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Empowered by Women

Colorado’s tech community is powered by women leaders who are dedicated to empowering their teams, organizations, community, and beyond. The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference celebrates and supports our unique community. 

Now in its 12th year, the WIT Conference is a retreat-style event celebrating women across technology. And this year, we’re back in person! This sell-out conference attracts 650+ talented female-identifying tech leaders to hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discourse on technology trends, leadership, and the opportunities and challenges facing women building a career in tech. 


What to expect:

This year’s program will offer a mix of keynotes, panels and workshops delivering empowerment, inspiration, and tangible tools to support your growth as a tech leader.

The WIT Conference also offers premier authentic networking opportunities throughout the day at the idyllic setting of Spruce Mountain Ranch. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Spruce Mountain Ranch
Larkspur, Colorado


Presented by

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Premier Corporate Members


Company Team Members


Individual Professional Members


What You Get When You Register for the 2021 Women in Tech (WIT) Conference



World-Class Keynotes

Exclusive Content & Community-Led Sessions

Professional Development Workshops

Luminary Mentor Hours

Rejuvenation Programming

Virtual and In-person* Community Networking

On-Demand and Archived Content

Digital Journal

Digital Photo Booth

The first 500 people signed up to attend WIT will receive a digital copy of Marissa King’s recent book, “Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.”

Companies who purchase a group of tickets for their attendees will receive hard copies of Dorie Clark’s new book, “The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World” to be released on September 21!

(*in-person events will be located in Denver and are subject to COVID-19 safety protocols)

Credit Card Payment Only

Tickets must be purchased with a credit card at the time of registration.


Erica Keswin

Author, Speaker

Alissa Hsu Lynch

Global Lead, MedTech Strategy and Solutions // Google Cloud

Shivani Siroya

Founder & CEO // Tala


Emilie Aries

Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Founder & CEO // Bossed Up

Indya J. Clark

Therapist, Life Coach & Founder // Resilient Wings LLC

Courtney Ehrlichman

Head of Strategy // Panasonic Smart Mobility Co-Founder // RoadBotics

Christina Frantz

Director of Social Impact // Twilio
VP Talent Acquisition // Global Medical Response

Janet Gipson

VP Talent Acquisition // Global Medical Response

Tammie Hilend

Founder & Principal Coach // Pivot Positive

Sevrin Huff

VP, Software Engineering & Head of DGC // DISH

Kortny Rolston-Duce

Director of Partner Programs // Atom Computing

Denise Ruffner

Chief Business Officer // Atom Computing

Bijal Shah

Chief Experience Officer and Head of Platform // Guild Education

Dr. Vanessa Aponte Williams

Unique Experiences Lead, Orbital Reef Commercial Space Station // Blue Origin

2022 Luminaries

WIT Luminaries are female tech executives and community leaders who join the event to share their leadership journey and lead our table discussions.

  • Shawn Adamson, Comcast Business
    Angela Appleby
    Betty Arkell, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio
    Karla Arzola, HealthOne
    Eileen Baines, CoBank
    Joy Belfoure, IBM
    Kirsten Benefiel, HSS
    Shawn Bliss-Ayers, TELUS International
    Beth Boettcher, Oracle
    Ashley Bolton, City of Littleton

  • Patricia Boothe, Trimble, Inc.
    Ann Boyd, Stoplight
    Kelly Brough
    Julie Tschida Brown, Zayo
    Lissa Burkholder, Google
    Michelle Carr, Moss Adams LLP
    Emily Cellar, Guild Education
    Ashlee Collins, Inspirato
    Shana Cordon, The Moxy Lab
    Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Colorado Inclusive Economy

  • Carrie Damon, Centura Health
    Celia Dietrich, Dietrich Partners
    Sue Diltz, Arrow Electronics
    Stephanie Dura, Arrow Electronic
    Anna Ewing, IMA Financial Group
    Esther Friend, Five9
    Janet Gipson, Global Medical Response
    Paige Goss, Point Solutions Group
    Kathleen Greenburg, FirstBank
    Jennifer Harding, Placed Talent Acquisition Services

  • Helen Hayes, ActivateWork
    Tammie Hilend, Pivot Positive
    Molly Ho, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
    Megan Holstein, FINEOS
    Sevrin Huff, DISH Network
    Ericka Hyson
    Aleta Jeffress, CGI
    Marina Johnson, MOST Programming
    Gauri Kapur, Hitachi Vantara
    Zaneta Kelsey, Delightsum

  • Gina King, IBM
    Amanda Kraft, Thought Ensemble, a Pariveda Company
    Sue Lapierre, Prologis
    Lynn Leadley, Pax8
    Amanda Moriuchi, AppIt Ventures
    Annette Quintana, Istonish, Inc.
    CJ Renaud, Careerwise Colorado
    Alex Robinson, Resilia
    Beth Rudden
    Sarah Sample-Reif, Zivaro

  • Brittany Morris Saunders, Amazon
    Brandi Simmons, Governor’s Office of Information Technology
    Sandra Hagen Solin, Capitol Solutions
    Michelle Teufel, Arrow Electronics
    Purnima Wagle
    Monica Walton, EVOQUE
    Kim Brown Wilmsen, Arrow Electronics
    Chrissy Winkler, RevGen Partners



  • The 2022 WIT Conference will be held in-person on Wednesday, September 14.

  • This retreat-style event is hosted at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado, just 45 minutes south of Denver.

  • We are thrilled to be back in person for this year’s event. There will not be a virtual component to this conference. 

  • The WIT Conference is open to all female-identifying and non-binary individuals in the Colorado technology community and beyond who are CTA members. We welcome attendees of all career stages, backgrounds and companies and have a strong focus on creating an inclusive environment. Our diverse, multi-generational delegation is part of what makes our conference unique. This is a sell-out event so don’t wait to purchase your ticket or table! Not a member but would like more information on how to join? Please reach out to Peter Schwartz at peter@coloradotechnology.org

  • Yes! Full tables and half tables will be available for purchase beginning in July. Additional details to be released soon. 

  • Registration will open July 11 with tiered access based on membership level. Additional details to be released soon, including ticket prices. 

  • Yes! As long as your organization is a CTA member you are eligible to purchase a ticket.

  • Each ticket to the WIT Conference provides access to world-renowned keynote speakers, cutting edge technology-focused content, professional and personal development workshops and meaningful networking opportunities. At the event, you’ll be able to connect with other attendees including our Speakers and Luminaries*. Each ticket also includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and a happy hour. 

    *Luminaries are female-identifying or non-binary technology executives and community leaders who join the event to meet our attendees and share their stories through a guided small group discussion.

  • When you become a Women in Technology Conference sponsor, your organization unlocks the opportunity to elevate your brand in front of tech professionals from all across Colorado’s tech community and showcase your support for women in technology initiatives. Each sponsorship also comes with conference tickets. Contact Jason Delp at jason@coloradotechnology.org for additional information.

  • We could not put on these programs without our amazing volunteers! Please reach out to Cori D’Onofrio at cori@coloradotechnology.org for more information on volunteering for this year’s event.

  • Colorado Technology Association is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our event attendees. As such, we will be monitoring state and local guidelines closely to ensure the safety of all of our guests. 

  • Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise and passion with us. This year’s event program planning is well underway and speaking slots are limited. If you are interested in speaking at a future CTA event please send a short bio and summary of your speaking topic to Megan Concannon at megan@coloradotechnology.com. Note, due to the high volume of requests to speak, each individual email may not be responded to. Please be assured that we’ve received your information and will reach out to you if there is a great fit.

  • If you have further questions about the event or anything CTA-related, please reach out to eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org.


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Interested in sponsoring WIT in 2022? Contact Jason Delp at 303-592-4070 or jason@coloradotechnology.org.