Changing the Face of Technology with Women

Welcome to DFW*ATW

DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW) is a vital non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and strengthening the pipeline of girls entering technology fields. Our members are women and men who support women and girls in technology. 

Meetings, Events & News

  • 14 Feb 2019 6:00 PM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    Aspirations of Agility & Truths of Transformation

    It seems that Agile is the way of the world--but that popularity hasn't been without its problems. Companies spend a lot of time and money on agile transformations, and leaders worry they’re not getting the results that they should. Why are investments in Agile not delivering the full benefits promised?

    Allison Pollard and Noreen Emanuel will share their experiences working with companies undergoing agile transformations and the challenges of focusing on the parts of Agile that matter most. There is no perfect Agile solution. Yet there is a best Agile solution for your teams. Come learn a model to understand the benefits possible from Agile teams and which investments must be made to achieve them. 

    Date: Thursday, 2.14.19

    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

    Location: BravoTECH, Imprimis Building, 4835 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, 10th floor, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

    Light dinner of sandwiches and salads is served.

  • 13 Feb 2019 8:51 AM | Martha Osborn (Administrator)

    DFW*ATW is offering 2 scholarships for the EWF International Emerging Leaders Program to 2 DFW*ATW members. This program is designed for ambitious female leaders rising through the ranks. The EWF Emerging Leaders Program equips and empowers rising women leaders with the tools, strategies, and insights to drive success. The program spans 12 months. There is a total of 24 hours of intense training, delivered in monthly 2-hour meetings for feedback and reinforcement of lessons.  Participants learn how to make strategic decisions, sharpen their business acumen, and strengthen their leadership competencies. The 2019 program launches on April 10, 2019 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. It will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month for 12 months. 

    In this year-long, dynamic combination of lecture, discussion, assessments, and exercises, the program helps participants to:

    • ·        Better understand themselves, boost their strengths, and develop their gap areas
    • ·        Lead and inspire diverse teams with varying communication and work styles
    • ·        Evolve from an individual contributor to a team leader, and from a manager to director to executive
    • ·        More effectively delegate, optimize team performance, and develop their teams
    • ·        Drive management performance with key leadership competencies
    • ·        Extend their influence within their organization and industry
    • ·        Develop financial, business, and strategic acumen

    Several DFW*ATW members have been through the program and have found tremendous value in the experience:

    • ·        “The one session on negotiation was worth the entire class and is directly responsible for the successful negotiation of my recent promotion.”
    • ·        “It helped me to really understand all of the elements that go into executive presence.”
    • ·        “I finally understood some of the ways I have been inadvertently self-sabotaging myself.”
    • ·        “The assessment gave me a much better understanding on how to capitalize on my strengths and communicate effectively with people who have different communication styles.”

    Invest in your development for 2019 and become the CEO of your own career!

    Apply NOW for the Emerging Leaders Program scholarship. Click on the attached application and email to

  • 11 Feb 2019 5:38 PM | Naomi Silva (Administrator)

    The largest DFW focused 2019 Women in Technology Summit, hosted by DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW), is happening Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Irving. For women in technology, this is a valuable, local, professional development and networking opportunity. Speakers and topics will be released shortly.

    2019 Women in Tech Summit – Dallas

    • April 18, 2019 - Irving Convention Center
    • For information and registration:
    • Type in Discount Code DFWATW9D for the reduced rate of $47 per person.

    One local day of professional development designed specifically for women and men in technology. This event includes six hours of education, keynote luncheon, important networking opportunities, tech demo, beverages and reception.

    10 Volunteers Needed for InnoTech! To volunteer, send an email to and give your name, email, phone and that you want to volunteer for InnoTech.

    Watch for information on the DFW*ATW Happy Hour for members at InnoTech! Registration coming soon.

    Register Now

  • 11 Feb 2019 3:14 PM | Naomi Silva (Administrator)

    Hacking Your Career

    Melerick Mitchell will speak on Hacking Your Career. The career ladder model that we have been taught over the years has not only changed … it is now obsolete. To have the career of your dreams, your approach to managing your career must radically change. If you want to accelerate the growth of your career, then this is a workshop you cannot miss.

    Melerick Mitchell, a global career coach, performance Sherpa and corporate speaker, will share CAREER HACKS that boil down the career catapulting concepts used by leading corporate executives at the highest levels in top global companies. These HACKS will give you the keys that can help you take your career from slowly sneaking up the corporate ladder to taking the express elevator. He’ll also unlock some leadership HACKS that can put some zing in the performance of your teams. Mel holds a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Louisiana Tech University.

    Light dinner of sandwiches and salads is served.


  • 27 Dec 2018 5:22 PM | Naomi Silva (Administrator)

    Far too many of our nation’s best and brightest women in tech work as hard as they can to advance their careers without really understanding how important it is to build their value and communicate their worth. It’s time to teach these women how to work smarter, not harder, to become more effective and invaluable to the companies they work with. Lauren shares her personal story of going from zero network, zero skills, and zero job prospects to becoming a highly valued, top engineer with global connections in just two short years. You’ll come away with steps you can take to immediately start building your value and become an asset at work and in your tech career.

    About our Speaker –

    Lauren Hasson, Founder of DevelopHer

    Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer, a career development platform for tech women by tech women, and a software engineer at a prominent Bay Area fintech company where she builds their apps and is a principal member of their information security team. Her work has been featured in Apple keynotes, she was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation and Decide Now Act Summits with the United Nations technology council, and she’s won multiple, high-profile hackathons. She holds a degree from Duke where she completed a triple major with honors in electrical engineering, computer science, and economics in just four years. Lauren founded DevelopHer to help tech women advance their careers after learning she was paid 50% less than a male peer. And, because she invested in learning how to negotiate for herself, Lauren was able to triple her salary in less than two years. Now she’s on a mission to bridge the gender income gap, one woman, one negotiation at a time with her Become a NegotiatHer keynote and online course. She also hosts a podcast, The DevelopHer Show, which features leading tech women speaking candidly about their careers and lessons learned.


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