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Margaret Roth By Margaret Roth • September 29, 2015

Photos from Baltimore Women in Tech Summit

By Margaret Roth

The Baltimore Women in Tech Summit brought together nearly 100 women from across the region's tech industry at the University of Baltimore this past weekend. With an impressive speaker lineup – including successful entrepreneurs, multiple VCs, industry experts, government strategists, and a Congresswoman – this new addition to Baltimore Innovation Week was certainly a great learning experience for all who attended.  

The Baltimore edition of the Women in Tech Summit is the first stop on what co-founders Gloria Bell and Tracey Welson-Rossman hope will become a national series. We'll look forward to seeing them again next year for #BIW16!

Check out some photos from the event and our favorite gems of advice shared by the summit's speakers.

"To change '#tech is only code' perception we must make "Woman in Tech" mean anyone who needs tech knowledge to do their job." - Gloria Bell in the opening remarks.

"You can personally pivot. And you need to be mature enough to know when it's time to do so." - Cecily Kellogg in "Closing the Confidence Gap: How to Sell Yourself by Building a Digital Brand."

"Keep track of your accomplishments. Take credit for what you do for others." - Kerry Nagle, COO of StraighterLine in "Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Business." 

"If a journalist asks you a question you don't want to answer, answer the question you want to answer." and "Barbie was a MOGUL!" - Kelly Hoey in the keynote "A Courageous Leap of Career Faith."

"Politics will be in every job you are in. Know who supports you, who is coming after you and how to protect yourself." - Deborah Lathen in "Cyber Security - Are you at Risk?"

"Sometimes what you really need more than a mentor is a peer someone who can be your sounding board." - Michelle Zwernemann, Infinite Biomedical Technologies during "Women Helping Women Thrive: How to Support Other Women at Any Level in Your Career."

"As women we shouldn't apologize for being 'aggressive' in our fields. Aggressive is a good word, it means we know what we want." - Congresswoman Donna Edwards during "Women Helping Women Thrive: How to Support Other Women at Any Level in Your Career."

Yet's CMO Margaret Roth was not only a member of the local organizing committee, she was also a speaker. Please find the slides from her talk on "Mobility, Changing the Experience of Collaboration" here.

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