Changing the Face of Technology with Women


DFW*ATW provides monthly meetings featuring speakers who inspire and educate.

Meeting are held the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm.

We serve a light dinner of salads and sandwiches.  

See below for dates and to register.

Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

    The 4th Annual iCodeHack - “The Art of Innovation” 

    Dallas Hackathon for Kids and Teens - Creativity, Friendship, Fun and Prizes

    Now in its 4th successful year, iCode4kids is a pioneer in hackathons for kids and teens. Participants engage and compete in computer science, engineering and design as they collaborate and devise innovative solutions for given challenges. 

    Participant Information: 

    • 3rd to 12th graders are eligible to participate
    • Age-based challenges, in groups of 3-4 participants 
    • Prior computer science knowledge is a plus, but not required – mentors assist with coding and technical aspects
    • Finalists in each category present their solutions to a panel of judges
    • State-of-the-art prizes for individuals in each winning team

    Participation by Age Group:

    • Elementary: 200 Hackers
    • Middle School: 150 Hackers
    • High School: 50 Hackers

    Date: March 30, 2019

    Time: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm; Check-in: 8 – 8:30 am

    Registration Fee: $25.00; Registration Closes at midnight on 3.25.19 – limited availability; Register on the iCode website.

    Location: The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080. Parking will be in Gold and Green spaces in lots M, D, and PS1. Parking permits will be needed via the iCode website

    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Women in Technology Paths to Leadership

    The University of Texas at Dallas and the Communities Foundation of Texas will host a panel discussion by female executives and entrepreneurs in tech roles at leading companies.

    Date:  4.16.19

    Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm CDT

    Location: University of Texas – Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080; Room: ATC 1.102, Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Lecture Hall

    Registration & More Information: The event is free - must register to attend on the

    UTD website


    • Panel Moderator:  Sejal Desai , Business Engagement Director, Communities Foundation of Texas 
    • Speaker: Maya Leibman, Executive Vice President and CIO, American Airlines
    • Speaker: Helen Malick, Founder and CEO, Figable
    • Speaker: Ane Sacks, Vice President and General Manager, DLP® Products, Texas Instruments Inc.
    • Speaker: Dalia Soliman-Powers, Sr. Vice President, CIO of Digital and Technology Enterprise Services, CBRE
    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Irving Convention Center

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

    Location: Irving Convention Center, 500 Las Colinas Blvd West, Irving, TX 75039

    Type in Discount Code DFWATW9D for the reduced rate of $47 per person for Women in Tech.

      Register Now for InnoTech

      2019 Women in Tech Summit, Dallas -  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

      To see bios on all moderators & speakers click here

      9 am: Busting Innovation Myths 

       Neenu Kainth, SVP, Digital Product and Innovation, Mr Cooper 

      10:30 am: Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)

      Moderator: Valerie Freeman, Founder and CEO, Imprimis Group, Inc.

      Jessica Nemmers, Manager of Information Security, Commercial Metals

      Mary Chaney, CISSP, The Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C., The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas

      Carol Weaver, Information Security Operations National Manager, Toyota Financial Services. 

      11:30 InnoTech Lunch Speaker: Shoulder Surfing A Cyber Heist! Jason E. Street, VP of InfoSpec

      Ellen Barker, SVP & CIO with Texas Instruments, will receive the DFW*ATW 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the luncheon.

      1:00 pm: Intersectionality – Living at the Intersection

      Moderator: Aries Williams, Founder of, The Service Boutique, LLC

      L. Michelle Smith, Founder, no silos communications, LLC 

      Cheryl Orange, Director of IT Effectiveness & Customer Integration, FedEX 

      Tynagia Polk, Sr. Manager Diversity & Inclusion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas 


      2:00 pm: Democratizing Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Auto Navigator

      Rukus Esi, Vice President, CTO Consumer Auto and Refinance, Capital One 

      3:30 pm: Embracing Data Overload to Become a Data Driven Organization

      Lisa Danzer, Data Strategist, Pure Storage - Moderator

      Sylvia Karmanoff, Chief Technologist, Automotive Industry, Americas DXC - Speaker

      Carina Reyes, SVP, Managing Director, JLL Technology Consulting - Speaker

      Yasaman Hadjibashi, Head of Data and Analytics, Global Consumer

      Technology, Citigroup - Speaker

      4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: DFW*ATW InnoTech Happy Hour: Click HERE for more Happy Hour information & Happy Hour registration.

      • 18 Apr 2019
      • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Bar Louie, 360 W. Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

      4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: DFW*ATW InnoTech Happy Hour - Must Register

      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.

       Registration prices:

      • $10  for registered DFW*ATW members
      • $15 for those with InnoTech badges
      • $25 for non-members and members at the door

      Registration price includes: 2 drinks of beer and wine only and light appetizers

      The Happy Hour is sponsored by Hunter Technical ... Thank you!    

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