Women in Technology conference highlights women’s role in techforce

Tuesday June 11, 2019 Tags: Denver, Colorado Technology Association , Women in Technology Conference, Frannie Matthews

DENVER -- Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosted the 9th annual Women in Technology (WIT) event at Spruce Mountain Ranch on June 7.women-conference-2019-inside-photo

The Women in Technology Conference is a full-day, women-only retreat celebrating women across Colorado’s growing tech community. Participants hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discourse on thought leadership, innovation, opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s tech workforce.

Attendees enjoyed a jam-packed day of direct access to executive-level women and community leaders from all corners of Colorado tech as well as the opportunity to connect with other women in technology.

This year’s theme was “The Disruption Opportunity.” According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates report, 31% of the Colorado tech workforce is made up of women. The rate of change in business and technology is accelerating at a pace faster than ever, and with this change and disruption comes great opportunity for women in the tech workforce and to serve in leadership roles.

“Colorado’s women in tech community is special and is like no other," said Frannie Matthews, CTA’s president and CEO. "This event is a chance for us to bring together our unique community for connection, reflection, education and personal and professional development.”

The program featured a keynote from Beth Comstock, author of Imagine It Forward; Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change and former vice chair of Innovation & CMO, General Electric. The conference also included discussion of topics including negotiation, building a diverse and inclusive workforce, and the impact of emerging technologies.

Sponsors for this year’s WIT conference included Dish, Vertafore, DaVita, Arrow Electronics, FirstBank, Zayo, Cherwell Software, CSG, CoBank, Google Cloud, Moss Adams, Microsoft, Swiftpage, Cooley, Allegion, Janus Henderson, W Risk Group, University of Denver-Daniels College of Business, RSM, Healthgrades, City and County of Denver Technology Services and Quizlet.