SIM Women Leadership Summit


       May 4, 2017 - The Drake Hotel - Chicago








If your organization is interested in sponsorship, exhibiting, or corporate sponsorship, you can find the sponsorship prospectus here and reach out to Porter Rice for more information - / 856-437-4750.





ARA aspires to Attract, Retain, and Advance women in technology by cultivating and nurturing relationships via mentorship and events/programs, thereby building strong female leaders to support and influence the IT community.

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BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in the fields of information technology, computer science and related S.T.E.M fields. Members are actively engaged in serving the community through outreach and charting the future of the IT industry. 

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HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology


HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & ExhibitionNational Health IT WeekHIMSS Innovation CenterHIMSS Interoperability Showcases™HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.

About HIMSS Women in Health IT Roundtable

The Women in Health IT Roundtable is addressing the gender gap in health IT, and the need for more community, resources and recognition of women who have made a difference sector-wide in our mission to improve health through the best use of IT. 

The HIMSS Women in Health IT Roundtable’s primary purpose is to foster thought-provoking discussions to reduce the gender gap, equip women for ever-increasing leadership roles, and recognize influential women at every health IT level.


ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.



The Illinois Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois.

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SIM Chicago  - SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations.




826CHI encourages a desire and cultivates the skills for students to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We provide collaborative, imaginative, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based writing programs to Chicago students. By professionally publishing our students’ work, we provide them with a tangible product of their hard work that they can share with the wider community and foster dialogue and understanding beyond their peers. Creative self-expression is transformative for any youth, but we give priority to students from low-income families and English Language Learners whose voices have been historically marginalized. 


826CHI is a chapter of a growing national 826 network of writing and tutoring centers now seven cities strong. Each chapter maintains its grassroots origin and is locally run and funded, each with their own Board of Directors. All our programs are free of charge. Our work is made possible by supporters who believe that strong communication skills are fundamental to future success in any field. Financial support of 826CHI directly enhances the education of thousands of youth each year. 826CHI would is honored to participate in the SIM Women Leadership Summit as we are looking to further develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs.


826CHI shares its space with the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., a store with a not-so-secret mission. Our unique products encourage creative writing, imaginative play, and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages. Every purchase supports 826CHI's free programming, so visit us at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park or online to pick up spy glasses, fake moustaches, our latest student publications, and much more!

ITSMF increases the representation of black professionals at senior levels in technology, to impact organizational innovation and growth. We do this by developing and nurturing these dynamic leaders through enrichment of the mind, body and soul.


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