This year saw the return of the Women of Silicon Valley tech conference, a two-day event full of inspiring talks and workshops hosted in the heart of San Francisco’s tech community.
The 2018 event was filled with a whole host of empowering women at the forefront of the tech industry, speaking to audiences full of women eager to learn and grow in their career. Attendees were treated to insights from companies such as Google, Reddit and LinkedIn, with some of the brightest talent sharing their wisdom.
This year’s speakers included Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, who shared lessons from her career – “Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen” – and shared advice on keeping a healthy work/life balance – “Working hard is good but working hard on the expense of your well-being is not. Mental and physical well-being directly affects performance”.
We focus our event on inspiration and personal development, filling the two-day event with practical learning sessions and question and answer panel sessions, as well as encouraging guests to meet like-minded people at evening networking drinks. Attendees walked away from this year’s event with skills gained such as crafting a personal brand, creating a business case for diversity, as well as getting some hands-on experience with advanced technical skills like improving software security.
It’s always rewarding to hear our attendees have left Women of Silicon Valley feeling inspired, and that they can’t wait to come back to the next event and learn more. Recommendations from past-attendees to their friends and colleagues have grown the event into an industry favourite, particularly in the growing diversity and inclusion space. One attendee, a customer success manager at Autodesk, called the event “a must attend for all women in tech”, whilst a marketing campaign manager at SnapLogic praised the producers of the conference for “empowering women and valuing inclusion” after she attended the event with her team.
First look pass tickets for Women of Silicon Valley 2019 are already available online, and while the line-up is yet to be announced, next year’s event is already planned to be the biggest yet.