Virtual networking opportunities following the 2020 (first-ever) Virtual TX Conference for Women are still available!

Special thanks to our official networking partner

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See below & be sure to read our 2020 TX Conference for Women Virtual Networking Guide for special tips on how to make the most of your networking experience, plus chat best practices.

Peer Networking Chat Groups

Share your experiences and best practices with your peers about some of the most important issues facing professional women in 2020. Groups have been carefully curated by topic allowing you to connect real-time with women who have similar interests and challenges. Offered inside the Cisco Networking Lounge throughout the day (and the week following) you can join one or several groups. Pop in and out as your schedule permits! A list of topics can also be found in the Networking Lounge on Conference Day.

Eldercarestrategies during COVID for those caring for elders
Parentingmanaging remote learning, screen-time, socializing & more
Women in Techtips for working in male dominated environments
Work from Homestrategies for the new reality of WFH
Entrepreneurshipkeeping your small business afloat
Managing Stress & Self-Care how are you taking care of yourself right now
Giving Backvolunteering & more ways to support your community
Job Searchtips for finding opportunities now
Finance Hacksbudgeting and managing finances in the pandemic


  1. Visit the Cisco Networking Lounge ANYTIME on Conference Day
  2. Review the list of chat groups available
  3. Click on your chosen topic from the menu to gain access to the chats (You can move in and out of various chats throughout the day!)

Private 1:1 & Group Messaging

Seeking new connections and want to chat privately? Need a reserved place for your friends or colleagues to “meet up” and talk about what you’re seeing and hearing at the event? 1:1 messaging and group chats are available and easy to access throughout the virtual platform! This allows you to take the conversation beyond small talk and engage meaningfully.


  1. Click on the chat icon in the bottom navigation bar on any screen inside the platform
  2. To chat with another attendee, search for them by name in the full attendee list and click the message icon
  3. To start a group chat, simply click “Add people to this chat.”

NOTE: Private messages are not saved in the platform. Please be sure that if you connect with someone you would like to reach later, that you save their contact information separately.

Smart Matches – New App Feature!

The new and improved 2020 TexasWomen app delivers next-gen matchmaking for optimal networking. Whether you want to meet a mentor, peer, recruiter, or potential client, find the right people through your customized smart matches (which will even tell you why you were matched.) Download the app and fill out your profile to see who you’re matched with! This year’s app is brought to you by Cisco, with support from Liberty Mutual.

Make the most of these networking opportunities and more with the Conferences for Women’s Virtual Networking Guide featuring tried and tested tips for building real relationships virtually.

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