Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.
 Women & Hi Tech's 2020 Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala

Upcoming events

    • 02/05/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • 116

    While the number and advancement of women in executive leadership is often tracked as a diversity metric for many STEM organizations, even among women, equal access to leadership opportunities is not always available. In some cases, access to societal advantages, such as leadership opportunities in the workplace, may be attributed to “privilege.” This interactive forum will feature diverse female leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation/Intellectual Property to discuss the disparity of diversity and privilege that may exist amongst women in STEM. This session will also highlight how such disparities are present in both corporate and academic STEM environments and cultures. After unraveling this complex issue, the panelists will provide practical tips and tools for how YOU can make a difference and provide tangible deliverables to recruit, retain, and/or advance diverse female talent in your organization, company, academic institution, and/or small business.

    Our moderator for this dynamic event will be Dawn Rosemond, Esq., Partner and Director of Diversity, Professional Development, and Inclusion at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Dawn is also the author of a published book, Boss Presence. LinkedIn Profile After delivering a powerful keynote address during the 2017 Fall Retreat at French Lick, Indiana and moderating this inaugural panel in 2018, Women & Hi Tech is so excited Dawn agreed to join us again to facilitate this special panel of esteemed female leaders to discuss the disparity of diversity amongst women in STEM.

    Missed the inaugural "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum in 2018 (Part I)? No worries. This second event (Part II) will present and capitalize on similar information regarding privilege and empathy, as well as provide the personal experiences and unique perspectives from a new panel of diverse women in STEM. Women & Hi Tech is excited to present the following female leaders in STEM who will educate us on tools, tips, and takeaways that will empower all of us and our organizations for the better.

    Panelists:     Title:
    Elcira Villarreal, Ph.D.


    Director of Medical Communications, Eli Lilly & Company (Retired) and Senior Consultant, Diverse Talent Strategies
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    Linda Calvin, J.D.


    Vice President of School of IT, Ivy Tech Community College
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    Sonya Smith, Ph.D.

        Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University (Washington, D.C.) and Principal Investigator for HU ADVANCE-IT: Education, Advocacy, & Empowerment for Women in STEM
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    Crystal Morton, Ph.D.
        Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of Girls in STEM Institute, Indiana University – Indianapolis
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    Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, J.D.
    (Innovation/Intellectual Property/Academia)

        Gerald L. Bepko Chair in Law, Professor, and Director of Center for IP Innovation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law
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    Leena Victoria

        President and Co-Founder, Brite Systems Inc.
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    To allow time to cover our robust content, establish meaningful connections, and solidify action items and takeaways, this event is being presented in an extended format as follows.

    1:30-2:00 pm   Registration
    2:00-2:30 pm   Welcome & Interactive Privilege Exercise
    2:30-4:30 pm   Panel Introductions and Discussion
    4:30-5:30 pm   Networking Reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages

    **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. ***

    • 02/10/2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
    Dr. Tererai TrentGirls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is excited to partner with Marianne Glick to present An Evening With Dr. Tererai Trent, the internationally-recognized advocate for the education and empowerment of women. Please join us on Monday, February 10, 2010 at 7:00pm as Dr. Trent leads an inspiring discussion on the significance of building a strong and supportive network of leaders who can activate the next generation of empowered women, and allies of women!

    Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah’s “All-Time Favorite Guest," Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and founder of Tererai Trent International. Gifted with natural charisma that inspires people from all walks of life, Dr. Tererai Trent’s compelling story inspires people to dream big.

    Ticket Options:
    All seats are general admission seats. VIP seats are general admission within a designated area on the main floor.

    • $30 for a standard ticket
    • $80 for a standard ticket (which includes a $50 donation to Girls Inc. Indy)
    • $100 for a VIP ticket
    • $150 for a VIP ticket (which includes a $50 donation to Girls Inc. Indy)

    Women & Hi Tech is pleased to support Girls, Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and Dr. Tererai, a fellow woman in STEM with advanced degrees in agriculture and plant pathology. Join Women & Hi Tech’s leadership and come hear Dr. Tererai’s personal story of passion, perseverance, and philanthropy. You will definitely leave inspired. 

    Women & Hi Tech members should click here to register.  For $10 off your general admission ticket, please use the promotional code STRONG.

    • 03/10/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/11/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 502 East Event Centre, Carmel, IN 46032

    Project Product is a conference for tech leaders, product professionals, and marketers directly addressing how product marketers and managers can better work together, achieve their goals, and propel their careers through interactive sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking with experts.

    Women & Hi Tech members can use the code WHT2020 on the registration page and save over $100.  

    Learn more and register online at https://projectproduct.com/

    • 03/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
    Women & Hi Tech's 7th annual Passport to Hi-Tech event at Conner Prairie is scheduled on March 14, 2020!  Passport to Hi-Tech is an event for girls and boys ages 7 to 12 to learn about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). 

    This widely popular event is expected to attract more than 1,500 participants at Conner Prairie this year for an amazing day full of fun and learning about STEM.

    Passport to Hi-Tech is made possible by a joint effort between Conner Prairie and Women & Hi Tech.  Want to get involved?  Signup to be a volunteer at the event.  

    During the event, the participants will:

     * Participate in hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits.
     * Meet experts and professionals working with Indiana-based hi-tech companies.
    Plan for the future as they talk with representatives from Indiana’s colleges and universities.
     * Watch special presentations throughout the day.
     * Learn how they can continue developing skills with the help of area companies, organizations and workshops.

    View pictures from 2019 Passport to Hi-Tech 

    View pictures from 2018 Passport to Hi-Tech         

    View pictures from 2017 Passport to Hi-Tech 

    View pictures from 2016 Passport to Hi-Tech        


Past events

01/23/2020 Women of Skyline: Kicking Off New Year, New Vision
12/04/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Holiday Networking Event
11/18/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: Putting Confidence and Self-Worth Into ACTION!
11/12/2019 Women’s Speaker Series: Ignite Your Journey – Finding the Path that’s Right for You
10/30/2019 Women In Energy Conference
10/28/2019 Get On Board
10/22/2019 Women & Hi Tech's OperationALL - Lead Like an Ally
10/21/2019 Lessons from Female Leaders in Hi Tech
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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