2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Female Founders in Tech: Sparking Growth

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St

The Women Presidents Organization is a nonprofit for top female founders and business leaders, with a membership of 1,800 contributing nearly $20BN to the economy. Among that membership are some of the most successful leaders in technology, who have handedly disproved the “cookies and crafts” stereotype of women-owned businesses. These women have risen to the top of their industries -- but their paths weren’t always smooth.

Join the most successful women leaders from top businesses in technology as they discuss the challenges, surprises and tremendous opportunity at hand for female founders in the tech industry.

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Nina Vaca


Pinnacle Group

Nina Vaca founded Pinnacle in 1996 as an information technology services provider to the Fortune 500. Today, the company’s client base includes industry leaders such as Verizon, AT&T, Citigroup, IB...

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Phyllis Newhouse at SXSW

Phyllis Newhouse


Xtreme Solutions Inc

Xtreme Solutions, founded in 2002, is an end-to-end IT services and solutions provider, with offerings that range from IT business consulting to state-of-the-art cybersecurity consulting and forens...

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Roz Alford at SXSW

Roz Alford


ASAP Solutions Group

ROZ L. ALFORD received a Bachelor of Science from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Institute in Frankfurt, Germany and the University of Chicago. In 1989, Roz founded and is now co-principal of ASAP...

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