Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.
           Women & Hi Tech's 20th anniversary celebration

Upcoming events

    • 10/21/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center, Room 101

    Ivy Works at Ivy Tech Community College presents a FREE event featuring a panel & networking with ladies of Women & Hi Tech!


    • Rebecca Bormann, Midwest Business Development Manager @ Bell Techlogix
    • Lori Boyer, Software Engineer @ Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    • Rajinder Heir, C-Suite Technology Operations Executive // Infrastructure & Applications
    • Megan May, Manager & Scrum Master, Student Academic Systems @ Indiana University

    Learn more and register for this FREE event at:


    • 10/22/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
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    On behalf of Women & Hi Tech, we would like to cordially invite you to participate in a training program focused on providing tools for increasing gender inclusion in the workplace, OperationALLTM. OperationALL is an annual professional development seminar uniquely tailored for members, male allies, friends, and supporters of Women & Hi Tech to focus on individuals having equal opportunities for promotion and advancement while working in STEM fields. Please join us on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 3-6 pm at Barnes & Thornburg LLP (11 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204) for this engaging and inspiring workshop focused on improving and increasing diversity and gender inclusion in the Indiana STEM community.

    Julie KratzThis interactive program will be facilitated by local and highly-acclaimed leadership trainer, executive coach, and frequent keynote speaker, Julie Kratz. During the program, Julie will focus on exploring how male allies in leadership and management positions can support and promote gender equality in the workplace and encourage women to explore their “what’s next” moments as they pursue their STEM career goals.

    JOneulie is also the author of several books, including ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality, comprising teachings that will be incorporated into this workshop. As a bonus, each OperationALL attendee will receive a copy of Julie’s book to take home.

    The agenda for OperationALL is as follows.

    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Registration
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Program and Workshop
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking and Refreshments 

    **By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and/or voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, and/or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.**

    ***PLEASE NOTE: Women & Hi Tech event registration, including any and all associated registration fee(s), is non-refundable and non-transferable. ***

    • 10/30/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 502 East Event Centre, 502 E. Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032

    The Women IN Energy conference hosted by ACES, Duke Energy Indiana, EDP Renewables, IPL, MISO and Parr Richey, will provide an opportunity for women and men to learn and engage in thoughtful, relevant discussions on the theme of Partnering to Power the Future. It will feature Sherina Maye Edwards of Quarles & Brady as keynote speaker, Winnie Lam from Google Cloud, an Executive panel, and several unique and engaging breakout sessions. It will also provide opportunities for networking.

    Women & Hi Tech members should click here and register under General Admission by September 16th. At the end of your registration, you will be asked for a promotional code. For $25 off your conference fee, please use the promotional code 25OFFWIEC19.

    • 11/18/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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    Building confidence and removing our “limiting beliefs” are an important first step in the advancement of women – and our own personal career advancement. Yet, there are still obstacles we encounter every day in the workplace and our personal lives that limit us from achieving our goals. Where do we go from here? It’s not enough to just believe in yourself and work hard. We, as women, have to learn how to succeed in a business environment that is dominated by men – especially in upper-level leadership. We have to learn how to communicate, as women, in male dominated environments – and we have to learn how to advocate for ourselves.

    Research tells us that women are raised to be collaborative – while men are raised to be competitive. Women are also less likely to talk openly about their achievements and negotiate for raises or more money – and when we do, we are perceived more negatively by our colleagues. We communicate more passively and react more emotionally than our male peers. As a result, we are more likely to receive feedback about our communication and less likely to receive constructive feedback on areas of growth and improvement. Overall, we’re more likely to be evaluated by our achievements, while our male peers are more often evaluated on their potential. The deck is stacked against us and after a while these constant obstacles can wear even the most confident woman down. This doesn’t mean that we have to "become more like the guys." Instead, it means we have to learn how to communicate and advocate for ourselves, as women, in a male-dominated environment, while also continuing to create space for more women, too.

    Speaker:  Jessica Gendron - President, The Center for Leadership Excellence

    Jessica GendronJessica brings over 15 years of experience in leadership development and coaching, human resource consulting, and business leadership. In her former role as CEO of a young start-up, she had success growing the company, turning it into a thriving business; her core business focus was education and later expanded into an emerging technology business.

    Jessica is sought out as a speaker, having addressed numerous organizations across the country. She has spent most of her career coaching women and individuals to grow and thrive professionally. In addition to her successful business and education experience, Jessica is an award-winning curriculum designer and was recently honored for her contributions to the industry she served in her last professional role.


    • 11:00 am - 11:45 pm - Check-In, Networking, and Lunch 
    • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm - Introductions 
    • 12:00 pm -   1:00 pm - Executive Women’s Forum: Putting Confidence and Self-Worth Into ACTION! 

    **By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and/or voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, and/or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.**

    ***PLEASE NOTE: Women & Hi Tech event registration, including any and all associated registration fee(s), is non-refundable and non-transferable. ***

    • 12/04/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Montage, 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    MontageSave the Date for the 2019 Women & Hi Tech Holiday Networking Event from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at The Montage (8580 Allison Pointe Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250). Join us with your holiday spirit at this beautiful Northside venue overlooking Lake Allison Pointe as Women & Hi Tech concludes a full year of “Celebrating Our Past and Investing in Our Future” in honor of our 20th Anniversary. You won’t want to miss this!

Past events

10/10/2019 Pass the Torch for Women - Ignite The Torch Annual Awards
09/26/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Fall Retreat at The French Lick Resort
08/22/2019 Ignite Your Superpower!
08/17/2019 SQLSaturday
08/16/2019 Women & Hi Tech's 20th Anniversary Celebration
07/19/2019 INNOPOWER - A new conference to create Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems in Indianapolis and beyond!
07/13/2019 See Yourself in Tech: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Finding Your Place in Tech
06/18/2019 Annual Meeting & Executive Women's Forum - You Are More Than Enough
05/17/2019 INBADD: Indiana Business Analysis Development Day 2019
05/15/2019 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
03/22/2019 Women Working in Technology Conference
03/19/2019 Hoosier Women in Tech March Meetup
03/19/2019 Project Product
03/16/2019 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/01/2019 Center of Excellence for Women in Technology Summit
02/20/2019 Executive Women's Forum: Supply Chain and STEM, the Perfect Career Combination
02/06/2019 Leading with Influence - a Joint Event Featuring Julie Kratz
01/24/2019 Women of Skyline: Kicking Off New Year, New Power
12/05/2018 Holiday Networking Event
11/29/2018 Agbioscience Innovation Summit
11/14/2018 Scarlet Lane Brewery Tour - Co-hosted with SWE
11/10/2018 2018 International Food & Wine Experience - Sponsored by SIM-Indy
11/02/2018 Pass the Torch For Women - "Ignite the Torch" Annual Awards Reception
10/31/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Non-Profit Engagement can Propel Your Career
10/04/2018 2018 Leading Light Awards
09/10/2018 Ignite Your Superpower!
06/29/2018 Women & Hi Tech Annual Meeting
05/22/2018 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
04/24/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Sex, Power, and the Workplace: A Candid Conversation
04/24/2018 Pass the Torch for Tech Breakfast
04/14/2018 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/29/2018 Advancing Women and Tech in Indianapolis
02/28/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Mood and Food: The Mind and Emotional Eating
02/01/2018 "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum - A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM
12/06/2017 Holiday Networking Event
09/21/2017 Retreat at French Lick Resort
08/22/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Trends and Transitions - How companies and individuals are evolving with the rise of the information age.
08/17/2017 Ignite Your Superpower!
07/26/2017 Inaugural W & HT/HBA-IN Summer Networking Event
06/06/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Operational Intelligence - Manufacturing, IoT and Advanced Analytics, Oh My!
05/17/2017 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
03/18/2017 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/08/2017 Purdue Road School - Transportation Conference & Expo - Women in Leadership Panel
03/04/2017 Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science
03/01/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Investing in Women, Investing in Yourself
12/07/2016 Holiday Networking Event
10/06/2016 2016 Leading Light Awards
08/09/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Get Smart About Data Security
07/28/2016 Mind the Gap: Women in Tech - Hosted by Clear Software
06/23/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Tech Trends and Tales
05/18/2016 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
03/17/2016 Executive Women's Forum - 2020: Preparing for and Taking Advantage of the Multipational Workplace
03/08/2016 Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo
03/05/2016 Passport to Hi-Tech
12/02/2015 Holiday Networking Event at The Mavris Arts & Event Center
11/19/2015 2016 Innovate HER - Innovating for Women Business Challenge
11/12/2015 Indiana Conference for Women
10/01/2015 French Lick Retreat
08/27/2015 Indiana IT Symposium
08/13/2015 Executive Women's Forum - Genius or Genius Maker
07/23/2015 VMUG UserCon
05/12/2015 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
04/16/2015 Executive Women's Forum - This is NOT the Career I Ordered!
03/07/2015 Passport to Hi-Tech
02/12/2015 Executive Women's Forum - The Intersection of Hi Tech & Real Life
12/03/2014 Holiday Networking Event at The Alexander Hotel
11/03/2014 Multipliers Workshop
10/21/2014 Indiana Governor's Conference
08/28/2014 Executive Women's Forum - Untethered
08/27/2014 Indiana IT Symposium
06/03/2014 Spring Networking Event - Cupcakes & Corks
05/14/2014 Executive Women's Forum - What do mermaids, unicorns and work-life balance have in common?
03/08/2014 Passport to Hi-Tech

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