2016 Events


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Celebrating 2016 Innovation with a Look Ahead!

Inspiring stories of resiliency from well-known Chicago entrepreneurs with celebration of incredible achievements of 2016 led to learning what’s to come in 2017! ARA, Harvey Nash, Uptake and the Chicago Innovation Awards led a night with a powerful keynote and engaging lightning-talks.

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Women in Tech Conference

Enovo held a power packed event with workshops, keynotes and panel discussions. ARA hosted a fireside chat around Women in Technology.

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Hack Attacks – Why Data Security Experts Are Here to Stay

Bloomberg Tech in San Francisco joined up with ARA to chat about Data Security. With security hacks on the rise and the constant threat of key information getting leaked to the wrong person, the C-Suite and data security experts have their work cut out for them. 

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Trailblazing Women in Seattle’s Business and Tech Communities

While there is no one size fits all methodology or a specific road map for success when it comes to building a business or establishing a successful career path, there is something incredible that happens when entrepreneurs come together to share advice, fears, failures and successes – it’s called empowerment.

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Women in Tech Breakfast

This interactive breakfast for Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship features great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advise on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech. 

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Stemming the Tide at Women Made Gallery

Woman Made Gallery and Senior Women in Technology presents “Stemming the Tide,” an invitational microgranting event focused on improving diversity in the STEM field.

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2nd Annual Celebrating Women in Innovation

In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Chicago #1 on “The World’s Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs.” Join us on May 18th as we celebrate this success by discussing how inclusivity unlocks innovation at our companies and in our city.

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Developing a Career Toolkit

Our panel discussion revolved around the idea of how developing a toolkit of skills and competencies will equip you for successful career acceleration and progression.

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Women in Tech Forum

During this panel event, marking our kick-off in Stamford, female leaders from different facets of the technology and business community shared their perspective on what is necessary for women to play a more significant role—both in volume and influence—in the tech industry both in the near- and long-term.

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International Women’s Week Panel

Hosted by Groupon this panel honored Internation Women’s week. The topic of the panel was How to Succeed in Leadership: Perspectives from Women Leaders and Change-Makers