Supporting Women in Technology

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) is a program of the Minnesota High Tech Association that works to promote, educate and empower women in technology across Minnesota.

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) Logo

Support Women in Tech

WLiT Sponsorship 2020
For more information on sponsorships, contact Ray Hoover:
320-293-2312 |

Our goal is to “Connect, Educate and Reach Back.”

The WLiT program is open to both men and women interested in promoting, educating and empowering women in technology. WLiT works to provide a network for women in technology across industry, level and line of business. We believe that no one stands alone – and strive to create community through the networking and conversations at our quarterly events.

Quarterly events provide learning opportunities in technology, career development, as well as help to promote careers in technology. The WLiT community also partners with other non-profits to help bring not only the next generation of women leaders into the workplace but also, women returning to the workplace.


Past Program Speakers and Topics


  • Anne Pryor: Using AI to Optimize Your LinkedIn Brand, Influence and Thought Leadership
  • Dr. Solveig Brown: Creating Sustainable Work-Life Harmony


  • Heather Wray-Isquierdo: Search Inside Yourself
  • Speaker Panel: The Power of Resilience
  • Stacy Richards: The Secrets to a Successful Mentoring Partnership


  • Matt Norman: Influencing Across the Organization. Building Strategic Partnerships with the Business
  • Speaker Panel: The Technical Leadership Path. How to Remain Technical while Growing Your Career
  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher: Negotiating Your Value

We believe in “reaching back” to support students studying STEM disciplines. With the help of the MHTA Foundation, WLiT funds an annual scholarship that is given to a female undergraduate student studying a STEM discipline.

2020 Events

Tuesday, February 11A Conversation with Changemakers:  Advancing Women in Their Careers
Top 10 Questions from the WLiT Event

Tuesday, April 28: Postponed

Tuesday, August 18

Tuesday, October 20

Women Leading in Technology Leadership Committee

Jean Machart Photo, 2019

Jean Machart

WLiT Chair; Vice President of Personalization Capabilities, UnitedHealth Group

WLiT Robin

Robin Brown
CIO & Group Business Relationship Manager, North America Protein

WLiT Alyssa

Alyssa Lawson
Robins Kaplan LLP

WLiT Denise

Denise Morelock
Client Engagement Director
ThreeBridge Solutions

WLiT Sara

Sara Schlauderaff
Vice President
Taylor Communications SCS

WLiT Jennifer

Jennifer Simon
Modern Workplace Solution Specialist

WLiT Group Photo June 2019

Left to right:
Alyssa Lawson, Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP
Jean Machart, Vice President, Personalization Capabilities, UnitedHealth Group
Jennifer Simon, Modern Workplace Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
Sara Schlauderaff, Vice President, Taylor Communications SCS
Denise Morelock, Client Engagement Director, ThreeBridge Solutions