About

About the Gala

Join Silicon Valley’s tech leaders and Girls in Tech for its second annual fundraiser, Havana Nights, a celebratory evening that will spotlight female innovators breaking barriers in the 21st century! Featuring hot Cuban salsa music, dancers, a three-course Cuban dining experience, rum tasting, cigar-rolling station, and an entertaining live auction — this dynamic evening will be prove to be a night to remember!

Gala Agenda of Activities

Time Agenda
6:00 PM Doors open/Cocktail Reception & Entertainment Fito Reinoso 8-piece Cuban Band & Cuban Salsa Dance Performance
Passed Hors D’oeuvres and Hosted bar
Cigar roller and rum tasting stations open (upstairs)
7:15 PM Dinner Served Fito Reinoso 8-piece Cuban Band & Cuban Salsa Dance Performance
7:30 PM Program Begins Kym McNicholas, Mistress of Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO, Girls in Tech
Welcome Remarks Sandy Carter, Chairman of the Board, Girls in Tech
7:40 PM Live Auction Chad Carvey, The Principal Auctioneer
8:20 PM Desserts Served
8:40 PM Inspirational Remarks Wendy Pfeiffer, CTO and CIO of Nutanix and Girls in Tech Board Member
8:45 PM Inspirational Remarks Coco Brown, CEO of Athena Alliance
8:50 PM Awards Presentation Kym McNicholas, Mistress of Ceremonies presents ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award to Julia Hartz, CEO and Co-founder of Eventbrite
9:15 PM Closing Remarks Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO, Girls in Tech
9:20 PM Dancing the Night Away until Midnight! DJ Hey Love