Convening technology leaders to connect, educate, and reach back in our MN tech ecosystem!

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) seeks to promote, educate and empower women in technology across Minnesota. Established in 2011 to provide networking opportunities for women in technology across industry, level and line of business, WLiT events are open to both women AND men interested in promoting, educating, empowering and advancing women in technology. Our mission to “Connect, Educate and Reach Back,” promotes community through networking and conversation, and a philosophy that “no one stands alone.”

The WLiT community is driven by these key objectives:

  • Connect: Engaging, authentic networking is the cornerstone of each WLiT event. Attendees are welcoming, pulling newcomers into lively discussions and forging new relationships, career connections, partnerships and lasting friendships.
  • Educate: Quarterly programs showcase thought leadership in technology, business and professional development, with the goal of supporting career progression for our many, varied attendees. WLiT also partners with local non-profits to help bring up our next generation of women technology leaders and practitioners, as well as supporting women returning to the workplace.
  • Reach Back: We believe in “reaching back” to support our future technology leaders and practitioners, many of whom are students studying STEM disciplines. With the help of the MnTech Foundation, WLiT funds an annual scholarship that’s awarded to a young woman studying a STEM discipline to help her achieve her career objectives and inspire others to reach their dreams.

Meet the current WLiT Steering Team:

  • Alyssa Bixby-Lawson, Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Jean Machart, Vice President, Personalization Capabilities, UnitedHealth Group
  • Jennifer Simon, Modern Workplace Solution Specialist, Microsoft
  • Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
  • Sara Schlauderaff, Account Technology Strategist; Global Account CTO, Microsoft
  • Denise Morelock, Client Engagement Director, ThreeBridge Solutions

Upcoming engagement opportunities:

Tues, Sept 29: Let’s Redefine a Victory
Guest speaker: Sonya Roberts, Cargill

Tues, Oct 20: Utilizing Storytelling to Engage, Motivate & Influence
Guest speaker: Patrick Finnegan, Dale Carnegie

Interested in learning more?

Jade Denson
Director of Community Engagement, MnTech
WLiT Contact
Email Jade | Call Jade: 818-294-4484

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