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Tech festival changes the narrative

Tech startups founded by females will take centre stage at next month’s Women in Tech Festival in California.

The Silicon Valley Forum event returns for the fourth year with the two-day League of Extraordinary Women festival, which will bring together women and men united in their commitment to support greater diversity of opportunity in STEM fields.

And the festival will kick off on 12 April with 10 startups, all founded by women, competing in a pitch competition judged by a panel of influential investors.

Denyse Cardozo, CEO and President of Silicon Valley Forum, said: “At Silicon Valley Forum, we’re proud to do our part to continue the discussion around female entrepreneurship and leadership. The importance of diversity and advocacy—in STEM and beyond—cannot be overstated. Our hope for the 2018 Women in Tech Festival is to highlight extraordinary women who are lighting the way forward and provide inspiration to those who are just beginning to find their way.”

Ticketing information for the festival, which takes place on 12 and 13 April, at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, is available on the event website.

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