Philadelphia Hosts Women in Tech Summit
Philly Tech Week kicked off on April 20, featuring the first-ever Women in Tech Summit on Sat., April 21.
A combination of female empowerment, industry examination, networking extravaganza and education gathering, the Women in Tech Summit zeroed in on everything from getting into the IT industry to adapting, surviving and mentoring throughout your career. It also delved into topics that could only be broached while in the company of 200 women, like managing motherhood and work life.
Studded with women from the local tech community as well as start-up founders, developers, software engineers, programmers and investment firms, the full-day summit's attendees and their participation surprised organizers. The women's eagerness was quickly evidenced in a trending hashtag on Twitter: #witsphl, which was reported to organizers as the "hashtag to watch" for the day.