Women of FileMaker exists to provide visibility, community, and resources for women involved in FileMaker development, services, and business. Women of FileMaker (WoF) is a community group of volunteers, with the support of FileMaker, Inc., that seeks to advance women who are interested in learning and working with FileMaker technology. WoF meets annually for a community building luncheon at the annual FileMaker Developer Conference, and offers additional online resources for women at all levels of their careers. WoF is comprised of women around the world who work in various FileMaker roles including: developers, analysts, business sales and marketing, consulting, support services, and training.
Joyce Lillemon Boschert was one of the first women to attend a WoF event. Joyce attended her first DevCon in 1998 in Monterey, California. She was thrilled to meet so many people who were excited about FileMaker – just like her! After her first year, she was hooked. In 1999 the first unofficial Women of FileMaker meet up was a breakfast where four women gathered together. Joyce learned so much and looked forward to DevCon every year. Over the years, Joyce has seen WoF grow, and she was able to contribute twice as a speaker, a professional highlight for her. Joyce says, “I’ve made good friends and learned so much. I can actually say that FileMaker changed my personal and professional life”. Officially, FileMaker, Inc. has been involved in planning the logistics of this luncheon since 2006 – 11 years! But we’re pretty sure Joyce kicked this off a lot further back than that! We invite any woman who is new to FileMaker, or a first time DevCon attendee to consider joining us for this years luncheon. We look forward to seeing you, and having you join this growing community!