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Women Innovating Together (formerly Women of FileMaker) is dedicated to providing resources to help women succeed in their careers as FileMaker developers, through networking, scholarship, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

We are thrilled to offer scholarships to the 2019 FileMaker Developer Conference, August 5-8 in Orlando, Florida.  

WIT believes in helping women fulfill their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology and we understand that there are many challenges they face when trying to advance their careers. 
[Pictured above: Women of FileMaker 2018 DevConScholarship recipients, Heather Kugler, (left) and EricaTamburo, (right) with Dominique Goupil, President, FileMaker, Inc.  (center).]

Since 2017, WIT has gathered funds to send first-time female attendees to the FileMaker Developer Convention.

Through the generosity of the FileMaker Community, WIT has been able to lower the barrier of entry to this game-changing conference for nine women over the past two years.

It is important that scholarships, like this one, exist as DevCon provides a one-of-a-kind FileMaker learning and networking experience that can help launch a career in tech.

The scholarship program has already proven successful in producing a DevConspeaker in 2018 from the 2017 Alumni roster.

[Pictured above: Sarah Stickfort, 2017 scholarship recipient; 2018 DevCon speaker.]

Our mission is to reach out to and inspire more women in this way, thereby continuing to propagate the spirit of reciprocity that buoys the FileMaker Community.

The DevCon Scholarship includes a three-day FileMaker Developer Conference pass as well as a pre-paid registration to the Training Day held on Monday, August 5.  In addition, each scholarship winner will be assigned a mentor to help her navigate the conference and get the most out of the experience.

The goal of the 2019 Fundraising Campaign is to afford four (4) 2019 DevCon Scholarships that include the following:

          • Training Day

          • FileMakerDevCon Registration

          • Five (5) nights Room + Tax


WIT offers two (2) memorial scholarships in honor of FileMaker Community members who are no longer with us.

Karyn Witzel Scholarship

Karyn Witzel was a FileMaker Developer and Managing Director at The Support Group in New York.  She was a woman who believed in facing her fears.  Karyn played a number of different roles in her lifetime: developer, co-worker, support person, learner, teacher, world traveler, comedienne, sky-diver, auntie, sister, daughter.

Beginning in 2017, The Support Group has committed to be the sole-supporter of a scholarship in Karyn’s memory.

Past Recipients:
Sarah Stickfort, 2017
Suzanne de Bary, 2018

Dave Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Dave Johnson founded Wizard Software Solutions in Chicago in 1996.  He had an unyielding spirit and embraced life with gusto.  In addition to helming an award-winning FBA, he was an accomplished golfer, hiker, cyclist, photographer, world traveler, and diehard Cubs fan.

In 2018, Women of FileMaker awarded the first Dave Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

Past Recipient:
Rebecca Jeanes, 2018

Women of FileMaker DevConScholarship Recipients

Crishawna Snipe, Chicago, IL
Elisa Mier Hodges, Bogota, COLUMBIA
Hannah Tipper, Chicago, IL
Kathryn Cain, Atlanta, GA
Sarah Stickfort, Cedar Falls, IA 

[from left to right:]

Suzanne de Bary, Roxbury, CT
Erica Tamburo, Pittsburgh, PA
Rebecca Jeanes, Milwaukee, WI
Cristina Alvarez, Madrid, SPAIN
Heather Kugler, Beaumont, TX


If you would like to help us get the word out about the WIT DevCon Scholarship, please feel free to share a link to this page on Facebook or Twitter.

If you are hosting a FileMaker meet-up or discussion group in your area, we’d be happy to send information about our programs to you so that you can share them with your attendees. 

Alternatively, we may be able to send a WIT envoy to speak to your group about our programs.

If interested in either of these options, send an email to WIT Donor Relations (click on the green envelope under the two gold buttons at the top of the page) and set the subject of your correspondence with the words: "WOM Volunteer."

Women of FileMaker received an award for Outstanding Contributions to the a FileMaker Community in 2018.

Women Innovating Together (WIT) is an independent entity and this web site has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise affiliated with FileMaker, Inc.


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