Second Annual Women in Tech Festival Kicks Off At the End of March

This week, the organizers of Silicon Valley Forum’s Women in Tech Festival announced the event will be taking place on March 30th at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, California. This is a full-day celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of women in tech.

Women Who Tech Festival 2016The Women in Tech Festival will feature some of Silicon Valley’s tech and professional women, including Kiva co-founder and Silicon Valley Forum Visionary Award honoree Jessica Jackley (who will deliver the opening keynote); HWVP co-founder Ann Winblad; Heather Hiles, Pathbrite CEO and founder; Jenny Gonsalves, VP of Engineering at SugarCRM, and Danae Ringelman, founder and CDO of Indiegogo.

Silicon Valley Forum executive director, Denyse Cardozo, stated:

“It’s an honor and a delight to be hosting this event for a second year. Our program is packed with extraordinary women in tech and other STEM careers, and we can’t wait for them to share their invaluable insights, advice, and personal experiences with the Silicon Valley community.”

Women Who Tech FestivalMatt Thompson, GM, developer evangelism and startups of Microsoft, commented:

“Microsoft is excited to be a host and premier partner of The Women in Tech Festival. It’s a great opportunity to provide a platform for one of Microsoft’s core values: that team diversity is essential to innovation—it brings in new approaches, new questions, and bold new ideas.”

Clint Oram, CTO and co-founder of SugarCRM, added:

“Success in Silicon Valley is based on encouraging all entrepreneurs to take risks, all innovators to break new ground, and all leaders to take the reins. The Women in Tech festival is an excellent venue for the next generation of women in Silicon Valley to participate in creating that success. As a company that prioritizes an inclusive and diverse workplace, SugarCRM is thrilled to support the SVForum Women in Tech festival.”



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