Women in tech

We’re committed to changing the gender ratio at our global events and to empowering women through networking and mentorship.

Women in tech attendees get access to exclusive women in tech areas at Web Summit Qatar, including our Women in Tech Lounge, masterclasses, roundtables and more.

Join the women in tech network today, and join us in Doha in 2024 to catch talks from the women making waves in the world of tech and beyond.

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Our commitment to change

We’re deeply committed to changing the gender balance at all of our events, and to empowering women across the world by fostering networking opportunities, building mentorship programmes and nurturing our online women in tech community.

In 2022, 42 percent of attendees at Web Summit in Lisbon were women, and we hope to continue improving on that figure in Doha.

Please note: As part of our commitment to change, and in accordance with Part C of our terms and conditions, this programme is only open to people who identify as women.
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“At the current rate, it’s going to take more than 100 years for women to hit pay parity with men. I don’t want to wait that long.”

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– Lindsay Kaplan, Co-founder, Chief

“For every one woman promoted to director level, two women are leaving the workforce.”

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– Rosemarie Ryan, Co-founder & CEO, co:collective

“Women are half the population, and their health affects everyone.”

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– Sita Chantramonklasri, Founder & General Partner, Siam Capital