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Women in Voice

Celebrating, amplifying & connecting global women and minority genders in voice technology

Our Mission

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Build community for women and diversity in voice technology

Amplify the work and talent 
of women

Provide professional development and resources 
to support women

Celebrate women in all the different roles that comprise the voice field

Why Women in Voice

What makes Women in Voice different from the Women in Tech movement overall is the field specialization. Voice is a burgeoning field. Even so, the field is already dominated by a homogenous perspective that has very few women. This can be seen in podcast hosts, featured speakers, workshops, leaders of organizations, hiring practices, and demographic makeup of companies. This is no surprise but it is something we can work on.

Women in Voice believes that there should absolutely be more female voices in technology. From the hardware to the marketing, women should be represented and valued. Women in Voice overlaps with Women in Tech in many ways.

Many have done work in this space for years, but only recently has this work come into the spotlight. Some women don’t know that the field exists or that they could be part of it. Some don’t yet have the technical skills or confidence to find their spot in the field.

We want to encourage everyone to find their place, be valued, and find their voice in this space if they want to. This is why the Women in Voice organization exists.

Upcoming WiV Events from across the Globe

WiV Global | AMAs 2022


May 24

What questions do you have for the original voice of TikTok? RSVP for this exclusive AMA!

Exclusive Perk for WiV Platinum Members

Live AMA at Women in Voice Summit
WiV Global | AMAs 2022


Wednesday, May 25

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, AI/NLP expert - Anu has done it all. Founders and innovation-lovers, RSVP for this live AMA!

Exclusive Perk for WiV Platinum Members

Live AMA at Women in Voice Summit
WiV Global | AMAs 2022

LIVE AMA: Alana Karen & Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-makinde

Monday, May 23

Join an intimate Q&A with these two legendary Googlers! Moderated by WiV Silicon Valley Ambassador, Oleaser Johnson. RSVP today to save your spot.

Exclusive Perk for WiV Platinum Members

Live AMA at Women in Voice Summit
WiV Global | Awards

Women in Voice Awards

Global | Virtual | Nominations due April 15

It's time to nominate someone for a Women in Voice Award!

Deadline: April 15, 2022
Finalists Announced: May 2022
Voting Period: May 2022
Award Ceremony: May 26, 2022 at the WiV Summit

Women in Voice Awards
WiV Global | Office Hours 2022

Founder Office Hours

Friday, April 22, 2022. 11:00am PDT
Are you a Startup Founder?
Have you ever asked, “Am I ready to pitch?”

These Office Hours are for you!

Connect with other founders, learn about pitching & talk shop. Learn how WiV can support you.

On the Way up Elevator Pitch Series Office Hours
WiV Global | Annual Summit

Women in Voice 2022 Summit

Global | Virtual | May 23-26, 2022

Join us for our virtual celebration dedicated to advancing women’s careers in Voice!

At the second annual Women in Voice Summit, people around the world will gather to exchange best practices, advance the Voice field, and advance humanity with our collective voices.

Women in Voice 2022 Summit
WiV IT | 05/25/2022

WiV Italy: AI for Care

Vi aspettiamo il 25 maggio alle 18.30 (CEST)
Attraverso progetti e ricerche condotte nell'ambito, Patrizia Marti - Prof.ssa di Experience Design presso l'Università di Siena - e Licia Sbattella - Prof.ssa di Natural Language Processing presso il Politecnico di Milano - ci raccontano come l'Intelligenza Artificiale può essere usata come supporto per la cura e il benessere delle persone, tenendo in considerazione gli approcci progettuali che mettono al centro i bisogni delle persone.

WiV Italy Event May 25
WiV Global | Pitch Event 2022

Women in Voice Pitch Events

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

5 women founders in the conversational AI & voice space will pitch their Voice startup to a panel of women VCs who will ask questions and offer feedback. EVERYONE is welcome to attend.

Are you a Founder? Apply to pitch next!

Women in Voice Pitch Events with Alexa Startups
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WIV Award Winners 2021

Leslie Garcia-Amaya Award
Leslie Garcia-Amaya
Dr. Rupal Patel, Award
Rupal Patel Award
Surbhi Rathore Award
Surbhi Rathore, WiV Award Winner
Katy Boungard Award
Katy Boungard, Women in Voice Award Winner
Joti Balani Award
Joti Balani, Women In Voice Award Winner
Sara Smolley Award
Sara Smolley, Women in Voice Award Winner
Cathy Pearl Award
Cathy Pearl, Women in Voice Award Winner
Dr. Omolabake Adenle
Dr. Omolabake Adenle, Women in Voice Award Winner
Nieves Abalos Award
Nieves Abalos, Women in Voice Award Winner
Akanksha Bhasin
Akanksha Bhasin, Women in Voice Award Winner
Romina Pankoke Award
Romina Pankoke, Women in Voice Award Winner
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Women in Voice is a global organization, but to stay quiet right now is not an option during this tumultuous time in the USA. Racism underlies cultures and countries, explicit or hidden in different biases and behaviors, and working to change it is a systemic and lifelong mission.

We renounce white supremacy in all its forms.


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