Are you a female-identifying person working in the exciting world of technology? Are you looking for a mentor? Do you want to brush up on the latest trends? While virtual events and webinars can help you meet like-minded professionals and learn new skills, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as being in a room with your tech-savvy colleagues! With so many women in technology conferences returning to their personal versions, there’s no better time to start planning your networking opportunities for 2023!
8th March 2023
Stanford University, USA
Sponsored by the likes of Meta, Google and Boeing, the Women in Data Science Stanford Conference (WiDS) draws an impressive array of practitioners from diverse fields. From eminent academics to government leaders, you’re sure to be in great company at this prestigious tech event. Attended by employees from a variety of industries and the non-profit sector, there are diverse voices represented in engaging debates.
Breakout sessions and panel discussions will fascinate every technology professional, covering topics ranging from data ethics to algorithm design and sustainability to space exploration. With plenty of networking opportunities on the agenda, WiDS is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and brightest.
14th March 2023
Since its inaugural edition in 1978, the Simmons Leadership Conference has inspired tens of thousands of women worldwide. At the forefront of inclusion and diversity, this event aims to help women expand their management skills and provide a safe space for discussion. While not strictly tech-focused, this event is great for female tech workers looking to improve their leadership skills and network with other impressive professionals.
Another huge draw of the Simmons Leadership Conference is the incredible speakers on offer. Previous keynote speakers have included world-renowned role models such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brene Brown, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. With ample opportunities for female professionals to network with industry leaders, this inspiring event attracts over 8500 attendees annually with an astounding success rate. Over 99% of those surveyed say they will return to the conference, and with such glowing reviews, we already have FOMO!
16 – 18 March 2023
The Women in Cybersecurity Conference is back in 2023 after a thrilling edition last year. The three-day event in 2022 attracted 1700 participants, including 200 recruiters looking for top talent for their organizations. Part industry summit and part career fair, there’s a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for professional development on offer.
Sponsored by well-respected powerhouses such as Deloitte, Bloomberg and Cisco, sessions range from short lightning talks to in-depth workshops. With ample opportunities to learn and network with leading experts in the cyber security field, WiCyS’s agenda breaks the mold with one notable feature, a capture-the-flag game that’s sure to get everyone talking!
21st March 2023
Looking to be a leader in the tech industry? Head to the British capital in March for the impressive Women in Tech Summit. Cross-sector experts share their unique insights in a veritable AZ of technology topics at this one-day event. Cover everything from AI and Machine Learning per Changing technology cultureThere is also a big focus on improving diversity and career progression for female professionals
Other sessions included Targeting critical mid-level career development, Where managers can gain important insights into navigating ambitious teams and providing employees with the right opportunities for growth. Grab if you want to impress the boss New Tech Trends Talk about coming back to the office with a competitive edge!
10th May 2023
Based on the following land? The Australian chapter of Famous Girls in Tech is hosting a conference in trendy Melbourne in May. Known as the artistic and cultural capital of Australia, this southern city will host a wide range of professionals at this one-day event. Whether you’re a software engineer or work in human resources, there are valuable workshop sessions to attend.
Last year’s speakers included Sandy Carter, SVP and Channel Chief of AWS/Unstoppable Domain, and Megan Flammer, CEO of Mindful Under Fire and Head of Monash University’s Startup Program. After absorbing the day’s lessons, stay for the evening event, where dinner offers an opportunity to pick the brains of fellow female tech workers.
12th May 2023
Various locations worldwide
May 12th will see cities around the world host a truly international conference for senior women tech professionals Bringing together execs, VPs and thought leaders, the conference aims to provide a space for technology-driven companies to discuss their challenges and innovative solutions.
Featuring an awe-inspiring array of talks, previous speakers have included thought leaders from IBM, Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz. With such an impressive list of businesses in attendance, the Women in Tech Global Impact Summit has been featured in Forbes and Tech Insider. Spread all over the world, different locations are available from Barcelona to Berlin, Toronto or New York City.
25th May 2023
San Francisco, USA
Our list wouldn’t be complete without a conference at the heart of the tech industry! Women in Silicon Valley is a unique opportunity for female senior executives to discuss the latest sector developments and meet their peers. An exclusive event, Women of Silicon Valley features nearly 600 technology leaders and the agenda offers an innovative array of networking opportunities. Join facilitated roundtable panels to learn how others tackle workplace challenges or attend one-on-one speed networking sessions with inspiring people.
Want to stand out? Sign up for Soapbox Corner, where you can take a stand to share your innovative ideas or spark a debate with provided prompts. Those who make their mark will be featured on the 2024 Speakers List!
28 – 29 June 2023
More than 4,500 tech innovators are heading to the Dutch capital this summer. The European Women in Tech Conference is two days of inspiring deep-dive sessions, keynotes and masterclasses celebrating the latest advances in the industry. With more than 160 speakers and 120 expert-led events, the conference is an unparalleled opportunity to learn and connect with technology leaders. Uncover the skills companies will be looking for in the year ahead and discover the latest trends that will soon take the industry by storm.
Looking for mentorship? Industry leaders and entrepreneurs share the challenges they’ve faced and the advice they’ve used on their professional journeys. This year’s impressive list includes Novartis Chief Sustainability Officer Montse Montaner and Greenpeace IT Lead Cliodhna Kirk.
4th October 2023
Los Angeles, USA
City of Angels, where dreams are made and stars are born. If your goal is a thriving tech career, this West Coast conference is the perfect opportunity to connect with the cream of the crop. Featuring a jam-packed schedule of short TED-style talks, last year’s speakers included professionals from ambitious companies like Meta, Twitter, Sony and Amazon.
Wondering what’s on the agenda? 2022 saw participants discuss various topics The intersection of careers, technology and the future of work per Breaking barriers in the metaverse. After a thought-provoking day, attendees can continue making career-changing connections at the networking reception and onsite expo.
2nd – 3rd November 2023
New York, USA
Head to the Big Apple in November to connect with tech thought leaders at this leading women-focused conference. This event brings together a community of thousands of female professionals, with plenty of opportunities to network in formal and informal sessions. With more than 100 participating companies in attendance, Women Impact Tech offers the ultimate opportunity to peek into the operations of other organizations and gain insight into the future of work from industry leaders.
Who are the big names you can expect to see? Previous sponsorships have come from respected tech companies like Netflix, Adobe, Google and Uber, to name a few! But the inspiration doesn’t stop there. Past keynote speakers include Ariana Huffington, and the agenda is packed with thought-provoking sessions you won’t want to miss!