The Women in Technology Virtual Chapter seeks to provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to women working in technology and opportunities for women within PASS to meet and network.

Women in Technology Luncheon Keynote 2014

Kimberly Bryant
Black Girls CODE

Thursday, November 6 - 11:45am - 1:15pm

WIT luncheon speaker Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineer working in biotech, was inspired by her daughter in 2011 to launch the non-profit Black Girls CODE (BGC), with the mission of supporting and promoting the underrepresented female and African demographic (25% and 3%, respectively, in 2012) within the technology industry. BGC has grown to 3,000 students across 7 US states as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa, and received support from numerous companies both within and outside of the technology industry. Kimberly will be taking questions from the onsite audience and from Twitter during the Nov. 6 live-stream event, hosted by PASS’s WIT Chapter and sponsored by SQL Sentry.

“The motto of Black Girls CODE is ‘Imagine. Build. Create,’” Kimberly notes. “I can’t wait to share with the PASS WIT and data communities how we can all imagine a world where everyone is given the tools to succeed, and get even more data professionals involved in building ways for everyone to access information and create a new age of women and women of color in technology.”

Learn more about Black Girls Code:watch this MSNBC interview with Kimberly Bryant.


WIT Panelists:Women In Technology Luncheon 2013

Erin Stellato Rob Farley Cindy Gross Kevin Kline Gail Shaw
Erin Stellato Rob Farley Cindy Gross Kevin Kline Gail Shaw



Thank you to WIT Blogger team this year who helped us in tweeting / blogging live from the event. Check out their blogs here:

PASS Summit 2013: Women In Technology Luncheon by Grant Fritchey 

#SQLPASS #Summit13 Women in Technology Lunch – Live! by Jes Borland

PASSWiT: Women in Technology Panel roundup of commentary by Jen Stirrup

PASS Women in Technology Luncheon #PASSWIT – PASS Summit 2013 by Laerte Junior (in Portuguese)


Transcript from the WIT Luncheon is available here.


[More blogs to come soon]

SQL Saturday WIT Events

SQL Saturday 201 Orange County team held a PASS WIT Panel session on Apr 20, 2013. The topic was "Inspiring Youth To Pursue STEM Education". In this session, we had Mickey Stuewe as the moderator of  4 amazing panelists: Amy Jaffke, Lynn Langit, Stacia Misner and Wisdom Lu. We were joined by not only SQL Saturday attendees, but also youth in the audience! The interactive discussions with the audience and panelists encompassed what we could do as parents or adults to get youth excited about STEM and existing programs that can nurture STEM education.

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Upcoming Events:

Many upcoming SQLSaturday events will feature Women in Technology panels or discussions. Check out our calendar for details.