Lesbians Who Tech + Allies, a global community of over 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women and allies in technology, today announced Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, First Lady and US Senator, as a keynote speaker for the Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Leadership Summit.
The New York Leadership Summit, which will run from September 12-14, 2018, will convene over 3,500 mid-level and executive queer women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals and allies, and is one of the largest LGBTQ professional conferences in the world. Other notable keynote speakers include Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode; Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter; and Arlan Hamilton, who recently launched Backstage Capital, a multimillion-dollar venture capital fund that has invested in over 100 startup companies led by women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders.
“ We know that HRC is and has always been a strong leader, fighting for human rights throughout her entire career. She has shattered glass ceilings with a number of “firsts” — first female partner at Rose Law Firm, first female senator from New York, first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, and more. We are thrilled to host her and other leading executives, including Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital and Alicia Garza with Black Lives Matter, for our mid-level and senior leadership summit this week,” Pittsford said.
Past and current speakers at the annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit include Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO; Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief of the HuffPost; Luvvie Ajayi, Author and Digital Strategist; Megan Smith, third CTO of the United States; Jenna Wortham, Reporter at The NY Times; Stacey Abrams, Candidate for Governor of Georgia; Patrisse Colors, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Senator Tammy Baldwin; and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.
For more information about this year’s Lesbians Who Tech Leadership Summit, visit lesbianswhotech.org.