AWT Community Partners and September Updates

Tue, August 29, 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hello and welcome to another exciting month at Austin Women in Technology! Our Community Partnerships team has been busy connecting with organizations in Austin to cultivate relationships that not only strengthen our network but also advance our mission to empower women in tech. 

September is full of incredible community partner events! In addition to our Austin Women In Technology Mentoring Workshop on Thursday 09/14/23, our wonderful community partners have an array of events and initiatives that are going to make September a fulfilling month. From conferences to events on energy and quantum computing, and in person events to learning sessions, we're thrilled to be part of the vibrant ecosystem that is driving change in tech and breaking down barriers for women and underrepresented genders in the workplace. You can see all of the events listed below, and more, on our Austin Women In Technology Community Calendar

September Event Highlights:

  • After Labor Day, dive into an event that will teach you about Quantum Computing: The Next Technological Evolution. ⚛️ Hosted by The Austin Forum on Technology and Society and technology innovator, William "Whurley" Hurley, this promises to shed light on the groundbreaking technology of quantum computing. Register HERE for this free event. 
  • Attend a unique, curated event at Soho House called Fyli Founder Friday's on Friday, September 8, 2023. Hear from Natalie Poindexter, the founder of Authentic Inclusion, as she talks about Disrupting Funding Opportunities: Demystifying Access to Grand Funding. Space is limited - register HERE for this free event. 
  • Celebrate female artists at a unique art exhibition, Exhibition Empower - Le Femme Art Party, on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Hosted by local artist, Julie Ahmad, this event is sure to spark creative and powerful conversations. Register HERE

Other News & Initiatives

Applied Intelligence Live! Austin

Where smart tech meets human innovation, Applied Intelligence Live! Austin showcases the real-world application of AI, IoT and quantum computing in the workplace.

Engage with world-leading organizations, hear from the brightest minds, and get exclusive insights into pioneering AI, IoT and quantum computing projects from all corners of the industry. With a jam-packed headline stage featuring the likes of Shell, Apple, Tesla and Groq, and a curated collection of vertical and technology-specific stages, as well as the free-to-explore technology showcase, attendees will be able to access everything they need to thrive in an increasingly connected future. 

Austin Women in Technology's Emily Gupton will moderate the Women in Tech Headliner "Women Leaders in Tech: Shaping the Future of Enterprises and Society" on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM. In addition, the Austin Women in Technology Board will be hosting a panel on the importance of diversity in the workforce building advanced technologies on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 2:30 PM on the Industries Stage. 

Learn more about the conference and get your tickets HERE. Use the code AWTEXPO to get a Expo for free! 

To sum it all up, September promises to be a jam-packed month. Our community partners provide meaningful opportunities that empower the Austin technology ecosystem, female founders, and women in technology. Let's make September a month to remember! 

About the Author: Emily Gupton serves on the Austin Women in Technology Board of Directors as Community Partnerships Director. In her day job, she is Chief Operations Officer of FOLIO, a technology company that serves national commercial real estate and adjacent service providers and their clients. Emily is passionate about equity, community building, and the mission of AWT and so many other community partner organizations. You can learn more about Emily on her website or by connecting with her on LinkedIn. Interested in learning more about AWT Community Partnerships or becoming a community partner yourself? Email Emily and the Community Partnerships Team at  

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