Changing the Face of Technology with Women

Welcome to DFW*ATW

DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW) is a vital non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and strengthening the pipeline of girls entering technology fields. Our members are women and men who support women and girls in technology. 


Upcoming Events & News


  • 13 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Don't Leave Money on the Table 

    Jaqueline Twillie will present ideas from her upcoming book “Don't Leave Money on the Table.” She will give negotiation strategies to women in male-dominated industries. Jacqueline is on a mission to eliminate the gender wage gap. She wants to empower women with the proper tools, so that they can advocate for themselves and not leave any money on the table.  

    Participants will walk away with: 

    • Best practices in preparation
    • Understanding how to cultivate a win-win mindset
    • 3 ways to boosting emotional intelligence
    • Dealing with difficult people
    • How to increase leverage by negotiating a package deal
    • The power of alternatives

    Jacqueline V. Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership. She is the Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, a global training, and development firm that specializes in women's leadership within male-dominated industries. ZeroGap has been identified as one of the fastest growing companies in 2019 by Inc. Jacqueline is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Her upcoming book “Don't Leave Money on The Table” is set to be released on August 22, 2019. 

    Click HERE for more information & to register!

  • 14 May 2019 4:00 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    The Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) looked for women that are mavericks when it comes to technology and innovation, forging the way for both women and future tech leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth for the DBJ Women in Technology Awards.

    Join DBJ for an exciting evening as we celebrate 25 incredible women on Tuesday, 5.14.19, at The Westin Galleria-Dallas, where we will highlight their talents also recognize our first Lifetime Achievement Recipient, Valerie Freeman, CEO of Imprimis Group, Inc., BravoTech and Freeman+Leonard for her contributions to the DFW tech community. Immediately following the awards presentation, mix and mingle with the honorees and network with top tech professionals during a special celebration reception with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Congratulations to all honorees!

    For More Information and Registration Click HERE

  • 9 May 2019 6:00 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Content Creation Around Your Expertise

    Faye Dunagan, Co-Founder of PathLynks, will speak on how to attract business leads and job leads by creating content around your expertise on LinkedIn. When you create content in an intentional and authentic way, focusing on how you can help solve business problems, it organically attracts leads and opportunities.

    • Learn WHY you should create content
    • Define your value, strengths, interests and level of risk
    • Build a community around your expertise
    • Create different types of content to post on LinkedIn 

    Click HERE for more information & to register!

  • 30 Apr 2019 11:30 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Men in technology are the best advocates for women in technology. DFW*ATW is offering a special membership price of 50% off to the man in technology (MIT) in your life AND to you through 4.30.19 (regular membership is $125.00 per person). The MIT can be your co-worker, mentor, mentee, boss or significant other. Register for DFW*ATW membership for both of you today!

    Enjoy the benefits of a DFW*ATW membership ... together!

    • Great networking
    • Fun volunteer opportunities 
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Programs for professional development and leadership
    • Education from our monthly speakers and special event programs
    • Friendship, advocacy, support ... and more!

    Register Now! 

    NOTE: To receive 50% code for your membership, please have your MIT register first ... his registration automatically gets the discount. Then, email us his name at info@dfwatw.org and we will email you the code to register for YOUR membership discount. The special offer is for new members and for members who are renewing.


  • 20 Apr 2019 8:00 AM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon on 4.20.19

    - Volunteers Needed -

    DFW kids and youth will be giving back by designing video games for children with autism at the Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon. This will be an exciting and positive competition between scholars from numerous Independent School Districts, where scholars will be designing video games for children with Autism! All-day mentorship will be provided by professionals in medicine, technology and higher education.

    For more information, to register to attend & to register to volunteer Click HERE

  • 18 Apr 2019 4:30 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Join us for the DFW*ATW 2019 InnoTech Happy Hour to network, mingle and wind down from the day’s activities.

    Date: Thursday, 4.18.19, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Location: Bar Louie, 360 W. Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039 – Front patio area. Bar Louie is near the Irving Convention Center.

    Click HERE for more information & for registration


  • 18 Apr 2019 8:00 AM | Naomi Silva (Administrator)

    The largest DFW focused 2019 Women in Technology Summit, hosted by DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW), is happening Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Irving Convention Center. For women in technology, this is a valuable, local, professional development and networking opportunity. Speakers and topics will be released shortly.

    2019 Dallas Women in Tech Summit - Featured Sessions

    • Trailblazer Panel" Women in the CISO Suite
    • (IN)tersectionality - Living at the Intersection
    • Keynote Luncheon: Shoulder Surfing a Cyber Heist, with Jayson Street
    • Additional topics to be announced

    One local day of professional development designed specifically for women and men in technology. This event includes six hours of education, keynote luncheon, important networking opportunities, tech demo, beverages and reception. Watch for registration for the DFW*ATW Happy Hour for members at InnoTech! 

    When registering, type in Discount Code DFWATW9D for the reduced rate of $47 per person.

    Click Here: For More Information, Register for InnoTech & the DFW*ATW Happy Hour Registration


  • 28 Feb 2019 2:38 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)


    DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW) announces that Ellen Barker, SVP and CIO with Texas Instruments, is the winner for the DFW*ATW 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes women who share in the mission of DFW*ATW by empowering women in technology through education, networking and mentoring.

    Ellen is responsible for the Information Technology Services organization at Texas Instruments. In this role, she manages the information technology strategies and operational management of applications and infrastructure worldwide that enable TI’s changing business needs.

    Ellen is an advocate for increasing the number of girls entering a college degree program in science, technology, engineering and math. She partners with the DFW*ATW as a frequent speaker and by serving on the Advisory Board. Texas Instruments is a long-time sponsor of DFW*ATW.

    The 2019 award will be given at lunch time on April 18, 2019 at the InnoTech Conference at the Irving Convention Center.


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