Wonder Women Tech And The City of Los Angeles Partner To Celebrate, and Educate Women In Tech, STEAM and Innovation Via Epic Free Conference!

Wonder Women Tech Will Gather Women Innovators, Hackers, Visionaries and A-List Speakers To Explore and Engage Powerful Discussions and Programming Geared Towards Women in Tech.

Feb 25, 2015, 12:00 ET from Wonder Women Tech

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonder Women Tech today announced that it will hold its inaugural conference February 27 through March 1 at The Hanger Hercules Campus, in Playa Vista. At this year's three-day conference, attendees from around the world will participate in a Wonder Women Hacks hackathon building mobile apps to benefit women and girls, enjoy a Microsoft Gaming Session, and connect with A-list speakers and panelists to learn about the future of women in tech and innovation and be exposed to educational opportunities in S.T.E.A.M.

The conference will host 14 distinguished panels and over 50 speakers, including C-Suite women, business leaders, inventors, investors, best-selling authors and award winning scientists and pioneers. Keynote speakers include Karen Catlin, Former VP of Adobe, Georgia Deinst, head of Solve For X Google, and special guests.

"I wanted to co-create an ecosystem where we could discover a diverse range of pioneering women as role models, and cultivate a network where women were supporting and educating other women through their journey toward building success in tech, S.T.E.A.M and innovation," said Lisa Mae Brunson, co-founder of Wonder Women Tech. "Partnering with the city of Los Angeles, allows us to accomplish that goal together."

Panel topics include:

  • Women Supporting Women – Creating a Powerful Ecosystem
  • Crowd Sourcing – Power of the Crowd
  • Pioneering Women – Women Who Are Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Women Who Launch – Startup Women
  • And many more!

Conference panelists include innovators and executives from Microsoft, Adobe, Lyft, Google, Change,org, Live Nation, and many others!

About Wonder Women Tech: The mission of Wonder Women Tech is to highlight, celebrate, and educate women in tech, S.T.E.A.M and innovation by creating diverse programming, events, and educational resources, fostering women as role models, and providing an ecosystem of women supporting and educating women. Wonder Women Tech is a free conference honoring women as innovators, which will include a Hackathon, a Time Warner Media Challenge, Pioneering Women Exhibit, keynote speakers, panelists, and opportunities for attendees to be exposed to S.T.E.A.M. and educational classes. This weekend of events celebrating women in tech will be co-hosted by the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Controller Ron Galperin, Councilmember Mike Bonin, the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, and Wonder Women Hacks.

Speakers:

Panel | The Art of Digital Marketing and Brand Innovation
Fabian Gayrhalter – CEO – Finien
Shannon Hematian - Co-Founder - PipTompkin Studios
Hatel Bakhta – Co-Founder - Creative Intellects
Maria Pergolino – Director of Marketing - Appitus
Colby Devitt – Co-Founder - Devitt & Perlman
Moderator - Jaclyn Mullen – Founder - Jaclyn Mullen Media

Panel | Women Supporting Women – Creating an Ecosystem of Collaboration
Tess Cacciatore – CEO/ GWEN - Global Women Empowerment Network
Moj Madhara – CEO/ BeautyCon
Lisa Steadman – CEO/ Motivational Speaker and Mentor
Kirsten Maas Helvy - Senior VP of Client Success at Cornerstone on Demand
Jennifer Hirsch Founder - Markedpoint
Moderator -  Clarissa Burt - CEO - EnvelopHer

Panel | Women Who Launch Startups
Annabel Acton  - CEO/ Digital eCommerce Platform: Never Liked It Anyway
Lauren Jacobson – LeadID - VP Data and Analytics Strategy
Audrey Bellis – Indie Desk - Co-Working Space
Elvina Beck – Founder of Podshare.co and Camera Operator, Zuckerberg Media
Reserved - Cargomatic - (Uber for Trucking companies)
Sara Glaser – Moderator

Panel | Pioneering Women Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Monica Smith – Inc. Top Ten, CEO of Marketshare/iPredictus
Jackie Brian – USForex - Head of Global Marketing
Meridith Valiando Rojas – CEO/Founder - Digitour
Shayma Rose – VP of Information Security – Live Nation
Dana Manciagli – Former VP of Kodak, General Manager World Wide Sales Microsoft
Moderator - Mitesh Solanki – Co-Founder - Creative Intellects

Panel | Crowd Support – The Collective Power of the Crowd!
Jessica Greenwalt – Founder - CrowdMed
Brianna Coyo Cotter – Head of Global Communications - Change.org
Nicole Randall – Founder - YURU
Yulia Laricheva – Co-Founder - Fund Dreamer
Robin Alberts-Marigza - NationBuilder
Moderator Jennifer Hirsch Founder - Markedpoint

Panel | Fashion Forward – How Technology Changes the Landscape for the Fashion and Retail Industry.
Emily Cohen – CMO - Stilinity
Anna Zornosa – CEO/Founder - Ruby Ribbon
Dalia MacPhee – Celebrity Fashion Designer
Jing Zsou – CEO/Founder - Elemoon
Susan Akbarpour - Co-Founder Mavatar
Moderator Hatel Bahkta – Co-Founder Creative Intellects

Panel | Momprenuer – Balancing Family, Career and Personal Life
Ashley Smith – CEO- Haute Mocha Society
Mel Lim – CEO- MLD Design
Karen Rogers - Robinson - Retired AT&T now Startup owner
Patricia Dao – Director - Girls in Tech LA
Moderator - Katrina Jefferson – CEO – Chica Intelligente

Panel | Diversity Panel – Diversity and Inclusion –
Liliana Monge - Latinas in Stem, Co-Founder of Sabio.LA
Nitza Basoco Latinas in Stem, Test Operations Director of MaxLinear
Roxanne Arellano Latinas in STEM, Power Systems Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Lisa Mae Brunson– Founder - Wonder Women Hacks
Monica Cox - Presidential Awardee/STEM
Moderator - Noramay Cadena – Executive Director of Latinas in STEM Foundation

Panel | Sustainability Technology – 
Elena Christopoulos – Environment Sustainability Politics Advisor Y
2 LADWP: Head of LADWP and Chief of Economic Development
Jamie Nack - Three Squares Inc - Owns three companies - Presidential/Federal Appointed on climate change Y
Kabira Stokes - Founder Isadore Recycling Y
Elizabeth Stewart - Hub LA

SOURCE Wonder Women Tech