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Wonder Women Tech Global Summit in Washington, D.C.

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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 thefuture” 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 fornetworking. We are also welcoming the only 4 Legislative women from Manaus, Brazil for a 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

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

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

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

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM — Morning Keynote Speaker from Amazon

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 – Lunch Sponsor Keynote

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

Anubha Maneshwar, Founder of GirlScript Foundation

Christine Souffrant Ntim, Founder, Haiti Tech Summit

Stephanie Bagot, Senior Attorney at FINCA Impact Finance

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

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 – 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

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