San Francisco Summit 2022

San Francisco Summit 2022: Back in the Castro

About San Francisco
Summit 2022

Pride month may be over, but LGBTQ lives are at risk. Trans Americans of all ages are under attack, women and people with the capacity for pregnancy have lost fundamental freedoms. Black, Latinx, and Asian Americans still face overt and systemic racism. Our workforce is experiencing extreme burnout, COVID-19 has shifted how we work faster than companies can keep up with, and most days we’re simply trying to keep up. Which is why we’re coming together in San Francisco and all over the world virtually to heal and prepare for the road ahead.

The 9th Annual Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit takes place virtually and in front of the Castro Theatre and surrounding city blocks. We expect over 15K+ LGBTQ Women, Women of Color, Non-Binary, Trans techies & our Allies to attend from all over the world this year.

We are closing down the streets and building an entire indoor and outdoor experience, picture festival vibes, while making our Summit as fun and COVID-19 safe as possible. We will be closing down streets from Castro & Market to Castro & 19th. There will be daycare, a kids meetup, ping pong, basketball hoops, mentoring and more. We expect over 15K to join us from all over the world. You can see a map of our venues here.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ professional community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology and most importantly, the only organization that centers on LGBTQ Women, Women of color, and Non-binary leaders. This event supports our work helping our leaders learn how to code and get the crucial support they need as they face systemic barriers at work.

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Current Speakers

Kara Swisher

Journalist, Podcast host
& co-host, Pivot

Bozoma Saint John

Marketing Executive, Author
& Entrepreneur

Brian Chesky

Co-founder,
CEO Airbnb

Rosie O'Donnell

Comedian, Producer, Actor, Author,
& Philanthropist

Mary Trump

Psychologist
& Author

Layshia Clarendon

WNBA player Minnesota Lynx
& Activist

Julie Sweet

CEO,
Accenture

Roxane Gay

Writer, Professor, Editor
& Social Commentator

Chani Nicholas

Founder of CHANI App, Astrologer,
NYT Bestselling Author

Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab; Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-creator, #BlackLivesMatter

Cameron Esposito

Standup Comic, Actor,
& Writer

Angelica Ross

Founder of TransTech
& “Pose” Actress

Debbie Millman

Chair,
School of Visual Arts

Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner,
Backstage Capital

Brooke Baldwin

Former CNN Host &
Bestselling Author

Dara Treseder

CMO, Autodesk

Kelly Bush Novak

CEO & Founder,
ID

Sara Jacobs

Congresswoman, United States
Representative, CA53

Fiona Tan

CTO,
Wayfair

Jacqueline Guichelaar

Group Chief Information Officer,
Cisco

Caitlin Kalinowski

Head of AR Glasses Hardware,
Meta

Cassandra Johnson

VP Customer Care & Vendor Management Office – Google Consumer Hardware & Services, Google

Laphonza Butler

President,
Emily’s List

Tiffany Dockery

Director of Product Management, 
Etsy

Danielle Feinberg

Visual Effects Supervisor, 
Pixar Animation Studios

Abby Fiorella

Chief Technology Risk Officer, 
Mastercard

B. Pagels-Minor

Social Change
Evangelist

Sonya Passi

Co-Founder of CHANI App,
Founder & CEO FreeFrom

LaFawn Davis

SVP ESG, Indeed & Rising Voices
Filmmakers, Indeed

Andrea Minkow

Owner,
Andrea Minkow Consulting

Amber Hikes

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer,
ACLU

Mayor London Breed

Mayor of San Francisco,
City of San Francisco

Lorraine Bardeen

CVP & CTO, Worldwide Industry Solutions Group, Microsoft

Tali Bray

Head of Technology Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Tracey Breeden

Vice President, Head of Safety & Social Advocacy, Match Group

Charlotte Clymer

Writer, Press Secretary,
& Activist

Gail Frederick

SVP Engineering of Developer Experience, Salesforce

Madame Gandhi

Award-winning Artist
& Activist

Jessi Hempel

Senior Editor at Large,
& Author, LinkedIn

Lindsay Kaplan

Co-founder,
Chief

Ro Khanna

Congressman, CA 17th Congressional District

Michelle Parsons

Chief Product
Officer, Hinge

Allyn L. Shaw

EVP, Re-Imagine & CTO – Chief Operating Office, Wells Fargo

Karen Teo

VP, Global Business Group, SMBs, APAC, Meta

Dee Tuck

Chief Technology Officer,
ARRAY

Stephanie Turner

VP, Inclusion, Diversity, & Social Innovations, MITRE

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

Founder & CEO, Courageous Girls, Author & Global Explorer
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Venue & COVID Safety
We are closing down the streets and building an entire indoor and outdoor experience, so we can make our Summit the most COVID-19 safe event possible. We will be requiring folks to wear masks indoors. We are also actively working on making on-site testing available for attendees. State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
San Francisco Summit 2022: Event Street Map
Castro 3D Rendering
Castro 3D Rendering
Castro 3D Rendering

Agenda & Schedule

2022 San Francisco Summit
Agenda IS NOW LIVE!

SAN FRANCISCO 2022 SCHEDULE

Monday

*VIRTUAL ONLY

Tuesday

*VIRTUAL ONLY

Wednesday

*Hybrid

Wednesday

*Hybrid
all evening events are 21+

Thursday

*Castro, San Francisco

all evening events are 21+

Friday

*Castro, San Francisco

all evening events are 21+

San Francisco Partners

Presenting

2022 San Francisco Summit Presenting Sponsors

Diamond

Gold

2022 San Francisco Summit Gold Sponsors

Silver

2022 San Francisco Summit Silver Sponsors

Bronze

BRONZE

STARTER

#LWTSummit October 10-15

Ticket Pricing

Ticket Pricing

GENERAL

$799

  • Access to all in-person Keynotes
  • Access to All in-person Breakout Sessions
  • Access to all virtual content
  • Ability to chat with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to Summit Networking
  • Access to the Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies who are looking for Badass talent like YOU 
  • Live, In-Person content
  • Access to in-person Kick-Off & Closing Party Events
  • Networking opportunities with badass techies

Proof of COVID vaccines will be required, and all attendees must be masked at all times. State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

VIP

$1199

  • Access to all in-person Keynotes
  • Access to All in-person Breakout Sessions
  • Access to all virtual content
  • Ability to chat with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to Summit Networking
  • Access to the Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies who are looking for Badass talent like YOU
  • Live, In-Person content
  • Access to in-person Kick-Off & Closing Party Events
  • Networking opportunities with badass techies
  • Exclusive VIP, Invite-Only Events
  • Exclusive VIP access to Executive Training Session(s)
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge during the Summit

Proof of COVID vaccines will be required, and all attendees must be masked at all times. State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

VIRTUAL

free

  • Access to all virtual Keynotes
  • Access to virtual Breakout Sessions
  • Ability to chat virtually with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to virtual Summit Networking
  • Access virtual Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies virtually who are looking for Badass talent like YOU

Submit our quick registration form to secure your free virtual ticket.

Ticket Questions

To register for our Summit take a look at our paid and free ticket options in the Ticket Pricing section above.

Yes, we require all companies with over 500 employees to purchase our VIP & Corporate Ticket, but offer discounts for group ticket purchases. Email sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org to learn more.

No, each person will have to purchase a ticket individually and register in order to receive information on accessing or attending the event.

As part of our terms and conditions, we unfortunately do not offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. Please do note that you can transfer your ticket to another person up to 30 days before Summit.

Yes, we allow ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit. Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, with the transferee CC’d so that they can provide information. If your company purchased your ticket through a sponsorship, you must receive approval for a coworker ticket exchange from your company.

We do offer a scholarship ticket, for which you can apply here. Make sure and check out include if you are looking for your next dream job.

Yes! Head over here to check out our customizable “Convince Your Boss” letter. If you need help strategizing we are more than happy to help. Email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org.

General Summit Questions

Yes! We’d love that! Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is inclusive and welcoming of all identities.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Pride 2022 and (Not IRL) Pride Summit 2021 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

No, Recording is not permitted, however recordings are available for viewing on our website following the summit.
Absolutely. We’d love you to bring your squad. All attendees will need to purchase a ticket to enter the event.
Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.

YES. We partner with tech companies looking to build badass teams. Please build a profile on our hiring platform, include. You can also register here to connect with our partners.

Have you registered and claimed your magic link (insert link for magic link instructions and loom video). If you are a speaker, email speakers@lesbianswhotech.org, if you are a sponsor reach out through the portal.

Please visit the Lesbian Who Tech & Allies website here.

Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.
The stages are named after past speakers or historical folks who worked to further the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

We’d love to hear from you!

For ticket and community-related questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

For sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org

For Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship questions: edie@lesbianswhotech.org

For press inquiries (If you are a journalist looking to cover Summit for an outlet, apply here): press@lesbianswhotech.org

For other questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

Logistics Questions

The event centers around the Castro Theater, which is 14 miles from the San Francisco airport. If flying in from the Oakland airport, the Castro is 21 miles away.

There are plenty of hotels in San Francisco.  Here are some that are within 3 miles of the Summit.

No, the ticket includes access to the summit.

We’re committed to making our Summits as inclusive as possible. We will have closed captioning for most of our virtual sessions using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. Please email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org if you have a specific request, and we will do our best to accommodate.

We are closing down the streets and building an entire indoor and outdoor experience, so we can make our Summit the most COVID-19 safe event possible. We will be requiring folks to wear masks indoors. Be sure to bring your vaccination card. We will be following local and CDC guidelines about vaccinations.

Sponsors

You can find answers to most of your questions in our sponsor portal. Login there for all your FAQs, announcements and important information and deadlines. Don’t have access to the portal? Email us immediately at sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org, because there are important updates sent to all sponsors that will need your attention.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

Speakers & Presenters

No, Recording is not permitted, however recordings are available for viewing on our website following the summit.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned!

In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Pride 2022 and (Not IRL) Pride Summit 2021 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

Check out our pro-tips for speaking at summit here, and then apply as soon as possible.

We accept speakers on a rolling basis and through several rounds. We will be in touch if you are selected as a speaker. There is no need to send in a new speaker application.

All speakers receive a free ticket to attend Summit. If your company has 100 or more employees and/or has raised more than $10M in funding, we require your company to purchase a pay-it-forward ticket to support our scholarship and travel fund. This is because companies get a tremendous amount of value from having you on stage, including marketing, recruiting, and retention. We ask all speakers who have the means to ​support our Summit scholarship and travel fund by purchasing a pay-it-forward ticket here​. Between 20% and 25% of all attendees receive a full or partial scholarship ticket, and we depend on our incredible community to support our scholarship fund.
Please email speakers@lesbianswhotech.org. Please provide us with as much notice as possible.
We would love for you to promote your session. We recommend using any social media platform of your choice. Be on the lookout for social media graphics from us.
Please contact us through speakers@lesbianswhotech.org

Resume Database

You can find answers to most of your questions in our sponsor portal. Login there for all your FAQs, announcements and important information and deadlines. Don’t have access to the portal, email us immediately at julia@lesbianswhotech.org since there are important updates sent to all sponsors that will need your attention.

WELCOME TO YOUR QUEER, INCLUSIVE, BADASS SQUAD.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world

— committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. We are 100,000 LGBTQ women, people of color, non-binary and trans people, and allies in tech in 40+ cities worldwide. We are the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world.

Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals — the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund — a mentoring program — Bring a Lesbian to Work Day — and a leadership program — #LWTSQUAD — focused on supporting our community as they level up their careers. We’re not just creating communities; we’re pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.