San Francisco Summit 2023: October 16th-20th


About San Francisco
Summit 2023

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 10th 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. 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. 

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

Stacey Abrams & Leanne Pittsford

Past Speakers


Founder, Fair Fight Action


Co-Founder, Recode


Founder, TransTech


Co-Captain, USWNT


Principal, Black Futures Lab


US Senator, Massachusetts


Vice President


Founder, Backstage Capital

Saint John

Marketing Executive, Author
& Entrepreneur


Founder of CHANI App, Astrologer,
NYT Bestselling Author


Writer, Professor, Editor
& Social Commentator


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


Director of Product
Management, Etsy

Allyn L.

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


Award-winning Artist
& Activist


SVP ESG, Indeed & Rising
Voices Filmmakers, Indeed

Ticket Pricing







Ticket prices do not cover our production costs. We keep them accessible to provide value to our community.

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Castro District
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Ticket Questions

Do you allow ticket exchanges?

Yes, we allow ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit. Please email, 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.

Do you have any recommendations for how I can convince my boss?

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

Do you have discounts for bulk tickets?

Yes, we require all companies with over 500 employees to purchase our VIP & Corporate Ticket or VIP Ticket (depending on Summit), but offer discounts for group ticket purchases. Email to learn more.

How do I attend? How much does it cost?

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

I’m recently unemployed and need a new job, but cannot afford a ticket. What should I do?

We do offer a scholarship to assist with the cost of a general ticket, for which you can apply here. Make sure and check out SquadJobs if you are looking for your next dream job.

If I have registered and I don’t attend, will I receive a refund?

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.

If I purchase a ticket to the virtual Summit, can it be shared with a friend or members of my team?

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

What does a Pride Summit VIP & Corporate ticket get me?

You get access to the following perks:

  • Squad Networking: Introduce you to 4 other leaders in your field
  • Access to all Keynotes
  • Access to all Breakouts (You can chat with other attendees during the breakout sessions, ask questions and join our interactive content)
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Supporting the only community of LGBTQ women & nonbinary techies and leaders, including our Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund (we’ve sent over 300 leaders to learn how to code)
  • Invite to private events

General Summit Questions

Can I attend the Summit if I don’t identify as part of the LGBTQIA community?

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

Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

Absolutely. We’d love you to bring your squad. All attendees will need to purchase a ticket to enter the event.

Can I record what is presented at Summit?

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

How do I learn about sponsorship opportunities at Summit?

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to

How do I register for a virtual Summit?

Please visit the Lesbian Who Tech & Allies website here.

I can’t log in to my session.

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

I have a specific question not answered here, and I’m not sure who to contact?

We’d love to hear from you!

For ticket and community-related questions:

For sponsorship inquiries:

For Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship questions:

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

For other questions:

I’m looking for a new job, can you help?

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

Is there an agenda for the event?

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Pride 2023 and San Francisco 2022 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

What are the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies’ social handles?

Instagram :: lwtech
Twitter :: @lesbiantech
TikTok :: lesbianswhotech
Pinterest :: @lesbianswhotech
Youtube :: @lesbianswhotech
LinkedIn :: lesbians-who-tech

What is the official Summit hashtag?

Pride :: #PrideSummit
San Francisco :: #LWTSummit

What type of sessions will be available as recordings?

Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.

When will recordings of virtual Summit sessions be available?

Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.

Why are the stages named the way they are?

The stages are named after past speakers or historical folks who worked to further the LGBTQIA+ community.

Logistics Questions

Are my travel costs included in my ticket price?

No, the ticket includes access to the San Francisco Summit only.

How far is the airport from the San Francisco event venue?

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.

I’m coming to Summit (yay!). What hotels do you recommend?

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

What accessibility accommodations do you offer?

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 if you have a specific request, and we will do our best to accommodate.

How do I learn about sponsorship opportunities at Summit?

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to

I’m already a sponsor and have questions about my sponsorship.

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

Speakers & Presenters

Can I video record my own session?

If you are a confirmed speaker, please reach out to for information regarding recording.

Do speakers receive complimentary Summit admission?

Speakers who work at companies larger than 500 employees are required to purchase a VIP ticket.

We ask speakers who work for companies with 100-499 employees to purchase a VIP ticket. These tickets support our Summit programming, our ability to create a more inclusive Summit and help to cover production costs.

For folks outside a senior leadership role, who are uncomfortable asking their company to cover the cost of their ticket, please email us at  for assistance navigating budget conversations. We do make exceptions, however, we ask to work together to highlight the value for your company.

How & when do I cancel my speaking engagement for Summit?

Please email Please provide us with as much notice as possible.

How can I increase pre-Summit buzz about my session?

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.

How do I apply to speak at Summit?

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.

What is the best way to contact LWTA about my speaking slot?

Please contact us through

Who is speaking at the upcoming Summit?

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from San Francisco 2022 and Pride 2023  to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

Resume Database

Do you have a resume database?

To connect our sponsors with our skilled attendees, we utilize Linkedin profiles in lieu of a resume database to ensure sponsors are seeing the most up-to-date skills of our attendees. If you are a sponsor, please reach out to for more information.

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