2018 Technical Executive Forum

The Technical Executive Forum (TEF) is an invite-only event for C-level executives from AnitaB.org Partner companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face in retaining and advancing technologists. This key Organizational Transformation program is held annually at GHC, and helps guide organizations in creating more inclusive workplaces. Attendees connect, collaborate, and learn best practices and actionable solutions for retaining and advancing women technologists. Seize this chance to meet and hear from others who likewise view diversity in innovation as an imperative.

TEF18 will occur Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT.


Started in 2007, TEF began as a CTO round table with a handful of C-level executives, and has continued to grow. In 2017, over 180 executives attended TEF, and we expect a similar turnout for 2018. By keeping TEF’s annual growth rate small yet steady, we ensure that TEF remains an intimate event for in-depth discussions.

TEF continues to be a highly rated event focused on diversity in technology and computing for technical executives. It has consistently rated in the 4.1—4.7 range (out of a 5.0 scale) for overall quality since measurement began in 2011. This program is a wonderful opportunity for C-level technical and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) executives to connect, collaborate, and learn. In the full-day program, experts and peers provide cutting-edge research and strategies on how to advance and retain women technologists.

Program Agenda

Learn who’s speaking and what we’ll be discussing at TEF 18. View agenda.

For additional information, please contact us.


Nominations for the 2018 Technical Executive Forum are now closed. Thank you to the many Partner companies that have provided nominations in a timely manner. Nominees submitted after today will be placed on a waitlist and considered if space is still available.

Each AnitaB.org partner has the opportunity to submit technical executive nominations at their corresponding partnership levels. Learn more about the nomination process, and fill out our online nomination form.