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

Upcoming events

    • 09/18/2021
    • Indiana State Museum and Downtown Area
    Blue Circle the City logo with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and yellow Indianapolis skyline

    GIRL SCOUTS are seeking volunteers for Circle the City

    VOLUNTEERS needed to set up, engage with attendees, and break down the booth. 


    Sept 18th at the Indiana State Museum

    The Girl Scouts are also looking for volunteers to help with the largest Girl Scout program event of the year. They are anticipating 3,000 girls and adults to this one day event. They have partnered with over 40 community partners, including the Eiteljorg, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State House, Indiana Historical Society, IMAX, and the Indiana State Museum.

    Volunteers are needed to help in many capacities that will enrich the experience of the guests in attendance, including:

    Badge Ambassador: Help with leading badge activities at the museum for k-12th graders. Utilizing exhibits at the museum the girls will earn a badge. You will facilitate one hour programming with k-12th graders.

    Information Booth: Help to staff the Information Booth by assisting to answer general event questions (a FAQ's sheet will be provided).May also be need to assist with basic first aid or reuniting girls who become separated from their troop.

    Travel Ambassador: Help troops walk to Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg, and the Indianapolis Zoo. Most of these girls are not from the Indianapolis area and are not familiar with downtown. This volunteer role will help troops find places to eat and visit on the canal. 

    If you are able to volunteer for 2-5 hours please use this link to register: VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

    This is a fun day to come out and support the Girl Scout troops!  

    • 09/22/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Registration is closed

    Are emojis still unprofessional? What is the etiquette for turning off your Zoom or Teams camera? And how long is too long before responding to an email? These questions, and their answers, are all connected to our digital body language—the emotions and meanings broadcast by our online behaviors.

    Discuss tips and strategies to improve your digital body language with Amber Peckham and Tosin Ajayi on September 22 from 4-5pm.

    For our September ClickSide Chat, Amber and Tosin will present on the topic of digital body language, drawing from a work by Erica Dhawan published in May 2021. “Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails,” writes Dhawan.

    The chat will encompass insights and interactive activities to help attendees navigate virtual meetings, email, instant message, and text communication to build trust and connection with colleagues, friends, and family.

    The event is FREE and exclusive to our members.

    Space is extremely limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registration is filled, no wait list will be initiated. Registration for ClickSide Chat is required in order to provide you with the final login instructions.

    **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 is non-transferable. ***

    • 09/28/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 42

    Do you enjoy reading, but do not have a place to chat about books with others?  Women & Hi Tech hosts a quarterly book club!  It's a way for us to invite you to read books that you otherwise might not, and to be part of a larger community of Women in STEM discussing their narratives and themes.  

    The focus will be on women in STEM and/or professional development books, and book nominations and selections will be facilitated through a participant voting process.  Please consider joining us for some reading FUN this year!   

    Registration for the Women & Hi Tech Virtual Book Club is available and FREE only to members of the organization and is required in order to provide you with the final login instructions. A login/password will be sent to the email address entered for this registration approximately 48 hours before the event begins.

    September Book Club: August Remix

    Book: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp.

    Tuesday, September 28

    Please remember we'll be discussing the book during the virtual meeting, so be sure to read the book before we meet. 

    Always consider renting from your local library and supporting local.  Click HERE to learn more about the book and/or order online.   

    Are you interested in nominating a title for future discussion?  Email your nomination to Kelly Sandstrom.

    **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 is non-transferable. ***

    • 10/07/2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • 10/08/2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • French Lick Resort
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    The 2021 Women & Hi Tech Fall Retreat is here! We survived a global pandemic and the largest racial, political, and social movements of a generation. So, there is no better time to pamper ourselves and network with other Women & Hi Tech board members, members, and friends as we relax and re-energize at The French Lick Resort (French Lick Resort).

    Thursday, October 7
      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 - Western-themed Dinner and Fun at The Stables Pavilion
     Friday, October 8
      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 by Angel Henry (See bio below)

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

    The retreat will begin on the evening of October 7th with a western-themed dinner event. Join us at the reception dressed in your best western gear and enjoy the beautiful nature and rolling hills in an evening under the stars! You won’t want to miss the unique and treasured picture opportunities available at our outdoor venue. Prizes for best dressed and other fun surprises will be available! After dinner, you are free to explore and enjoy the amenities of the resort and casino.

    Friday starts off with personal activity or relaxation time prior to brunch. After checking out, you will enjoy a powerful professional development seminar to get you back on your horse! This inspiring address will be delivered by our keynote speaker, Angel Henry, MLIS, MBA, PMP, CSM, a technologist, author, and professor.

    In an intimate gathering, Angel Henry will present lessons learned from her first book, Dents in the Ceiling. Dents in the Ceiling is a first-hand account from more than 30 African American women in the technology industry about navigating sexism and racism, establishing allies, and bouncing back resiliently throughout their careers. Angel will share her personal journey and provide attendees with tools women & allies need to break through these barriers. Her message will resonate well across Women & Hi Tech's diverse membership. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dents in the Ceiling, which may be signed by Angel after the seminar.

    Angel has over 20 years Information Technology (IT) experience, primarily in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and over 15 years in the project management discipline. Angel has been recognized as a thought-leader on the topic of the Agile Mindset, which fosters an environment of innovation and productivity.

    Angel also has a passion for diversity, and her knowledge of why women and minorities are often missing from the tech C-Suite provides awareness for leaders to drive change.

    Angel is also a trainer and speaker as well as an Adjunct Instructor in the Indianapolis area helping students realize their full potential in the field of IT. Angel is a member of several professional and community organizations, such as Black Data Processors Association (BDPA), Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) - Executive, several Agile communities, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Angel is also a wife and mother of two children, ages 11 and 5 years old.

    Come join us for this awesome event to relax, reenergize, and rejuvenate amongst old and new friends.

    Registration will be open until September 5, 2021 or until capacity is reached.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    **By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during 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 all associated registration fee(s), is non-refundable and non-transferable. ***

    • 10/14/2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 2820 N. Meridian Drive
    • 97

    Presented by Ivy Tech Community College

    A 2018 study published by SAGE Publishing in the Journal of Human Relations revealed that not only exclusion by men but also self-imposed barriers including hesitation and gendered modesty that prevent women from networking as effectively as their male counterparts. Research revealed that women's tendencies to harbor moral concerns about 'exploiting' social ties causes them to under-benefit from networking activities.

    Rachel Thomas, President of LeanIn.org says, "I think men are socialized from the get-go to understand that mixing business and friendship is what you do to get ahead. We, as women, aren't as comfortable doing that."

    On Thursday, October 14, from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm, please join Women & Hi Tech at our first in-person Executive Women’s Forum event since February 2019, Network Like a Ninja! We are thrilled to announce our guest speaker Caroline Dowd-Higgins

    Caroline is a TedX Speaker, Career and Executive Coach, and an author of two books, (“This is Not the Career I Ordered” and soon to be published, “Thrive Where You Are”). She is also the host of the new online career empowerment series “Thrive! A Webisode Series about Career and Life Empowerment for Women,” and Vice President of Career Coaching and Employer Connections at Ivy Tech Community College.

    The event is being sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College and will be held at their Culinary and Conference Center at 2820 N. Meridian Drive in downtown Indianapolis. Parking for this event is free. The event will start at 3:00 pm in the ballroom and end with a networking exercise from 4:15 pm-5:30 pm at the Courses Restaurant. Appetizers, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

    Additionally, each attendee will be eligible to win a FREE Montblanc Networking Gift Set valued at $500, including:

    • Montblanc Pen and Card Holder
    • $50 Vistaprint gift card
    • Two Moleskine Notebooks
    Please note that attendees must follow any and all CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of this event.

    We can't wait to see you there!

    Please follow Women & Hi Tech on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and on Instagram for continued updates.

Past events

09/11/2021 Partner Event: Hope Magazine Fall Launch
08/11/2021 Partner Event: Women's Empowerment Panel
07/09/2021 Partner Event: The Intentionality of Diversity in Tech
06/30/2021 Women & Hi Tech's ClickSide Chat Series - Allyship
06/24/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: Let’s Talk About Your Cyber Hygiene
06/21/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
06/14/2021 Partner Event: InnoPower
06/09/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Multicultural Celebration
06/06/2021 Partner Event: Boss Babe Brunch
05/07/2021 Community Event: Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) Power Panel
05/04/2021 Community Event: Optimize Your Business Strategy - Indy CIO Network Virtual Dinner
04/27/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: S.T.E.M. – The “E” is for Entrepreneurship!
04/22/2021 Community Event: Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Indianapolis: Don't Smile, You're on Camera
04/20/2021 Community Event: All IT Community Meeting
03/31/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Interviewing Tips & Best Practices for College Students
03/30/2021 Toast to Women Owned Businesses: Virtual Wine Tasting
03/17/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Taking Care of YOURSELF Best Practices
03/11/2021 Girl Code: Women in Technology & Computer Science
03/09/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
03/08/2021 International Women's Day
03/04/2021 2021 Statewide Summit on Women & Tech: Empower. Engage. Educate
03/03/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Check-in on your 2021 Goals & Resolutions
02/25/2021 Social Advocacy: Connecting Authentically with Marginalized Populations
02/23/2021 The Extraordinary Impact COVID-19 has had on our Community
02/17/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - What I learned from 2020…
02/11/2021 "Special Edition" Executive Women’s Forum: A Casual, Crucial COVID Conversation with Indiana’s Health Commissioner - Dr. Kristina Box
02/03/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Work-Life Balance while Working from Home
01/20/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Virtual Networking Tips and Best Practices
12/10/2020 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
12/02/2020 The Women & Hi Tech Virtual Holiday Networking Pajama Party
11/05/2020 Women & Hi Tech's OperationALL: Advocates for Gender Equity
10/27/2020 Flipping the Script on Racism and Women in STEM: The Journey to Equity
10/22/2020 See Yourself in Tech: Get Involved - Tech Equity, Opportunity, and Access
10/20/2020 Third All-IT Leadership Community Webinar with Indy CIO Network
10/01/2020 The Women & Hi Tech 2020 Virtual Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala
09/22/2020 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
09/22/2020 IndyVolved 15: Uncover the Good
08/04/2020 Race in Tech - Virtual Dinner Event
07/23/2020 Virtual Executive Women’s Forum – A Joint Event – Women & Hi Tech and Executive Women in Finance Indiana
07/12/2020 Boss Babe Bunch 2020
06/24/2020 Mental Wellness for Business: Part II - Is your organizational identity racial or cultural?
06/17/2020 Python Web Conference
06/16/2020 Women & Hi Tech’s #INThisTogether Virtual Spring Networking House Party
06/10/2020 Mental Wellness for Business: Is your organizational identity racial or cultural?
05/27/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Books on Break: What Do You Recommend?
05/20/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - The Effect of Social Distancing on Your Social Life
05/13/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Coping Chemistry Cooking Hacks
05/12/2020 Accelerating Change - Strengthening Diversity & Inclusion in the Technology Industry
05/06/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Managing the Dynamics of Remote Work and Family
04/30/2020 Virtual Executive Women’s Forum – Leveraging the Gift of Feedback
04/29/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Tech Tips & Tricks
04/22/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Addressing Job Vulnerability and Loss
04/15/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Health and Wellness for Women In STEM
03/14/2020 2020 Passport to Hi-Tech--CANCELLED
03/10/2020 Project Product
03/09/2020 Closing the Gap: Indiana's 1st All-Girls STEM School
03/04/2020 Networking With Confidence - a Joint Event Featuring Halle Simpson
02/10/2020 Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and Marianne Glick Present: An Evening with Dr. Tererai Trent: Empowering the Next Generation of Women
02/05/2020 "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum Part II - A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM
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 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 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 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 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 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 2014 Passport to Hi-Tech

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