The Washington Post Engineering and WashPostLife hosted the Women In Tech Summit at The Washington Post DC office Friday, March 23. Nearly 300 women and men in technology from across the Mid-Atlantic gathered to inspire, educate, and connect with each other. Throughout the day, participants attended hands-on workshops, discussions about careers in tech, and keynote addresses from women leaders from The Meet Group, Epilogue Systems, and other top companies. The Washington Post's Linda Botkin, Director, Publishing & Circulation Systems, kicked off the conference in the morning delivering the welcome address.
Throughout the event, participants posted on social media around the hash tag #WITSMA, which trended on Twitter in the Washington, D.C. area. Here are a few samples of tweets:
Excited to be speaking at #WITSMA at @washingtonpost today showing #techwomen how to negotiate for the salary the deserve! #equalpay @WomenTechSummit #washpostlife @develophershow pic.twitter.com/9U0Ei3flXp— Lauren R. Hasson (@laurenrhasson) March 23, 2018
YES! Exec coaching and training is CRITICAL to #techwomen career development. This is exactly why I founded @develophershow - to make career development accessible and affordable for all tech women! @crisgrey @WomenTechSummit #WITSMA #washpostlife @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/oT7U3NLCwl— Lauren R. Hasson (@laurenrhasson) March 23, 2018