15 worthwhile conferences for women in tech

Pride Summit
The Pride Summit is held by Lesbians Who Tech, an organization that cites itself as the “largest LGBTQ professional event in the world,” according to the website — and allies are welcome.


15 worthwhile conferences for women in tech

Pride Summit

The Pride Summit is held by Lesbians Who Tech, an organization that cites itself as the “largest LGBTQ professional event in the world,” according to the website — and allies are welcome. The event was designed to bring more exposure to the LGBTQ community in tech, including “LGBTQ women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals, LBGTQ people of color, and demographics that are underrepresented in the tech sector and LGBTQ spaces.” Past speakers include Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Susan Wojcicki, and Glennon Doyle, among others. This years’ event will be a week-long virtual summit that is free to attend, with the aim of making it accessible to everyone.

Date: June 10-14, 2024

Location: Virtual

Ticket price: Free 

Simmons Leadership Conference

This year will be the 45th annual Simmons Leadership Conference, a professional development and networking conference for women. It’s hosted by Simmons College and features high-profile speakers, with Serena Williams among those scheduled to speak at the latest upcoming event. Past speakers include Michelle Obama, Madeline Albright, Anita Hill, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbara Walters. The conference focuses on uplifting women in leadership positions and empowering more women to seek out leadership positions, especially in industries where they are underrepresented, such as technology.

Date: April 3, 2024

Location: Boston or virtual

Ticket price: $299-$399 for online virtual attendance; $1,299 for in-person attendees

Tech Up for Women

Tech Up for Women is a one-day conference that focuses on the advancement of women in technology. Topics include cybersecurity, blockchain, AI, VR, digital transformation, big data, security, entrepreneurship, startups, and healthcare technology. The event encourages women to network and is aimed at helping women to “improve their digital literacy and successfully compete and disrupt gender imbalance in work environments,” according to the event website. This year’s event takes place during International Women’s Week and promises to highlight and encourage the advancement of women in technology.

Date: March 6, 2024

Location: San Diego

Ticket price: From $74 to $2,750 

WeCode 2024

WeCode 2024 is an annual tech conference hosted by Harvard University, which “seeks to promote community and scholarship for undergraduate women in technology worldwide,” according to the website. It’s an event that aims to bridge gender gaps in STEM, develop “concrete initiatives” to support women in tech, and equip women engineers with competitive skills and a network of professionals to turn to. The conference takes place in Cambridge, Mass., on the Harvard campus, with several keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and workshops for attendees.

Date: February 17-18, 2024

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

Ticket price: $35-$85

Women Impact Tech

The Women Impact Tech conferences are a series of events that align “top women in tech with companies who are committed to inclusion and innovation.” The event gives women in tech, namely women engineers, the chance to network with more than 350 tech companies and have one-on-one meetings with companies at seven national events. There is also a virtual conference for those who can’t attend in person. The 2024 events are slated to take place in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver, and New York City between the months of February and November of this year, with an option to attend virtually.

Date: Varies by location

Location: Several cities across the US

Ticket price: $99

Women in Cloud Annual Summit

The Women in Cloud Annual Summit is typically held in Redmond, Wash., at the Microsoft Conference Center, but this year’s event is going “on tour,” with events held virtually and in different cities. The event is focused on women’s contributions to cloud computing, empowering women in tech and encouraging inclusion in the industry. You don’t have to be a woman to attend; “all genders and allies of women in tech entrepreneurs and community are welcome to participate in the Summit,” according to the event website.

Date: February to March, 2024

Location: Austin, Texas; Atlanta; and virtual

Ticket price: $74-$250

Women in Cybersecurity

The Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference was established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant. WiCyS is a nonprofit organization that offers memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities to women working in security. The conference takes place over two days and gives WiCyS members and nonmembers a chance to network with other women in the industry and get updates on the latest cybersecurity trends. 

Date: April 11-13, 2024

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Ticket price: $600 for members of WiCyS, $850 for nonmembers; discounts for students, faculty, government workers, and nonprofit employees

Women in Tech Festival

The Women in Tech Festival is an event to celebrate women in STEM, business and leadership positions, and anyone who supports the advancement of women and diversity. It’s a two-day event with speakers, startup pitches, group discussions, educational workshops, and career mentorship sessions. This year’s event is taking place in London, with the promise to bring together “women across the IT channel” who want to connect, empower, and cultivate women leaders.

Date: November 5, 2024

Location: London

Ticket price: $377

Women in Tech Global Conference 2024

The Women in Tech Global Conference 2024 Is an event for software engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists, and business managers in the tech industry to come together to connect, collaborate, and grow. Each day of the conference has a different focus. Day one is about leadership and digital transformation, the second day focuses on emerging and future technology, and the last day of the conference centers on career growth and professional development. The conference aims to bring women together globally, create a sense of community, and empower women in the technology industry.

Date: April 23-25, 2024

Location: TBD and virtual

Ticket price: $99-$150

Women in Tech Summit

The Women in Tech Summit is a series of coding conferences that take place across the nation with conferences held in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and West. These conferences help connect women regionally — everyone from executives to students — who are working on both the business and technical sides of the industry students. The event includes speakers, career advice, workshops for professional development, networking opportunities, and a focus on improving DEI in the industry.

Date: May 2-3, 2024

Location: Philadelphia and virtual

Ticket price: $70-$350

Women of Silicon Valley

The Women of Silicon Valley conference is a two-day event that brings together more than 2,700 tech industry professionals from major corporations and startups across the country. The event is packed with activities, and you can choose from a silver, gold, platinum, or diamond pass — each level gives additional perks, such as access to the speaker lounge, free lunch, reserved front row seats, express check-in, access to the speaker’s corner where you can meet main stage presenters, VIP drinks reception, and access to advanced training opportunities.

Date: May 15-16, 2024

Location: National Harbor, Md.

Ticket price: TBA

Wonder Women Tech

Wonder Women Tech is a national convention that takes place in Long Beach, Calif., in partnership with the City of Long Beach and the Mayor. The conference addresses topics such as women’s rights, politics, equal pay, diversity, and fostering inclusive and tolerant work environments. The conference celebrates and empowers women by highlighting their accomplishments and achievements in the industry. This year’s events have yet to be announced, but you can opt to purchase a WWT passport, which will give you access to all the events globally for 2024.

Date: TBA

Location: TBA

Ticket price: $449 for the WWT passport

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