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“Join the magic of the 2019 Wonder Women Tech Global Summit in Washington, D.C. as we kick off another year highlighting, celebrating, and educating women and the underrepresented in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) industries.

Wonder Women Tech is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educate and celebrate the importance of women and underrepresented groups around the world.

This year’s theme is #WeAreFuture.

Wonder Women Tech is here for the future, helping shape the next generation of leaders, changemakers, innovators, and visionaries to ensure a better future for all.

Our Washington, D.C. Global Summit will take place on May 1st, 2019 at La Maison Française, Embassy of France. This ultimate two day event, will feature dynamic speakers, global thought leaders, CEO’s, C-Suites, CDO’s, panelists and today’s leading Innovators. Seating is limited at this premier event, so be sure to come early to grab a good seat.


April 30th: Fitted for the Future with Modcloth and Mentor Magic Panel and Network Mixer.

3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington D.C. 20008

4:30 pm - 8 pm

We've partnered with Modcloth to provide free work wear for our attendees! Join us for a special evening where you'll get "fitted for the future" and prepared to #LevelUp your career with our special Mentor Magic Panel featuring the Founder of Wonder Women Tech, and a variety of industry professionals who will conduct an AMA style panel discussion. Afterwards, mix, mingle and network with other innovators.

Monster Energy Drinks will be onsite to provide drinks and fun!

Enjoy appetizers as you mix and mingle and create long lasting networking relationships! Seating will be limited, so register for your ticket today!


Embassy of Italy Atrium:

4:30 pm -- 6:00 pm -- 
"Fitted for the Future" Work Wear Selection 
Score a free outfit from Modcloth to get you ready for success at the Wonder Women Tech Global Summit! Outfit selection is first come, first served with sizes ranging from XS - 4X!

Embassy of Italy Auditorium:

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- #WeAreFuture Mentor Magic Panel Discussion
This speaker and panel series will feature women who are paving the way in STEAM industries.

Moderator: Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder, Wonder Women Tech
Kellen Dunning, Director of Government and International Relations, Wonder Women Tech
Saleema Vellani, Co-Founder & COO, Innovazing
Jo Amato-Tuck, Global Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Ogay Irono, Founder and President of TIS Foundation

Embassy of Italy Atrium:

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm -- Networking Mixer
Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you mix and mingle and create networking magic!


May 1st: Wonder Women Tech Global Summit -- La Maison Francaise/Embassy of France.

4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Embassy Row, Washington, D.C 20007

Our premier event is hosted by Andromeda Peters, Miss United States 2018, and will feature influential speakers and thought leaders from Google, Facebook, Adobe, NASA, Lenovo, Deloitte, Microsoft, World Bank, Capital One, Intel, Ford Motor Company, the FDA and more. We'll have panels, moments of mindfulness, and great opportunities for networking. We are also welcoming the only 4 Legislative women from Manaus, Brazil fora special multi-lingual panel discussion!

For more information:


Global Summit

Main Stage

Wednesday, May 1 2019


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- Registration and Networking

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM -- Mindful Sessions, Ananda Leeke, Chief Mindfulness Officer & Founder, Ananda Leeke Consulting

10:00 AM -- 1:30 PM -- Morning MC: Andromeda Peters, Miss United States

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM -- Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder, Wonder Women Tech -- #WeAreFuture: A Year of Discovering The Future of Innovation

10:10 AM - 10:15 AM -- MC Welcome

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM -- The Future of Diversity & Inclusion is Calling

Seth Smiley-Humphries, Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Lenovo

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM -- The future of transportation: How far have we come and where are we going. Scooters, rideshare, self-driving vehicles

Sarah Haynes, Co-founder, Co-CEO, & Chairwoman

Bolt Mobility Corporation

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM -- Keynote: Chris Michel, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas at Bloomberg LP

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM -- The Future of Workplace Culture: Why Cultivating Belonging Matters.

MODERATOR: Morgan Berman, Founder, Milkcrate

Cara Pelletier, Director, Diversity, Equality & Belonging, Ultimate Software

Bangor, Maine

Manuela Dimuccio Gonzalez, Co-Founder World Bank Group Women’s Network & Program Management Consultant, Office of the Chief Information Officer, World Bank Group

Jo Amato-Tuck, Global Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

12:05 PM - 12:10 PM -- Mindful Moment

Ananda Leeke, Chief Mindfulness Officer & Founder, Ananda Leeke Consulting

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM - Getting to Equal

Niyati Shah, Senior Advisor, Gender and Social Inclusion

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM - Building a top 4% woman-owned business: managing and competing against men in STEM

Reisha Raney, CEO, Encyde

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM -- Lunch Break and Mentor Magic Sessions

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM -- Karen Alston, Founder, Spectrum Circle Afternoon MC

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - A Multilingual Conversation: The Legislative Women in Brazil Who Are Making History and Policy

ALESSANDRA CAMPÊLO, State Deputy of the State of Amazonas

MAYARA PINHEIRO, State Deputy of the State of Amazonas

THEREZINHA RUIZ, State Deputy of the State of Amazonas

JOANA DARC, State Deputy of the State of Amazonas

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - The Global Landscape: What Innovators Around the World Are Building.

Moderator: Katie Burke, Technical Evangelist, Dow Jones

Lindiwe Matlali, Founder, Africa Teen Geeks

Christine Souffrant Ntim, Founder, Haiti Tech Summit

Stephanie Bagot, Senior Attorney at FINCA Impact Finance

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM - Everyone Should Be Able to Use Your Product! Inclusive, Accessible Software

Raquel Breternitz, Senior Designer, Pivotal Labs

2:40 AM - 3:10 PM - Refusing To Be Hidden Figures: Black Engineers Who Run The World.

MODERATOR: Kome Okah-Avae, Senior Software Engineer, Capital One

Cory Milam, Director of the Office of Innovation within the Office of Information Technology & Management at The Food and Drug Administration

Kenyatta Powers, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Maryland Department of Human Services

Nnennaya Udochu, Analog Engineer, Intel

Afua Bruce, Director of Engineering for New America's Public Interest Technology Program

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM - Beyond the Millennium: How Far Will Technology and Innovation Go?

MODERATOR: Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Homelessness Technology, New York City Department of Social Services

Mahshad Haeri, Customer Engineering Manager, Google Cloud Services

Johanna Salazar, Co-Founder, Two Goats

Emma Mankey Hidem, Founder & CEO, Sunnyside VR

Jacoby DuBose, Founder, Utopia Incubator

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM - Empathy Across Borders: Using Technology to Foster Belonging in the Globalized Workplace

Sage Franch, Co-founder & CTO of Crescendo

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM -- Keynote: Shashrina Thomas, Chief of Staff at United States House of Representatives

4:10 PM - 4:15 PM -- Mindful Moment

Ananda Leeke, Chief Mindfulness Officer & Founder, Ananda Leeke Consulting

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM - An Honest Look At the Fintech Revolution: The Future of Currency.

Moderator: Karene Richards, Finance Chair of the National Governing Board of the Association of Women in Science

Dale Pfeifer, Founder & CEO, Goodworld

Melissa Murphy, Senior Manager, Head of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotiabank

Celine Ho, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), World Bank Group on Financial Inclusion and Digital Economy in Latin America & the Caribbean region

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Fireside Chat with Saleema Vellani, CEO, Innovazing and Nico Hawkeye, CEO, Hawkeye Global, Inc.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - The Future is Female: Women Who Are Creating A Legacy in STEAM.

Moderator: Shelly Bell, Founder/CEO, Black Girl Ventures

Kenya Pierce, Co-President and COO for Inglot VB

Maria Magdalena Sandoval Donahue, Ph.D., Founder, Think Ubiquitous

Victoria Bowens, Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity Management Operations Center, Defense Human Resources Activity

Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder, Wonder Women Tech

5:30 PM - Closing Remarks with Embassy of France

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Networking


Hiring Humans Career Fair and Expo

FREE and open to the public

11 am - 4:30 pm



12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Resume Review Lounge

A space where recruiters and hiring managers from top technology, IT recruiting and management firms will be on hand to review resumes, answer your burning questions and have 1:1 discussions.

Stacy Garnett, U.S. Army Veteran/Recruiter for Feddata

Kristina Francis, President, EsteemLogic

Lynn Blyden, Senior Recruiter, FM Talent Source

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Mentor Sessions: Session One

Sophie Gairo, Software Engineer, VMware

Saleheh Vahaji, President of the DC Chapter of Persian Women in Tech & Adjunct Professor at George Washington University

Shalonda Ingram, Proforma R&E Graphics

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Mentor Sessions: Session Two

Saleema Vellani, Co-Founder & COO, Innovazing

Lisa Magill, Co-Founder + Head of Product, Aleria PBC

Shelly Bell, Founder/CEO, Black Girl Ventures

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Mentor Magic Session Three

Lucy Caldwell, Principal, Mockingbird Lab

Julie Meloni, Senior Engineering Manager, Improbable

Full Conference Details and Agenda will be updated regularly and found on:

Learn more about WONDER WOMEN TECH FOUNDATION and our year-round programming at:”

Earlier Event: April 30
2019 Digital Empowers Summit
Later Event: May 2
Emerging Tech for Social Change