Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.


  • 04/25/2018 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    There was a wonderful turnout for Pass the Torch for Tech on April 24, 2018, as there were over 400 guests in attendance.  There was diversity of all types; gender, racial, life experience, educational level, and even political affiliation.  Everyone working toward changing the landscape for women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. The event was even highlighted on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.  

    There were members from Women & Hi Tech, Pass The Torch For Women, and Indy Women in Tech in attendance as well as friends from TechPoint, Eleven Fifty Academy, and many other organizations who were all there to celebrate mentorship. When asked to name his mentor, Mayor Joe Hogsett said Mayor Greg Ballard had been a mentor to him on Women in STEM issues.

    During this amazing event, we raised over $4,100 for the Carla Perinne Perry Award. These funds will be allocated to provide scholarships to multiple IWiT Project Grow students. If you did not get a chance yesterday and still wish to donate, please visit the website here.

    To learn more about the three organizations in the formal partnership, Pass The Torch For Women, Indy Women in Tech, and Women and Hi Tech, be sure to check out their websites!

    Should you be interested in mentoring or learning more information about Pass The Torch For Women Foundation, please email info@passthetorchforwomen.org

  • 04/24/2018 4:00 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    The April 24, 2018 Executive Women’s Forum was a candid conversation with four powerful and successful women who have experienced challenges, frustrations, harassment, culture issues and more throughout their careers.  This conversation offered suggestions, ideas and data as to why this happens, how we can choose to handle situations, and learning to recognize our own super power and in turn, what that requires us to do.

    Reading list from the event





  • 04/18/2018 1:30 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Thank you to all our members who completed the membership survey! We really value your input, and we're reviewing all of your responses. Congratulations to Christi Garcia...we drew your name from the list of members who responded to our survey. Your $100 Amazon gift card is on it's way.

  • 04/04/2018 2:00 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at the Ladies in SaaS Advancing Women In Tech event last week. As promised, we drew a name from the bowl for a FREE one year membership to Women & Hi Tech. Congratulations Meisha Wide, you're the winner!

  • 03/22/2018 9:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    This is an exciting time to join the Women & Hi Tech leadership team. Serving on the Board of Directors is a chance to help improve our programs and services, and further our mission to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all through providing mentoring, education, networking and professional development, while recognizing and supporting girls and women in STEM.

    The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for Secretary, Executive Women’s Forum Director, Networking Events Director, and K-12 Outreach Director. Women & Hi Tech is run by an all-volunteer, working Board of Directors. We’re looking for candidates who are actively engaged with Women & Hi Tech, and will bring wisdom, experience, effectiveness, candor, and creative thinking to the organization.

    The call for nominations closes Monday, April 16, 2018.

    Learn more...

  • 02/27/2018 11:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Thank you TechPoint for the great article about our Past-President, Tiffany White.  Read the article here.

  • 02/20/2018 10:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. To achieve that goal, we work to connect female STEM professionals with each other and our community in Indiana. 

    Today, as we again celebrate the thriving tech scene here in Indianapolis with the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 TechPoint Mira Awards, we at Women & Hi Tech have two reasons to celebrate:

    First, we want to share our heartfelt congratulations to the Women & Hi Tech members and sponsors who made the list of Mira Award Nominees! 

    Second, we want to thank our board members Tiffany White, Past President, and Lori Boyer, Communications Director, for their contribution as judges for this year's record breaking crop of Mira Award applications

    As you see Women & Hi Tech actively pursues our mission every day.

  • 02/01/2018 6:00 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Own who you are and use your voice.  This was the consistent messaging delivered by a panel of diverse female professional leaders, who spoke in front of a packed audience at a Women & Hi Tech (W&HT) “Special Edition” of its Executive Women’s Forum on February 1, 2018.  The program was organized by Angela B. Freeman, W&HT Director of Networking Events, to highlight the organization’s new mission statement that emphasizes equality and inclusivity amongst women in STEM.

    The event entitled, “A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM” was held to provide practical tips and tools on how to advance diverse female talent in the workplace.  The panel shared their personal experiences and offered suggestions on how to promote self-worth.

    “You’re in the room for a reason; say what you have to say and say it loud and clear,” said Nicole M.B. Mitchell, the Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “Be confident in the voice you have and use your unique position.”

    Retired Eli Lilly Director of Medical Communications Elcira Villarreal imparted her mother’s wisdom, “You are not better than anyone, but no one is better than you.” She added, “Keep your humility, but respect yourself, respect others, and expect others to respect you.”

    The audience was challenged to utilize their privilege as professionals in STEM to help and champion other women, especially young girls.

    As a middle school student shared at the 2017 Ignite Your SuperPower (IYS)™event, “Today I learned girls can do anything!”, stated Audrey Taylor, President of Women & Hi Tech and founder and CEO of netlogx, an information risk management company. “We need to encourage and promote each other,” said Taylor.

    This dynamic panel also included Tuhina Chakrabarti, Vice President of Engineering, FLIR Systems; Ting Gootee, Chief Investment Officer, and Founding Member of Elevate Ventures; Rafia Khader, Program Manager, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI, along with the panel moderator, Dawn Rosemond, Partner and Director of Diversity, Professional Development, and Inclusion at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.

    In addition to participating in a “privilege” activity, all attendees left the program with practical takeaways and action items as follows:

    1. Promote Diversity of Thought
    2. Use Your Unique Position to Learn and Lead
    3. Exemplify Your Best Self
    4. Each One, Teach/Reach One
    5. Be Aware of Your Privilege and the Gradations of Privilege
    6. Ignite Your SuperPower (IYS)™
    7. Own and Leverage Your Power and Privilege through Sponsorship
    8. Advocate in a Nuanced Manner
    9. Make the Business Case for Diversity
    10. Time is Now!
    Attendees socialized at a networking reception to conclude Women & Hi Tech’s 2018 kickoff event. 

    Pictures from the event can be found here on our website.


  • 12/14/2017 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our President, Audrey Taylor on being awarded Member of the Year at the 14th Annual National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Visionary Awards Luncheon.  

    Learn more about NAWBO Indianapolis by visiting www.nawboindy.org.  

  • 12/10/2017 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Announcing our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Kelly Ragle! Kelly volunteered for our Holiday Networking Event, Executive Women's Forums, Passport to Hi Tech and our Spring Networking Event at IMS. Whenever there was a call for volunteers, Kelly was always willing to help.

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