On November 7, 2019, Wonder Women Tech rolled out the purple carpet in celebration of their 5th Anniversary in Long Beach, CA to support the intersectionality within careers in STEAM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Supporters were able to explore, learn and network with a wide range of innovators, pioneers and mentors of all backgrounds to positively evolve and expand women and underrepresented as innovators.
Wonder Women Tech continues to highlight, educate, and celebrate women and the underrepresented for coming generations through creative and impactful presentations, panel discussions, career development workshops, resume reviews and mentor sessions staying consistent with their 2019 theme; #WeAreFuture.
The annual national conference was amicably hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center in the heart of downtown. Wonder Women Tech founder, Lisa Mae Brunson, and Global Women Foundation founder, Michelle Patterson, danced into the opening of the event with a heart-felt and inspiring speech that set the scene for an evening full of thoughtful conversations and presentations given by over 80 speakers.
This year’s conference put a spotlight on diversity and inclusion in technology innovation with revolutionary content from brands such as NBC Universal, Microsoft, Google, Lockheed Martin, U.S. State Department, IBM, Bolt Mobility, Weedmaps and many more. Leading brands were not all that was showcased.
WWT also collaborated with keynote speakers Angelica Ross actress of Peabody and GLAAD Media Award winning show Pose and founder of TransTech as well as Jo Amato Tuck, Microsoft Global Partner Development Manager in addition to musical artists, film makers and changemakers within the DEAF community to create a phenomenal and inclusive convention for everyone to enjoy.Both days were full of vulnerability and impact delivered through the stories and advice from speaker presentations, and panels on two stages in the Main ballroom, and the Innovate stage in the expo hall.
Even more, the conference held plenty of interactive AI experiences for attendees to explore hands-on for further career development.The expo hall hosted a Hiring Humans Career Fair, Expo and Smart City Fest full of exhibitors set up for those seeking to expand their knowledge in other career avenues, develop new professional relationships, and explore their artistic side.
Attendees enjoyed giveaways from these exhibitors and delved into the breakout sessions where personal stories, direction on how to maximize your life as well as yoga and meditation exercises were shared.If that weren’t enough, resume review specialists, from a number of leading brands such as Riot Games, Mattel, and Google, helped guests one-on-one to design and revise resumes in support of their success.
The movement for women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries continues to gain support and momentum not only in Long Beach, but globally as well.Wonder Women Tech will be showcasing many more speakers, workshops and curated experiences full of guidance and opportunity in London, New York and other global locations to be announced in Spring 2020. Further growth and success would not be achieved at length if it weren’t for the support from The City of Long Beach, sponsors and exhibitors, speakers, community members and the WWT team in providing platforms that are creating a shift in diversity such as this.