Google’s IWD Event Series

Google is hosting 15 global International Women's Day summits in March 2020. Learn more and apply today!

  • Program overview

    Program summary

    Google is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with Google’s IWD Event Series. IWD 2020 consists of 15 global summits throughout the month of March.

    These summits recognize Women in technology by featuring speakers, workshops, and the opportunity to connect with fellow industry professionals. Our goal is to create spaces where Women in tech can find community, inspiration, and empowerment. Learn more and apply today! If your city’s application deadline has passed, sign up to learn about future IWD Event Series summits.

    Event content

    Google is excited to bring a mix of speakers and engagements to the various summits. While the locations will have unique structures and themes, all focus on creating spaces where Women in tech can find community, inspiration, and empowerment. Many summits will feature workshops presented by Google’s Women Techmakers. Visit the links in the Locations tab to learn more about what is taking place at your local event.

    IWD 2020 locations

    We’re hosting summits in 15 cities across the globe — in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Australia and Europe. Visit the Locations tab to learn more about each summit.

    How to apply

    Complete the IWD 2020 application by the application deadline for your location. Please note, the event team does not offer travel reimbursement, so we suggest applying to the summit in your local area. If your city’s application deadline has passed, sign up to learn about future IWD Event Series summits.

  • Locations

    IWD 2020 locations

    We are hosting summits in 15 cities across the globe — in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Australia and Europe. Each location will have a unique mix of content, speakers, and engagement opportunities, all in celebration of Women in technology.

    Learn more about what's taking place at the summits by visiting the links below! If your city’s application deadline has passed, sign up to learn about future IWD Event Series summits.

    Atlanta Summit: March 21 — Full day summit designed for Black+ Women

    Application deadline: February 13

    Bangalore Summit: March 21 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 13

    Cape Town Summit: March 12 — Half day summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    Chicago Summit: March 28 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 20

    Los Angeles Summit: March 14 — Full day summit designed for Latinas/Hispanic Women

    Application deadline: February 9

    Mountain View Summit: March 7 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    Munich Summit: March 9 — Half day summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    New York Summit: March 7 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    São Paulo Summit: March 14 — Full day summit presented in Portuguese, with some written materials in English

    Application deadline: February 9

    Seattle Summit: March 7 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    Singapore Summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    Sydney Summit: March 20 — Full day summit

    Application deadline: February 13

    Tel Aviv Summit: March 16 — Evening summit

    Application deadline: February 11

    Tokyo Summit

    Application deadline: February 9

    Waterloo Summit: March 31 — Evening reception

    Application deadline: February 25

  • Apply

    Application instructions

    Complete the IWD 2020 application by the application deadline for your location. If your city’s application deadline has passed, sign up to learn about future IWD Event Series summits.

    What to consider when applying

    • We strive to have a broad representation of attendees in tech including developers, designers, technology entrepreneurs, and many others across all phases of careers, backgrounds, genders, and walks of life. All are welcome to apply!
    • You can apply to any summit location, but please note that we do not reimburse any travel expenses for the summit.
    • Different summit locations have different deadlines to apply. Applications for a given city will not be accepted after the deadline.

    Application review timeline

    The applications for a given location will be reviewed at the same time, once the application deadline has passed. You will hear back on your status two weeks after the location's application deadline.

    IWD 2020 application deadlines

    Atlanta Summit: March 21, Application deadline: February 13

    Bangalore Summit: March 21, Application deadline: February 13

    Cape Town Summit: March 12, Application deadline: February 9

    Chicago Summit: March 28, Application deadline: February 20

    Los Angeles Summit: March 14, Application deadline: February 9

    Mountain View Summit: March 7, Application deadline: February 9

    Munich Summit: March 9, Application deadline: February 9

    New York Summit: March 7, Application deadline: February 9

    São Paulo Summit: March 14, Application deadline: February 9

    Seattle Summit: March 7, Application deadline: February 9

    Singapore Summit: Application deadline: February 9

    Sydney Summit: March 20, Application deadline: February 13

    Tel Aviv Summit: March 16, Application deadline: February 11

    Tokyo Summit Application deadline: February 9

    Waterloo Summit: March 31, Application deadline: February 25

  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    Below are some answers to common questions. If you have questions about a specific summit, visit the Locations tab. If your question is not answered, reach out to Google-IWD@google.com.

    What is IWD?

    International Women's Day (IWD), marked on March 8th every year, “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.”

    Why does Google celebrate IWD?

    We're proud of the contributions Women in technology make across our industry and across our company. Google supports and celebrates Women in technology through numerous initiatives, including the Small Business Supplier Diversity and Accelerate with Google programs, the Google Cultural Institute, our Women@ employee resource group, and more. International Women's Day is an important moment to recognize how Women have influenced the tech industry and beyond.

    When and where is Google’s IWD Event Series taking place?

    We’re hosting summits in 15 cities across the globe — in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Australia and Europe. Visit the Locations tab to learn more about each summit.

    Who can apply?

    We strive to have a broad representation of attendees in tech including developers, designers, technology entrepreneurs, and many others across all phases of their careers, backgrounds, genders, and walks of life. All are welcome to apply!

    What should I consider when I’m applying?

    • You can apply to any summit location, but please note that we do not reimburse any travel expenses for the summit.
    • Different summit locations have different deadlines to apply. Applications for a given city will not be accepted after the deadline.

    Can I apply to attend if the application deadline has passed for the summit that I’m interested in?

    Applications are not accepted after the deadline. If your city’s application deadline has passed, sign up to learn about future IWD Event Series summits.

    Will the summits have workshops?

    Some summits will feature workshops presented by Google’s Women Techmakers. The goal of the workshops is to offer opportunities for attendees to hone their skills and progress their careers in tech. Visit the links in the Locations tab to learn more about what is being offered at the different summits.

    What is Google’s Women Techmakers?

    Google’s Women Techmakers is dedicated to helping Women thrive in technology through community, visibility and resources. As a part of International Women’s Day and Google’s IWD Event Series, Women Techmakers will be presenting workshops for Women to hone their skills and progress their careers in tech. Learn more and become a member at womentechmakers.com.

    When will I find out if I was accepted into the summit?

    The applications for a given location will be reviewed at the same time, once the application deadline has passed. You will receive an update on your status no more than two weeks after the application deadline.

    If I attended an IWD summit in the past, am I guaranteed a spot for 2020?

    We will review all applications fully, however, due to space constraints we are unable to guarantee entry for any applicant.

    Why are the Atlanta and Los Angeles summits focused on specific groups of Women?

    While a part of Google’s IWD Event Series, the Atlanta and Los Angeles summits are designed Black+ Women (Atlanta), and Hispanic Women and Latinas (Los Angeles). These events will create space to celebrate the unique experiences shared within these communities.

    Will Google host the IWD Event Series in a city near me next year?

    We have not yet finalized our locations for 20201. If you'd like to receive an update from the Google Events team when IWD 2021 locations are announced, sign up here!