Past Events



Mentorship Event Elevate Your Career
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Each year Carolina Women+ in Tech serves our Mentorship Circle Program members with an opportunity to gain career development skills by learning how to update their LinkedIn profiles for what is relevant to today’s job seekers. Due to the popular demand of this event, we are opening it up to the public and offering headshots on-site in both Charlotte and Raleigh.

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Each year Carolina Women+ in Tech (CWIT) confronts the topic of confidence, career, negotiation, and equality for women+. This year we brought together a panel of some of Charlotte’s most inspiring leaders who are paving the way for women in tech.



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Theme: Self-Love



Focus: Power BI

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creating a data dashboard

You will learn how to make a data dashboard and use data to make decscions.  You will leave with a tip you can implement immediately!


Block to bot

We will explore the process of value add automation and how you can create your own chat bot!
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spreadsheet tips and tricks

You will learn how to make your spreadsheets more productive with simple tricks both in Google and Microsoft. You will leave with a tip you can implement immediately!



“Business Agility – yes it is happening outside of IT and this is how you can help bring along your business partners”.

Over the years, Agile has become viewed as a process that technology teams use to deliver value. Agile values and principles have been adopted by many technical teams to improve the flow and quality of their delivery. The widespread adoption of Agile in the Information Technology space may lead some to believe that it is an “IT thing”.

In recent years the conversation regarding Agile has been reshaped to focus on how Agile is in fact, not just an “IT thing”, but a way to achieve organizational goals in an accelerated way and to do so with responsiveness and flexibility. Many organizations are expanding their thinking from Agile being about process to applying Agile principles and values to the way they run their business, not just within the technology space.

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You will learn how to make your email more productive with simple tricks both in Google and Microsoft. You will leave with a tip you can implement immediately!



AvidXchange is teaming up with OneTeam Leadership and Carolina Women in Tech to host an interactive roundtable focused on identifying and developing your leadership skills in times of uncertainty and unrest.

Many successful people are mentors, coaches, and are overall responsible for their team’s development. However, it’s easy to overlook developing yourself while you are so busy addressing matters that require immediate attention. In times of great uncertainty, such as right now, developing your leadership skills has become urgent. Without intention and attention, it is too easy to let the current circumstances unduly drive how you live and lead.

Join us for a highly interactive session where you’ll learn from others, share best practices, and identify strengths and gaps in your own leadership.

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Are you as excited about self-development as we are? Then we have planned a great event just for you. Steph Bauer will talk about how to identify and evaluate your capabilities and find a career that plays to your strengths. After you register for the event, we suggest you to take a 12 minute personality test to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses. We will use this info during our lunch&learn discussion on October 14th from 12:00 to 1:15 pm.

Steph Bauer is Cognizant’s North America Product Management Lead. In her role, she is responsible for building a team of Product Managers who develop innovative and valuable digital solutions for their clients. Steph has developed products across numerous industries and loves coaching others on how to be successful in a Product Management role. She is on the board of Carolina Women in Tech as the membership chair and, in this position, inspires others with her endless energy.

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During this virtual lunch & learn we will discuss the steps to adapt your sales & marketing efforts to get better results in 2020.We will talk about content mapping, plus useful hacks and tips that you can apply for your work projects. Learn what practices are working in 2020, what to expect in 2021, and ways to leverage your personal brand for corporate and small business.

Caitlin Sellers is an Inbound Marketing Specialist with Clariant Creative Agency. she is also a community builder, podcaster, and entrepreneur. Bringing over a decade of experience leading digital sales and bringing inbound marketing expertise to teams, leaders and entrepreneurs, Caitlin has been dubbed a “digital marketing therapist” by colleagues and clients alike. She builds effective solutions and solves sticky problems, all with an eye to ensuring data-focused growth and community at the core.

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COVID-19 Impacts To Recruiting and Hiring Top Talent

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the way many companies operate. “The fallout will fundamentally change recruiting and hiring practices long after the pandemic has passed,” says recruiting strategist Jack Whatley. During this virtual event, we will talk about how recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retaining top talent have all been impacted along with creative ways to address these changes. To attract the best talent, companies must focus on offering competitive compensation and highlighting their culture and values. Keeping top talent engaged during the hiring process while require a streamlined hiring and onboarding process while also maintaining a human element. 


#WomeninTech Breakfast: MOMBoss

Is being a MOMboss about getting all the tasks done? Or is it about being able to prioritize and delegate so that everything gets done itself? Juggling kids schedules, house cleaning, managing lawn mowing, cooking healthy meals and entertaining the whole family during quarantine on top of a full work day sounds impossible, but is part of everyday life for a working mom. During this breakfast we will talk about challenges and wins, selfcare and team management, making hard decisions and sacrifices and what actually happens behind the scenes. 

Erika and Shamyra will share their experience of being a MOMboss on Tuesday, June 30th during our interactive 1 hour talk. Our host is Katya Gorlatova, mom in tech of two kids, ages 3 and 6, and a business owner.


Applying for a Job

Just between March 16th and April 9th, North Carolina saw 509,693 new unemployment claims. With so many people on the market it makes it extremely hard to land a new position nowadays.
During our Virtual breakfast we will talk about the actual things that you can do to upgrade your representation skills and get to the interview for a job you actually want.

Kate Wells and Caroleen Burroughs will discuss the tips that actually help. Our speakers bring two diverse but complementary perspectives on finding employment at larger organizations as well as small businesses or startups.


#WomeninTech Breakfast

Let’s talk about these 3 things and how they changed in the past few weeks:
  • Work
  • Communication
  • Mental Health
It is important to talk about challenges and successes, how you cope with the new normal and balance all the new tasks that have fallen on your plate . Let’s share the tips, tricks and resources to support each other and make new meaningful connections to be there for one another during this time. 


Pivot or Recommit

This uncertain time period has many of us pausing and reflecting in more ways than one. It is inevitable that many of our goals this year will be impacted in some form. Join us as we navigate through this period and decide if we need to pivot our goals or recommit to them to finish the year stronger and better than we previously imagined.

This a Mentorship Membership Exclusive Event. To be able to attend this event, sign up for this level of Mentorship today!



Calling all Leslie Knopes to join us for our “Do it. Fierce. Power.” Happy Hour to celebrate Galentine’s Day!  We cannot wait to connect with you all over some wine at Maggiano’s Little Italy. We look forward to seeing all the “glorious female warriors” on February 6th at 5:30 pm. Be sure to bring the Ann Perkins to your Leslie Knope as both of you will get a free drink ticket!


Tech Talks in Collaboration with RMCSoft

Come join us for a free lunch-and-learn to hear amazing female speakers and get actionable advice on topics like entrepreneurship and career advancement. Top women from the tech industry will share their inspirational stories, personal expertise and know-how on leading projects and teams. 


Keep Calm and Have a Beer Happy Hour

Time for a pop up happy hour! We can not wait to connect with you over some craft beer so we are affectionately calling this happy hour theme “Keep Calm And Have A Beer”!  Because staying calm is all you need during the upcoming Holiday season!


We look forward to making genuine connections and learning more about you and your needs. If you’re interested in learning about membership levels, this is the perfect opportunity to hear more about CWIT and how to join us as a member. This event is open to all members and any guests so grab a friend and join us for a drink! 



We’ve brought the best and brightest to put together a personal brand pitch session. A group of 20 women (yes, we will sell out!) will learn from a brand expert on how to deliver clear, crisp elevator pitches while showcasing one’s personal style and brand.
You’ll spend an hour with Noelle Culler learning how to tell your elevator pitch, and Kristen Stegall will video it, including editing with a logo! Come looking your best, you’ll be on camera.


Thriving in Chaos

In this highly interactive and lively program, participants will learn how to thrive in chaotic environments. Participants will explore the current status of their lives and learn how to more often show up as their most effective and authentic selves. Not only will they get to know themselves better, but they will form new relationships with their peers in a way that is not available with traditional networking. If you are interested in learning about avoiding burnout and becoming more resilient in all aspects of your life, we encourage you to participate in this program and engage in an important and rejuvenating conversation.


October 3, 2019: 2nd annual #TechYourSeat CLT
June 19, 2019: Lunch + Learn - Managing Expectations with Olga Muller
June 4, 2019: Happy Hour - Wine all you want!
May 22, 2019: Lunch + Learn - Surrender to Your Mess with Natasha Hemmingway
April 9, 2019: Women in Confidence
February 21, 2019: Lunch & Learn - How AI is Transforming Marketing with Stratagon
February 5, 2019: Build a Winning Culture with Kroger
January 10, 2019: CWIT Happy Hour - Happy New Year
November 7, 2018:: AllState and CWIT present: Role vs. Identity with Maggie Gentilini
September 27, 2018: User Experience within Customer Products & eCommerce
August 29, 2018: Lunch & Learn - Tech Trends for Women Business Leaders
July 26, 2018: Charlotte Women in Tech Meet & Greet
April 11, 2018: Mentor + Mentee Connect
October 13, 2017: Happy Education Hour Meetup at Resident Culture
August 10, 2017: Meetup Mashup with Skookum
October 27, 2016: Charlotte Women in Tech Happy Hour
May 24, 2016: Breaking Down Barriers to Cloud Adoption
October 30, 2015: Lunch & Learn: Basic API Interactions
September 30, 2015: Book Discussion - Lean In
September 3, 2015: #SnackLikeAnEngineer : Social Event
August 20, 2015: Lunch & Learn: CSS * Sass


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