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Charlottesville Women in Tech & Ting Internet Present:

Switch On! summit 2018

November 9, 2018  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

City Space, Charlottesville

A conference Supporting Women in Tech in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Women in Tech and Ting Internet present the first annual Charlottesville Women in Tech SWITCH ON! Summit. We are Supporting Women In Tech in CHarlottesville, so it’s time to SWITCH ON our network of women who are trailblazing their paths in the tech world.


This two-part conference is focused on igniting your professional tech network. The morning session is open to all community members to attend presentations on the status, needs, and accomplishments of women in the Charlottesville technology community. The afternoon session is set up for a women-only workshop focused on hands-on activities for augmenting your professional network and career opportunities.

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
4:30 PM
Coffee sponsored by Grit & pastries from Albemarle Baking Co
Morning Presentations
​Hear from local leaders in government, tech firms, and professional women in tech
Sponsored by SafeGuard Cyber and hosted by WillowTree
Afternoon Workshop
Experience a deep-dive into the tools, skills, and strategies that will allow attendees to craft their optimal network in the Charlottesville Tech Community. Participants will join cohorts that will work together and rotate between learning stations.​
Afternoon Reception
Hosted by WillowTree
Kathy GalvinWomen in Tech, Charlottesville
Charlottesville City Council
Megan Healy: Women in Tech, Virginia
Virginia Chief Workforce Development Advisor at Office of Governor Ralph Northram
Pamela Norris: Encouraging Diversity through Communication of the Value of Science and Engineering
Executive Dean in the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science
Gwen Murphy: Support Women in Tech
Executive Director, KPMG Global Lead Business Technology Services
Tech Women Spotlight:
  • Susan Holland, QA Analyst at TechDynamism
  • Abigail Wilson, Developer at CFA Institute
  • Aleks Hagy, Sr. Director Technology at S&P Global
  • Kara Chandeysson, City Manager at Ting 

100 5th Street Northeast Charlottesville VA



The 2018 SWITCH ON Summit will take place in CitySpace, which is conveniently located on the Downtown Mall.

Registration includes validated pass for Market Street Garage.
Afternoon sessions
Learning Stations
  • Social Media: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    • Liz Hoeppner, Computers4Kids & Sarah FitzHenry, St. Anne's-Belfield School
  • GitHub: Promote Your Technical Abilities
    • Erin Braswell & Casey Rollins, Center for Open Science
  • Career Growth: Views from HR and Hiring Managers
    • Christina Stauffer, Business Development Manager, International Consulting Services LLC
  • Personal Branding: thinking strategically about your career
    • Kimberley Barker, UVA Claude Moore Health Science Library


Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) is a 501c3 organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. Our vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech by providing a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville.

We host monthly meetings that include speakers on tech topics and allow for networking with other local women. Events are free and open to all women in our community.



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