Visionaries Designing Tomorrow's Tech Markets & Cultures Today
The most important event for women in technology returns...At the Annual Women in Technology Summit, executives, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to make things happen.
Explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change.
Collaborate with peers on innovative solutions to a variety of common business challenges.
Build and expand strong connections in a welcoming environment of women committed to each other's success.
Women in Technology International
Carolyn Leighton founded WITI to help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology (read the story or watch the video.) WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.
Group Vice President, General Manager, & Research Fellow
Michelle Bailey is Group Vice President, General Manager and IDC Research Fellow for IDC's Cloud, Datacenter, and Digital Transformation services. Her focus is on articulating the short- and long-term impacts of emerging and disruptive technologies for Enterprise IT vendors, IT professionals and Cloud Service Providers. This includes building market models, conducting survey research and leveraging advanced data analytic capabilities to provide clients with prescriptive guidance on how digital transformation will impact their business as well as providing recommendations for how to future-proof their organizational strategy.
Prior to joining IDC, Ms. Bailey was Chief Research Officer at 451 Research where she was responsible for shaping the research agenda for over 100 analysts on a worldwide basis, spearheading the development of innovative research products around voice of the customer and building enterprise decision maker panels. She also served as Chief Data Scientist at a big data startup and consultant to CIOs to determine the business value of IT for their organization. Named 2011 IDC Analyst of the Year, Ms. Bailey holds a B.S. with honors in Mathematical Statistics from Monash University, Australia.
Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital
Over the last 18 years, Sara DeWitt has worked at the forefront of new digital platforms, in an effort to be everywhere kids are: from websites and mobile apps to streaming video, augmented reality, 3D-rendered experiences, and wearable technologies. As VP of PBS KIDS Digital, she oversees the Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org website, PBS KIDS streaming video services, the PBS KIDS portfolio of educational apps for children, and the PBS KIDS for Parents digital experiences. Most recently, Ms. DeWitt led her team through the development of the PBS KIDS 24/7 digital live stream, an integral part of the new PBS KIDS 24/7 services launched in January 2017. In 2014, she was named one of the top 42 Women Leading in Education by the USC Rossier School of Education, and was selected as one of the Top Women in Digital by Cynopsis Media in 2016 and 2017. Ms. DeWitt recently gave a TED Talk about the potential media has to positively affect learning.
Before her career in public media, Ms. DeWitt worked as a preschool teacher, a management researcher, and studied media habits of children in rural areas of the United States. She holds a BA and an MA in English from Stanford University, and holds a certificate from the University's Children, Society, and Public Policy curriculum. She is also a military spouse who has moved with her husband and two young sons four times in the last five years.