Lesbians Who Tech Summit


The Summit

castro street theaterThe Lesbians Who Tech Summit is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically underrepresented communities: the women’s and queer communities. Join us for our inaugural summit on February 28, 2014 in San Francisco, the epicenter of the technology industry. Through this summit and future endeavors, we will bond together to demonstrate our shared commitment to these two critical groups in the tech world.The Lesbians Who Tech Summit will bring together hundreds of queer women in tech (and the people who love them), for the most unique technology conference ever. We will be highlighting incredible queer women who are the next generation of technical leaders, as well as the people who have paved the way.

Whether you have a techy job, work at a tech company, or just love technology, we want you to get geeky with other people like you! Lesbians Who Tech (and the people who love them) Summit is open to everyone. See you there!

To Be More Visible To Each Other

To Be More Visible To Others

Speakers & Judges

You’ll hear from the amazing queer women who have paved the way, the women leading the way in tech today, and the incredible queer women who are the next generation of technical leaders. We’ll also have a Demo Session, in which you’ll hear the amazing tech innovations our members are working on, rated by our esteemed panel of judges.

To Connect To Organizations Who Are Doing Incredible Work For Our Community

Sponsors & Partners


Be a Sponsor


Jennifer Brown Consulting
LGBT Technology Partnership
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
New York Tech Meetup
Girl Develop It
Anita Borg Insitute
Wharton Alliance
The Center
Girls Who Code
Digital Undivided
Women Who Code
Geek Girl
Out & Equal
Gaymer Connect
After Ellen
Tech Lady Mafia
Columbia Technology Business Group
Out in Tech
Allied in Pride
Pride Alliance

To Get More Women And Lesbians In Technology


At the Summit you’ll join hundreds of incredible women who have done — and are doing — amazing things in technology. Leaders, innovators, makers, do-ers, role models, trailblazers, creators and YOU!

Ask us about discounted packs of tickets for your company, in 5- or 10-packs. Email Leah for more information.

We’re offering a limited number of deeply discounted scholarship tickets for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the Summit – students, bootstrappers, and early-stage startups (i.e. currently in an incubator or accelerator). Click here to apply.

To Be More Visible To Each Other

Who’s Going?

The Summit brings together hundreds of queer women and allies in the only conference dedicated to the intersection of tech, women, and LGBT issues.

Jennifer Chang, eBay
I’ve been looking for a group like this forever! Finally, a way to meet like-minded women and build friendships within my industry. Attending this event makes me proud to be a lesbian who techs!

Joyce Solano, Senior Brand Strategist , Adobe
Stephanie Dukes, Senior Analyst, Advent Software Inc.
Nickisha Stephendon, Analyst, Alameda
Moira Wilmes, Director, QA & Customer Support, Aravo Solutions
Lotus Child, Founder/Creative Director, Arson
Greta Anderson, Platform Team Lead, Art.com
Michelle Skoor, Senior Project Manager, Ask.com
Jill Tracy, President & Chief Creative Office, B’stro
Anne Dorman, Consulting CFO, Bandcamp, EATClub, KeepSafe, RelayRides, SomaWater and more …
Kim Grant, CEO, Bindu Media

Lindsay Brothers, LiveHive
I can’t wait to attend the Lesbians Who Tech Summit! I’ve been attending events put on by Lesbians Who Tech for a few months now and I’ve met so many wonderful, career-minded women. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to spend an entire day networking, discussing tech trends, and hearing interesting speakers.

Veronica Garcia, Operation Specialist, Blue Shield California
Megan Dickey, Reporter, Business Insider
Meghan Nesbit, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Change.org
Tim Connor, President, Cloud City Development
Melissa Ong, VP Relationship Management, Clover
Clara Tsao, Executive Director, Congressional App
Gina Gatta, Publisher, Damron Company
Jennifer Chang, Sr. Manager, Geographic Expansion, Ebay Inc.
Darla Hollander, Student/Entrepreneur, Everywhere Energy
Amber Roy, Software Engineer, ex-Google
Amy Hwang, Senior Software Engineer, Facebook
Amanda Searles, Project Manager, Facebook
Nilab Hoqoq, Search Quality, Facebook
Erin Mikelson, Network Engineer, Facebook

Tracey Kaplan, Google
I’m excited to be surrounded by other like-minded individuals and to have a day that’s truly dedicated to putting the L back in LGBT!

Sarah Mann, Data Scientist, facebook
Kyre Osborn, Producer, Facebook
Sara Sperling, Diversity and Inclusion , Facebook
Taryn Miller-Stevens , Business Development , Finding Touchpoints
Judith Cohen, President & CCO, FreshBuzz Media
Kacie Finance, Admissions Producer, General Assembly
Aga Bojko, VP, User Experience, GfK Custom Research
Vivienne Ming, Chief Scientist / Founder / Visiting Scholar, Gild / Socos / UCB
kelli dragovich, VP, Talent, GitHub
Tracey Kaplan, Enterprise Account Executive, Google
Sally Jesmonth, Business Process & Compliance Specialist, Google
Natalie Johnson, People Analyst, Google
Anne Widera, Business Operations, Google
Emily Metcalfe, Engineer, Google

Christine Lee, Intuit
I’m excited to be going to the Summit to meet and network with smart, strong women in our industry and to hear inspiring stories from the speakers. It will be a very empowering event!

Heather Cain, Diversity Business Partner, Google
Krista Davis, Software Engineer, Google
Hila Baruch, Account Strategist, Google
Danika Patrick, UX Researcher, Google
Nina Chaubal, Software Engineer, Google
Marissa Pelliccia, Corporate Finance Associate, Google
Maria-Ines Carrera, Software Engineer, Google
Ian Myszenski, Sales Strategy & Operations, Google
Madeleine Cule, Quantitative Analyst, Google
Ariel Levine, Knowledge Management Specialist, Google
Rachel Popkin, Product Manager, Google Chrome
Mia Mora, Head of Sales- Incubation, Google Inc

Michelle Skoor, Ask.com
Why? To meet and network with other lesbians in technology and because ALL the cool kids are going!

Chloe Stevens, Software Engineer, Google Inc
lasalete sousa, Project Manager, Google Inc.
Meagan Gamache, Software Engineer, Heroku
Caroline Clark, Product Marketing Manager, Hightail
Alysha Pearlberg, Director, Howard Sloan
Tiffany Roelser, Managing Director, Howard Sloan
Maureen McCarty, Senior Digital Strategist, Human Rights Campaign
Chris Cassidy, Principal, Hustle Labs
Natacha Gaymer-Jones, Director of Production, HYFN
Denise Veras, Clinical Program Manager, ICON Clinical Research
Lori Hsu, Software engineer, Indiegogo
Brina Lee, Engineer, Instagram
Bailey Richardson, Community, Instagram
Nicole Montagna, Founder, Interpretopia
Christine Lee, Senior Program Manager, Intuit

Joyce Solano, Adobe
I’m looking forward to the Summit so I can connect, support and be inspired by like-minded women in the tech space. I’m excited to finally see an event that will increase our visibility, and sense of community in an otherwise uniformly straight industry.

Katherine Moore, Videographer, KDMArts
Jen-Mei Wu, Organizer, Liberating Ourselves Locally, an Oakland Maker Space
Amy Lightholder, Agile Consultant, lightholder.com
Alida Draudt, Senior Client Manager, Liquid Agency
Kelly Thompson, Director of Education, Lithium
marissa schuchat, aspiring tech worker, LIU Brooklyn
Lindsay Brothers, Marketing Manager, LiveHive, Inc.
Debra Cleaver, Executive Director, LongDistanceVoter.org
Margaret Burd, President & CEO, Magpie Software Services Inc.
Susana Araujo, Credit Specialist, Marriott International Hotels
Leslie Nuccio, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist | Social Media, Meltwater
Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer, Mercy Corps
Kate Atkinson, Senior Director, Product Management, Millennial Media
Jayne Pimentel, Director, Demand Sales, Nexage
Soraya Bittencourt, CEO, Nutrihand Inc
Yingtong Ding, Strategy, Sales & Marketing Associate, Nutrihand Inc.
Sara Armstrong, VP Development, Orlin Research
Michael Ruderman, Founder, Out for Undergrad Tech Conference
Eric Arellano, Founder, OutBound
Dawn Ackerman, President, OutSmart Office Solutions
Erin O’Neill, MySQL DBA, PalominoDB
Sophie Jelen, Account Manager, Pantheon Systems

Kelly Thompson, Lithium Technologies
I’m looking forward to attending the first Summit! Over the past year the happy hours have been a great way to network with other professional gay women. The friends and professional affiliations I’ve made over the past year are amazing! The Summit takes the Lesbians who Tech to the next level.

Erin McElvaney, Software Engineer, PayPal
Arielle McKee, technology department guru, Practice Fusion
Dima Elissa, CEO, ProofX
Laura Williams, Biomedical Engineer, Proteus Digital Health
Tina Bohn, Sr. Manager, Protiviti
Alicia Schmidt, Director, Customer Communities, Salesforce.com Foundation
Krystal Peak, Social Engagement Manager, San Francisco Business Times
Jessie Tung, Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer, Sanovas Surgical Technologies
Amy Motta, Software Development Engineer, ServiceNow
Gretchen Wagner, Lead Site Reliability Engineer, ServiceNow
Sandra Peterson, Database Manager, SFZC
Teresa Tuan, Founder, Simple Pediatrics
Ishraq AlSadhan, Biochemistry Research Assistant, Stanford School of Medicine
Elizabeth Sadler, Manager for Application Development, Stanford University Library
Ginger Larsen, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Storm8 Games
Keally DeWitt, Manager, Sunrun

Stephanie Dukes, Advent Software
Women and lesbians in general are under represented in technology, and sometimes I think it’s because we aren’t always willing to put ourselves out there. I have used Lesbians Who Tech to help push myself to get out and meet people who have similar interests and connect with people. I am excited to go to the summit to continue to hear about other women/lesbians in technology and what they are doing!

Suse Barnes, President, Susby Internet Solutions
Katherine Mancuso, Technology Coach, Tech Liminal
Shamika Townsend, Sr Cost Accountant, Tesla Motors
Susan Neva, Senior Instructional Designer, The Mosaic Company / at PG&E
Nellie Bowles, Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle
Isabel Arcones, CEO , The vNews
Marta Arribas, Co-Founder, The vNews
Amy Velligan, Analyst, Walmart.com
sativa turner, Founder, Whooz? / Double Double
Erica Chang, Co-founder/CTO, Woozilli, Inc.
Jami Woy, Producer, YouTube
Tyler Morse, Software Engineer, YouTube/Google

To Be More Visible To Others


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