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).
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.
|Talks and Lightning Talks|
|6:00 pm — Meet and Greet, Early Registration||Meet and Greet, Early Registration|
|7:00 pm — Welcome||Welcome|
|7:10 pm||The Stress of Leadership Payal Sharma|
|7:35 pm||Being an “Origin Story” Manager Jenn Green|
|7:42 pm||Don’t Know? Doesn’t Matter Mansi Pathak|
|7:50 pm||Leveraging the Power of “We” Charmel Sippio|
|7:57 pm||5 Unconventional Uses for Software Tests Emily DuBois|
|8:04 pm||Is It Me? Alex Lash|
|Talks, Workshops, and Panels|
|8:00 am — Registration & Light Breakfast||Registration & Light Breakfast|
|9:00 am||Welcome & Announcements Ruthie Fields|
|9:20 am||Keynote Zalyndria Crosby|
|10:05 am||Building Gender Inclusivity into the Web Rachel McGrane|
|10:30 am||Sorry, Not Sorry: Going from Peer-Approval to Self-Appreciation Nitya Narasimhan|
|10:50 am — Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
|11:10 pm||Breakout session 1: Moving Forward After Failure panel Divya Sasidharan Lisa Ghisolf Jessica Salinas Jen Dionisio (moderator)|
|Breakout session 2: Better Job Descriptions workshop Tiberius Hefflin Caro Griffin|
|Breakout session 3: Your Tech Voice in Writing workshop Miriam Peskowitz|
|12:10 pm — Lunch||Lunch|
|1:30 pm||Breakout session 1: Negotiating Pay and Benefits panel Julie Menge Bonnie Bogle Cristina Lara Jumoke Dada Kate Catlin (moderator)|
|Breakout session 2: Give Feedback Fearlessly workshop Aisha Blake|
|Breakout session 3: Getting to Where You Want to Go: How to Set Goals and Follow Through on Execution workshop Laura Webb Alicia Raciti Kristen Gallagher|
|2:30 pm — Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
|3:05 pm||Accessibility for People with Invisible Disabilities Erin Newby|
|3:30 pm||How Public Speaking Made Me a Better Leader (& vice-versa) Yash Prabhu|
|3:55 pm||The Curse of “Common Knowledge”: Communicating for Clarity and Inclusivity Yulan Lin|
|4:40 pm||Really, Who Are You? Dawn McDougall|
|5:30 pm — Networking Event at Mission Taqueria||Networking Event at Mission Taqueria|
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!