2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference Achieves Record Number Of Speaker Applications, Creates 2017 Speaker Waitlist

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Wonder Women Tech Will Gather Over 150+ A-List Speakers, Women Innovators, Hackers, and Visionaries To Explore and Engage Powerful Discussions, Education Opportunities, and Programming Geared Towards Women and Diversity in STEAM.

Wonder Women Tech (WWT), a non-profit organization focused on highlighting, celebrating and educating women in tech, STEAM and innovation today announced that it has created a 2017 waitlist due to an unprecedented amount of applications to speak at its (2nd annual) Wonder Women Tech Conference on July 16, 2016 & July 17, 2016 at The Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, CA.

Over 1,500 speakers from 20+ countries have applied to speak at this year’s conference which will host innovative talks and panels and feature over 150 speakers on three stages, including women in computing, C-Suite women, business leaders, techies, inventors, investors, best-selling authors and award winning scientists and pioneers. Keynote speakers and special guests include President of United Nations Women National Committee Canada and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc., Almas Jiwani, Crunchbase Director of Content, Gené Teare, diversity thought leader, Everette Taylor as well as the VP of Lesbians Who Tech, Miss Korea 2010--who also owns a tech company, Teen Scientist and L’Oreal Model, the founders of Stella and Dot and FabFitFun, the founder of Persians in Tech, the founder of Tech Inclusion Conference, the co-Founder of BlogHer, and many more.

Other speakers for this conference include: one of the "The Top Ten African American Women in the White House," who is the Former Special Adviser to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, as well as industry leaders from Google, Oracle, Adobe, Pandora, Microsoft, Crunchbase, TechCrunch, Automattic, Cisco, AOL, Virgin Galactic, NASA, General Assembly, Twilio, Thoughtworks, "It Was Never A Dress" campaign, several startups and organizations geared toward women and diversity in tech, and many more!

A variety of panels will feature discussions with Virgin Galactic, NASA, DAQRI, Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses, among other companies, and also explore discussions about technology, Iot, startups and entrepreneurship, fintech, biotech, and diversity and inclusion. Workshops that will be available include, AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS, “TechBoss 101”, a Build Your Online Business workshop hosted by Automattic (Wordpress), a Resume Workshop, an AR Tookit hosted by DAQRI, an augmented reality company, among other offerings.

With the theme #WEAREPIONEERS, Wonder Women Tech will explore women and diversity in tech, and the pioneers leading the way for innovation. Attendees will engage in conference programming including a Free Career Fair & Expo, a Computer Basics workshop for Seniors, a Junior Innovation Camp, where underrepresented children and adults will learn how to code, build games and much more.

“I wanted to co-create an ecosystem where we could discover a diverse range of pioneering women and men as role models, and cultivate a network where women were supporting and educating other women through their journey toward building success in tech, STEAM and innovation,” said Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder of Wonder Women Tech. “Partnering with Mayor Robert Garcia and the City of Long Beach for the next three years allows us to accomplish that goal together.”

Outside of the speaker lineup, there will be a networking lounge sponsored by Molina Healthcare, a 'Meet and Greet the Speaker' cabana lounge where speakers can engage the attendees, an #InvestinABoss Pitch Competition sponsored by Branch Metrics, a free career fair and expo that will be offered to the general public who register in advance.

“This will be a great event which will highlight many local and international innovators, techies, and creatives who have revolutionized our economic and cultural life,” said Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia. “It’s especially exciting that this event is led by women, will include interactive educational experiences, and will inspire girls and other underrepresented groups to join the ranks of pioneers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.”

Panel and Conference Programming topics include:

  • Pioneers in Tech Computing & Engineering Roles
  • Technology Gets A Fashionable Makeover: How Tech and Fashion Merge Into The Next Decade
  • Women Lean In – Creating a Powerful Ecosystem of Women Mentoring Women
  • Avoiding Mass Exodus – Keeping Women in Technology
  • Panoramic View — The Global Impact on Diversity and Inclusion in Tech
  • Leveraging Innovation to Improve Quality in Healthcare
  • Latinas in STEAM – Women Paving The Road Ahead

About Wonder Women Tech: The mission of Wonder Women Tech is to highlight, celebrate, and educate women and diversity in STEAM and innovation by creating diverse programming, events, and educational resources, which foster women and diverse individuals as role models, and provide an ecosystem of women supporting, mentoring and educating other women.


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