Austin Women in Technology

This week’s “Austin Tech Connect Podcast” is all about collaboration.  ATC is working to partner with organizations in town to create an atmosphere of “ONE AUSTIN”.  Instead of looking at every other non-profit as competition, we find that working together and promoting each other’s events is a better way to serve the community.

Not every group is on board with cross-promotion, but many groups are helping lead the way to this idea of being community organizations first, and membership organizations second.  YES, yes, yes….non-profit organizations need members and sponsors to thrive and survive, but if we our prime objective is money, then the community is not the winner.  ATC is committed to making the tech community win no matter what (now and in the future).

This week on Austin Tech Connect:

Collaboration for the success of Austin means all the different non-profits working together for the common good of the community. The team at Austin Women in Technology has been a great friend to the Austin Technology Council, and we work together to help promote both organizations. In this week’s episode, Thom Singer sits down with Heather Trumpfheller and Emily Gupton from AWT to hear about all they do to serve the Austin community.

About Austin Women in Technology:

Austin Women in Technology ( is a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers women in the technology industry in Austin. AWT was founded in 1992 with the goal of helping women in tech advance their careers, build professional networks, and develop leadership skills. AWT hosts regular events and workshops, as well as a mentorship program, to connect women in the technology industry with resources and opportunities to help them succeed in their careers. Additionally, AWT promotes diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and works to increase the representation of women in leadership positions.

About Heather:

Heather Trumpfheller, President of Austin Women in Technology, is connector and advocate of women. In her day job, she works as a Delivery Manager at TEKsystems, a tech consulting company, where she supports the growth of TEKsystems’ state government work.…

About Emily:

Emily Gupton, Community Partnerships Director of Austin Women in Technology, is passionate about driving collaboration and connection in the Austin community. In her day job, she works as COO of a local tech startup, FOLIO, where she manages day-to-day operations, product, development, and customer experience.…

About Austin Technology Council:

Austin Tech Connect is the official podcast of the Austin Technology Council. ATC was founded in 1992 to help promote the growth of Austin technology companies and to help create more community in the growth tech ecosystem. Today the organization is a leading organization and a major voice for the continued growth of tech in Central Texas.