WAKE's mission is to amplify the work of women leading change globallyWe do this by connecting them to new networks, tools, training and resources.


Engage women across sectors to contribute their skills and expertise to help advance women’s rights globally;

Connect women’s rights leaders with tools, trainings, resources and advisors to help them expand and scale their work;

Increase the capacity of women’s rights leaders and their organizations to effect change;

Form new networks and partnerships to amplify an agenda for women's and girls' rights;

Establish sustainable in-country learning hubs where teams share skills and tools with new audiences to create a sustainable multiplier effect, educating, linking and inspiring more women and girls.

“Tech2Empower is a real opportunity to use our skills to make a difference - to use technology for a greater good: to even out the inequalities, to deepen the impact of organizations helping those with most need.”

Joanna Chwastowska, Senior Software Engineer, Google, Krakow


Team T2E Advisors Advisory Board


  •    Trish Tierney Co-founder & CEO 
  •    Heather Ramsey Co-founder & COO 
  •    Beth KanterMaster Trainer, Author
  •    Amanda Schwartz Program Officer 
  •    Viktoriia Talashkevych Project Coordinator, Ukraine 

Tech2Empower Advisors

  •    Eileen Brewer Director, Security of Appliance Team, Symantec  
  •     Galen Bepler International Trade Deputy, Brussels Import & Export 
  •    Maryam Ahmad Technical Project Manager, Google 
  •    Julia Bello-Bravo, Ph.D. Co-founder, Scientific Animations Without Borders 
  •    Joanna ChwastowskaSenior Software Engineer, Google 
  •    Katie FogartyCommunications Consultant, Creator of LinkedIn Reboot 
  •    La Toya HodgeAssistant Director of Communications Strategy, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities 
  •    Amy HoodInformation Technology Director, BRS Group 
  •    Kate NewburgPardo Support Program Manager, Salesforce 
  •    Karthika PurushothamanSoftware Engineer, Oracle 

Advisory Board

  •    Shradha Balakrishnan Product Manager, GoDaddy  
  •    Elizabeth Brooks Operations Director, Vote Solar
  •    Beth Kanter Master Trainer, Author, Influencer
  •    Rami Al-KarmiGeek, Investor, CEO
  •    Hannah Lewbel CTO & Founder 
  •    Susan Nesbitt Head of Business Development at Make School 
  •    Larissa Shapiro Diversity and Includion Lead, Mozilla