International Women's Day Conference

Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GOL 1400), 20 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, 14623

Come out to attend workshops and hear speakers speak for our International Women's Day Conference! We will be providing lunch and swag for all in-person participants!

Apr 9, 2023, 3:00 – 9:00 PM



Key Themes

International Women's Day (IWD)

About this event

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

As part of Google’s Women Techmakers (WTM) program, events are hosted throughout March and April, even though International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. The goal of IWD celebration for Google is to galvanize women with a background or interest in computer science around International Women’s Day and raise visibility of women in tech.  Along with just the timing of IWD falling around midterms and spring break travel, we wanted to choose an easier time to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of STEM women around the world.

This year’s 2023 theme is “Dare To Be.” Events are being focused around empowering our communities to have the courage and confidence to dream big and take risks. Whether it’s bold, resilient, innovative or more, IWD 2023 is an invitation for everyone to think about all the ways you will “Dare To Be!”


3:00 PMOpening Ceremony
3:30 PMKeynote: Madona Wambua with "How to Stop Self-Sabotage by Rewiring Your Thoughts"
4:15 PMLunch
5:30 PMKeynote: Medha Muppala with “Designing for accessibility”
6:30 PMBreakout Activity
7:00 PMSierra Obryan with “Getting started with Jetpack Compose”
8:30 PMClosing Ceremony


  • Madona S. Wambua

    Western Governors University

    Google Developer Expert

  • Sierra Obryan


    Software Engineer @ Clubhouse | Android GDE

  • Medha Muppala

    Freelance | Women Techmakers

    UI Designer


  • Alaina Mupparthi

    GDSC Lead

  • Andrew Wrightson


  • Daechan Kim


    Graphic Designer

  • Katyani Mehra

    Workshop Lead

  • Harshit Lamba

    Workshop Lead

  • Aneesh Bukya

    Community Manager

  • Aathif Khan

    Events Director

  • Alia Ulanbek Kyzy

    Outreach Officer

  • Deepika Kini

    Workshop Lead

  • Naysa Ko

    Marketing Manager

  • Aniedi Udo-Obong

    Regional Leader

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