A Unique Forum for Women Executives

The Women’s High-Tech Coalition (WHTC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), non-partisan organization that promotes the exchange of ideas among leaders in the public and private sectors whose focus is technology, innovation, and the development of public policy related to technology.

The Women’s High-Tech Coalition (WHTC) was founded in November 2000, to bring together senior level women in technology-related arenas to “bolster female influence in corporate boardrooms and on public policy,” as Lizette Wilson of the San Francisco Business Times so succinctly put it. Almost a decade and a half later, the WHTC continues to pursue its original mission to create a strong network of women who are willing to help one another advance to the most senior levels of business and government and serve as resources to each other throughout their careers.

The WHTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes the exchange of ideas among leaders in the public and private sectors whose focus is technology, innovation, and the development of public policy related to technology. Since its inception, the WHTC has provided resources and opportunities for professional women in the technology industry to interact with policymakers on issues of mutual interest.

The WHTC hosts regular luncheons, dinners, and receptions in Washington, DC in order to bring together policymakers, senior congressional staff, federal agency executives, and leaders from industry to network and share information. WHTC events typically feature a keynote speaker or a panel of experts focused on a topic of interest to its members. From time to time, the WHTC hosts events at technology hubs around the country. Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Boston, and New York have all been venues for successful WHTC events.

The WHTC is honored to participate in events with the new Congressional Women’s High-Tech Caucus chaired by WHTC Honorary Congressional Co-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

The WHTC is also a proud member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Affinity Group Alliance, which is a network of over 84,000 women across the United States.

The WHTC is grateful for the support of its volunteer board of directors and the organizations these dynamic women represent, including EMC, Facebook, Google, Grayling, IBM, Ireland’s Department of Communications, Oracle, Qualcomm, Sony, TechNet, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Wiley Rein.