Empowering Women Leaders of Tomorrow

Women, leadership, and technology: how do we begin a conversation? Women hold influential positions in technology across sectors, yet there is clearly room for more innovation. Learn from women who made it in tech. Get our top ten insights on successful characteristics and tips.

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Laurie Wood

Director of Marketing


Heather Ramsey

Chief Operations Officer and Co-founder

Heather is Co-founder and COO of WAKE. WAKE's mission is to amplify the work of women leading change globally. Through WAKE's Tech2Empower initiative, we engage women in tech as pro-bono Advisors to contribute their skills and knowledge to help women’s organizations amplify and scale their work. Over the last 20 years, Heather has designed and led large multi-country initiatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East working at the intersection of women’s empowerment, technology, social entrepreneurship and strengthening civil society. Prior to co-founding WAKE, Heather was Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives at IIE. Heather helped found the Center, which houses several programs she designed and led including the US Department of State's, TechWomen initiative.

Ritu Sharma

CEO & Founder

Social Media for Nonprofits
Ritu Sharma is the CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits(SM4NP), an organization bringing educational programs in information and communication technologies (ICT) to nonprofits worldwide through signature one-day conference series, webinars, content and online learning. In addition to the capacity building work, SM4NP amplifies social movements powered through social media through its global network of change makers. She speaks frequently around the world on a variety of topics in the nonprofit and social media spheres with a passion for effecting social change through social technologies. She writes a blog at the Huffington Post on the intersection of social media, social change and leadership.

Elisa Camahort Page

Chief Community Officer and BlogHer Co-Founder

SheKnows Media
Elisa Camahort Page is Chief Community Officer at SheKnows Media and was one of three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc. Elisa oversees the BlogHer conference business, leads the company’s expanded consumer insights and research activities, and helps drive corporate strategy to achieve social community traction, conversation, and participation. BlogHer’s co-founders were named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology, Ernst & Young's Winning Women, and Forbes’ seven most powerful people in new media. Elisa has been honored as an NCWIT Hero, an AWM’s Sixty@60, and a C-Suite Network Social Media Legend. Elisa is a founding Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research, serves on the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon Theatre, and serves on the programming advisory committee for SXSW Interactive, and advisory boards for Our Hen House and Hack the Hood.

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