What we're about

Madison Women in Tech is a supportive, inclusive community of women and gender nonbinary folks working or interested in technology, from designers to programmers to recruiters to students. Through regular events and a digital newsletter, we empower and elevate women and enbys in Madison’s tech scene.

View our website here! https://madisonwomen.tech

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Any woman or nonbinary person interested in or working in technology is welcome at ALL of our events.

Men are welcome at most of our events, but not all; occasionally, we host events that are specifically for women and nonbinary folks. In either case, we will make it clear in the event description. Still unsure if it's appropriate for you to attend? Feel free to shoot us an email at admin@madisonwomen.tech and double-check (we're very nice ❤️).


With rare exceptions, all our in-person events are hosted at accessible locations near multiple public transportation options; we also work to have gender neutral bathrooms available at every in-person event. When food is involved, we make sure to have vegan and gluten-free items available.


We highly encourage you to bring children along! We aren't often able to provide dedicated childcare, and some of our events might not be appropriate for children (depending on their age), but we try to choose event spaces that are child-friendly.


Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. At in-person and virtual events where men are invited to attend, they are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees, at both in-person and virtual events, agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct.


Thank you to our newsletter sponsors for June, CloudZero and Absolute Software! They're both currently hiring for a wide variety of positions, so be sure to check out their career pages!


Thank you to Ten Forward Consulting for sponsoring our annual meetup fees and paying our website hosting costs!

Upcoming events (1)

FORWARD FEST: "Entrepreneurs Share Lessons Learned from Building Their Tech MVP"

Forward Fest is Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival. This is not an event that Madison Women in Tech is hosting, but it's one that we're attending together as a group. We hope you can join us!

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE A SPOT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-entrepreneurs-share-key-lessons-learned-from-building-their-tech-mvp-tickets-371201613017

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Amanda DoAmaral, Co-Founder // Fiveable

Amanda DoAmaral is an educator, activist, and co-founder of Fiveable - a social productivity platform for students. She spent a half a decade teaching high school history in Oakland, CA, where her passion for creating equitable educational opportunities was ignited. Amanda has been a vocal advocate for inclusive history curriculum and is active within the Milwaukee tech community.

Lydie Hudson, Founder // BrandScope, 13Now

Lydie Hudson, with her background as a lawyer, has founded two companies. BrandScope gives companies with strong brands a solution to manage their trademark portfolios. 13Now is a tool that allows investors to comply with certain SEC regulations.

Emmanuel Quame Buah, Co-Founder & CTO // Airfordable

Emmanuel Quame Buah is a product & full stack engineer with enthusiasm for building products and services people want. He's co-founded a couple of start-ups in the Networking and Fintech space. Currently, he's co-founder & CTO of Airfordable - payment plans for flight. Besides product engineering, he's a movie buff, enjoys soccer, and loves exploring different cultures near and far!

Gretchen Erdmann-Hermans, Founder // WorkerMee

Gretchen Erdmann-Hermans founded the community connection platform WorkerMee as an alternative to social media. The peer-to-peer job marketplace allows teens to find jobs and advertise their micro-businesses to neighbors in order to build references and work experience for college and early career applications. Erdmann-Hermans went from the inspiration in late February to launching an MVP in early June, a mere three months later. Drawing on her background in graphic design, she provided wireframes of the concept and worked closely with developers for feasibility and cost estimates. A team of female web developers at Ten Forward Consulting completed the MVP project. WorkerMee.org is part of the StartingBlock Social Impact Cohort 2022.


Feel free to arrive anytime 4pm and 4:15pm; panel will begin promptly at 4:15pm.


Ten Forward Consulting is custom web and mobile development shop, located right off the Capitol Square (and the sustaining sponsor for Madison Women in Tech!).

There are multiple parking garages and parking lots within a few blocks, including:

  • Block89 Parking Ramp
  • 114 E Main St Parking Ramp
  • Brayton Parking Lot

The following bus lines have stops nearby:
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 23, 27, 70, 72, 75


Attendees are required to show proof of vaccination to attend this event.

Ten Forward Consulting is located in an accessible building; an entrance with stairs is located off Main Street, while the entrance in the back of the building, off Webster Street, features an elevator. It has a gender neutral bathroom, which includes a diaper-changing station.

Babes in arms are most welcome, but as there will be alcoholic beverages available, this event is not otherwise intended for children.


This event is open to all genders; Madison Women in Tech is not hosting this event, but any members of ours who attend agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

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