH
Jenna Mons Anderson, CEO, AccessElite

Funding Panel

Thursday, October 22nd @ 12 PM

You’ve closed your funding round and now you have to make it last! Panelists with C-suite experience will share strategies on how they stretched their runway and the tough choices they made along the way.

Paige Smith, Associate, Stradling
Amy Fox, VP Human Resources, Halozyme Therapeutics
Cathy Kim, COO, Voluware
Lubna Ahmad, CEO, Invoy Technologies

Angel Investor Panel

Thursday, October 29th @ 12 PM

A panel of women angel investors will discuss their investment strategy, criteria, and how they began their investing career. Panelists will also share advice for pitching to angel groups in general.

Kelly Barba, Director of Client Engagement, K&L Gates LLP
Kim Kovacs, President, The Arcview Group
Sarah Fergusson Chambless, Partner, Fenwick & West
Janice Varney Hamlin, CEO, Marketing Immersion

Virtual Demo Day

Thursday, November 5th @ 12 PM

There will be 3 women-owned companies presenting their innovative technology solutions. You will leave the demo day with actionable takeaways you can directly apply to your business to increase efficiency, performance, scalability, and growth.

Speakers: TBD

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