A safe, inclusive tech leadership conference and community for adult (18+) women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to connect with and empower one another.
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Leadership skills are crucial to making an impact in the field and creating diversity in the workplace. Companies with greater top-level gender diversity perform better financially, are more empathetic, and more innovative. When marginalized individuals become leaders, the entire tech community benefits.
All attendees, speakers, volunteers, special guests, and organizers are expected to follow the Code of Conduct at all times.
Tickets are on sale now! Learn more about this year's ticket sales on our blog.
Please keep in mind that Ela Conf is for adult (18+) women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people (regardless of presentation).
We are currently sold out of regular (full admission) tickets!
All ticket sales are final after October 6th.
If you're unable to attend or would like to support the conference, you can donate a ticket. Your donation will help us fund our opportunity grant that provides complimentary tickets to those who would be unable to attend otherwise.
Meet and Greet, Early Registration
6:00 pm • Gershman Foyer (1st Floor)
7:00 pm • Levitt Auditorium
The Stress of Leadership
7:10 pm • Levitt AuditoriumPayal Sharma
Being an “Origin Story” Manager
7:35 pm • Levitt AuditoriumJenn Green
Don’t Know? Doesn’t Matter
7:42 pm • Levitt AuditoriumMansi Pathak
Leveraging the Power of “We”
7:50 pm • Levitt AuditoriumCharmel Sippio
5 Unconventional Uses for Software Tests
7:57 pm • Levitt AuditoriumEmily DuBois
Is It Me?
8:04 pm • Levitt AuditoriumAlex Lash
Registration & Light Breakfast
8:00 am • Gershman Foyer (1st Floor)
Welcome & Announcements
9:00 am • Levitt AuditoriumRuthie Fields
Reflect, Heal, Repeat: Defining Success on Your Own Terms
9:20 am • Levitt AuditoriumZalyndria Crosby
Building Gender Inclusivity into the Web
10:05 am • Levitt AuditoriumRachel McGrane
Sorry, Not Sorry: Going from Peer-Approval to Self-Appreciation
10:30 am • Levitt AuditoriumNitya Narasimhan
10:50 am • Levitt Foyer
Breakout session 1: Moving Forward After Failure panel
11:10 am • ChapelSarah Zero Lisa Ghisolf Jessica Salinas Jen Dionisio (moderator)
Breakout session 2: Now Hiring: Better Job Descriptions workshop
11:10 am • Room 408Caro Griffin
Breakout session 3: Your Tech Voice in Writing workshop
11:10 am • Room 410Miriam Peskowitz
12:10 pm • Levitt Foyer
Breakout session 1: Negotiating Pay and Benefits panel
1:30 pm • ChapelJulie Menge Bonnie Bogle Cristina Lara Jumoke Dada Kate Catlin (moderator)
Breakout session 2: Give Feedback Fearlessly workshop
1:30 pm • Room 408Aisha Blake
Breakout session 3: Getting to Where You Want to Go: How to Set Goals and Follow Through on Execution workshop
1:30 pm • Room 410Laura Webb Alicia Raciti Kristen Gallagher
2:30 pm • Levitt Foyer
Accessibility for People with Invisible Disabilities
3:05 pm • Levitt AuditoriumErin Newby
How Public Speaking Made Me a Better Leader (& vice-versa)
3:30 pm • Levitt AuditoriumYash Prabhu
The Curse of “Common Knowledge”: Communicating for Clarity and Inclusivity
3:55 pm • Levitt AuditoriumYulan Lin
Really, Who Are You?
4:40 pm • Levitt AuditoriumDawn McDougall
Networking Event at Mission Taqueria
5:30 pm • 1516 Sansom St
This event is simply not possible without your support. We aim to keep ticket costs low while also offering childcare stipends, financial and diversity grants, cover all meals, secure a centrally located venue, reimburse speaker travel and lodging, and host a networking party following the event.
Another great way to support the conference is to donate a ticket. Your donation will help us found our opportunity grant that provides complimentary tickets to those who would be unable to attend otherwise.
Big thank you to our volunteers. We couldn't do this without you! Our volunteers are helping before and during the event as speaker mentors, timekeepers, sketchnoters, and more!