Call for Sponsors and Speakers for Girl Geek X ELEVATE Virtual Conference and Career Fair – September 4, 2024!

March 8, 2024
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This year’s ELEVATE virtual conferences will be bigger and better than ever! We’ve added:

  • More sponsorship tiers for deeper partnership with companies. We’ve been asked about how to be a PARTNER sponsor, so please check out our new tiers in addition to the standard PRESENTING and BASIC pricing.
  • New a la carte sponsorship activations for sponsors interested in unique brand recognition and engagement opportunities.
  • Virtual career fair with booths, networking tables, 1:1 speed networking, 1:1 meetings and 1:group meetings – so many fun ways to connect!
  • Mentorship lounge hosted by participating sponsoring companies and invited special mentors.

Girl Geek X brings together thousands of women technologists, innovators and tech leaders from around the world to share the latest in tech and leadership with fellow mid-and-senior level professional women.

Since our inaugural International Women’s Day virtual conference in 2018, dozens of leading brands have leveraged our virtual events to drive top-of-funnel candidate diversity and build more inclusive Engineering, Product, and other technical teams.

Our virtual conferences and career fairs are 100% FREE for attendees. Last year, over 7,000 women signed up to attend – tuning in from 42 countries around the world – to be inspired by speakers on the latest in tech trends and leadership.

Session content typically covers the following topics:

  • Lightning Talks – Dive deep into an area that’s unique / critical to your business or role, from engineer to product, from strategy to a lightning tech talk.
  • Technical Skills & Tactics – Tutorials, walkthroughs, or deep dives into a skillset (e.g. technical interviewing), product, or tactical approach to how you solved a real-world challenge.
  • Learning & Development – Topics include negotiation, mid-career job searches, interviewing tips, managing up, self-awareness, ageism / return to work bias, mental health, etc.

If you can’t click on the button, check out our conference sponsorship prospectus at https://girlgeek.io/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Girl-Geek-X-ELEVATE-Conference-Career-Fair-Sponsorship-Prospectus-2024.pdf

Call for Proposals – Rolling Speaker Submissions for Girl Geek X virtual events in 2024!

We are currently seeking speaker proposals for virtual ELEVATE Conference & Career Fair!

Girl Geek X invites women technologists, innovators and tech leaders from around the world to apply to speak and share the latest in tech and leadership with fellow mid-and-senior level women in technology!

Work on a unique technical project or have interesting insights you’d love to share? We want to hear from you! Both first-time and experienced speakers are welcome to apply. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there is no hard deadline to apply… but earlier is always better! You may resubmit or submit multiple proposals at any time.

If it has been more than 6 months since you’ve applied, we recommend resubmitting.

Submit your proposal for a talk here  to be considered and invited to speak.

Why speak?

  • Share the exciting technology you’re working on, products you’re building, and tough problems you’re solving.
  • Increase your visibility within your own organization and position yourself as a subject-matter expert.
  • Discuss what you’ve learned the hard way so that other women can more easily navigate their own careers — your talk will reach thousands of viewers!
  • Highlight issues unique to women in technology/leadership, and issues you’ve experienced or are passionate about.
  • Spotlight your company‘s product, services, and employer brand.
  • Connect with other great women leaders, peers and mentors.
  • Elevating other women is a fun and rewarding experience.

Topics we are excited to hear about:

  • Technical interviewing for leadership roles (director and up) and individual contributors (ICs) from staff and up
  • Mid-to-senior-career transitions – technical interview prep / restarting after a hiatus / switching fields mid-career
  • AI – AI for job search / AI for good / prompt engineering
  • Infosec – cybersecurity
  • Data – how to implement a data strategy / data trends
  • Future of work – emerging skills / emerging fields / trends & predictions
  • Supply chain – logistics / AI / autonomous transport
  • Health & Environment – combating climate change / trending health issues / healthtech
  • Preventing Bias – algorithmic, hiring / retention / promotion / dealing with ageism
  • Conflict management – navigating hierarchy / office politics / people / transcending differences
  • Personal development – courage / vulnerability / identifying & preventing burnout
  • Networking – networking skills + tips / maintaining connections long-term / getting a referral without a network
  • Negotiation – pay / severance / understanding options and equity
  • Finance – investing / real estate / fintech / crypto
  • DEI – working in DEI roles / building inclusive teams / fostering a psychologically safe culture
  • Pride – transitioning at work / making LGBTQIA+ folks feel welcome + considered / building inclusive teams / leveraging allyship
  • How your company does X – code review / gen AI / DEI / dev productivity / architecture / etc. Tell us how you’re doing things differently, and share examples or insights other tech leaders can implement in their own orgs.
  • What you’re most passionate about! – tell us what you are excited to geek out about in 2024!
  • Submit your talk proposal here!

What are previous Girl Geek X sessions rated highly by attendees?

How to write a speaker submission, from our friends at Autodesk:

Speaker Bio Template:

[name] is [job title] at [company]. In this role, she is responsible for [key activities]. Previously, she was [role] at [company] -OR- She has worked in this industry for [number of years]. She is passionate about [what motivates you]. She volunteers / leads [organizations and/or employee resource groups]. She studied [focus area] at [school].

Talk Title / Abstract Tips:

There are three parts to writing a talk title and abstract. Structure your thoughts around them to tell a short and complete story.

  1. Talk Title – Keep it simple and straightforward. Use terms that others might use to search for it.
  2. Problem Statement – Explain briefly the challenge you will help others address and the different perspective or experience that you can share with them.
  3. Benefits / Takeaways – Tell others clearly how they will benefit by spending time with you (e.g. the insights or skills they will learn). This can be a simple list of takeaways for conference attendees.

Check out the 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 conference websites. You can find videos at the Girl Geek X YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting our initiative to elevate women in tech!


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