Press Release: Women in Tech Caribbean Conference 2022

On August 20, 2022, the Women in Tech Caribbean Community (WiTC) will bring together amazing women in tech and tech adjacent fields for the inaugural WiTC conference. This one-day virtual conference will feature empowering keynotes, breakout sessions and thought-stimulating panel discussions on topics that are specific to the Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora communities. The conference will be held under the theme “WeAreWiTC”. This theme underscores that we, women of Caribbean heritage, are here making confident strides in tech all over the world. We are here and we are amplifying our voices.

The goals of the conference are to:

  • Provide opportunities for the diaspora and local communities to connect and collaborate,
  • Facilitate necessary conversations that connect, shape and grow female tech talent and
  • Expand community and build awareness of Caribbean women in tech

The conference will target women tech professionals who reside within the Caribbean and the diaspora, Caribbean students who are studying Computer Science or a tech related major and want to work in the tech industry, and tech community supporters who want to change and influence the local tech ecosystem.

Women in Tech Caribbean is a Slack community aimed at connecting self-identifying Caribbean women in the tech space at home and in the diaspora. It is a safe space for members to network, share opportunities, ideas, jobs, and more, especially during our monthly networking calls. Our community currently has over 250 members from all over the Caribbean, including but not limited to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. With a total of 46 countries represented in our community, we host events such as our Speaker Series to keep our members informed on relevant topics no matter where they are in the world. Our primary goal is to be the central avenue for Caribbean women in tech to create and share opportunities while providing a space for members to connect locally and across the diaspora.

We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and partner organizations who have contributed to the inaugural WiTC conference and we encourage additional organizations and individuals to reach out to sponsor or donate to the event! For more information on how you can get involved, please see the links below.