Join us for an incredible day

of raw, gritty, authentic

“TED-style” presentations from some of the most revered professionals in STEM.

Since 2012, Girls in Tech has brought together hundreds of women in tech of all ages and luminary tech leaders to create an intimate experience. The goal: to deliver sage advice and lessons learned to the next generation of women in tech, and to create a long-lasting sense of community among women in all roles and at all levels of their careers.

Catalyst delivers an experience no other conference can rival. TED-style power presentations will have you look at leaders in a whole new light—and forever change the way you approach your life, your career and all the tradeoffs in between. Unique opportunities to connect with other women in tech will not only keep you energized, but will make you realize the support system that is at your fingertips.

Featured

Speakers

Hear success stories from extraordinary leaders and learn about trends across tech, innovation, business, and science.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Founder & Designer

Rebecca Minkoff

Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman

CEO & Co-Founder

Rent the Runway

Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO & Co-Founder Ellevest

and Chair of Ellevate Network

Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie

CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman

Box

Ali Guarneros Luna

Ali Guarneros Luna

Aerospace, System and Quality Engineer

NASA

Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen

Operating Partner

DFJ

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel

Author & Former NY Times

Science Reporter

Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal

Chief Technology Officer

Dropbox

Obi Felten

Obi Felten

Director

X Foundry, Google

Julia Grace

Julia Grace

Head of Infrastructure Engineering

Slack

Kim Polese

Kim Polese

Chairman of ClearStreet & CrowdSmart

and former CEO of SpikeSource

Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan

Senior Vice President U.S. Customer Technology

Walmart Labs

Wendy Pfeiffer

Wendy Pfeiffer

CIO

Nutanix

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Hired, Inc.

Magdalena Yesil

Magdalena Yesil

Founder

Broadway Angels

Tamara Mendelsohn

Tamara Mendelsohn

VP of Product

Eventbrite

Emily Becher

Emily Becher

Managing Director Samsung Next Start

Samsung Electronics

David Baga

David Baga

Chief Business Officer

Lyft

Amanda Crew

Amanda Crew

Actress

HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Executive Director, Global Development & International Expansion

X Prize Foundation

Melody McCloskey

Melody McCloskey

Co-Founder & CEO

StyleSeat

Connie Guglielmo

Connie Guglielmo

Editor-in-Chief

CNET News

Ebony Frelix

Ebony Frelix

SVP, Philanthropy & Engagement

Salesforce.org

Jennifer Fonstad

Jennifer Fonstad

Co-Founder

Aspect Ventures

Donna Boyer

Donna Boyer

Director of Product, Host & Homes

Airbnb

Merline Saintil

Merline Saintil

Head of Operations for Executive VP & CTO

Intuit

Xochitl Monteon

Xochitl Monteon

Sr Director, Security Governance Risk & Compliance

Intel

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

Vice President, Environment, Policy, Social Initiatives

Apple

Anu Shukla

Anu Shukla

Founder & CEO

RewardsPay, Inc.

Charlene Li

Charlene Li

Principal Analyst

Altimeter, a Prophet Company

Elisa Jagerson

Elisa Jagerson

CEO & Owner

Speck Design

Elizabeth Tinkham

Elizabeth Tinkham

Technology Advisory Board Member

Accenture

Julie Cullivan

Julie Cullivan

CIO & Executive Vice President, Business Operations

FireEye

Chrys Wu

Chrys Wu

Co-Founder

Write/Speak/Code

Kamini Dandapani

Kamini Dandapani

Senior Director of Engineering

LinkedIn

Katherine Gaffney, MBA, CPA

Katherine Gaffney, MBA, CPA

Founding Partner

Xcelerate Financial

Mayumi Hiramatsu

Mayumi Hiramatsu

Vice President, Product Operations

Cisco

Tammy Schuring

Tammy Schuring

VP, Worldwide Sales & Field Operations

HPE Security

Keila Banks

Keila Banks

Programmer, Designer & Speaker

Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders

Founder

SheEO Inc

Erin Rand

Erin Rand

Chief Operating Officer

ServiceRocket

Marnie Rosenberg

Marnie Rosenberg

Founder

The Crossroads Coach

Kym McNicholas

Kym McNicholas

Advisor, Former Director

Extreme Tech Challenge

Kelly Uphoff

Kelly Uphoff

Director, Growth Data Science

Netflix

Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee

Founder & Partner

Cowboy Ventures

Coco Brown

Coco Brown

Founder & CEO

The Athena Alliance

Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

Vice President

Amazon Web Services

Mercedes de Luca

Mercedes de Luca

COO

Basecamp

Jennifer Tejada

Jennifer Tejada

CEO

PagerDuty

Lila Ibrahim

Lila Ibrahim

Chief Operating Officer

Coursera

Olivia Teich

Olivia Teich

Director of Product Management

Dropbox

Tori Morrison

Tori Morrison

Yoga Instructor

Bloom Farms

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Sponsors

Automattic
LoopUp
Autodesk
Nutanix
Cisco
WordPress.com
DLA Piper
Zuora
OSIsoft
Samsung Next
Checkr
Dropbox
AWS
Airbnb
BNY Mellon
My Intent
Filter
Bespoke
CBS Interactive
Comcast NBCUniversal

Partners

Athena Alliance
IEEE Women in Engineering
O’Reilly
Keiretsu Forum
Women Who Code
IEEE
coderGirls
WeWork
Black Women in Science & Engineering
Singularity University
Women Catalysts
She Geeks Out
CodePath
Latino Startup Alliance
Founder Institute
Tech Women Community
mothercoders
Hackbright Academy
SheSays
UC Davis
500 startups
DevBootCamp
TechWomen
Codher
San Jose State University
BABC
Space Apps NYC
RocketSpace
Anita Borg Institute
Society of Women Engineers, California State University Chico
AI With The Best
Chicktech
Claremont Women in Technology
Tech.Co
Tech Women
Lesbians Who Tech

The Catalyst Conference

Will be the “largest intimate” tech conference you’ll ever attend, as you hear revolutionary speakers share tales of their journey to the top, career advice, how they made those decisions and, most importantly – what lessons they want to pass on to the next generation of the female tech workforce.