Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founding Member & Chief Mktg Officer
Chariot Solutions/TechGirlz

Tracey is a sought after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based open source software firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring teenage girls to consider careers in technology.

Tracey is a frequent commenter on women in technology-related careers and advises a number of leading companies on their STEM programs. She has shared insights and solutions at conferences and serves as a skilled moderator that is always a champion for the audience. She has been a regular contributor to both Huffington Post and Forbes.

As CMO at Chariot Solutions, Tracey is responsible for all of the company’s branding, marketing and sales strategies. Twice recognized as a top place to work in Philadelphia, Tracey has helped grow the company 5x since its launch.

Seeing a dearth of women in technology led Tracey to build TechGirlz. The non-profit inspires, teaches, nurtures, and networks girls and women at every stage of their lives to ensure they remain passionate, skilled and supported technologists. To date, the program has reached more than 15,000 girls and plans to reach 20,000 more by 2020. Its success has challenged leaders of industry to consider how workforce diversity is better for their bottom line and how investing in girls is an investment in their future.

In addition to her work, Tracey is a founder and current chair of the annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE) and cofounder of the Women in Tech Summit. She is also a founding board member of Philadelphia Startup Leaders, board member for Creating IT Futures and WXPN.

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