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2021 Women In Tech Conferences: Empowering Events

Ready for the most authoritative list of 2021 women in tech events on the internet? 

The number of women in tech events have been increasing year over year, further highlighting the importance of a more inclusive culture in tech. Something especially important given the findings of our recent gender study.

We've established a thorough directory of the most prominent women in tech conferences happening in 2021. These events focus on empowering women through conferences that help attendees learn new skills, make valuable connections, discuss innovative trends, promote intersectionality, and access motivational leaders.

Here is a brief breakdown of the types of events you'll come across on this list:

  • Conferences - These events will often times attract the largest number of attendees. Conferences provide the best opportunity to network and build connections with other professionals who are passionate about diversity in tech.
  • Summits - Usually slightly smaller in scale and more exclusive in nature, women in tech summits will feature higher-level executives who have substantial experience in the industry. 
  • Seminars - These intimate gatherings usually bring in less than 100 attendees and focus on providing 1-on-1 mentorship to women who are looking to more effectively navigate the tech space. 

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2021 Women in Technology Events

January Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

WITS Fall 2021 Virtual Summit

1/20/21
Virtual

WITS inspires, educates and connects women in the technology industry. Whether you work on the technical or business side of technology or somewhere in between, WITS has something for you

Women in Cloud Digital Summit 2021

1/28/21
Virtual

The Women in Cloud Summit provides a platform for women to connect, learn and accelerate their growth in the cloud economy.

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February Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

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March Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Description

13th Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference

3/1/22
Bangkok, Thailand & Virtual

Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Conference [WLEC] is one of a kind platform for global stakeholders from academic, professional and governmental realms to gather, network and discuss Leadership and Empowerment of Women. WLEC offers a unique, culturally and professionally diverse environment, carefully designed to foster personal and professional growth.

Women in Maritime Leadership Conference

3/4/21
Virtual

Now approaching its tenth year, Cal Maritime's Women in Maritime Leadership Conference supports the success of women in maritime. The 2021 conference will deliver a leadership development curriculum specific to the goals of professional women in the maritime industry.

Harvard WECode Conference 2021

3/5/21
Virtual

The WECode Conference is organized by undergraduate women at Harvard University and is the largest student-run women in tech conference in the world. Through the conference, WECode hopes to help cultivate the next generation of technical leaders, foster a network and community among collegiate engineers, and promote more female representation in the technical industry.

Women in Data Science Conference

3/8/21
Virtual

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. WiDS started as a one-day technical conference at Stanford in November 2015. Five years later, WiDS is a global movement that includes a number of worldwide initiatives.

5TH WOMEN IN TECH SYMPOSIUM: The New Era in Human-Computer Interaction

3/12/21
Virtual

The Women in Tech Initiative at UC’s flagship event will showcase issues, sector opportunities, and the career paths of experts in human-computer interaction (HCI). Now entering a new era, Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field that combines new technology in cyber-physical systems with human-centered design and usability. This year’s symposium will examine leading-edge technologies and challenges to ensuring equitable and inclusive HCI.

Changemakers: A Watermark Conference for Wome

3/25/21
Virtual

This conference offers the community and connection, the information and inspiration, the motivation and momentum to help you discover what you want—and go get it!

Johnson Women in Technology

3/26/21
Virtual

The Johnson Women in Technology (JWiT) Conference is committed to taking action and driving the national dialogue around advancing opportunities in technology for women. JWiT is the only student-run MBA conference dedicated to creating a community of women MBAs, advocates, allies and tech leaders that provide mentorship and knowledge-sharing about strategies for success.

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April Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

TopWomen Tech

4/19/21
Virtual

Top Women Tech virtual is the space where talented and ambitious women participate in informative Q&A sessions, hosted by companies with exciting tech projects.

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May Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

Women Transforming Technology Conference

5/3/21
Virtual

Women Transforming Technology is a consortium of companies and organizations committed to building a community and tackling issues that are top of mind for women in technology.

PIVOT Micro-Conference “New Horizons”

5/5/21
Virtual

This event will look to address the Emotional Labour, Workplace Stress and Burnout facing working women right now. It will provide you with tangible presentations and engaging networking opportunities to uplift and inspire you to overcome the challenges we face today. This event is for women-identified professionals and entrepreneurs and the teams who support them.

PBWC Ignite CHANGE

5/11/21
Virtual

PBWC’s 32nd Annual Conference will be held virtually, hosting business professionals across 33 countries for three amazing days of inspiration and connection. Keynote and seminar speakers addressed the challenges we’re all facing today: surviving and thriving during a global pandemic, the future of work, systemic racism and civil unrest, allyship, risk-taking, mental wellness and hope for our future.

Simmons Leadership Conference

5/23/21
Virtual

Reinspire yourself at our 42nd annual conference. This year’s timely theme is resiliency and authenticity. Together we’ll explore how to model inclusive leadership yet courageously stay true to our authentic selves while pursuing our goals. Gain wisdom from world-class women leaders. Build leadership skills and knowledge. Network with peers and allies from around the globe.

Women in Product Conference

5/25/21
Virtual

Women In Product is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in product management and advocating for equal representation.

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June Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

6/6/21
San Diego, CA

The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) provides professional women in technology, whether in industry, academia, or government, the opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.

Women Tech Global Conference 2021

6/7/21
Virtual

The virtual conference will bring women in tech, minorities and allies from 181 countries together through an interactive platform featuring +300 speakers, engaging panels, breakout rooms, technical workshops, a tech career fair and networking with face-to-face sessions. WomenTech Network​ is a ​community that promotes ​gender diversity in tech and connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies and leading startups that value diversity, inclusion and strive to create a culture of belonging.

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2021

6/16/21
Los Angeles, CA

TECHSPO Los Angeles brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists. Watch exhibitors showcase their latest offerings across Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies.

World Domination Summit

6/21/22
Portland, OR

Since 2011, WDS has brought together more than 10,000 people from more than forty countries. As adventurers from all walks of life, our mission is to create a remarkable community that helps each person pursue a big dream.

Inspirefest 2021

TBD
Dublin, IE

Inspirefest is an international festival of technology, science, design and the arts, which also happens to place diversity and inclusion at its heart.

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July Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

Venture Summit Virtual Connect

7/6/21
Virtual

Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global 21, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

#BlogHer

7/15/21
Virtual

The BlogHer conference is the world’s largest celebration of women content creators across social media, video, photos, and the web.

Wisdom 2.0

7/15/21
Virtual

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

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August Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

She Leads Me Connections

8/12/21
Oak Harbor, WA

The mission of She Leads is to inspire, educate and ultimately, to showcase women as the leaders we were all meant to be.

Women in Tech Leadership

8/23/21
Virtual

Our comprehensive Leadership Program is designed specifically for IT professionals, which allows participants to focus on the leadership matters most relevant to women in IT – and ultimately create their own leadership brand.

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September Women in Tech 2021 Conferences

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Location
Description

Women in Cyber Security

9/8/21
Aurora, CO

WiCyS 2021 is the go-to event to help you get where you want to be. We help organizations recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement, and support at a technical conference.

Women in SaaS Summit

9/8/21
Virtual

Join us for the inaugural Women in SaaS Summit on September 8th, 2021. Explore, celebrate, and learn with our influential guest speakers from the likes of Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Twilio, GitHub, and loads more to come. Overcome the obstacles in your career and tear them down for others.

DSS Elevate

9/9/21
Virtual

Data science salon elevate is a unique women focused virtual conference that includes bipoc, members of the lgbtqia+, and other underrepresented groups. This event series brings together data science specialists to educate each other, illuminate best practices and innovate new solutions. Learn as these thought leaders share their wisdom and experience in their chosen field.

37 Angels Online Bootcamp

9/10/21
New York City, NY & Virtual

Learn how to source, select,, value and invest in early stage startups through workshops, hands-on application, and case studies from the comfort of your home.

The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference

9/15/21
Virtual

The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference is a virtual event celebrating women across technology. Attendees will enjoy two and a half jam-packed days of direct access to executive-level female-identifying tech and community leaders from all corners of Colorado tech and beyond.

The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference

9/15/21
Virtual

The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference is a virtual event celebrating women across technology. Attendees will enjoy two and a half jam-packed days of direct access to executive-level female-identifying tech and community leaders from all corners of Colorado tech and beyond.

Attend vGHC 21 (Grace Hopper Celebration)

9/27/21
Virtual

Join us at vGHC 21 to hear from our inspiring speakers, connect with peers and mentors, and gain important resources to help you succeed in your career.

HR Tech

9/28/21
Las Vegas, NV

As the industry’s leading independent event for 20+ years, HR Tech will deliver another unrivaled cutting-edge agenda that will benefit HR and IT professionals from businesses of all sizes, all industries and across the globe!

Women in Tech Summit

9/28/21
Irving, TX

The Women in Tech Summit is a special event designed specifically for women in IT. The conference highlights the achievements of ladies in tech and provides opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and networking. This event also includes a fireside chat, panel presentations, and lunch.

European Women in Technology

TBD
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Europe’s highest rated, largest and most dynamic technology conference, designed to help women supercharge their careers in the tech sector. Returning as a two-day hybrid event, experience inspirational keynotes by Europe’s most influential Women, unrivaled networking opportunities and gain access to leading content engineered to assist you in maximising your career in technology.

Inc. Women's Summit

TBD
New York, NY

Join women entrepreneurs and business leaders for the premier women's business conference in New York City for networking, discovery and fun!

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October Women in Tech Conferences

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Location
Description

The Texas Conference for Women

10/7/21
Virtual

The Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year. The one-day Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

2021 Women In Tech Festival

10/13/21
San Jose, CA & Virtual

Silicon Valley Forum’s annual Women in Tech Festival celebrates women in STEM, business, and leadership who work to inspire, engage, and empower other women. The Women in Tech Festival invites ALL women (as well as anyone who supports the advancement of women and believes in the importance of diversity) to join together for three full days virtually and in-person of inspiring talks, keynotes, startup pitches, thought-provoking discussions, educational workshops, career mentorship and networking.

SOCAP21 Virtual

10/18/21
Virtual

The World-changing Women's Summit brings together female CEOs, founders, and executives of purpose-driven businesses to support each other as they lead game changing businesses that make the world a better place.

Women Impact Tech Accelerate

10/19/21
San Francisco, CA

The Accelerate conference is a celebration of women in tech who are breaking barriers, innovating, and striving for inclusion and equity. Join over 2,000 inspiring female industry leaders & technical experts from across the Bay Area, and network with over 120 innovative technology companies that are paving the way for women in tech.

Wonder Women Tech

10/26/21
Long Beach, CA & Virtual

This multi-day hybrid event is designed to offer interactive experiences, thoughtful conversations, impactful solutions, empowering talks, and the opportunity to hear from some of the most inspirational speakers and thought leaders in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Wonder Women Tech typically draws thousands of diverse people to attend presentations, coding classes, and career development workshops to spotlight women, diversity in tech, and the pioneers leading the way for technology innovation.

2021 CHiPS Global Summit

10/27/21
Virtual

Each year, the ChIPs Global Summit draws more than 650 women from the United States and abroad. Attendees are women who hold senior-level positions and work in technology, policy, private practice, corporations, government, academia and beyond. At least half of our attendees come from technology companies and all branches of government, with the remainder from law firms.

Women of Power Tech

10/27/21
Virtual

Women of Power Tech is designed to provide career, leadership, and business development information to African American female professionals. WPT will provide insight, tools, and opportunities for those currently within the industry and those seeking to make an entry into the tech sector as well as industries that continue to be disrupted by technological innovation.

Emerging Women Live

TBD
Denver, CO

Emerging Women Live is four days of collaboration and inspiration with women of influence across all industries.

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November Women in Tech Conferences

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Location
Description

Women Future Conference

11/1/21
Virtual

Learn, network, and be inspired by hundreds of women business leaders! The Women|Future Conference engaging connections, professional and personal development, and mental health and financial wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. The five-day agenda features an incredible lineup of 100+speakers leading thought-provoking conversations for the career-driven woman. From business professionals to aspiring entrepreneurs to executives, this evolving event features movers and shakers like you, looking to Cultivate their Tomorrow.

Women of Silicon Roundabout

11/1/21
London, UK

Join tech leaders & professionals for two days of inspiring keynotes, deep insight into tech trends & business strategy, technical classes & career development workshops. Let’s smash the glass ceiling at the UK’s vibrant centerpiece for women in tech!

The Women in Technology World Series

11/3/21
Virtual

Built around your busy schedules, this Women in Technology Online Festival is our most practical yet. Exploring what's next for the tech sector and what needs to be on your radar. Join us for exclusive case studies from progressive companies, interactive sessions and steps to build stronger and more sustainable careers.

IWF World Leadership Conference

11/4/21
TBD

At IWF, we are committed to advancing women’s leadership globally and locally. We champion equality worldwide. IWF programs feature women who have broken through barriers to scale the heights of power and influence.

S.H.E. Summit Conference

11/9/21
Virtual

A global interactive experience to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social impact in the workplace & the world. Real organizational change in diversity and inclusion doesn’t happen unless you take a whole-being approach.

2021 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

11/10/21
Virtual

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women that features more than 100 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more.

Women of the Channel Leadership WEST

11/16/21
Palm Springs, CA

The Women of the Channel Leadership Summit West is the meeting place for women from across the IT channel who are looking to advance organizational diversity, make unmatched connections, and empower and cultivate women leaders.

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December Women in Tech Conferences

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Location
Description

TEDWomen

12/1/21
Palm Springs, CA

At this year’s triumphantly live-and-in-person TEDWomen, we’ll hear from speakers who are imagining new possibilities and exploring new ideas for how we might live and work better together in the years to come. We'll learn the “what now?” in fields including design, technology, science and culture — and together, we'll envision a future we can build together.

Women of the Channel Leadership EAST

12/6/21
New York, NY

The Women of the Channel Leadership Summit West is the meeting place for women from across the IT channel who are looking to advance organizational diversity, make unmatched connections, and empower and cultivate women leaders.

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Wrapping Up: The Right Women in Tech Events for You in 2021

These 2021 women in tech events provide the perfect opportunity to meet, connect, and be inspired by others who are equally passionate about increasing diversity in tech! We hope this list will help you find the women in tech conference that best suits your professional goals.

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