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June 2020 Newsletter

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A Message From Our Conference Chair

Dear friends,

While we cannot take away all of the pain of our world, especially that of the black community, we want to do our part by bringing awareness and support to black women in tech. While the Women in Technology Conference Louisville (WITLOU) is committed to supporting women of all colors, a large amount of research shows that black women face the largest hurdles to get into tech jobs, and often new technology is created without attention to how it will be used by or affect people of color.

WITLOU is committed to continuing to provide an inclusive and supportive environment, to enable a broad spectrum of ladies to attend the event, to support charitable organizations that are inclusive, and to provide programming that will inform attendees of the issues and how to address them. While it may sound counterintuitive, one of the things we can do to show our support and love for women of all color, race, and ethnicity is by selecting an organization that focuses on black young women.  We must understand that when Black women enter, we all enter.  With that in mind, we are selecting TECH-Nique as this year’s social impact organization! Learn more at https://www.womenintechlouisville.com/

Be Kind! See You at WIT!

Shannon Fehr

2020 Social Outreach Project Selected

Each year, the staff of the Louisville Women in Technology Conference selects a local nonprofit organization that promotes girls and women entering into a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) field in an inclusive way.

Our 2020 Social Impact partner is Tech-Nique. To kick off our support, $5 of every ticket to the conference that is purchased in June will be donated this outstanding non-profit organization

TECH-Nique’s mission is to create a world where the voices and experiences of underrepresented minorities are welcomed and celebrated in the field of technology and where members of these groups feel empowered not just to be consumers of technology, but also creators and leaders in the technology field.

SPECIAL OFFER!!!

As a WITLOU Supporter, we would like to offer you a Pandemic Resilience Test (PRT) at absolutely no cost! This tool assesses how you perceive yourself in response to this time of unprecedented volatility and will give you strategies and tips to improve based on your test results!

If  you are interested in taking the assessment or to learn more Click Here

Announcing Our 2020 Keynote Speaker

Teresa Carlson – Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services. Stay tuned for more information and more speaker announcements! 

Tech Showcase Discount Extended through July 15

In light of the current events, the pricing for a booth in this year’s Tech Showcase will remain at the low cost of $575*  through July 15.  This includes two tickets to the event valued at $320!!

  • Increase brand awareness, brand loyalty, and show your company support.
  • Introduce a new product or service.
  • Hire women in tech – where else can you go and meet 500+women in Tech in one day?

Click here to reserve your booth or call Shannon at 502-939-6820. Spaces are limited and will go fast!.

*Does not include the cost of electricity- that cost is paid directly to Galt House if you need it.

Signup for Tech Showcase

Do you know an incredible woman in tech who deserves to be recognized and celebrated?

Nominations are now open until Sept. 15th. Three awards will be presented at the Dec. 9, 2020 Conference including a new award for a male ally.  Award options are the Rising Star Award, STEAM Leadership Award, and Male Ally Award.  To learn more or nominate someone – go to- seeyouatwit.com

June Monthly WITLOU Planning Meeting

Join us on Friday for our monthly planning committee meeting- open to anyone who wants to help!  Lots of exciting updates this month! Also looking for some feedback and opinions.

June 19, 2020 –8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91107379701
Meeting ID: 911 0737 9701
Password: WITLOU

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeoRUKxSfB

Sponsorships are still available!

Women in tech matter so that the future generations of women will not only join but SURPASS the work we do today. Women in tech matter because they bring creativity and innovation! Technology is too important to leave to just men!  Sponsor the WITLOU conference and help close the gender gap so that technology is ready for the next pandemic!

CONTACT US ABOUT A SPONSORSHIP

SEO, Analytics, & Graphics Expertise Needed

The marketing committee is seeking better ways to engage with our audience. We specifically need people who have skills in SEO, analytics, and digital graphics to provide their ideas and input into our plans.  If you would be willing to volunteer just one hour a month for a meeting and potentially one additional hour to review materials, please contact our staff liaison Aly Goldberg.