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Knoxville Women in Tech Expo: Grow Better, Together
September 19, 2024

Event check-in begins at 7:30am
9am – 6pm
Knoxville Convention Center

Join a diverse group of talented women and invest in your personal & professional growth with a variety of motivating workshops, networking, keynote presentation, and more!

Grow Yourself

Gain a Network

Give Back

Event Highlights

Your ticket includes:

  • Professional speakers sharing professional & personal growth advice
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Networking with peers and local leaders
  • Professional headshot
  • Women in Tech swag
  • Prize giveaways from local vendors
  • Free copy of Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work by Shelmina Abji for the first 250 registrants
Women sitting at tables during the Women in Tech Expo keynote address at the Knoxville Convention Center
A group of women gathered around a table
A woman presenting to a group of people.
sponsor talking with an attendee at the Knoxville Women in Tech Expo

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your company and connect with female tech professionals and potential clients in the Knoxville area.

Event Schedule

Keynote Address

9:20 AM – 10:20 AM

Shelmina Abji: Scale New Heights

Shelmina is the founder and CEO of Show Your Worth.ai, a gender equality advocate, former IBM Vice President, angel investor, and philanthropist. She started her career as a software engineer and then moved into sales, leading global teams to deliver over $1B in annual revenues and serving as a key decision-maker in hiring and promoting hundreds of professionals. Shelmina is also the author of Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work.

Watch Her TEDx Talk >

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Breakout Session 1

10:40 AM – 11:25 AM

Melissa Centers: Create Your Own Seat at the Table

You do not have to be invited to sit down. Learn how to make your own chair at the table.
Melissa Centers is a board member, business consultant, and attorney who provides integrated strategic advice and support to boards of directors, founders, and companies of all sizes. When not helping clients with their most complex challenges, Melissa is a college professor at both the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State where she teaches courses including business law, ethics and white collar crime, and business management.

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11:25 AM – 12:40 PM

Group Session

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM

Breakout Session 2

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Jenny Boyett: A Grown Up's Guide to Kids Wiring

No matter the age or stage, kids are . . . hard. But understanding their wiring might change the way you look at (and speak to) every child that crosses your path from this day forward.
Jenny Boyett is the co-founder of The ColorWorks Group, a boutique publishing and training company teaching people how their natural wiring colors their communication. She served in the non-profit sector for 20 years focusing on business development, relationship management, and public relations. She’s a communicator, a trainer, and a mother to four daughters (three of them triplets!) She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, a master facilitator for the Table Group, and a very passionate pickleball player.

Deloitte: Having Mad Rizz with Generative AI
Leader Panel: Retaining Great Talent
Group Session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Martha Weeks: Finding the Value of Asking for and Offering Help

Learn how the Reciprocity Ring exercise can make it easy to ask for and offer help. You might be surprised what a positive impact this dynamic group activity could have on your productivity, team culture, and mindset.
Martha Weeks is a leadership communications coach who teaches communications at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee (UT) and facilitates workshops and coaches at organizations including Google, Volkswagen, and Stanford Business School.

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Happy Hour

Networking, Drinks & Fun!
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Patriot Talent Solutions
Pilot Company
Comcast Business
North Wind Group
North Wind Group
North Wind Group
North Wind Group
North Wind Group
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
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About Women in Tech

Women in Tech (WiT) exists to revolutionize the experience of women in technology and establish a new standard of inclusion for tech culture & leadership by providing a forum to promote women in technology through networking, education, and community outreach.


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