You may have already heard some whispering, but here’s your official announcement: On Saturday, March 10, we’ll be putting on Skirts at South By, a day-long SxSW event celebrating all things women in startups!
Skirts at South By will be SxSW’s first day-long program targeted to entrepreneurial women. We’ll be located in the downtown Hilton as part of SxSW’s Startup Village and will have the kind of programming and networking you’d expect from Sharp Skirts. Hear usable advice on building your business. Connect with companies who are serious about hiring women. Get inspired to start your own business and learn from women who have already been through the process. No Botox booths, scented candles, or personal growth allowed – just tips for success from smart women.
We’ll share more specifics in the coming weeks but here’s the outline of the day: ‘reverse pitch’ session for women’s business organizations, networking, brown bag lunch with a kick-ass speaker, live-stream of the SxSWi keynote, startup pitch competition, and happy hour. We’ve got a couple of other fun items in the works as well, so stay tuned.
How can you get involved? First and foremost, plan to hang with us at the Hilton on March 10. We’re also looking for:
- *Sponsors interested in getting in front of this influential audience
- *Judges for our pitch competition
- *Women-owned startups to pitch (5-10 companies)
- *Volunteers to help make it fabulous!
We’re beyond excited to have a stage at SxSW to show how kick-ass a women’s conference can truly be. See you March 10!