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 and valuable networking events.
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Join us in New York City at the Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, 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 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.

Agenda

8:30AM          Registration and Breakfast

9:15AM          Opening Address

9:30AM          Welcome Address from Johnson Administration

9:45AM          Keynote Speaker

10:45AM        Pitch Competition

11:45AM        Networking Lunch

12:30PM        Sponsorship Panel

2:30PM          Breakout Sessions

3:30PM          Closing Remarks

4:00PM          Company Fair and Networking

5:00PM          End

 

PITCH COMPETITION

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About the competition

The JWiT Pitch Competition gives current MBA students 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 lead the way in empowering more women to pursue careers in technology-related fields. 

Given this year’s JWiT Theme of “My Path To Tech”, we would like you to think about your path to creating impact, in partnership with an existing non-profit organization. As you put together your pitch, please identify a non-profit organization or foundation with whom you can collaborate to create the greatest immediate impact on the state of women in technology. This organization could be a stand-alone organization such as Girls Who Code or the social impact arm of a corporation such as the Intel Foundation. A comprehensive list of eligible US-based non profits can be found at GuideStar.  

The pitch for your chosen non-profit can be as general as increasing the awareness of the influence the organization has on women, or as specific as a proposed solution to a problem the organization currently facing. In any case, be sure to highlight the specific impact that the organization can create with any additional donation funds they might receive. 

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

  • Access to an audience of industry experts, educational professionals, and fellow MBAs, all of whom support women in technology-related fields

  • Opportunity to receive quality,  and unbiased feedback from a panel of experienced judges

  • Network with like-minded peers and members of organizations that share similar goals

 The competition is open to MBA students at business schools within the United States. To support the mission of JWiT’s Pitch Competition, each team is required to have at least 50% women members.

Click here for more information.

Sponsors

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