Event Info

Join us October 29 – November 2, 2018 for the inaugural Amsterdam Women in Tech Regatta Week

The Regatta is a curated collection of educational events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

The WiT Regatta is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Amsterdam is a mecca for talent, tech and dynamic non-profit organizations dedicated to making the industry more inclusive and diverse.  WiT Regatta is about helping you to tap into this talented community.

The Amsterdam Regatta has been organized in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Women in Tech Coalition, that includes 15 local and provincial women in tech groups. We’ll come together to amplify careers, actualize goals, define the future of tech and blow our own minds.

Get to work during our signature co-storming sessions, workshops, non-profit resource fair and cocktail mixers.  Join captivating conversations with CEO’s, female founders and engineers.

Our week is brimming with opportunities to build your tribe and buoy your spirit, no oars required.

Amsterdam is now joining this international event series with Seattle and Vancouver!



Our 2018 agenda includes:

Monday’s kick-off opening party: Resource reception featuring over 15 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech – all during one night, under one roof (at the fabulous CIRCL). Connect with industry leaders who can help you find new opportunities, provide you with valuable networking and powerful insights to push your career to the next level.

Port Tracks: During the week we’re hosting 30 breakout sessions across the city. Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at 1 of 5 ports, as well as Circl; the MotherSHIP for the WiT Regatta.  Attend all or create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests.

  • Port 1: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech)  We’ll be talking about everything from AI, to Cryptocurrencies, to growing as a coder.
  • Port 2: Inclusive Culture (Allyship)  The focus here is on ending gender bias in the workplace & building stronger, more diverse teams.
  • Port 3: Leadership We’ll hear from a diverse group of CEO’s and leaders who will discuss multi-dimensional leadership, building credibility and avoiding isolation.
  • Port 4: Startups Here we’ll talk about side hustles, perfecting your pitch, and more with startup junkies and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Port 5: Career Acumen (Building relationships) Learn about how storytelling, mentorship, and meaningful connections will help you meet your career goals and win the race.

Closing Celebration:  Enjoy the last day of the WiT Regatta Week at the Closing Celebrations. Participate in a variety of exciting pop in events: headshots, fashion exhibits, interactive VR, candlelight meditation, résumé review, workplace hacks and more… Connect, nibble & sip with new and old friends.


“We at The WiT Regatta passionately believe in the power of community and strive to build new connections in our ever-growing ecosystem. We will provide a powerful week brimming with opportunities to build your tribe and buoy your spirit, no oars required. Our goal is for everyone to be seen, heard and to walk away from this week with new ideas and relationships.”

-Melody Biringer, Connection Engineer | WiT Regatta Creator

Connect with over 15 different organizations, elite mentors, and hands on workshop opportunities that will help you find new opportunities to plug into the community, provide you with valuable networking, and powerful insight to push your career to the next level.  People of all genders are welcome to attend. Participating organizations:

Amsterdam Women in Technology  Code to Change  Ladies that UX Amsterdam  Women Talk Tech  PWN  Women in Tech World  She Sharp  The Next Women  Lean In Amsterdam  R Ladies  Female Ventures  She’s Coding



Below is a sample of our 2017 event in Seattle