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

    • 05/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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    Please join Women & Hi Tech for our biennial Spring Networking Event on May 15, 2019 from 12-4pm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). IMS Leadership will welcome Women & Hi Tech during lunch served from 12pm-2pm. Women & Hi Tech guests may experience racing practice runs, behind the scene tours, IMS garage passes, and/or networking while enjoying food, snacks, beverages, and spirits during the afternoon. Dress code for the event is business casual, unless you plan to visit the garages, where no shorts or open-toed shoes are allowed.

    This year, in honor of Women & Hi Tech’s 20th Anniversary, we plan to flood the IMS with 200 attendees…our biggest networking event ever! Accordingly, paid event registration also provides you with a fashionable Women & Hi Tech t-shirt* that we highly encourage everyone to wear to the track, ensuring Women & Hi Tech is visually represented all over the IMS that day! Bring a friend or two and come out for an afternoon of food, fun, and networking with Women & Hi Tech as the IMS gears up for Indy 500.

    Please register early! This event is open to Women & Hi Tech members and non-members, and will sell out! Registration closes on May 7, 2019 or once capacity is reached.

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTRATION: Paper IMS tickets and paraphernalia required for IMS entry, logistic instructions for parking at the event, and Women & Hi Tech t-shirts will ONLY be available for in-person pick up from 4-6pm in the lobby of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (11 S. Meridian St, 46204) on May 8 and 9, 2019. Please mark your calendars and arrange for your IMS MATERIALS to be retrieved by you or a designated proxy during the designated times.

    *T-shirts will only be provided to members and non-members who have not previously received one via other Women & Hi Tech events or programs. Requested t-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed and will be available on first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

    **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. ***

    • 05/17/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center, 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

    INBADD is an annual full-day conference hosted by the Central Indiana IIBA chapter which provides development and networking opportunities to Business Analysts and their Managers, Project Managers, and Business Architects. You do not need to be a member of the Central Indiana IIBA chapter in order to attend.

    Women & Hi Tech members can use the code WomenHiTech on the registration page and save 10%. Learn more and register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inbadd-indiana-business-analysis-development-day-2019-tickets-48459596959

    • 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/grants 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/grant award presentations to female STEM recipients.
    • Registration for the 20th Anniversary Celebration Event will be open soon.

    20th Anniversary Scholarship/Grant Applications:

    At least the following Women & Hi Tech Scholarships/Grants will be awarded:  
    • (1) $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to the overall top graduate or undergraduate female STEM student as determined by the selection committee.

    • (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an amazing graduate female STEM student as determined by the selection committee.

    • (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate female STEM student as determined by the selection committee.

    •  (2) $2,000 grants will be awarded to extraordinary professional development female applicants as determined by the selection committee.

    • (3) $2,000 scholarships and/or grants will be awarded to one or more graduate, undergraduate, and/or professional development applicants as determined by the selection committee.

    Additionally, the following Women & Hi Tech Partner Scholarships will be awarded:

    The #WHT20for20 campaign will also be sponsored by Women & Hi Tech Partners to support women pursuing specific fields of interest (e.g., cybersecurity, patent/corporate law, entrepreneurship, etc.). Applicants interested in the following Women & Hi Tech Partner Scholarships should fill out and submit the graduate or undergraduate scholarship form above indicating: 1) the Women & Hi Tech Partner Scholarship they are applying for and 2) any additional information relevant to the selection committee for that particular field of interest.

    • (1) $1000 Pondurance scholarship will be awarded to the overall top graduate or undergraduate female STEM student pursuing Cybersecurity as determined by the selection committee.

    • (1) $2000 Barnes & Thornburg LLP scholarship will be awarded to the overall top female law student studying Patent or Corporate Law as determined by the selection committee.

    20th Anniversary Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities:

    • Thank you to our amazing sponsors!  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.
    • 08/17/2019
    • Ivy Tech Noblesville, 300 N. 17th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

    SQLSaturday - Indianapolis is a training event for data professionals or those who want to learn about getting started as a data professional. Everyone from far and wide is welcome to attend to learn new skills and make new connections.  There are sessions available for every skill level.

    Admittance to this event is free, but they do charge $12.00 for an optional lunch that will not be pizza! However, you're welcome to bring your own lunch.  At the event, Women & Hi Tech will be awarding (2) FREE one-year memberships.  

    Register now at https://www.sqlsaturday.com/886/EventHome.aspx.  Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.  (When registering for the event, be sure to mention that you heard about SQLSaturday through Women & Hi Tech) 

    • 08/22/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • IUPUI, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Ignite Your SuperpowerScheduled for August 22, 2019, the 3rd Annual Ignite Your Superpower (IYS) is an event for middle-school girls to discover more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through participation in hands-on experiences, interactions with female role-models and fun-filled learning on a college campus.  This event is not open to the general public.        

    More than 600 students will be joining us at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from central Indiana schools.  

    We are again seeking Superheroes to volunteer to spend the day chaperoning small groups of the 600 students around the exhibits, presentations, lunch and campus exploration activities.  Register now to be a Superhero!  

    Ignite Your Superpower is presented by Indy Women in Tech through a partnership with Women & Hi Tech and Conner Prairie
    *   Pictures from the 2017 event - Volume One & Volume Two
      Pictures from the 2018 event - Volume One
      Have questions?  Contact us at IYS@womenandhitech.org

    • 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!  Retreat schedule coming soon!   

    Program:  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.

    She would love to connect with you at:

    paula@isani.com | 425.495.2175 | LinkedIn

Past events

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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