GET Cities Announces Participation, Keynote Speaker in 2023 Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit

GET Cities is proud to sponsor the 10th annual event and will offer valuable insights and networking opportunities to attendees to progress equity in tech.

SAN FRANCISCO – September 4, 2023 GET (Gender Equity in Tech) Cities is proud to announce their participation in the 2023 Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit. Through their involvement, GET Cities will further support people from historically excluded groups, including the LGBTQIA+ community, as they overcome barriers in the tech industry by providing an insightful keynote address and networking opportunities for attendees.

“We are thrilled to participate in the 2023 Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit. At GET Cities, we are deeply committed to fostering gender equity in the tech industry.  Through our involvement, we aim to offer unique insights and transformative networking opportunities that will empower women, nonbinary, and transgender individuals to overcome barriers and thrive in the tech world.” [Name], [Title] at GET Cities. 

Former National Director and current Senior Strategic Advisor, Leslie Lynn Smith, will be presenting the keynote address at the summit on creating equity through empathy in the workplace.

“I am honored to present the keynote address at the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit, discussing the power of creating equity through empathy in the workplace. Empathy lies at the heart of understanding diverse experiences and perspectives, which is crucial for building an inclusive tech community. Through this keynote, I hope to inspire change and foster an environment where everyone’s voices are heard, valued, and respected. Together, we can forge a path towards a more equitable and vibrant tech industry.” – Leslie Lynn Smith, Former National Director and Senior Strategic Advisor at GET Cities.

Sarah Outland, GET Cities’ Director of Research will also be presenting a virtual talk on XX  The summit will take place virtually from October 16th-18th and in San Francisco from the 18th-20th.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the summit, and organizers expect to host over 15,000 attendees from across the globe. To learn more about the event or to register, visit

About GET Cities

GET Cities is an initiative designed to accelerate the representation and leadership of women in tech through the development of inclusive tech hubs across the United States. Launched in 2020, GET Cities is led by SecondMuse and Break Through Tech, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates. GET Cities has locations in Chicago, Miami, and the DC area.