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

Upcoming events

    • 02/20/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • 177

    There are numerous industries and careers that benefit from a STEM professional’s problem solving, analysis, and disciplined scientific thought process. Gain insight into how STEM skills fit within the needs of today’s supply chain dynamics. Hear case studies  from two accomplished supply chain leaders who have successfully applied their STEM skills to lead supply chain teams, projects, and/or processes. It’s a great opportunity to learn how broadly your STEM skills can be leveraged!  Lunch is provided at this event.  

    Scheduled Speakers:

    Tami Gentry is the Sr. Purchasing Manager for IP, Plastics & Global Indirect at Vertellus, an Ag, Nutrition and specialty chemical manufacturer.  Her team excels at creating strategic purchasing relationships that result in value added opportunities at Vertellus. The team continually delivers cost savings via mutually benefit contracts with core suppliers.

    Over her 20 year career, she has made a positive impact with her employers in the purchasing, sourcing, and supply / planning arenas. As a graduate of Depaul University with a degree in International Business and University of Tennessee MBA in Global Supply Chain Management she has established herself into a position to successfully lead supply chain projects and teams delivering world class results.

    On a personal side Tami has been married to her husband, Darren, for 11 years and has 1 child- Easton (8).

    Kelli Grothen is the director of the Integrated Services Supply Chain team at Eli Lilly and Company. Her team is responsible for delivering changes to Lilly's Enterprise Resource Planning system that improve supply chain processes across the company.

    Over her 26+ years with Lilly, Kelli has held roles as a process engineer, operations team leader, procurement associate, supply chain consultant, and supply chain director. As a chemical engineer from Purdue University, her STEM background has been foundational to successfully lead supply chains and implement projects.

    On the personal side, Kelli has been married to her husband, Chad, for 26 years and has 2 children - Amanda and Evan. Amanda is a junior in Chemical Engineering at Purdue, and Evan is a junior at Avon High School.

    **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:  W & HT event registration, including any and all associated registration fee(s), is non-refundable and non-transferable. ***

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    • 03/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

    The annual Passport to Hi-Tech event at Conner Prairie is scheduled on March 16, 2019!  Passport to Hi-Tech is an event for girls ages 7 to 12 to learn about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). 

    More than 1,500 participants are expected to join us this year for an amazing day full of fun and learning about STEM.  Interested in volunteering for this event?  Learn more about our volunteer needs.

    Passport to Hi-Tech is a joint effort between Conner Prairie and Women & Hi Tech with financial support from Roche Diagnostics. 

    View pictures from 2018 Passport to Hi-Tech         

    View pictures from 2017 Passport to Hi-Tech 

    View pictures from 2016 Passport to Hi-Tech        


    • 03/19/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:10 PM
    • 502 East Event Centre, Carmel, IN 46032

    Come see Women & Hi Tech President, Darcy Lee, moderate a panel at Project Product where women product leaders will share their triumphs and struggles.  

    Project Product is a conference for tech leaders, marketers, and product professionals. This forum directly addresses how product marketers and managers can better work together, achieve their goals, and propel their careers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with experts.

    Women & Hi Tech members can use the code CRAFTED on the registration page and save $250.

    Learn more and register online at https://www.56streetproductions.com/

    • 03/22/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 2800 West Bethel Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304

    Come see Gail Farnsley, Women & Hi Tech Board of Directors Emeritus, deliver the opening keynote session at this year's Women Working in Technology Conference.

    The Women Working in Technology (WWiT) conference strives to educatate, connect, and inspire women and their male allies working in technology.  Gail's keynote address is titled Diversity & Analytics: How Can We Avoid Creating "Bias at Scale"?

    Women & Hi Tech members can register as a member of a non-profit and save $10 off the cost of registration.

    Learn more and register online at  https://womenworkingintechnology.org

    • 05/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Save the Date!  More information coming soon...

    • 08/16/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46220

    This year represents Women & Hi Tech’s 20th year of successfully effecting change to advance women in STEM in Indiana, so we are “Celebrating Our Past and Investing in Our Future” throughout 2019. The Women & Hi Tech 20th Anniversary Celebration Event will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6-11pm at The Willows on Westfield. During this event, we will celebrate our past 20 years by highlighting Women & Hi Tech members who have advanced the cause and careers of women in STEM in Indiana through their contributions to Women & Hi Tech. We will also invest in our future through our “#WHT20for20” campaign by awarding $20,000 in scholarships to women pursuing degrees in STEM in Indiana, who intend to stay in Indiana upon graduation.

    20th Anniversary Celebration Event Highlights:

    • This event is a celebration! Business/cocktail attire is appropriate.
    • A full dinner, dessert, drinks, a cash bar, and a DJ/live band will be provided.
    • Tribute to Women & Hi Tech’s 20 year history of impact for women in STEM in Indiana.
    • #WHT20for20” scholarship award presentation to female STEM recipients.
    • Registration for the 20th Anniversary Celebration Event will be open soon.

    20th Anniversary Scholarship Information:

    • Scholarship application period will be open March 1-June 1, 2019.
    • More information on how to apply will be online soon.

    20th Anniversary Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities:

    • If your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities, including sponsoring scholarships, please contact our Corporate Engagement Director, Rebecca Bormann, at corpsponsor@womenandhitech.org.
    • Volunteer signup for the 20th Anniversary Celebration Event will be online soon.

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

    Network with Women & Hi Tech members, relax, reenergize, and have fun at French Lick Resort!  More information coming soon... 

Past events

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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