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

    • 09/26/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 09/27/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • French Lick Resort, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432

    Come network with Women & Hi Tech members and friends as we relax and re-energize at The French Lick Resort (frenchlick.com)! Founded in Indiana, this year marks Women & Hi Tech’s 20th anniversary as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and we have been “Celebrating Our Past and Investing in Our Future” all year! At the Fall Retreat, we will continue the celebration as we host a 1920’s-themed evening to welcome you Thursday to your overnight abode.

    Arrive at the reception dressed in your own 1920’s flapper dress or Gatsby/gangster costume, get in the celebratory spirit, and join the fun as we pay tribute to two decades of Women & Hi Tech and the roaring '20s! You won’t want to miss the unique and treasured picture opportunities available at our vintage venue. Prizes for best dressed and other fun surprises will be available!

    Friday starts off with activity or personal relaxation time prior to brunch. A powerful and inspiring professional development seminar will then be delivered to attendees by our keynote speaker, Paula pez Reck (see bio below) before your safe return home. This retreat will be one for the history books and will sell out! Registration deadline is August 26, 2019. We hope to see you there.

    Pricing for the event:
    • Single occupancy - $320 per person
    • Double occupancy - $220 per person

     Thursday, September 26
      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Optional activities (on your own)
      4:00 pm - Hotel Check-in
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking Reception (Come dressed for the evening)
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - 1920's-themed Dinner and Fun on the West Baden Veranda
     Friday, September 27
      8:00 am - 11:00 am - Enjoy the resort activities with New Friends; Hotel check-out by 11:00 am
      11:00 am - 11:30 am - Brunch
      11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Fall Retreat Program Keynote, Finding My Life’s Place: Being a little bit of everything without being here, there or anywhere - by Paula López Reck (See bio below)

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Closing remarks and announcements, good-byes, last chance for resort activities.

    To make your reservation, please call Resort Reservations at 1-888-936-9360 and mention group code 0919WHT. You'll need to designate whether there are one or two attendees per room. If two per room, each must provide the name of the other party when making their reservation.

    Program:  Finding My Life’s Place: Being a little bit of everything without being here, there or anywhere -  by Paula López Reck

    My life has been defined by being different and often, intentionally trying to go unnoticed. I have lived in two worlds, while striving to find and stay true to my authentic self. Consistently being told that I could be anything, but not too much. I could be in charge, but not too bossy. I could be confident, but not too assertive. I could be American, but not too Spanish.

    For decades, I walked a tight rope; stuck between being too much of one thing and not enough of another. While this tightrope has seemingly limited me, the ability to balance, be flexible, to pivot, or completely realign has served me well throughout my STEM career, which has evolved into a marketing and consulting business. Easily able to integrate myself into different situations and understand the nuances within them, while still maintaining an external lens.  Excelling as a “bridge” or a “connector” across teams and team members to better facilitate their communication. Being a fearless leader, a staunch supporter, or a fervent follower, as needed, to meet personal or professional goals or aspirations.

    Join me as I share my journey from being a little bit of everything or anywhere to finding my place in life that empowered me to know, accept, and nurture my truly magnificent and imperfect self.

    About Paula López Reck:
    Paula López Reck is a Principal at Isani Consulting, providing strategic marketing and market research consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. She is passionate about effectively integrating customer insights into every aspect of marketing.

    She has over 18 years of experience in brand marketing and market research. Before starting Isani in 2012, Paula worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 10 years where she led large teams in various global and affiliate positions. Drawing from the combined experiences moderating and listening behind the glass as a marketer, Paula brings a unique set of skills to her projects. At Isani, she has led thousands of interviews in English and Spanish across many disease states to support global commercialization of blockbuster medications and orphan status treatments in rare diseases.

    Paula began her career as a bench scientist after studying biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and went on to earn her MBA from Indiana University. Throughout her career Paula has also actively mentored others going through a career change or wanting to advance within the marketing discipline. She is a strong believer in maintaining an authentic network of peers which she relies on personally and professionally.

    On the personal side, Paula was born in Spain and split her childhood between Madrid and Florida before coming to Indiana for college. Here, she married to Tom and had 2 kids – Isabel (16) and Nicolas (14). Now she lives in the Seattle area and, when not working, you will find her outdoors, either playing in the water, skiing or hiking with her family, friends or loyal dog, Marley.

    Paula would love to connect with you at:  paula@isani.com | 425.495.2175 | LinkedIn

    **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. ***

    • 10/22/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Save the date for Women & Hi Tech's OperationALL, an interactive and inspiring program led by author Julie Kratz. Julie will provide research based strategies, ideas, and takeaways for men and women in middle, senior, and executive management to improve their partnership in order to “Lead Like An Ally” and equalize the landscape for women in STEM. Julie’s presentation will be based on her book, ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality. Event registration includes a copy of Julie’s book for each attendee, as well as a social reception following the program.


    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm:  Registration & Introduction
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm:  Presentation by Julie Kratz
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:  Social Hour w light appetizers and adult beverages

    • 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.

    • 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). 

Past events

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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