Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.
 

Upcoming events

    • 10/01/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Indiana State Fairgrounds

    Women & Hi Tech is so excited to be a sponsor for Celebrate Science Indiana. 

    This program of the Science Education Foundation of Indiana is an all-day event of STEM exploration for all ages. The Women & Hi Tech booth will be part of the amazing hand-on experience for the kids and families in attendance as they explore more than 50 exhibits.  Learn more about how to attend and experience this event at https://celebratescienceindiana.org/

    • 10/06/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington Street

    On October 6th, 2022, Women & Hi Tech will host its signature biennial event, the Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs). We are so excited it is back in person this year! This prestigious event focuses on celebrating Indiana women, including diverse women, in STEM – women who are risk-takers, leaders, educators, mentors, and those who are changing and impacting our local STEM landscape.

    As we began in the 2020 LLAs, Women & Hi Tech will again honor our male allies and our Diversity Equity and Inclusion Champions at this exceptional event. During the Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala, we will also award scholarships and grants to women and girls in Indiana pursuing degrees and/or continuing their education in STEM fields. We would be delighted to have you and your organization join us for this remarkable evening at the Indiana Rooftop Ballroom!

    The theme of this year’s event will be focused on how we are all “In This Together.” The last two years have had impacts on the world that none of us could have imagined. Focusing on how we have come together during these challenging times, particularly in the STEM community, has been encouraging experience and we are hopeful this sense of community and support will only grow going forward.

     Thank you to the Signature Sponsor of the 2022 Leading Light Awards & Scholarship Gala, Eli Lilly & Company!

    Please read more or stay tuned to this site for updated information as we march forward toward the 2022 Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala. For general information or questions please contact lla@womenandhitech.org.

    Event Schedule

    5:30 PM: Doors Open

    5:30-6:30pm: Networking, DJ

    6:30 PM: Program Presentation Begins - dinner served during program

    9:00 PM: Program Presentation Concludes

    9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Networking, DJ, DANCING

    Individual ticket sales for the Leading Light Awards & Scholarship Gala are now open! 


    Single tickets may be purchased at the peach tables, while the white tables must be purchased in full.

    Let us know if you have any questions!
    See the available tables and book your seat!


    Meet Our Emcee, Jennie Lopez

    Jennie Lopez embodies "Bring Yourself to Work" in everything she does. She empowers diversity and engages employees and organizations to achieve new highs.

    Her superpower? Her authenticity! She realized that her strengths are a combination of her Latinx heritage, passions, and learnings from being a mom. Intentionally using her strengths has been the secret towards her personal and professional successful growth journey.

    Jennie is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to the US to complete her Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering. Her engineering career includes roles in both Manufacturing & Quality (including Site Head roles) and the business side (Global Brand Leader, Sr. Leader & Chief Operating Officer). She is currently the head of Global Recruiting and Talent Acquisition for Eli Lilly and Company. Jennie is also an executive board member for the Organization of Latinx at her company focusing on developing and accelerating Latinx talent. In 2021 Jennie Lopez joined the Board of Directors for Genesis Research.

    In parallel she has also found success in her dancing and fitness careers. Her experiences include: Back up dancer for artists like Julio Iglesias and Ednita Nazario, TV shows, Superbowl Winning NFL Cheerleader/Captain, Fitness Instructor, Presenter and Zumba Master Trainer.

    Jennie is frequently invited as a guest speaker at many local and national organizations and was awarded 2020 Working Mother of the Year. She enjoys making intentional fun memories with her family Brad, Izzie (11), & Ethan (8)- they are the WHY and fuel for everything she does.

    After many years of working hard to hide her unicorn horn she realized that that’s where magic takes place. She is now proud of being an intentional unicorn and empowers all to do the same.

    Instagram: @intentionalunicorn

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/intentionalunicorn/

    Website: https://www.intentionalunicorn.com

    2022 Leading Light Awards Sponsorship  Opportunities

    There are several Leading Light Awards (LLA) sponsorship opportunities. This includes supporting a portion of the LLA event as a Signature, Table, Candy, or Bar sponsor. Additionally, there are opportunities to sponsor a scholarship or a grant for professional development. Women & Hi Tech pledges to award at least $50,000 in scholarships this year.

    Click HERE to view the 2022 Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala Sponsorship Opportunities! 

    With special support from our Partners and Friends in the Indiana STEM community, as well as our members, we are committed to award at least $50,000 in grants and scholarships at our 2022 Leading Light Awards.

    See the full list of awards categories, nominees, and student applicants.

    • 11/12/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Waterman's Family Farm 7010 E Raymond St, Indianapolis, IN 46239
    Register


    Women & Hi Tech has a wonderful afternoon of fun and activities planned for our members and guests and their families. That’s right, Women & Hi Tech recognizes that many of our community are trying to balance work, social life, and family. So grab your spouse, load the kids up, and join us at Waterman’s Family Farm for our first family-included networking event. There will be play areas and outdoor activities for the kids and networking with your Women & Hi Tech family. You can also come by yourself or without kids if you want! We will have drinks and snacks and Waterman's will have additional items available for purchase. 

    Activities (included with your paid registration.)

    • Corn Hole
    • 4 separate play areas
    • Mega Mountain Slide
    • Barn Hoops & Farmer's Football toss
    • Mini Bowling 
    • Human Hamster Wheel for kids of all ages
    • Combine slide with Cargo climbing net
    • Tire Annie & Digger Sandbox area
    • Tractor Playground & Farmer's play area with Swing set (baby swings)

    You can also purchase $5 tickets for wagon rides and train rides during your registration!

    A few additional details:

    • This event is open to Women & Hi Tech members and non-members. We hope you can join us for this afternoon of fun fall activities and STEM community!
    • You will have the ability to add extra individual child admissions as you register for the event. Extra adult admissions should be purchased as new event registrations. If you have questions or needs related to the registration please reach out to whtinfo@womenandhitech.org.
    • For safety reasons, there is a limit of five children for every one adult in your group. You are responsible for your children at all times. 
    • Please review our release of liability by clicking this link. When you register, you will select the checkbox acknowledging that you read and agree to the release.
    • Please review the Waterman’s waiver and COVID-19 disclaimer before registering. 

    Waterman's Waiver 

    I acknowledge that:

    The Waterman Family Farm is considered an agritoursim provider. Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.

    COVID-19 Protocols

    Right now, we are anticipating that this event will be mask-optional for all attendees, but this is subject to change depending on venue protocols, Marion County Health Department mandates, and Center for Disease Control recommendations at the time of the event. 

    Cancellation Policies

    · Paid event registration refundable and transferable until October 22, 2022. After October 22, we will not be able to issue a refund but you can transfer your ticket to another member/non-member and their group.

    · By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets.

Past events

09/24/2022 Partner Event: Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Circle the City
09/21/2022 ClickSide Chat: The Value of You! Communicating Your Value in the Workplace
09/20/2022 Volunteer Opportunity: JA Jobspark
08/20/2022 Partner Event: See Yourself In Tech!
08/17/2022 ClickSide Chat: Navigating Your Career as a Woman in Tech
07/20/2022 ClickSide Chat: Psychological Safety
06/28/2022 Community Event: Get On Board!
06/22/2022 Women & Hi Tech Is On The Move in Fort Wayne Part II – Let’s get to know one another!
06/16/2022 Partner Event: Pass The Torch Day
06/15/2022 ClickSide Chat: Connecting In The Workplace
06/14/2022 Annual Member Meeting & Executive Women's Forum: Mental Health
06/05/2022 Partner Event: Boss Babe Brunch 2022
05/19/2022 Spring Networking Event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
05/13/2022 Partner Event: Intertwined: Art and Tech Spring Open House and Artist Reception
05/05/2022 Virtual Executive Women's Forum: Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn!
04/27/2022 Partner Event: Engineer Your Best Self Core Values Workshop
04/20/2022 ClickSide Chat: Invest In YOURSELF: Develop a Professional Network
03/21/2022 Partner Event: Python Web Conference
03/09/2022 Kick Off the New Year by Empowering You: Session 3 - Getting Buy-In
03/02/2022 Women & Hi Tech Is On The Move! Our First Fort Wayne Event
02/25/2022 Special Edition Virtual Executive Women's Forum: A COVID-19 Update With Dr. Vivian Cintron
02/23/2022 ClickSide Chat: Overcoming Unconscious Bias
02/16/2022 Kick Off the New Year by Empowering You: Session 2 - Negotiation
02/15/2022 Special Edition Virtual Executive Women's Forum with Angel G. Henry
01/26/2022 Kick Off the New Year by Empowering You: Session 1 - Personal Presence & Branding
01/19/2022 ClickSide Chat: Goal Setting: Strategizing How To Make Things Happen
12/19/2021 Partner Event: Boss Babe Network Co-Ed Holiday Party
12/16/2021 Partner Event: Women in Tech Higher Perspectives Speaker Series
12/15/2021 ClickSide Chat: Taking Back Your Balance for Improved Well-Being
12/09/2021 Holiday Networking Event: Good Tidings Networking With a Purpose & Member Gift Exchange
11/18/2021 OperationAll:Allies for Equity Virtual Panel
11/17/2021 ClickSide Chat: Personal Branding Best Practices
11/04/2021 Volunteer Opportunity: Conexus Indiana Collegiate Case Competition
10/21/2021 OperationAll: Allies for Gender Equity Panel at Society of Women Engineers
10/20/2021 ClickSide Chat: The Great Job Exodus
10/14/2021 October 2021 Executive Women's Forum - Network Like a Ninja!
10/12/2021 Women & Hi Tech Popup Shop
10/07/2021 Women & Hi Tech Fall Retreat 2021
09/28/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
09/22/2021 ClickSide Chat: Digital Body Language
09/18/2021 Partner Event: Girl Scouts Circle the City
09/11/2021 Partner Event: Hope Magazine Fall Launch
08/11/2021 Partner Event: Women's Empowerment Panel
07/09/2021 Partner Event: The Intentionality of Diversity in Tech
06/30/2021 Women & Hi Tech's ClickSide Chat Series - Allyship
06/24/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: Let’s Talk About Your Cyber Hygiene
06/21/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
06/14/2021 Partner Event: InnoPower
06/09/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Multicultural Celebration
06/06/2021 Partner Event: Boss Babe Brunch
05/07/2021 Community Event: Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) Power Panel
05/04/2021 Community Event: Optimize Your Business Strategy - Indy CIO Network Virtual Dinner
04/27/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: S.T.E.M. – The “E” is for Entrepreneurship!
04/22/2021 Community Event: Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Indianapolis: Don't Smile, You're on Camera
04/20/2021 Community Event: All IT Community Meeting
03/31/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Interviewing Tips & Best Practices for College Students
03/30/2021 Toast to Women Owned Businesses: Virtual Wine Tasting
03/17/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Taking Care of YOURSELF Best Practices
03/11/2021 Girl Code: Women in Technology & Computer Science
03/09/2021 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
03/08/2021 International Women's Day
03/04/2021 2021 Statewide Summit on Women & Tech: Empower. Engage. Educate
03/03/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Check-in on your 2021 Goals & Resolutions
02/25/2021 Social Advocacy: Connecting Authentically with Marginalized Populations
02/23/2021 The Extraordinary Impact COVID-19 has had on our Community
02/17/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - What I learned from 2020…
02/11/2021 "Special Edition" Executive Women’s Forum: A Casual, Crucial COVID Conversation with Indiana’s Health Commissioner - Dr. Kristina Box
02/03/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Work-Life Balance while Working from Home
01/20/2021 ClickSide Chat Series - Virtual Networking Tips and Best Practices
12/10/2020 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
12/02/2020 The Women & Hi Tech Virtual Holiday Networking Pajama Party
11/05/2020 Women & Hi Tech's OperationALL: Advocates for Gender Equity
10/27/2020 Flipping the Script on Racism and Women in STEM: The Journey to Equity
10/22/2020 See Yourself in Tech: Get Involved - Tech Equity, Opportunity, and Access
10/20/2020 Third All-IT Leadership Community Webinar with Indy CIO Network
10/01/2020 The Women & Hi Tech 2020 Virtual Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala
09/22/2020 Women & Hi Tech's Virtual Book Club
09/22/2020 IndyVolved 15: Uncover the Good
08/04/2020 Race in Tech - Virtual Dinner Event
07/23/2020 Virtual Executive Women’s Forum – A Joint Event – Women & Hi Tech and Executive Women in Finance Indiana
07/12/2020 Boss Babe Bunch 2020
06/24/2020 Mental Wellness for Business: Part II - Is your organizational identity racial or cultural?
06/17/2020 Python Web Conference
06/16/2020 Women & Hi Tech’s #INThisTogether Virtual Spring Networking House Party
06/10/2020 Mental Wellness for Business: Is your organizational identity racial or cultural?
05/27/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Books on Break: What Do You Recommend?
05/20/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - The Effect of Social Distancing on Your Social Life
05/13/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Coping Chemistry Cooking Hacks
05/12/2020 Accelerating Change - Strengthening Diversity & Inclusion in the Technology Industry
05/06/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Managing the Dynamics of Remote Work and Family
04/30/2020 Virtual Executive Women’s Forum – Leveraging the Gift of Feedback
04/29/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Tech Tips & Tricks
04/22/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Addressing Job Vulnerability and Loss
04/15/2020 ClickSide Chat Series - Health and Wellness for Women In STEM
03/14/2020 2020 Passport to Hi-Tech--CANCELLED
03/10/2020 Project Product
03/09/2020 Closing the Gap: Indiana's 1st All-Girls STEM School
03/04/2020 Networking With Confidence - a Joint Event Featuring Halle Simpson
02/10/2020 Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and Marianne Glick Present: An Evening with Dr. Tererai Trent: Empowering the Next Generation of Women
02/05/2020 "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum Part II - A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM
01/23/2020 Women of Skyline: Kicking Off New Year, New Vision
12/04/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Holiday Networking Event
11/18/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Executive Women's Forum: Putting Confidence and Self-Worth Into ACTION!
11/12/2019 Women’s Speaker Series: Ignite Your Journey – Finding the Path that’s Right for You
10/30/2019 Women In Energy Conference
10/28/2019 Get On Board
10/22/2019 Women & Hi Tech's OperationALL - Lead Like an Ally
10/21/2019 Lessons from Female Leaders in Hi Tech
10/10/2019 Pass the Torch for Women - Ignite The Torch Annual Awards
09/26/2019 Women & Hi Tech's Fall Retreat at The French Lick Resort
08/22/2019 Ignite Your Superpower!
08/17/2019 SQLSaturday
08/16/2019 Women & Hi Tech's 20th Anniversary Celebration
07/19/2019 INNOPOWER - A new conference to create Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems in Indianapolis and beyond!
07/13/2019 See Yourself in Tech: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Finding Your Place in Tech
06/18/2019 Annual Meeting & Executive Women's Forum - You Are More Than Enough
05/17/2019 INBADD: Indiana Business Analysis Development Day 2019
05/15/2019 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
03/22/2019 Women Working in Technology Conference
03/19/2019 Hoosier Women in Tech March Meetup
03/19/2019 Project Product
03/16/2019 2019 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/01/2019 Center of Excellence for Women in Technology Summit
02/20/2019 Executive Women's Forum: Supply Chain and STEM, the Perfect Career Combination
02/06/2019 Leading with Influence - a Joint Event Featuring Julie Kratz
01/24/2019 Women of Skyline: Kicking Off New Year, New Power
12/05/2018 Holiday Networking Event
11/29/2018 Agbioscience Innovation Summit
11/14/2018 Scarlet Lane Brewery Tour - Co-hosted with SWE
11/10/2018 2018 International Food & Wine Experience - Sponsored by SIM-Indy
11/02/2018 Pass the Torch For Women - "Ignite the Torch" Annual Awards Reception
10/31/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Non-Profit Engagement can Propel Your Career
10/04/2018 2018 Leading Light Awards
09/10/2018 Ignite Your Superpower!
06/29/2018 Women & Hi Tech Annual Meeting
05/22/2018 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
04/24/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Sex, Power, and the Workplace: A Candid Conversation
04/24/2018 Pass the Torch for Tech Breakfast
04/14/2018 2018 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/29/2018 Advancing Women and Tech in Indianapolis
02/28/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Mood and Food: The Mind and Emotional Eating
02/01/2018 "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum - A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM
12/06/2017 Holiday Networking Event
09/21/2017 Retreat at French Lick Resort
08/22/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Trends and Transitions - How companies and individuals are evolving with the rise of the information age.
08/17/2017 Ignite Your Superpower!
07/26/2017 Inaugural W & HT/HBA-IN Summer Networking Event
06/06/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Operational Intelligence - Manufacturing, IoT and Advanced Analytics, Oh My!
05/17/2017 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
03/18/2017 2017 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/08/2017 Purdue Road School - Transportation Conference & Expo - Women in Leadership Panel
03/04/2017 Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science
03/01/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Investing in Women, Investing in Yourself
12/07/2016 Holiday Networking Event
10/06/2016 2016 Leading Light Awards
08/09/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Get Smart About Data Security
07/28/2016 Mind the Gap: Women in Tech - Hosted by Clear Software
06/23/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Tech Trends and Tales
05/18/2016 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
03/17/2016 Executive Women's Forum - 2020: Preparing for and Taking Advantage of the Multipational Workplace
03/08/2016 Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo
03/05/2016 2016 Passport to Hi-Tech
12/02/2015 Holiday Networking Event at The Mavris Arts & Event Center
11/19/2015 2016 Innovate HER - Innovating for Women Business Challenge
11/12/2015 Indiana Conference for Women
10/01/2015 French Lick Retreat
08/27/2015 Indiana IT Symposium
08/13/2015 Executive Women's Forum - Genius or Genius Maker
07/23/2015 VMUG UserCon
05/12/2015 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
04/16/2015 Executive Women's Forum - This is NOT the Career I Ordered!
03/07/2015 2015 Passport to Hi-Tech
02/12/2015 Executive Women's Forum - The Intersection of Hi Tech & Real Life
12/03/2014 Holiday Networking Event at The Alexander Hotel
11/03/2014 Multipliers Workshop
10/21/2014 Indiana Governor's Conference
08/28/2014 Executive Women's Forum - Untethered
08/27/2014 Indiana IT Symposium
06/03/2014 Spring Networking Event - Cupcakes & Corks
05/14/2014 Executive Women's Forum - What do mermaids, unicorns and work-life balance have in common?
03/08/2014 2014 Passport to Hi-Tech
11/18/2005 Operation All: Allies for Equity

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