Who We Are

Women in Hardware is a tight knit community of female founders, engineers, investors, manufacturers, and marketers building the future of connected hardware. We primarily gather in San Francisco, New York and Boston. Since our inception in 2015, Women in Hardware events have directly resulted in $2M+ invested between members in the group, 10+ technical hires, and two co-founding teams coming together. 

WHAT WE DO

We believe the strongest relationships are built face to face, so we focus on in-person, content-rich events. Each event has two specific goals: meet someone new, learn something new.

Types of events we organize

We host a variety of events, including happy hours, factory tours, private dinners and retreats in San Francisco, New York, Boston and beyond.

Our Team

Founder

Founder

Kate McAndrew- kate@bolt.io
San Francisco, @katepmcandrew
Investing in connected hardware startups @boltvc. Founder of Women in Hardware.

New York Community Lead

New York Community Lead

Kristen Smith- kristen.smith@littlebits.cc
NYC, @_kscrilla 
Store Leader @littleBits, Network Developer and Champion for Collaboration, Helping to make the girl gang #womeninhardware