Upcoming events and opportunities for you. Check out below news and events and a lot of great opportunities to network and further your career!
Women Techmakers Global Event Series
March – April
Attend an International Women’s Day Summit at a Google office near you! From their website: “For the past two years the Women Techmakers team has convened over 200 global events across 52 countries to drive visibility, community, and resources for women in technology in honor of International Women’s Day (IWD).” Click here to find an event near you and learn how to apply.
Oh God: a play by all-female Playwrights
April 14-30, 2016
“Divine Casting & Razor-Sharp Wit!” Anat Gov’s smash-hit Oh God gets its East Coast Premiere, April 14-30 at Israeli Stage! In this witty, poignant and touching play, a therapist named Ella (Maureen Keiller), single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God (Will Lyman). Get your tickets, and engage in post show dialogue around what faith means to you. Our founder, Bobbie Carlton, will be giving an introduction of Innovation Women at the beginning of this all-female playwrights celebration in Watertown, MA on April 23, 2016. See you there?
Lighting Talks + Hack Night
April 28, 2016
Pivotal Labs, Cambridge MA
An old fashioned hack night but with a twist! For the first 45 minutes, members will have the opportunity to give short talks about anything. Yep, you heard it: speak about anything at all! Take this opportunity to practice your speaking skills! The talk doesn’t have to be technical and the only requirement is that others should be able to learn something from it. Following the lightning talks, the event will go back to regular hack night programming. Bring any projects you’re working on or homework you have to do. Work on a code challenge from one of the many code challenge websites (codeeval, exercism.io, hackerank, etc.). Write a blog post, or just catch up on work or emails. Learn more.
Femgineer: Confident Communicators Course
Registration ends April 29, 2016
“I’d never dreamed about public speaking. I always thought it was only for extroverts and people with a lot of confidence. Femgineer’s Confident Communicator Course guided me on how to speak and broke it down into action items to get to that goal. I became a better presenter!”
— Tammy Coombs, course participant
You too can take your speaking skills from OK to AWESOME with this once yearly course, beginning May 2, 2016. Early bird registration ends April 15, 2016 (save $300). Regular registration ends April 29, 2016. Course is limited to the first 50 registrants. Register Now!
Capital W – The Boston Women’s Venture Summit
May 6, 2016
Capital W is a one-day event that will bring together local women entrepreneurs and members of the investment community to address the current funding gap for women-owned businesses. Join entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in the state of venture capital for women for a day of speakers, pitching, workshops and relationship-building.
This year Capital W is holding 3 pitch contests – health sciences, open call, and digital retail. If you are looking to pitch to a panel of experienced investors, have a business that is either prototyped or launched and you are actively raising funding, then you should apply (deadline: April 7th, 12AM EST). Want to RSVP for the event as an attendee only? Get tickets!
Forbes Women’s Summit: Significance as the New Success
May 11-12, 2016
New York City
From their website: “The 2016 Forbes Women’s Summit will explore how and why significance has become the new success—how leaders today, across industries and generations, are redefining pathways to power to deepen their impact and drive meaningful change in their businesses, in their personal lives and within the communities around them.”
Women in Technology Summit
June 5-7, 2016
The WITI Summit is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. Learn more.
Women in Tech Summit
October 1, 2016
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
From their website: “The Women in Tech Summit inspires, educates and connects women in the technology industry. Join us for a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops; information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and careers in technology.”
Most Powerful Women Summit 2016
October 17-19, 2016
Liguna Niguel, CA
From their website: Fortune MPW started as a list 17 years ago and has evolved into the world’s most extraordinary leadership community, convening the preeminent women in business—along with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the arts—for wide-ranging conversations that inspire and deliver practical advice. The program features one-on- one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking.
Gilbane Digital Media Conference
November 29-30, 2016
The Gilbane Digital Media Conference “brings together content strategists and managers, marketers, technologists, IT and business executives, as well as external service providers to learn and share how to put the pieces of the puzzle together.” This is a great conference, and guess what? They need speakers! You could speak on topics such as content management, digital strategies and customer experience. Check out these Speaker Guidelines for more information on what they’re looking for and how to apply. The conference is November 29-30, 2016 in Boston, MA.