Women in tech

We are committed to changing the gender ratio at all of our events globally, and empowering women by providing networking opportunities and mentorship programs. Join us in Rio to catch talks from the women making waves in the world of tech and beyond.

Women in tech attendees get access to exclusive women in tech areas at Web Summit Rio, including our Women in Tech Lounge, powered by Banco do Brazil, masterclasses, roundtables and more.

Pre-register now to be one of the first to find out when women in tech tickets go on sale for 2024.

Our commitment to change

We are 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 programs and nurturing our online women in tech community. In 2023, 40 percent of attendees at Web Summit Rio were women, and we hope to continue the trend next year.

Please note: As part of our commitment to change, and in accordance with Part C of our terms and conditions, this program is only open to people who identify as women.
40% women attendees
37%women speakers
22%women-founded startups

Meet the incredible women in tech who have joined us at past events

Lisa JacksonApple
Lisa Jackson
Kara SwisherRecode
Kara Swisher
Sara MenkerGro Intelligence
Sara Menker
Aileen LeeCowboy Ventures
Aileen Lee
Margrethe VestagerEuropean Commission
Margrethe Vestager
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Lorraine TwohillGoogle
Lorraine Twohill
Sarah FriarSquare
Sarah Friar
Adi TatarkoHouzz
Adi Tatarko
Jean LiuDidi Chuxing
Jean Liu
Holly LiuY Combinator
Holly Liu
Jenny LeeGGV Capital
Jenny Lee
Anjali SudVimeo
Anjali Sud
Sophia BushActress
Sophia Bush
Laurie SegallCNN
Laurie Segall
Stephanie McMahonWWE
Stephanie McMahon
Linda BoffGE
Linda Boff

“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.”

An attendee makes a heart shape with their hands in front of a wall with text that reads 'I'm making the future'.

– Lindsay Kaplan, Co-founder, Chief

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

Siam Capital founder and general partner Sita Chantramonklasri speaks onstage at Web Summit, sitting in an armchair

– Sita Chantramonklasri, Founder & General Partner, Siam Capital

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

co:collective co-founder and CEO Rosemarie Ryan speaks onstage at Web Summit, sitting in an armchair

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