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

Upcoming events

    • 04/20/2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Please join IT Leaders Indianapolis, Women & Hi Tech, SIM Indy and the Indy CIO Networking for their first All IT Community meeting of 2021. Our moderator, Stefanie Krievins, will lead a discussion on the topic of resiliency with an esteemed panel of IT professionals.

    Click here to register online for this event.  

    • 04/22/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    A year ago most of us had little experience with videoconferences. Now they fill up our workday. But one thing hasn’t changed. For women in STEM, the struggle to be heard remains a persistent problem, and videoconferences make it even easier to be ignored or talked over. To make matters worse, cameraphobia can erode confidence, and make it even harder to be heard.

    In this webinar we'll bust some myths about videoconferences, and discuss 4 practical things you can do in every online meeting or presentation to make your voice heard.

    After participating in this program, you will be able to:

    • Present with confidence in virtual settings
    • Engage your virtual audience
    • Make your voice heard online 

    Event is $20.00 for HBA non-members.  Click here to register online.  

    Brought to you Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Indianapolis

    Questions? Contact Maria Rompf (maria.rompf@gmail.com)

    • 04/27/2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    We know that STEM is the acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math. But for this next Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), the “E” is for Entrepreneurship.

    At some point, most of us have contemplated doing our own thing. We’ve dreamt of a day when we can follow our passion and take a step out on our own. What stops us? Some of us are the primary breadwinners, or are responsible for carrying health insurance or contributing to 401ks. We have children, we own homes and have car payments. Owning the responsibility for operations and profitability, business development and people for an entire organization can be daunting.

    At this EWF, we will talk with entrepreneurs and executives turned entrepreneurs to discuss their journey and answer your questions. What was the journey to entrepreneurship? What was the catalyst for the decision? What do you need to consider? How do you get started and develop or launch your product? How do you get over those “butterflies” you feel when you consider leaving the comfort of a job to taking a risk.

    If you are planning a move to doing your own thing, or just having thoughts about it, please join us on April 27, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm for this great conversation!

    Registration for this EWF is required in order to provide you with the final login instructions. A login/password will be sent to the email address entered for this registration approximately 48 hours before the event begins (i.e., on or around April 25, 2021). The login/password provided in that email will be required to enter the event on April 27, 2021.

    Kristen Cooper is the CEO and Founder of The Startup Ladies. The Startup Ladies is a professional membership organization that identifies, educates, connects and increases investment in women entrepreneurs starting up scalable businesses. Founded in 2014 by Cooper, the for-profit membership organization is committed to increasing the number of women who startup scalable companies and funding them. She is also a columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal and writes about: startups, tech, women in business, and the LGBTQ community.

    Daryle Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business creation, growth, ownership, and advisory roles. He has spent most of his years in business either as a diverse business owner, coaching diverse business, or serving in a strategic growth capacity. Having worked for NMSDC Indiana Affiliate in the past as a Program manager, he is acutely aware of the needs and challenges facing diverse business owners today. Daryle’s experience has led him believe, success is a process, and he intends to leverage this belief to the success of the Accelerate 100 Program. Daryle has business strategy knowledge around Business Models, Research and Analysis, Go-To-Market Strategy, Sales Process Design, Business Scaling, and Business Valuations. 

    Joy E. Mason, President, Founder, and Senior Business Strategist for Optimist Business Solutions, LLC is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt with 30+ years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and testing, with an emphasis on business processes, quality systems and project management. Joy has managed international projects and effectively delivered results using six sigma methodologies for both the public and private sectors.

    Irma Mesa is originally from Miami, FL but moved to Indianapolis a few years ago! She's the Founder and CEO of Cafecito, an online platform facilitating organic 1:1 virtual coffee chats for individuals and organizations worldwide, which she started after facing loneliness and isolation in 2017 as a first-time remote worker. Though Irma does not have a business background she's taken the plunge into entrepreneurship in the last year and is learning a ton about launching a startup. Irma also works at her day job as a Head of Product for an Ed-Tech company and leads the Product and Engineering team in solving customer pain points, vision, and strategy. Outside of work Irma spends time with her partner, 2 dogs, and her sweet cat.

    • 05/07/2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Please join our Past-President, Angela B. Freeman, who will be a featured panelist for the IBJ’s Technology Power Panel on May 7th. Hear from top tech entrepreneurs, investors and up-and-comers who are building the city’s technology economy.  Reserve your ticket today.

    • 06/06/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Vision Loft - 235 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Boss Babes, grab your best brunch outfit! Because, for FOUR hours this year, you will be able to network and sip mimosas alongside some of the most motivated and influential women here in Indianapolis (and surrounding areas), including Women & Hi Tech President, Rebecca Bormann.  

    If you’re returning from last year, prepare yourself for an even better time! Boss Babe Brunch will be held at Vision Loft, located downtown right off of Mass Ave.

    What's included in your ticket price?

    • Catered Brunch
    • UNLIMITED Mimosas for 4 hours (yes, it's true!)
    • Boss Babe Brunch 2021 Gift Bag
    • AMAZING Giveaways
    • And of course, great networking opportunities!

    Women & Hi Tech members can save 15% off the $65.00 ticket price by using the code "WHT15".  Click here for more information and to register online.  

    • 06/09/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Indiana State Museum Great Hall in downtown Indianapolis (650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204)
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    Women & Hi Tech invites you to join us for an evening of cultural education, festivity, food, and networking at its 2021 Multicultural Celebration. This new event will take place on the evening of June 9, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (EST) at the Indiana State Museum Great Hall in downtown Indianapolis (650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204). ** The Great Hall at the Indiana State Museum is an indoor space that connects with an outdoor space on The Canal, where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy additionally available public activities at their own expense (e.g., gondola or bicycle rides).

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    Women & Hi Tech created this inaugural, signature event to celebrate and appreciate the unity, authenticity, and cultural diversity imbued by the collective body of women in STEM that enhances, enriches, and empowers our local community and statewide STEM landscape to grow a pipeline of female talent driving innovation in Indiana.

    We welcome you to celebrate the array of cultures represented in the Indiana STEM community and showcase the diverse connections represented within Women & Hi Tech. Our celebration will feature culturally diverse hors d'oeuvres and dinner, networking with other STEM professionals, and honoring the Health and Science Innovations High School STEM Summer Camp award recipients. We will also dance and enjoy festive tunes from the live band, Chamber Music.

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    Tickets and registration for our members are $50, non-member prices are $75, and may be purchased online. Each registered guest will receive two beverage tickets, including Women & Hi Tech’s signature celebration cocktail - The Juneteenth Jubilee. A cash bar will also be available.

    We look forward to seeing you at our Inaugural 2021 Multicultural Celebration of the Indiana STEM Community and beyond! This one you don’t want to miss.

    General Event Information

    • General Guidelines:
      • Upon parking and arriving at the Indiana State Museum, please check in at the registration table. Temperature of each guest will be checked upon arrival.
        • If feeling unwell the day of the event, we ask that you please stay home.
        • Based on temperature taken on arrival, guests with a fever will not be admitted.
        • Ticket purchases are non-refundable.
      • Restrooms will be onsite within the Indiana State Museum.
      • Please contact Maria Alvim-Gaston at Networking@womenandhitech.org for questions.
    • COVID Guidelines:
      • We will follow all CDC guidelines and regulations regarding COVID-19 social distancing, masking, and hand sanitization.
      • Masks must be always worn, and may ONLY be removed while eating or drinking.
      • Tables will be set and socially distanced in compliance with CDC guidelines.
      • Signage regarding hygiene, social distancing, and masks will be posted for guests.
      • Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the event space.
      • Colored bracelets will be provided for guests to indicate their personal comfort level of social distancing.
    • Parking Instructions for White River State Park Underground Parking Garage (801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204) located directly in front of the Indiana State Museum.
      • Parking spaces are NOT reserved.
      • Guests will turn right/South into the museum drive (650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis) and then turn LEFT immediately to go down into the underground parking garage. If asked by an attendant, the guest may say they are there for an event at the Indiana State Museum (should not have to pay for event parking).
      • Guests will take a parking ticket when they enter the underground parking garage (directly in front of the museum).
      • At the event, parking is $10 without a $5 parking discount slip available at the registration table and on the bars, which will reduce the guest parking to $5 total.
      • Upon leaving, guests may use either the parking machine located in the vestibule between the museum and the garage to pay with cash or credit card. Guests can also pay by credit card ONLY as they drive out of the garage.
      • Guests will insert the parking ticket into the vestibule first, then scan the $5 parking discount slip a few inches below it to reduce the total to $5.

    **Despite the pandemic and social/racial unrest that has imposed significant challenges on our global STEM community over the past year, Women & Hi Tech is extremely excited to recognize and celebrate the Women & Hi Tech/Health & Science Innovations High School STEM Summer Camp award recipients at the 2021 Multicultural Celebration on June 9th, 2021. If the planned celebration is postponed due to pandemic circumstances, original tickets may be redeemed at the postponed event. No refunds will be provided, no exceptions. The 2021 Women & Hi Tech/Health & Science Innovations High School STEM Summer Camp award recipients will be recognized at the postponed Multicultural Celebration.

    ***By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and/or voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, and/or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.***

    ****PLEASE NOTE: W & HT event registration is non-transferable. ****

    • 06/21/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Do you enjoy reading, but do not have a place to chat about books with others?  Women & Hi Tech hosts a quarterly book club!  It's a way for us to invite you to read books that you otherwise might not, and to be part of a larger community of Women in STEM discussing their narratives and themes.  

    The focus will be on women in STEM and/or professional development books, and book nominations and selections will be facilitated through a participant voting process.  Please consider joining us for some reading FUN this year!   

    Registration for the Women & Hi Tech Virtual Book Club is available and FREE only to members of the organization and is required in order to provide you with the final login instructions. A login/password will be sent to the email address entered for this registration approximately 48 hours before the event begins.

    June Book Club
    Book:  Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    Monday, June 21, 2021
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Please remember, we'll be discussing the book during the virtual meeting, so be sure to read the book before we meet. 

    Always consider renting from your local library and supporting local.  Click HERE to learn more about the book and/or order online.   

    Are you interested in nominating a title for future discussion?  Email your nomination to Kelly Sandstrom at secretary@womenandhitech.org.

    **By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and/or voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, and/or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.**

    ***PLEASE NOTE: W & HT event registration is non-transferable. ***

Past events

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

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