Diverse and Non-Exclusionary

The Conference to Advance Women in Technology is a collaborative setting to promote best practices to advance equitable work environments that take advantage of their full human capital potential. We welcome women and men who want to be part of solutions to create tech workplaces that foster diversity, inclusion and innovation.

This event brings together those most directly able to help female tech employees and entrepreneurs thrive. These include:

– Corporate leaders and employees

– Entrepreneurs, startups and startup support institutions (incubators, accelerators, etc.)

– Non-profit leaders and advocates

– Academics, STEM educators, students and parents

– Policymakers and legislators

– Journalists and the media


Advisory Committee:

– Sheri Biller, Founder, Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

– Tara Tiger Brown, Founder, Los Angeles Makerspace at Digital Media

– Lisa Conn, National Organizing Director, US

– Tiffany Crawford, Founder, CREATE, Inc.

– Andrea Davies, Associate Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

– Sue Gardner, Former Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

– Adriana Gascoigne, Founder, Girls in Tech

– Liz Heller, Founder, Buzztone, Inc.

– Sarah Holland, Senior Analyst, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google, Inc.

– Ashleigh Hults, Vice President and Head of Brand Strategy, AZIONE PR

– Kevin Lew, Director, Bixel Exchange Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

– Jane Margolis, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education

– Jackie Reynolds, Chief Information Officer, UCLA Anderson School of Business

– Jill Wilson, Senior Vice President, Social Gaming Network, Inc.

Co-host Organizing Task Force at UCLA:

– Rhianon Anderson, Researcher, Digital Tech Initiative, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

– Colleen Callahan, Deputy Director, Luskin Center for Innovation

– J.R. DeShazo, Director, Luskin Center for Innovation

– Davida Johnson, Director, Community Partnership Programs, UCLA Office of Information Technology

– Stefanie Pietkiewicz, Project Manager, OIT Community Programs

– Chloe Reynolds, Senior Business Systems Analyst, UCLA Information Technology Services

– Rebecca Sadwick, Project Manager, Digital Tech Initiative, Luskin Center for Innovation

– Kiana Tehari, Researcher, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

– John Villasenor, Director, Digital Tech Initiative, Luskin Center for Innovation

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