IWiT will be in the news often in the coming days and weeks. But for much more than the second annual Indy Women in Tech Championship LPGA golf tournament taking place at the Brickyard Crossing from August 16-19.

The tournament features 144 of the world’s leading professional golfers competing for $2 million in prize money at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course. But it also places Indianapolis and efforts to support women in technology in the spotlight.

The invitation-only IWiT Summit on August 14 will feature more than 400 local and national tech leaders. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, will deliver the keynote presentation. The summit goals, focused on a tech community being welcoming to all, include:

  • A clear understanding of the current state of the community and why gender and inclusion are important
  • Challenges and unconscious biases that women face that impede the mission to be the most inclusive and diverse tech community
  • Actionable takeaways to help attendees and their companies drive inclusive cultures

Net proceeds from the tournament go to IWiT and its overall mission of “inspiring women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM-related employment in Indiana by introducing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as providing the necessary financial support, mentoring, training and education for tech-related careers.”

One of those key support activities follows in just over a month with Ignite Your Superpower STEM Day on September 10 (8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) at IUPUI. A partnership with Women & Hi Tech and Conner Prairie, the day will feature more than 600 middle school students participating in hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits designed to inspire girls to discover more about STEM.

Learn more at www.indywit.com.