Bringing together women in tech
 & social entrepreneurs

A 1-day leadership conference celebrating dot-connectors, movers, shakers, makers, bloggers, & storytellers.

We’re bringing together two powerful communities

We believe in the power of women’s stories

Whether building a business, raising a family, or navigating a career industry that’s primarily male-dominated, women have unique experiences and wisdom to share. True leadership and growth comes when we share that wisdom with other women who need support and encouragement.

Their stories are our stories

This one-day event will feature all female speakers sharing their stories of building a business, working in largely male-dominated fields, focusing on self-care, learning how to develop strengths, bouncing back from failures and heartbreak, and ridding ourselves of imposter syndrome. 

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Our speakers are entreprenuers who are paving the way for female leaders, women who work in tech and are leading from within, and creatives who want to influence the world through art, food, and community.

SARAH HATTER
Founder & CEO

“Failing, Fast and Slow”

MEET SARAH
JOANNA WATERFALL
Founder,
The Yellow Conference

“The Identity Crisis I Didn’t Know I Needed”

KARA DYKERT
foodie, experience curator, & hostess

“Hunger, Satisfaction, and The Messy Process In Between”

MEET KARA
CELINA ZAMORA-TORRES
User GROUPS MANAGER

“ME: The Word I Need To Prioritize”

MEET CELINA
HEIDI CRAUN
VP Customer Experience

“Leading By Letting Go”

MEET HEIDI
SABRINA GORDON
Sr customer support lead

“How Stand Up Comedy Was The Best Preparation For Working In Tech”

HEATHER SHELLEN
WRITER, activist baker, & MOM

“Finding The Activist Inside Me”

MEET HEATHER
MEGAN BIGELOW
President & Co-Founder

“What I’ve Learned: 3 Life Lessons From Being A Woman In a Male Dominated World.”

HELEN SHAW

“Changing the World in Three Easy Steps”

LINDSAY KONSKO
Team lead, User Operations

“What We’ve Learned From Talking To Women About Money”

COURTNEY ALEV
Head of User Operations

“What We’ve Learned From Talking To Women About Money”

KENDALL BURKE
Customer happiness specialist

“Not Even Bad Asses Are Immune To Terror”

MEET KENDALL
JENNIFER WADELLA
Founder & SOFTWARE ENGINEER

“Should Is A Fantasy Word”

JEN DARY
Leadership Coach

“Whatever You Are, Be A Good One”

BRIGIT BELL RITCHIE
Artist & Founder

“WE Are All We Need”

DANA KILLIAN
VP OF PEOPLE
AMANDA MALDONADO
COFounder and designer

This isn’tour firstrodeo

Elevate Summit started as a platform of peer-to-peer learning for those working in customer support for the web. Our first event was in 2012 in San Francisco, and since then we’ve produced events in San Francisco (x4), New York, Chicago, London (x2) Portland, Philadelphia, and Palm Springs, CA. We’ve showcased over 250 speakers on stage from companies like Google, Facebook, Etsy, Medium, Buzzfeed, as well as smaller software companies and universities.

All Female Speakers

Elevate events have traditionally featured 60% female speakers, and for the first time we’ll be making that 100%! All our speakers will be coached to speak on stage, even if they’ve never done it before.

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Encouraging Stories

We believe that everyone has a story to tell that can encourage or lead someone in the world. We’re dedicated to telling stories that will resonate with women no matter where they are in life.

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Peer-to-Peer Learning

We’ve found that people learn best from people who are a reflection of their own lives. We focus on bringing peer leaders to the stage to empower and encourage in an accessible way.

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Lasting Community

We don’t believe in mountaintop experiences, we build sustainable relationships. Our community exists to grow leaders and mentors.

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Genuine community sparks mentorship & growth

Meet your new tribe

The women on stage will hail from companies committed to diversity in leadership. Our speakers will be mothers, daughters, CEOs, artists, and leaders, reflecting the varying roles that women take on everyday.

To keep this event intimate and allow for maximum networking, we’re limiting physical seats to just 100 attendees, but we’ll sell also sell live stream tickets so you can join virtually from anywhere on the planet.

The Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club

September 9, 2017

San Diego, CA

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The Event

 OR WATCH ANYTIME

Our LiveStream access will give you access to every talk in real time, and you can rewatch them any time after the event ends!

Access All Talks For $50

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