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A Glittering Showcase

Your support will play a crucial role in funding GFT's programing, enabling us to expand our K-12 Youth Initiative, enhance Pipeline 4.0, and strengthen Building For Equity Entrepreneurship, thereby equipping more young individuals and BIPOC women with the skills and opportunities they need to excel in STEM fields and entrepreneurship.

Star Speaker

Hear our star keynote speaker, who is none other than Dr. Mae Jemison, the pioneering astronaut who broke barriers as the first African-American in space. Dr. Jemison's remarkable journey and her passion for advancing STEM education align perfectly with our mission. Get ready for an inspiring journey into the cosmos with this remarkable trailblazer!

Cosmic Sponsorship

Join us as a sponsor for our 2023 Gala, and become a driving force behind a brighter future for Girls For Technology Programs and BIPOC women entrepreneurs. Your generous support will help us create pathways to success, empowering the next generation of tech leaders and fostering diversity and innovation in entrepreneurship.

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GALA DINNER & CHARITY AUCTION

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023 AT 6:00 PM
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A Gala That Celebrates Philanthropy

Welcome to the Girls For Technology Gala, an inspiring event that celebrates and supports the next generation of female tech leaders.

ABOUT
2023 GALA BLAST OFF
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HARTFORD MARRIOT

Book your spot 

BOOK BY: 11/24/23
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UNLOCKING THE
UNIVERSE OF OPPORTUNITY:


How this Gala Benefits
Girls For Technology

At Girls For Technology, we are committed to nurturing the talents and dreams of our young students, fostering workforce development, and promoting equity for BIPOC women entrepreneurs. This Gala is not just a night of glitz and glamour but a powerful catalyst for positive change, as we strive to benefit our diverse range of programs.

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Mae Jemison

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Co-Chairs

Andréa Hawkins

& Tara Spain

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SPEAKERS
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Entertainment by

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Wali Ali
David Davies
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F A Q's
  • When and where is the Girls For Technology gala?
    The Girls For Technology gala will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Connecticut Convention Center located in Downtown Hartford, CT. 100 Columbus Blvd.
  • What is the purpose of the Girls For Technology gala?
    The gala aims to raise funds and awareness for Girls For Technology, a nonprofit organization empowering young girls in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields and BIPOC women entrepreneurs.
  • What is the dress code for the gala?
    The dress code for the gala is black tie/formal attire. We encourage guests to dress elegantly and celebrate the occasion.
  • Will there be dinner served at the gala?
    Yes, a 3-course meal will be served during the gala. Dietary restrictions and preferences can be mentioned while purchasing tickets.
  • Can I volunteer at the gala?
    Yes, we welcome volunteers who are passionate about supporting Girls For Technology. Please contact Latonia Tabb at gala@girlsfortechnology.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
  • Will I receive my tickets in the mail?
    No. We do not issue paper tickets. You will simply check in upon arrival at the check-in table by giving our staff your name. When you purchase your tickets through OneCause, you will receive a confirmation email for your records.
  • How can I purchase tickets for the gala?
    Tickets can be purchased through our website by selecting "Buy Tickets"
  • Is there parking available at the gala venue?
    Yes, there will be designated parking available at the Connecticut Convention Center parking garage. Please follow the instructions provided by event staff upon arrival.
  • What other activities can we expect at the Girls For Technology gala?
    Apart from the keynote speeches and dinner, there will be live entertainment, a silent auction, and opportunities for networking and engaging with like-minded individuals.
  • Is there an age restriction for attending the gala?
    The gala welcomes attendees ages 5 and up with purchase of gala entry. However, we recommend parental discretion for young children due to the formal and professional nature of the event.
  • Can I purchase a ticket at the door?
    No. We expect that the Gala will sell out, so we encourage you to make your ticket purchase as soon as possible. The last day to purchase a ticket will be November 23th
  • Are there any sponsorship opportunities available for the gala?
    Yes, there are various sponsorship level opportunities available for businesses and organizations interested in supporting Girls For Technology. Please visit our website or email Latonia Tabb at gala@girlsfortechnology.org for more information.
  • Can I make additional donations at the gala?
    Absolutely! Girls For Technology greatly appreciates any additional contributions. There will be additional opportunities to make additional donations during the gala.
  • How do I become a Table Captain?
    Table Captains are highly encouraged to secure a guaranteed table of 10 seats together. Please click here, click the "Get Tickets" button and select "Table Captain" or email Latonia Tabb at gala@girlsfortechnology.org for more information.
  • Will there be any special guests or keynote speakers at the gala?
    Yes, the gala will feature prominent figures in STEAM, as well as inspiring keynote speakers who will share their experiences and insights. Please visit our website for more information.
  • How will the funds raised at the gala be utilized by Girls For Technology?
    The funds raised at the gala will primarily support Girls For Technology programs, including scholarships, mentoring programs, and resource development, to inspire and empower young girls in the STEAM fields.
  • How can I stay updated on future Girls For Technology events or initiatives?
    Please sign up on our website to be a part of our distribution list to receive our newsletter and/or follow our social media accounts for the latest updates and announcements.
  • Will there be any special guests or keynote speakers at the gala?
    Yes, the gala will feature Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman astronaut who will share her experiences and insights.
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Our  2022 Sponsors

We are so grateful for the support of our 2022 sponsors!

As we express our immense gratitude to our generous sponsors from last year's gala, we invite you to join the esteemed ranks of supporters, making a lasting impact by becoming a sponsor for this year's Girls For Technology Gala, where we collectively illuminate the path towards a brighter, more inclusive future in STEAM education and empowerment. Complete information about sponsorship opportunities, including program digital advertisements, can be found here. Please contact Latonia Tabb at gala@girlsfortechnology.org if you are interested in sponsoring the Gala, being a Table Captain, or purchasing a digital advertisement.

SPONSORS

Gala 2022

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