Tech Community Comes Together for Colorado’s Marquee Women in Tech Conference of the Year
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosted the 9th annual Women in Technology (WIT) event, at Spruce Mountain Ranch, on June 7, 2019.
The Women in Technology Conference (WIT) 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, President and CEO at Colorado Technology Association. "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 around topics including negotiation, building and diverse and inclusive workforce, and the impact of emerging technologies.
The Women in Technology Conference (WIT) was made possible thanks to 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.
About Colorado Technology Association
CTA represents 350+ member companies as the state’s premier nonprofit tech organization, creating meaningful connections throughout our community and advancing our technology ecosystem by establishing a diverse talent pipeline, advocating for modernized policy and fostering growth. CTA serves its members by offering a forum for business development, career advancement, civic engagement and access to influential thought leaders.