What is the MHC Girls in Tech Conference?
The Mount Holyoke College Girls in Tech Conference (MHC GIT) is an annual one-day conference dedicated to inspiring high school girls in New England to explore technology, through engineering and entrepreneurship.

We seek to create awareness about the ubiquity of technology and debunk stereotypes that may keep girls from venturing into computer science. The conference’s immersion program includes interactive programming and hardware workshops, as well as talks by inspirational women employing technology in a variety of fields
Why does our conference matter?

1.4M
By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs in computing related fields.
3%
Women are on track to just fill 3% of these jobs.

1%
High school girls who expressed an interest in majoring in computer science.
Program Details

Build
From coding to hardware, our workshops will be geared towards providing girls with tools to kickstart their engineering careers.

Get Inspired
Inspiring talks by women from diverse backgrounds who have defined what it means to be a woman in tech.


Innovate
The start-up challenge, with the pitch workshop, is designed to give girls a taste of innovation and the difference they can make through it!

Our Keynote Speakers

Kat Calvin
Sarah Meyer
Laney Kuenzel
Parisa Tabriz
Charu Sharma

Schedule

  • Check-in 8:00 AM
    Complimentary Breakfast
  • Opening Ceremony 9:00 AM
  • Lightning Talk by Kat Calvin 9:15 AM
    Lawyer, Social Entrepreneur, Writer
  • Lightning Talk by Sarah Meyer 9:30 AM
    Software Engineer, Buzzfeed
  • Lightning Talk by Laney Kuenzel
    9:45 AM
    Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Team Building & GIT Mentors 10:00 AM
  • "Wait, I can design an App?" 11:00 AM
    Mobile App Development Workshop with Charlie Romer
  • Lunch & Networking 12:00 NOON
  • Designing with Lasers 1:00 PM
    Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutter workshop with Shani Mensing
  • Lightning Talk by Parisa Tabriz
    2:00 PM
    Security Princess, Google
  • Lightning Talk: Charu Sharma 2:15 PM
    Founder, Go Against the Flow
  • “Pitch Perfect” 2:30 PM
    Pitch and Public Speaking Workshop with Onji Bae
  • Brainstorming & Snacks 3:00 PM
    Brainstorming for Startup Challenge
  • Startup pitch presentations 4:15 PM
  • Closing Ceremony 4:45 PM
  • Pick-up 5:15 PM
Got Questions?
THE EMAIL
Email us at mhcgirlsintech@gmail.com