Join us in New York City on March 2nd for the 5th annual Johnson Women in Technology Conference. This year’s conference will highlight the many different career paths that women have taken in technology-related fields.

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About us


The Johnson Women in Technology Conference (JWiT) is organized by the students of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Designed to attract students and professionals alike, the event features engrossing panel discussions, valuable networking events, a pre-revenue pitch competition and more.

Over the past decade, the number of women leaders in the technology industry has remained below 15 percent. On March 2 in New York City, the Johnson Women in Technology (JWiT) Conference will help drive the national dialogue and action towards advancing opportunities for women with the theme My Path To Tech. We are the only student-run MBA conference dedicated to creating a community of women MBAs, advocates and tech leaders that provides mentorship and knowledge-sharing about strategies for success. 

Our Mission

Create a forum for women MBAs, industry leaders and advocates to:

Engage.  Bring together individuals with varying experiences in an environment where they can exchange creative thoughts and ideas.

Connect.  Build a community of leaders who move women in technology forward. Bring together individuals with varying experiences in an environment where they can exchange creative thoughts and ideas.

Inspire.  Provide a forum for dynamic individuals throughout technology to demonstrate their achievements and growing opportunities for women in the field.


Pitch Competition


About the competition

The JWiT Pitch Competition gives aspiring entrepreneurs currently pursuing their MBA the opportunity to learn how to effectively formulate and communicate the value of innovative ideas and turn them into real opportunities. Our goal is to encourage and inspire business-savvy women to pursue their dreams of founding startups. 

In line with this year’s JWiT theme of “My Path To Tech”, we would also like you to think about your path to creating impact through your innovative idea. As you put together your pitch, please also identify an organization or foundation with whom you can partner to create the greatest immediate impact in society. This organization could be a non-profit such as Girls Who Code or the social impact arm of a corporation such as the Intel Foundation. Take this as an opportunity to pitch them your idea and kick-start your business! 

The advantages for students in JWiT’s Pitch Competition are:

  • Access to unbiased and high-quality judges, all of whom support women in entrepreneurship

  • Opportunity to receive quality and unbiased feedback from experts

  • Ideas will be ready to be presented to possible sources of funding to take it further

  • Network with other venture capitalists and entrepreneurs with various complementary skill sets

  • Platform through which you can connect with sponsor organizations to pitch them your ideas to create impact* 

The competition is open to MBA students at top business schools within the United States. To support the mission of JWiT’s Pitch Competition, each team is required to have at least one female founder.

*The social impact organization you choose to include in your pitch need not be a sponsor of JWiT, but you may use the conference as an opportunity to connect with those organizations if they are present. 

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