Women 2.0 is building a future where gender is no longer a factor. Founded in April 2006, it's now the leading media brand for women in tech. The for-profit, for-good company takes an action-oriented approach that directly addresses the pipeline from all sides: hiring, founding, investing and leading.
Co-FoundeR & President
Most recently, she held the role of President of a large global non-profit focused women in technology and entrepreneurship, as well as Adjunct Professor roles at at Syracuse University.
Kate has spoken on women in tech, marketing, technology and entrepreneurship at numerous events such as SXSWi, Fast Company Innovation Uncensored, NWX, and TEDx, and has been featured in HuffPo, IBT, MCNBC, TechCrunch and Al Jazeera America. She also writes regularly for Forbes, covering women in technology, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Kate has held past positions as Director of the W2O Group Center for Social Commerce at the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University and Executive Director of Digital and Social Media for Syracuse University, and founded and led the Other Side Group.
Kate holds a BA from the University of Rochester, an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
When she’s not doing all *that*, she’s a very non-professional (but adventurous!) athlete, an equally as non-professional musician, can be found outdoors in any weather — skiing, biking, hiking, sailing — loves a good meal with bubbly, craft beer and good friends, hilariousness and life. Her husband quit his job as a web developer and they now live on a hops farm in Upstate, NY. She can be found on Twitter at @just_kate.
Elisa Miller-Out is an entrepreneur, investor and community builder. She’s currently COO of Women 2.0 and co-founder of CourseQ, a chatbot startup. She’s also managing director of the Finger Lakes Fund, an early stage angel investment fund.
Elisa recently had a successful exit from Singlebrook, a custom software services firm that she co-founded and ran for 10 years. Singlebrook has Fortune 500, higher education and nonprofit clients from all over the world including: Cornell, Yale, Henry Schein, Hitachi, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund and more.
Elisa has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes and other publications, and she speaks about technology and entrepreneurship at events across the country. Prior to founding Singlebrook, Elisa founded two other companies and worked in a variety of industries in New York City. She has also founded several networking groups and regularly serves as a mentor and judge for startup accelerators and competitions. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.
When she’s not working, Elisa enjoys local foods, Crossfit, swimming in waterfalls, reading and spending time with her husband and two daughters and her big extended family. She can be found on Twitter at @ElisaMillerOut.
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A Brief History
Women 2.0 was founded in April 2006 with the vision of making an impact on gender equality in the tech world. With 30% of tech workers being women, 10% female founders, 10% female investors, 24% women sourced in the news, something had to change.
We became passionate about catalyzing this change. We saw how important it was to have more women in technology as leaders, founders, investors and technical talent. As our passion project, we – the founders, hosted networking events in our own apartments, that were open to men and women (complete strangers!).
After years of operating Women 2.0 as a “side project” and being pulled by the momentum of the expanding community, we have grown Women 2.0 into the leading media brand for the next generation of technology leaders. Everyday our work is inspired by the fact that we get to be the change we want to see in the world.
In August of 2016, we changed hands for our next phase of growth. Under our new leadership, we’re excited to continue to create impactful content, experiences, products and partnerships that build a more vibrant and diverse technology ecosystem.