Join us April 23-27- 2018 for the Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at one of five ports. Create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests, by checking off the sessions below.

Monday Kick off opening party– Resource reception featuring over 30 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech- all during one night, under one roof.
Port Tracks: During the week we’re hosting over 30 breakout sessions across the city. Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at 1 of 5 ports. 
  • Port 1: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech)  We’ll be talking about everything from AI, to Crypto-Currency, to growing as a coder.
  • Port 2: Inclusive Culture (Allyship)  The focus here is on ending gender bias in the workplace & building stronger, more diverse teams.
  • Port 3: Leadership (CEO’s & Startups)  We’ll hear from a diverse group of CEO’s and startup leaders who will discuss multi-dimensional leadership, building credibility and avoiding isolation.
  • Port 4: All about YOU (Build your story)  This is all about you- being bold,  intentional and building resilience. Pump up your side hustle and put some mojo into your personal brand.
  • Port 5: Career Acumen (Building relationships) Learn about how storytelling, mentorship, and meaningful connections will help you meet your career goals and win the race.
Closing Celebration:  Enjoy the last day of the WiT Regatta Week at the Progressive Closing Celebrations. Participate in a variety of exciting pop in events: Complimentary headshots, fashion exhibits, interactive VR, candlelight meditation, résumé review, workplace hacks and more... Connect, nibble & sip with new and old friends. 
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Wednesday, April 25 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Shifting the Culture In a Male-Dominated Industry

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Session Address:
501 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA  98109
The East part is key.  Capital One’s  logo is not yet on the building but there is Pro Sports Club signage.  When you arrive come up to the 4th floor.  There is a building garage with public parking but South Lake Union is a hot area so it’s not guaranteed.

In today's male-dominated technology industry how do leaders intentionally decide to support inclusion and shift workplace culture? The need to be more inclusive of different races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, and more is at a tipping point. During this session we will discuss the practical steps some leaders have taken to support diversity in the workplace, what risks they have taken, roadblocks they have encountered, and the tough decisions they have made to promote a more inclusive culture.

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Katie Oertli Mooney

Director, Jennifer Brown Consulting

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Craig Campbell

Director of Tech Recruiting, Uber
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Larry Colagiovanni

General Manager of eBay Seattle and Senior Director of New Product Development, eBay
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Gail Giacobbe

VP Product and Experience Design, GoDaddy
Gail Giacobbe is a VP of Product and Experience Design at GoDaddy, where her mission is to give entrepreneurs the tools and insights needed to start, grow and thrive in their ventures. Prior to GoDaddy, Gail spent 15 years at Microsoft where she led product management teams in Skype... Read More →
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JoAnne Kennedy

Vice President Technology, Nordstrom
JoAnne Kennedy is vice president of technology at Nordstrom. In this strategic and operational role for the fashion retailer, JoAnne and her team are responsible for driving technology success for multiple departments – including credit, human resources and finance – through modern... Read More →
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Preston Taylor

Director of Product Management, Socrata

Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Capital One