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The CU Women in Tech Forum is an informal networking event for women working in the technology sector in the Champaign-Urbana area.

The Research Park invites accomplished women in the community to give presentations on their areas of expertise, provide motivational talks and share their experiences. This event takes place every other month, so please check the Research Park calendar for upcoming Women in Tech events.

Past Women in Tech Speakers and Events

  • Mairéad Martin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois | March 2024
  • Julia Hart, Site Director at COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab | January 2024
  • Jen Quinlan, Site Director at Cargill Innovation Lab | October 2023
  • Dr. Nadya Mason, Director of Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology | June 2023
  • Dr. Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Director of Campus Culture and Climate | March 2023
  • Women in Tech Panel, From Intern to Professional | July 2022
  • Tinisha Agramonte, Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions | June 2021
  • Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation | January 2020
  • Stefanie Santos McLeese, Communications Professional | October 2019
  • Hunter Guy, User Experience Analyst for Country Financial | July 2019
  • Lisa Mercer, Associate Professor of Graphic Design | March 2019
  • Rachel Switzky, Inaugural Director for Siebel Design Center | January 2019
  • Kate Key, Senior Scrum Master at Capital One | October 2018
  • Phoebe Lenear, Technology Transfer Officer for the U.S. Army Research and Development Center | July 2018
  • Madelyn Walters, Product Manager for Granular | April 2018
  • Jennifer Bernhard, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering | February 2018
  • Ashley Moy, CFO at Forcepoint | October 2016
  • Mona Ghadiri, Project Manager at Forcepoint | October 2016
  • Miranda Kemp, Internship Coordinator at State Farm | January 2015
  • Anna Yershova, Virtual Reality Researcher and Consultant | June 2015