Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
PALO ALTO, Calif. – April 23, 2020 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced the sponsors for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT²) Conference, which will be held virtually on May 5, 2020. Along with VMware, this year’s sponsors include Cloudera, Ford Greenfield Labs, Rubrik, Toyota Research Institute, Workday, and Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. The event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry.
In light of global health concerns due to COVID-19, the conference has been changed to a virtual format. This includes components like the LinkedIn Profile/Resume Clinic, and additional ways that the community can stay informed, engaged and connected will be updated in the virtual agenda in the coming weeks.
Featuring inspiring speakers who overcame adversity in male-dominated industries, the fifth annual WT2 Conference has a theme of “We Rise” and will continue to cultivate a supportive environment for women, underrepresented minorities and allies in the technology industry. Speakers include Laura Dern, actress, producer, director and activist, and Kathryn Finney, CEO of digitalundivided, a social enterprise that leads high potential Black and Latinx women founders through the startup pipeline.
Additional virtual sessions will focus on invigorating topics, including ways that women can support their career aspirations as well as those of their peers, how women can contribute to the success of others in their daily interactions and in longer-term policies and practices, and how women can influence the industry as leaders and as individual contributors. Sessions will be broken down into five tracks based on technical and experience level.
The agenda can be viewed here: https://www.womentransformingtechnology.com/agenda.html
For more information about the WT² Conference or to register to attend the virtual event, please visit: http://www.womentransformingtechnology.com/
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