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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Helen Bakker

Expedia Group
VP, Technology
Helen is an energizing and passionate leader who thrives in aligning business strategy to platform design and architecture. With Expedia Group for 14 years, Helen is currently Vice President of Technology and Analytics for Expedia Group Media Solutions.  Her career, always rooted in development and operations, has afforded her experiences in customer facing and back office technologies including all aspects of the Expedia Brand (site, services, and supply), as well as contact center (agent tools, telephony, and workforce optimization), Enterprise Resource Planning (HR and financial applications).  Helen has previously lead a diverse portfolio of products within Expedia Worldwide Engineering including Loyalty, Brand Partner and API integrations, Cruise line of business, Operations, Performance, Quality, Site Reliability, and Security as well as organizational support teams of Engagement and Business Operations.  Prior to Expedia, Helen travelled the globe as a consultant with Accenture implementing billing systems for leading ISP and mobile phone providers. Helen holds a B.B.A. in Operations, MIS, and Marketing from Gonzaga University. Personally, Helen has an unwavering love of travel, wine, and bargain shopping. Her greatest passion and accomplishment is raising her three children (two daughters and her Australian Shepherd) with her husband.