A crowd of well over 100 packed into the very cool Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 to hear a provocative panel discussion about women in technology and to devour 120 deliciously dense cupcakes (at left) from Baked and Wired. Make that 119 because one fell on the floor. The panelists and yours truly, the moderator, were DC members of Fast Company‘s 2010 Most Influential Women in Technology.

The panel included Katie Stanton, Special Advisor on Innovation at the U.S. State Department; Teresa Carlson, VP of Microsoft Federal; Ellen Miller, co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation; Shireen Mitchell, founder of Digital Sisters and Allyson Kapin, founder of Women Who Tech. Photos by Jen Consalvo and Robert S. Katz.



By all accounts this special DC Week edition of Sweets and Tweets, sponsored by Microsoft U.S. Public Sector, was a huge success. At left, Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation and Teresa Carlson of Microsoft. Katie Stanton, a former Googler and member of the Obama White House New Media team, urged the audience to go home and read Clay Shirky’s rant about women. His basic point: women don’t promote themselves enough. I agree, BTW.

Media coverage

Mouthwateringly delicious pics of cupcakes and the crowd by Jen Consalvo, one of the organizers of DC WEEK.

DC’s 2.0 Ladies: Sweets and Tweets Packs Gallery

A digitally capital week in Washington Business Journal’s The Back Page (photos by Jen Consalvo)

Q. and A. with Katie Stanton in Federal Computer Week

Sweets and Tweets by Lauren Wilson

Sweets and Tweets by Jocelyn Bethany

More about the June 15, 2010 edition of Sweets and Tweets

Twitter stream about the event using hashtag #sweetevent


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