DATE: Fri, Jul 23, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT
VENUE: Online
COST: $15 – $30

Join us for
CINCINNATI WITCON 2021

getWITit Cincinnati fosters an environment that encourages change throughout technology by building communities that are passionate about promoting our mission. We aspire to cultivate local constituent engagements so that women can excel, advance, and sustain careers in technology. Our communities are created for like-minded individuals to share ideas and create a supportive system through local events with the goal of igniting peer-to-peer coaching and mentoring. By connecting women in technology at a local level, we awaken a powerful resource that leads the way in driving innovative talent. We unite communities that rally to support change.

WITcon 2021 is a conference to celebrate women in technology in Cincinnati planned and organized by a team of Cincinnati volunteers.

Staying Connected:

EXPLORE WITCON2021 AT YOUR OWN PACE, IN YOUR OWN SPACE.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE:

The $15 WITcon ticket is a great value! It grants you virtual access to a full day of keynotes, workshops, and more with the convenience of our easy-to-use online conference platform, Whova. 

OPTIONAL IN-PERSON HAPPY HOUR:

The $30 WITcon ticket grants you access to the virtual conference plus an in-person happy hour at Third Eye Brewing to stay connected after the conference. The ticket includes 2 drink tickets, heavy appetizers, and swag!

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN COMFORT LEVEL:

With both virtual-only and virtual plus in-person happy hour ticket options available, you can stay as connected as you want to be at a great value! 

Lightning Talks at WITcon 2021

The next WITcon presenter is…YOU! 

We are looking for 15-minute lightning talks on a variety of tech topics. Anyone can submit a talk, from first-timers to experienced conference speakers. Lightning talks will be vetted and selected by getWITit Cincinnati volunteers. Example topics:

SAMPLE CONFERENCE FORMAT - DIFFERENT WAYS OF STAYING CONNECTED

1

Keynotes

Hear from a diverse group of women leaders in technology handpicked by getWITit Cincinnati volunteers during keynotes.

2

Workshops

Get hands-on with interactive workshops led by technical experts.

3

Water Cooler Topics

Enjoy topics around professional development, talent creation, and tech advancement in a more casual setting.

4

Technical Lightning Talks

Dive into 15-minute lightning talks on a variety of tech topics presented by anyone, from first-timers to experienced conference speakers or even YOU!

5

Sponsor Showcases

Hear from our valued sponsors and gain insights into career opportunities for a variety of tech roles and industries.

6

Happy Hour & Networking

Stay connected with those you meet at WITcon by attending an optional in-person happy hour at Third Eye Brewing in Cincinnati following the virtual conference. Outdoor accommodations will be made for a safe and comfortable experience.

Agenda Overview

  • Keynote speaker will begin each day at 9:00 am
     (10/06: JJ Digeronimo, 9/30: Tiffany Norwood, 10/1: Melanie Kolp)
  • Speaker Sessions will take place each day at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm
  • There will be 3-5 speaker breakouts during each Speaker Session* (you choose the topic that interests you most)
  • The 6 tracks will be spread across the days/times
  • Network with sponsors/attendees each day from 12:15 – 1:30 pm
* Detailed speakers/sessions will be released early September

Keynote speakers

JJ DiGeronimo

PresidentTech Savvy Women

Speaking on:
Career Strategies for women in Tech
on Oct 06 | 12:30 pm

Tiffany Norwood

Founder and CEO, Tribetan

Speaking on: 
The Power of We and the Human Science of Success
on Sept 30 | 9:00 am

Melanie Kolp

SVP, CTO of Corporate Technology, Nationwide

Speaking on: 
Your Vote = Your Voice
on Oct 01 | 9:00 am

JJ DiGeronimo

PresidentTech Savvy Women

Career Strategies for Women in Tech

Many women desire more influence and impact, yet are unaware of the common career pitfalls. With more than 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, JJ DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry-level positions to leadership. She’s learned firsthand that securing that next position, a board seat, or even starting a new initiative often requires women to enhance their relevance, establish new sponsors, and expand their network. During this keynote, JJ will share a series of proven actions from her award-winning book Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, which has been named a professional playbook for women.Women that attend this keynote will walk away with:

  • Tools to Examine Self-Imposed Boundaries
  • Strategies to Bundle Professional Value
  • Techniques to Assess Commitments & Projects
  • Methods to Connect with Career Catalysts

Melanie Kolp

SVP, CTO of Corporate Technology

Your Vote = Your Voice

The headlines of what women fought for 100 years ago was their ‘right to vote’. What they were really fighting for was their ‘right to voice’. A right to voice their opinion, to voice their thoughts, and to voice their influence on the future. 

It is no different today in a business context. We need more voices at the table. We need to be purposeful in taking more perspectives into account. We need to work harder on how to help amplify the voices of others.

Our discussion will be just this…how to bring out your own voice and the voices of others.

Learn more >>

Who is attending

The conference features career & leadership, technical, and innovation topics to an audience of Cincinnati area women, ranging from software delivery roles, leadership & management, technical & engineering, and recruiting & sales roles, all supporting technology industries and the amazing people who work in them.

Become a Sponsor

Our mission is to inspire more women to enter the field of technology by building a supportive environment where those women can flourish and create opportunities for more women to ascend into leadership roles. As we are a non-profit, we rely on the help of external sponsors to help us unite, support, and promote diversity in tech throughout the Cincinnati region.

Send all sponsorship inquiries to: cat.bushong@getwitit.org

 



We can’t wait to see you there!
Fri, Jul 23, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT

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*getWITit is a community-based organization. In past years, each chapter has held an in-person conference in their local community. Given the challenges we’ve all faced together in 2020, and current guidelines cautioning against large gatherings, our getWITit chapters have decided to collaborate on a single virtual conference this year. We look forward to seeing you all in person next year as we get back to local conferences.