Bobbie Carlton

Founder, Innovation Women

Natalie Makowka

Executive Director, Application Development, Comcast

Lauren Hasson

Founder, DevelopHer

Shelley Peterson

Emerging Technologies Lead, Lockheed Martin

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founder, TechGirlz

Marnie Pflueger

Executive Director, Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER), Comcast

Amy Gawronski Zuccaro

Sr Manager, Global eCommerce UX, Symantec

Malgorzata Schwab

Principal IT Systems Architect, DaVita


Why the ad-based business model is failing women and how they’re fighting back

The Internet is becoming insanely toxic, especially for women. It’s no surprise when most companies are led and funded by men, that today’s online communities are filled with ads, spam and trolling…

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When you actually “break the internet” – Launching the first live TV streaming service

The Internet wasn’t created for streaming live TV. Before Sling TV launched in 2015, the notion of delivering live TV over the Internet was a pipedream. SVP of Sling TV, Christine Weber is going to…

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UX Can Play Well with Agile Systems

UX and Agile typically don’t fit together nicely, but it is possible to make it work with great results. This talk is meant to advise anyone currently struggling with how to bring UX into their Agile…

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The Path to a More Diverse and Competitive Technology Industry

The technology industry increasingly finds itself at a competitive crossroads. More than one million jobs are forecast to remain unfilled by 2020, while leading brands come under assault for a lack…

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About WITS

Working in tech is not just about coding. It’s about all aspects of your career. Get support from the community of women working in technology. We’ll pave the way with hands-on tech workshops, discussions about trending topics in tech, and information on thriving through tech career phases and facets. WITS connects women working on the business and technical sides of the industry.

The conference brings together women at every level, from students to senior executives, to connect, educate and inspire through events across the United States.

Where & When

The Washington Post
1301 K Street NW
Washington D.C. 20071

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


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