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November 14-17

In person. In Seattle

Luncheon: Women as Tech Leads – Tackling the Challenges

Women in tech are gaining ground as the technology industry—or at least its largest players—makes slow but steady progress in shrinking its gender gap, and women in tech leadership are making the fastest advances. Deloitte Global predicts that large global technology firms, on average, will reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces in 2022, up slightly more than 2 percentage points from 2019. (

But many women still struggle to deal with challenges such as:

  • Stereotyped false notions about their technical abilities
  • Overlooked for opportunities because of gender (or other biases based on race, age, and appearance)
  • Significantly less pay in comparison to men in similar roles
  • Lack of mentorship and imposter syndrome

Shabnam Watson, Data Architect, ABI Cube Corp
Jen McCown, CEO, MinionWare, LLC
Anna Hoffman, Senior PM Manager, Microsoft
Blythe Morrow, Managing Director , SolarWinds
Leslie Andrews, Lead Data Architect, 3Cloud

This panel discussion tackles important questions related to women’s pathways to leadership, what cultural and structural changes are needed, the challenges a woman tech lead has around persistent gender inequity in tech world, fixing the ‘not technical enough’ line and how women can model new paradigms of compassionate leadership and power.

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