Coaches/Facilitators

121 - Coaching Circle - TRANSFORMING INTO A THOUGHT LEADER

Parna Sarkar-Basu, CEO and Founder, Brand and Buzz Marketing
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

You don't have to be an executive to be a thought leader. Nor do you have to be a keynote speaker to be considered an influencer. In this session, we'll discuss best practices, tips and tricks on thought leadership as well as receive guidance on dos and don'ts to enhance your career. You'll walk away with a list of tangible actions and tools that you could use to become an influencer even if you have just 10 minutes a day.

122 - Coaching Circle - DO THESE THINGS AND DESTROY YOUR CREDIBILITY AS A LEADER IN A HEARTBEAT!

June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Who you are as a leader is defined by your character, your competency, and the style in which you lead. These three elements ARE your brand. In this session, we'll unpack the sabotaging behaviors that can occur in each element. We'll talk about WHY these sabotaging behaviors emerge, and how to take charge to ensure you don't undermine yourself as a leader.

123 - Coaching Circle - STANDING YOUR GROUND IN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SITUATIONS

Gabrielle Hildebrand, Principal, Wild and Brilliant
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Often when the stakes are high, we are hijacked by our emotions and say things we wish we hadn't, forget a critical communication, acquiesce to something we don't want, or lose the ability to speak altogether. Come learn to recognize your most common emotional responses, so that you can have access to your resources and be well spoken and effective in difficult situations.

124 - Coaching Circle - LASER COACHING FOR WOMEN ON THE RISE

Jovita Jenkins, Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Women in the workplace tend to believe that hard work will be recognized and rewarded. They feel the Powers-That-Be should just "know" that you should be tapped for new assignments and promotional opportunities. Nothing could be further from the truth! Gain tips on how to gain visibility and be viewed and treated like a rising star. Participants will collaborate to help each other brainstorm, explore different perspectives, and potentially move toward solutions to work-related challenges.

125 - Coaching Circle - CRUSHING YOUR FEAR

Keiko Munechika, Co-Founder, Daisuki Coaching
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Fear kills more dreams than failure. Fear is the number one reason why people do not take action to take their lives to the next level. We all have fear, regardless of how successful we may be. Come learn to identify your number one fear and how to use it to propel you to success.

126 - Coaching Circle - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY COMMUNICATING? 11 ASSUMPTIONS IN 7 SECONDS

Judy Peebles, Principal, The Knowledge Series
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

When you meet someone for the first time, they are making at least 11 assumptions about you in the first 7 seconds. What are you REALLY communicating with your Attitude, Posture, Inner Dialogue, Body Language, etc.? What do you WANT to communicate? What can you do to influence these assumptions?

127 - Coaching Circle - HOW TO BE EMPOWERED IN MALE-DOMINATED ARENAS

June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

This is a thought-provoking and unique point of view to understanding female empowerment. We'll explore differences between "Business Mode" and "Friend Mode" and how to partner the two modes to bring out the best in all parties involved. These distinctions will increase your confidence and you'll also experience less disrespect and fewer hurt feelings. Applying this information will make you one of the best people to work with and/or to work for. Come learn how to: recognize each mode in yourself and others; switch modes in order to bring out the best in yourself and others; be taken more seriously as a business professional.

136 - Coaching Circle - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine some difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage challenging personality types, be in charge of our own reactivity to difficult people, and facilitate positive outcomes in a timely fashion.

137 - Coaching Circle - PERSONALIZE YOUR CAREER STRATEGIES

Carol Evanoff, CEO /SME, MYCS /SPA
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

Find out where you are in your career and what strategies to use next. We'll discuss each participant's situation and coach you toward your next steps.

138 - Coaching Circle - DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: NAVIGATING COMMUNICATION IN LEADERSHIP

Heather Furby, CEO & Director, Camp CAS
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

In this interactive coaching circle, we'll explore what it means to be a woman of influence in a leadership position and how communication differs from when you were an individual contributor. We will practice examples of "managing up"as well as inspiring your team to bring their highest and best contributions to the workplace.

139 - Coaching Circle - REDESIGNING YOUR SUCCESS FOR MORE PASSION, PURPOSE & EASE

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Perfect Work Academy
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

In the mad dash to succeed, many of us find ourselves in the fast lane going in the wrong direction - compromising our health, relationships, passion, and personal satisfaction in the pursuit of achievement. Over time, we can question whether the payoff from our success is worth the sacrifice. Whether finding your "right direction" requires a complete personal or professional u-turn or a mere shift in direction, this thought-provoking session will revitalize your career, business, and personal life design.

141 - Coaching Circle - BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Kim Meninger, Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

Confidence gaps are normal; but, if not managed effectively, they can prevent you from reaching your professional goals. Learn how to manage Impostor Syndrome and other confidence challenges to maximize your career success.

142 - Learning Circle - FROM TRADITIONAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TO AGILE DELIVERY

Mica Syjuco, Global DevOps & Agile Coaching Talent Community Lead, Avanade
June 9, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

Many people (men and women alike) struggle when making the transition from traditional software development methodologies/ approaches to Scrum. Come learn about the challenges you and your teams will face and how to overcome them.

211 - Coaching Circle - WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?

Diana Ackerley, President, Focusing Conversations
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

In your own leadership development journey, how do you define success? What are the next steps for you? What action would you like to take away from our Coaching Circle? A tool will be provided to explore this topic.

212 - Coaching Circle - THE POWER OF POWERFUL QUESTIONS

June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

We'll delve into why Powerful Questions are a MUST in your leadership arsenal, and why asking the right questions is way more important than having the answers. Whether dealing with a critical project, personal interactions with difficult people, or establishing yourself as a strategic thinker - being known for asking Powerful Questions can set you apart from the pack.

213 - Coaching Circle - DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: NAVIGATING COMMUNICATION IN LEADERSHIP

Heather Furby, CEO & Director, Camp CAS
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

In this interactive coaching circle, we'll explore what it means to be a woman of influence in a leadership position and how communication differs from when you were an individual contributor. We will practice examples of "managing up" as well as inspiring your team to bring their highest and best contributions to the workplace.

214 - Coaching Circle - LASER COACHING FOR WOMEN ON THE RISE

June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Women in the workplace tend to believe that hard work will be recognized and rewarded. They feel the Powers-That-Be should just "know" that you should be tapped for new assignments and promotional opportunities. Nothing could be further from the truth! Gain tips on how to gain visibility and be viewed and treated like a rising star. Participants will collaborate to help each other brainstorm, explore different perspectives, and potentially move toward solutions to work-related challenges.

216 - Coaching Circle - TRANSFORMING YOUR INTERACTIONS, TEAM, AND CULTURE - ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

Coleen McCray, Executive/Career Coach, Paragon Coaching Group/Industry Experience
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Learn about the power of conversations in regulating how people feel as you interact with them. Experience ways that you can intentionally approach conversations to inspire transparency, understanding, and relationship-building to increase your and your team's ability to connect, think innovatively and strategically with others.

217 - Coaching Circle - NAVIGATE OFFICE POLITICS WITH CONFIDENCE AND INTEGRITY

Kim Meninger, Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

To fully succeed and thrive in your organization, you need to understand the political landscape and strategically exert your political influence. Learn what is meant by "office politics," why politics are inevitable in any organization, and how to boost your own political influence at work.

218 - Coaching Circle - SETTING GOALS LIKE A BOSS

Keiko Munechika, Co-Founder, Daisuki Coaching
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Success is goal setting; everything else is commentary. What makes super achievers who they are? They set big and small goals when turning their visions into reality. Our goals should be purpose-driven, not action. In other words, every goal we set should nurture a core need of our spirit. Otherwise, goals turn into meaningless to-do items. Come learn how to create exciting and challenging goals for every aspect of your life.

219 - Coaching Circle - GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR CAREER

Manuela Pauer, Career/Leadership/Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Unfortunately, doing great work is not enough. Many talented and extremely capable professionals are not being recognized and are not able to show their full potential. Understand the most powerful actions that you can take towards getting to the next level in your career and the #1 thing stopping you from getting there. Leave with an action plan of what to focus on in order to advance in your career.

220 - Coaching Circle - CREATING YOUR "PERFECT WORK"

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Perfect Work Academy
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

We can all get to a point where we feel bored, burned out, or unfulfilled in our work. You may want more passion, challenge, freedom, meaning, or influence in your work right now, yet have no idea where to start, what "perfect work" looks like for you, or how to overcome your fear of the risk to get it. This intimate coaching circle will equip you with a systematic process to redesign your ideal career or business and create a winning strategy to get highly paid doing work you love.

221 - Coaching Circle - HOW TO DEVELOP MORE "BUSINESS FRIENDS" INSTEAD OF PROVING YOURSELF WITH MORE WORK

June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Too often, business women take on more and more work at the expense of developing their network. We think we have to do more to prove ourselves. What we're really missing is having a strong network in place. Having strong "Business Friends" makes you invaluable. You'll find that work becomes more fulfilling and satisfying when you have several connections supporting you and your goals. Come learn: Tips on how to build more Business Friends; Where to find time to develop more relationships; How to be a Business Friend to others.

222 - Learning Circle - THE LINK BETWEEN DIVERSITY AND PROFITABILITY

Stacey Gordon, Founder & CEO, Rework Work
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Strategies for diversity and inclusion initiatives need to be rooted in science and people analytics. This Learning Circle will describe how the science of diversity, inclusion, and belonging affect the employee life cycle, and help attendees obtain the language and data needed to show leadership the hard data and why action is necessary. The circle leader will translate the insights of science into actionable strategies that foster a more diverse and inclusive organization.

226 - Innovation Circles - Developing an Innovation Leader Capability: How To Lead Better Ideation and Problem-Solving

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming, Co-Founder & President, Propelle Leadership
Lisa Pierosara, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Propelle Leadership
June 10, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Siskiyou

What does it take to become an innovative leader? What skills do innovative leaders possess? Truly innovative leaders help teams to produce creative ideas in response to problems or opportunities. In these Innovation Circles, you'll learn the research behind the makings of inventive, breakthrough ideas and the Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) method that thousands of companies are using around the world to build business value through innovation. These Innovation Circles are designed to be practical and interactive. We'll walk through examples of how to develop your innovation capability, and we'll work through case studies demonstrating how you can add innovative thinking to your unique situation - when critical thinking is not enough!

251 - Coaching Circle - WHAT DOES YOUR TEAM SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM?

Diana Ackerley, President, Focusing Conversations
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

What assumptions do you hold about your team? A tool will be provided to explore this topic.

252 - Coaching Circle - BUILDING EXECUTIVE LEVEL CONFIDENCE

Jovita Jenkins, Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Making the move from middle management to the executive suite requires a healthy dose of confidence. Self-assurance is a must. Yet women, in particular, struggle with confidence. The "Impostor Syndrome" is real. In this circle, participants will share insights on ways to overcome feeling like an imposter and building their confidence muscles.

253 - Coaching Circle - AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP: HOW TO USE YOUR BRAIN TO ENACT YOUR LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS

Coleen McCray, Executive/Career Coach, Paragon Coaching Group/Industry Experience
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Direct the energy from your triggers, motivators, and personality preferences to produce authentic, effective leadership. You'll leave with some key tools made available via neuroscience ... and discuss among us how they're relevant in your current work context.

254 - Coaching Circle - AUTHENTIC SELF-PROMOTION STRATEGIES TO RAISE YOUR INFLUENCE & VISIBILITY

Kim Meninger, Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Many women are reluctant to engage in self-promotion because it feels self-serving - but your self-promotion efforts benefit your organization as well. Learn practical strategies to help you authentically promote your value across your organization.

255 - Coaching Circle - EDGE OUT YOUR COMPETITORS

Carol Evanoff, CEO /SME, MYCS /SPA
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Learn how to think strategically. Understand how to leverage losses for your future promotions. Learn how to identify future requirements, learn how to analyze your competition and get the edge on them. We'll do one-on-one coaching for your specific career path. Learn why white males get promoted, are made leaders, and earn 20% more than their female counterparts. You can learn to level the playing field!

256 - Coaching Circle - HOW TO BE EMPOWERED IN MALE-DOMINATED ARENAS

June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

This is a thought-provoking and unique point of view to understanding female empowerment. We'll explore differences between "Business Mode" and "Friend Mode" and how to partner the two modes to bring out the best in all parties involved. These distinctions will increase your confidence, and you'll also experience less disrespect and fewer hurt feelings. Applying this information will make you one of the best people to work with and/or to work for. Come learn how to: recognize each mode in yourself and others; switch modes in order to bring out the best in yourself and others; be taken more seriously as a business professional.

257 - Coaching Circle - REALIZE 50/50: BRILLIANT WOMEN AND GREAT MEN IN PARTNERSHIP

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Open new opportunities for men to discover "what they didn't know they didn't know" ... "competencies" you contribute to accomplishing their goals (and yours) to increase innovation, productivity, and bottom-line results. We'll discuss powerful partnerships that overcome bias and avoid men walking on eggshells around women.

258 - Learning Circle - HOW TO AMPLIFY YOUR PERSONAL & BUSINESS BRAND

Liz H Kelly, Founder, Goody PR
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Learn how to promote yourself and your brand with new PR superpowers that together can make you unstoppable, based on Liz Kelly's new book, 8-Second PR. You'll get tips for how to tell a powerful story, build your digital marketing, post compelling content, get earned media coverage (print, radio and TV), increase sales, and protect your brand name online. This is a mini-how-to-promote-your-brand session with examples of what works and what doesn't. If you have a story to tell, this is for you.

266 - Innovation Circles - The Practice of Inclusive Innovation: Using Innovation To Solve Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming, Co-Founder & President, Propelle Leadership
Lisa Pierosara, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Propelle Leadership
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

Are you looking for fresh, creative approaches to meet the challenge of attracting and retaining women, or any other diversity or inclusion challenge? In this Innovation Circle, we'll apply innovative thinking using the Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) approach to practically tackle a common diversity and inclusion challenge. We'll walk through a mini-ideation or brainstorming session to uncover ideas that you can apply right away. We'll look at different issues in the attracting and retaining of women and work through some key issues as teams. We'll learn from ideas generated and share those ideas with the larger group. This is an interactive session where we'll take a structured ideation approach to understand how you get better thinking and better ideas, using this method. If you want practical, step-by-step, experience working through a challenging problem such as attracting and retaining top women, then this session is for you. Not only will you get solutions you can use, but you'll learn how to apply this method to other key issues or challenges you might face.

371 - Coaching Circle - WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MOVE FORWARD?

Diana Ackerley, President, Focusing Conversations
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

What's holding you back? If you couldn't fail, what would you be doing? Come explore how to empower yourself and take the next steps.

372 - Coaching Circle - REALIZE 50/50: BRILLIANT WOMEN AND GREAT MEN IN PARTNERSHIP

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Open new opportunities for men to discover "what they didn't know they didn't know" - the "competencies" you contribute to accomplishing their goals (and yours) to increase innovation, productivity, and bottom-line results. We'll discuss powerful partnerships that overcome bias and avoid men walking on eggshells around women.

373 - Coaching Circle - GETTING HELP FROM MENTORS

Carol Evanoff, CEO /SME, MYCS /SPA
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Who are potential mentors? What steps do I take once I identify a mentor? Setting expectations with mentors. How do I use a mentor in work life balance?

374 - Coaching Circle - POWER UP YOUR SALES THROUGH INFLUENCE AND IMPACT

Janet Janssen, Principal, Power, Play, Purpose Culture
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Power of Selling starts the moment you step into a room. Learn the principles to build positive influence and impact when you meet someone for the first time, set the stage to earn trust, and create a future "yes" when you get to the Ask. In this circle you'll learn: three POWER sentences to increase the value of your product/ service; the significance of PLAY to craft innovative solutions to attract more customers; the PURPOSE of listening and pacing skills to increase trust between you and your prospects to gain their attention and interest.

375 - Coaching Circle - SHIFT YOUR MINDSET: EMPLOYEE VS. ENTREPRENEUR

June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

In these uncertain times, the ability to shift your mindset is a key career survival skill. You are the CEO of your life. Collaborate with other participants to begin to think like a successful startup: adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career.

376 - Coaching Circle - CREATING YOUR "PERFECT WORK"

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Perfect Work Academy
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

We can all get to a point where we feel bored, burned out, or unfulfilled in our work. You may want more passion, challenge, freedom, meaning, or influence in your work right now, yet have no idea where to start, what "perfect work" looks like for you, or how to overcome your fear of the risk to get it. This intimate coaching circle will equip you with a systematic process to redesign your ideal career or business and create a winning strategy to get highly paid doing work you love.

377 - Coaching Circle - POWERFUL STRATEGIES FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS

Jennifer LeBlanc, CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Women receive 2% of venture funding and make up 9% of VC partners. Learn valuable strategies for reversing some of these issues that make being a female founder harder. We'll look at some of the research together and you'll learn skills you can put into practice immediately to change the tides to favor your fundraising path, including a key skill that can increase your funding levels by 14x.

378 - Coaching Circle - YES, YOU CAN BE NICE *AND* RESPECTED AT WORK

Kim Meninger, Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Nice professionals create more engaged teams, more successful business relationships, and more pleasant work environments. Yet many women worry that their niceness is holding them back. Learn why being nice and being respected is not an either/or proposition.

379- Coaching Circle - MOVING UP THE LADDER

Keiko Munechika, Co-Founder, Daisuki Coaching
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Good is the enemy of great. You are here because you're good at what you do. Although it sounds counterintuitive, what got you here (being good) will not take you to the next level (being great). Is it possible you are where you are despite your limitations? How would you like to know about the most destructive habits of world-class leaders? Come learn how to identify and destroy these career-limiting habits before they destroy your career potential.

380 - Coaching Circle - BREAK FREE FROM OVERWHELM, PROCRASTINATION, AND SELF-DOUBT

Manuela Pauer, Career/Leadership/Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Do you have so many things going on that you're being overwhelmed? Do you ever wrestle with procrastinating or self-doubts? Discover three surprising happiness traps that actually keep us from being happy. Understand why we get into feelings of overwhelm, procrastination, and self-doubt and what to do to overcome them, so you can be more effective, successful, and happy in your career.

381 - Coaching Circle - HOW TO DEVELOP MORE "BUSINESS FRIENDS" INSTEAD OF PROVING YOURSELF WITH MORE WORK

June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

Too often, business women take on more and more work at the expense of developing their network. We think we have to do more to prove ourselves. What we're really missing is having a strong network in place. Strong "Business Friends" makes you invaluable. You'll find that work becomes more fulfilling and satisfying when you have several connections supporting you and your goals. Come learn: Tips on how to build more Business Friends; Where to find time to develop more relationships; How to be a Business Friend to others.

386 - Career Circle - STAYING TECHNICAL & BEING AN ENGINEERING LEADER

Sue Abellera, Director, Software Engineering, Roku
Preethi Narayanan, Director of Software Engineering, New Products, Roku
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

As women, how do we break through the stereotype that we're more suited for program management and other semi-technical roles? Why can't we keep our technical edge and lead from that position? Come to this circle to discuss: * Investing in yourself, continuous education * Not falling for intimidation and discrimination * Building a support network of role models and mentors.

387 - Career Circle - NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER IN THE CLOUD

Pallavi Rajasekaran, Principal Technical Program Manager, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

The Cloud. Big Data. Digital Marketing. As businesses undergo digital transformations to leverage the cloud, individuals have the opportunity to navigate careers in an emerging field. In this engaging session, Oracle representatives will share personal insights, information on careers in the cloud, career readiness tips, and tips on how to connect with opportunities at Oracle.

388 - Career Circle - WINNING THE WAR FOR TALENT

Arnell Davis, Director, Enterprise Service Center, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

A study revealed that women only apply for roles when they meet 100% of the listed qualifications. In a world and workplace where diversity is important, how do you encourage more women to apply? As an employer, how do you show your commitment to diversity? We know a powerfully diverse and broadly inclusive workforce is the key to win the war for talent. We'd love to share and hear stories on how to attract, retain, and develop a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hope you'll join our conversation!

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Business and Technology Expo

June 10, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm • Gateway Foyer

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Business and Technology Expo

June 11, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm • Gateway Foyer

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The Women In Technology Career Fair

June 11, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm • Sierra/Cascade

WITI Summit Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

101 - Workshop - MAXIMIZE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

Kim Meninger, Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
June 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Sierra

Having a seat at the table means having an influential voice in the decisions that impact your work, career, and overall business. In this interactive session, you'll learn strategies for getting a seat at the table, using your seat when you get there, and maintaining your seat for the long run.

102 - Workshop - HOW AND WHY TO MAP YOUR CAREER SUCCESS

Carol Evanoff, CEO /SME, MYCS /SPA
June 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Cascade

PERSISTENCE is needed to succeed in a male-dominated workplace. I started as a production line worker; 26 jobs and 15 years later, I was running a Missile Production Facility with 430 employees. I had to learn to use mentors, analyze my competition, and how to maximize exposure to members of job selection panels. You can succeed! Let me tell you how and why these strategies are necessary.

103 - Workshop - LEAD OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE: FOUR STRATEGIES TO CREATE A GREATER IMPACT

Heather Furby, CEO & Director, Camp CAS
June 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Siskiyou

You are probably good at what you do. Maybe even had great success. But to be a true leader you must be exceptional. In today's fast-paced business environment you're faced with the need for continuous growth, cutting-edge innovation, and market results ... all in a way that feels authentic and aligned. Mastering leadership today looks very different than even a few years ago, and this leadership is not taught in schools, or online, or in pithy social media quotes. Mastering leadership takes courage, practice, and a desire to change your world. In short, you must learn to lead outside your comfort zone. In this workshop you'll learn how to:
* Inspire bold action in yourself and your team.
* Influence others and drive strategy forward.
* Uncover (and practice) the four essential strategies to overcoming obstacles.

104 - Workshop - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Donner

Envision this: You've prepared for the board meeting thoroughly. Several peers have given the thumbs up. You walk into the room and begin to speak. Before you get through the introduction, you're derailed by someone in the meeting who appears to be interested in anything but your success... Or this scenario: you're working with an individual who can't take "no" for an answer. He lacks boundaries regarding your personal space, your time, and your work. Or, how about the explosive individual who overreacts verbally to the slightest feedback? Or the attention-seeker who takes all the credit and does minimal work?

If you relate to one or all of these situations, this workshop is for you. With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine four difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage these challenging personality types, be in charge of our own reactivity to difficult people, and facilitate positive outcomes in a timely fashion.

111 - Workshop - POWERFUL STRATEGIES FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS

Jennifer LeBlanc, CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
June 9, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Sierra

Women receive 2% of venture funding and make up 9% of VC partners. Research shows there are some clear reasons for this, and also shows us how to turn that around. Join this session to learn valuable strategies for reversing some of the structural issues that make being a female founder harder. Knowledge is power, ladies. We'll look at some of the research together and you'll learn skills you can put into practice immediately to change the tides to favor your fundraising path, including a key skill that can increase your funding levels by 14x. Don't miss this one!

112 - Workshop - HOW TO GO FROM BORED, BURNED OUT, AND UNFULFILLED TO DESIGNING WORK YOU LOVE

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Perfect Work Academy
June 9, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Cascade

No matter how much money we earn or how successful we may look to others, we all get to a point where we feel bored, burned out, or unfulfilled in our work. You may want more passion, challenge, freedom, meaning, or money in your work right now, yet have no idea where to start, what "perfect work" looks like for you, or how to overcome your fear of the risk to get it.
This workshop will equip you with a simple process to redesign your ideal career or business and create a winning strategy to get highly paid doing work you love. If you're itching to change careers, start a business, or bring your "big idea" to life, this session is for you. Some of what you'll learn:
* The 4 specific questions that instantly shift you from "no idea" to "crystal clear" on the ideal role that will bring you the most fulfillment and highest income in a new career or business.
* How to strategically transition to meaningful work that excites you without going broke or forfeiting a dime of your current income.
* The top 2 mistakes preventing you from getting highly paid to do work you love right now.
* Why your past successes (NOT your fears or failures) are your biggest roadblock to doing work you love.

113 - Workshop - EMPOWERING WOMEN AS AGILE AND DEVOPS THOUGHT LEADERS

Mica Syjuco, Global DevOps & Agile Coaching Talent Community Lead, Avanade
June 9, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Siskiyou

In the fast-evolving world of software delivery, Agile frameworks like Scrum are becoming the default versus the exception. DevOps is no longer optional but a necessity. In these emerging areas, women are in the process of becoming more empowered and gaining visibility. What role can we play in mentoring women and facilitating this further? How can we start the process of becoming a thought leader in this space as well? This talk explores these ideas through the speaker's sharing of her experiences as the first woman taking on the role of Global DevOps and Agile Coaching Talent Community Lead in her organization, as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org.

114 - Workshop - UNLOCKING HUMAN POTENTIAL - AND WHAT TO DO TO UNLOCK YOURS!

June 9, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Donner

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta marked the first time that the number of Performance Coaches exceeded the number of Athletic Coaches. In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss performance and the tools and strategies you can use to improve your career performance. We will openly discuss what separates exceptional leaders - the Gold Medalists - from the pack. You'll understand the importance of mindset in your own performance and career progression at work. This will be supported by exercises to identify sabotaging behaviors, as well as provide techniques to ensure your A-Game shows up every day!

115 - Mini-WITI Geek-Up Weekend Fun - Vision Boarding

June 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Carmel

Join a group of amazing young women, aged K-12, as they put their dreams, goals and visions together on their own personal Vision Board. Our Mini-WITI Co-Directors, A.J. Thomas and Cindy Dulay will be facilitating this fun and engaging event. There is only one major rule to know in creating a vision board that works, and it's that there aren't any rules. You aren't going to mess it up, you can create your vision board on your own terms. All supplies will be provided. Parents will be asked to sign in and out their children.

188 - Celebration Kick-Off & Founders Reception

Hannah-Beth Jackson, Senator, 19th Senate District
Rene Redwood, CEO, Redwood Enterprise, LLC
June 9, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Gateway Ballroom

WITI Founder, Carolyn Leighton, will be kicking off our 25th Anniversary Summit with a celebration of the WITI Community. Carolyn will be joined on-stage with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, whose landmark legislation requires California Public Companies to add women to their Boards. Join them as we all toast Women in Technology and celebrate each other.

200 - Networking Breakfast

June 10, 7:30 am - 8:30 am • Gateway Foyer

201 - Welcome

Carolyn Leighton, Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
June 10, 8:30 am - 8:50 am • Gateway Ballroom

Carolyn Leighton (Founder/CEO of WITI) will share her story, the pivotal moments in her career journey, and how her commitment to making a positive difference impacted the decisions she made along the way.

202 - Life Goals, Career Success, and the Future of Work

Michelle Bailey, Group Vice President, General Manager, & Research Fellow, IDC
June 10, 8:50 am - 9:20 am • Gateway Ballroom

This session will leverage recent IDC survey data to uncover where we stand in terms of representation, compensation, and overall opportunities for women in technology as well as understanding the drivers behind our life goals. We will highlight different workplace experiences, paths that foster career success, and uncover key opportunities for effecting change.

203 - Applying Critical Thinking Skills in Today's Marketplace

Sheryl Root, President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Assoc Professor, Carnegie MellonSV + Stanford Univ
June 10, 9:20 am - 10:30 am • Gateway Ballroom

Employers today are seeking strong analytical skills - and critical thinking is a necessity to be effective. Critical thinking is about evaluating information and then making decisions based on the findings. Critical thinking enables decision-making when solving problems for the business and the customer. In this session, you'll participate in highly interactive circles to learn and practice the skills involved, along with the process. Each circle will be tasked with using the critical thinking process to recommend solutions to challenges presented to each table. Each table will then share their challenges and recommended solutions to the audience. No matter what your field, being good at analysis means having the skills to examine voluminous data, to find the trends, and apply critical thinking to develop solutions that stick. You must go beyond just reading and potentially understanding the information - to making sense of it, seeing patterns, and drawing useful conclusions.

259 - Coaching Circle - BUSINESS, MENTORS & HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

Heather Furby, CEO & Director, Camp CAS
June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

297 - Words of Wisdom from Women Who Persisted

Roger Crockett, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Western Digital
Heather Hinton, Vice President & IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Julia Liuson, Corporate Vice President, Developer Tools, Microsoft
Dr. Sara Rushinek, Professor of Business Technology and Health Informatics, University of Miami
Lori Sundberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Western Digital Corporation
Dr. Natalia Trayanova, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Blanca Trevino, President & CEO, Softtek
June 10, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • Gateway Ballroom

Launched by a keynote of Inspiration, Innovation, and Inclusion from Western Digital EVP & CHRO Lori Sundberg - here is a rare opportunity to meet the five extraordinary women inducted this very day into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame - and to learn how they dared to succeed. Prepare to be inspired ...

301 - Speed Mentoring

Julie Kantor, Founder & CEO, Twomentor LLC
June 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am • Gateway Ballroom

Navigate Your Leadership + Elevate Others Through Mentor 2.0 (Mentoring and Sponsorship)

Mentoring relationships have the potential to lead to lasting and positive changes for both people involved, helping them build and strengthen personal brands, leadership and business ethics. If you've already had the opportunity to blaze a trail as a leader you have likely built solid relationships along the way-relationships that can be enhanced as a sponsor as well.

A mentor guides and advises. A sponsor elevates and champions others behind closed doors and might also be the one to say "yes!" and make the hiring or buying calls. Sponsorship puts people front and center, building engagement and increasing confidence. According to many research studies, this strategy results in a significant promotion for both parties.

Join other WITI leaders at this interactive session to:

1) Identify the benefits of mentoring and sponsorship as a key driver of leadership and employee engagement to build a more inclusive workforce

2) Reflection exercises to better understand the impact that mentors and sponsors have had in your life

3) Evaluate best practices in mentoring and internal strategies to elevate others

4) Nice to have or have to have? Build a business case for mentoring and sponsorship in your organization.

5) Connect and network with at least 5 other executives (many great relationships start here) through Twomentor's proprietary Flash Mentoring experience based on a journey.

302 - Breaking Barriers & Survival: Reaching the Top

Karen Cone, Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner
Rene Redwood, CEO, Redwood Enterprise, LLC
June 11, 9:30 am - 10:30 am • Gateway Ballroom

Breaking through "glass ceilings" can be tough for women when the reaction to a truly brilliant presentation is "isn't that cute," or when the response by your direct manager to an innovative, yet disruptive, proposal is met with "why aren't you just home, taking care of your baby!" or when a strong work ethic positions you as a "worker bee" instead of "leadership-potential." Today, such challenges in the workplace may be more subtle, yet they still must be overcome to successfully reach the C-Suite or influence systemic change or fund and grow a start-up. Karen Cone and Rene Redwood successfully broke down such barriers. They will inspire you with their stories of successes, failures, and learnings as they navigated this maze on the front lines. Audience members will be invited to tell their stories and share their best practices on how to transform threats into opportunities.

306 - Job Search Strategies, v1

Andrew Gardiner, Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Amelia Merrill, People Strategy & TA Leader, Guardant Health
Diane Oard, Director, Talent Management, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Brenda Rogers, Head of People & HR, Electric Imp
Megan Smith, Vice President, MSP Accounts, Modis
Cindy White, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Illumio
June 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • Siskiyou

Find out who's hiring, stand out the right way, customize your resume and CV (CV or not to CV? .... a very good question!), ace the interview, and follow up. Learn tips from insiders in the TA/HR field.

307 - Secret to Higher ROI: Invest in Women

Karen Cone, Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner
Lake Dai, Partner, LDV Partners
Jocelyn Goldfein, Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners
Gillian Muessig, Managing Director, Masters Fund
Wendy Spies, Worldwide Director Of Engineering Strategy and Business Development, Microsoft
June 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • San Jose

In 2015, First Round Capital rocked the startup world with their 10 Year portfolio report which indicated that their female-led companies returned an average of 63% higher ROI. Female entrepreneurs looked forward to better venture capital funding opportunities. Yet, in 2016, only 2.19% of all venture funding was invested in female founders, which by 2018 still remained basically flat at 2.2%, according to recent PitchBook statistics reported in Fortune. At the same time, Fortune reported that companies with women at the helm perform three times better than the S&P. Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank asserts that, "not some of my returns, all of my returns, have come from the ones run by women,..."


Clearly, there is a disconnect. Why is the money is not "following the money"? And what is the path forward for investors and entrepreneurs? Join our panel of VC and corporate investors for an audience-inclusive discussion of how, where and why, venture funding is changing. We'll reveal where new money is coming from, flowing to, and how it is addressing the quickly evolving landscape of the next phase of entrepreneurship around the world.

308 - Cars of the Future: New Technologies and New Opportunities

Coleen Kane, Talent Acquisition, Volkswagen Group of America
Naveena Ari, Navigation Test Engineer, Volkswagen Group of America
Radhika Arora, Autonomous Driving Lead, ON Semiconductor
Sarva Channarajurs, Director, Automation, Validation & Release, Digital Cockpit, NIO
Shani Jayant, Head of Inclusive Design, Volkswagen Group of America
Neerja Saran, Founder, Pacific Consulting
June 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • Santa Clara

In the ever-changing world of technology, the latest advancements are only as relevant as the next best thing coming down the line. In the automotive industry, we are constantly seeing new technologies, whether for safety, entertainment, usefulness, or simply for pure innovation. Many of these technologies are built for the safety of the passengers, or at least have some sort of safety focus to them. And many of these new car innovations are truly exciting and have the ability to revolutionize not only the automotive industry but human transportation in general. This panel will explore what might be in store for the future of transportation, and how we're impacted by the technologies and influx of new career opportunities in an exciting and diverse industry.

309 - Building A WITI Network - in Your City, in Your Company

Kathy Lomax, Deputy CIO, L. A. Care Health Plan, WITI Advisory Board Member
Mimi Shalash, Technical Data Sales Rep, Quest Software
Niharika Srivastav, Regional Vice President, Women In Technology International
June 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • Carmel

Join the WITI-savvy women in this interactive workshop to learn about the benefits (to you and your company) of building a WITI Network. We'll cover: steps to building a WITI Network (The How-To Guide); how to build your network leadership team; how to use your WITI Network to build relationships with targeted companies and individuals; WITI Network Policies; and more. Bring your questions!

310 - Tech Trends and The Future of Work

Parna Sarkar-Basu, CEO and Founder, Brand and Buzz Marketing
Hillary Barnhart, Senior Director, Business Operations, ITOM Business Unit, ServiceNow
Abby Fitch, Director, Information Systems, Amgen
Jennifer Leung, Senior Director of Innovation Labs & Emerging Tech, AppDynamics
June 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • Donner

Autonomous devices from drones and robots to chatbots and voice assistance platforms are changing the way people interact with consumers in today's digital world. In addition, consumption-based pricing model is becoming the norm, where businesses only pay for what they use, saving on capital expenditure - software to infrastructure - and making vendors jump through hoops to cater to their demands. What does all this mean? Will we now have autonomous vehicles show up when we request a ride? Will our coworkers be robots? And how should vendors change their business models in a subscription-based economy? In this session, we'll discuss: * What key technologies will be driving business decisions in the near future. * What companies are doing to meet the consumption-based business model. * What skills will be in even higher demand. * Tips on what you can do to further advance your career in the new era. And more.

341 - Keynote Luncheon Panel: Executive Chat

Kathy Lomax, Deputy CIO, L. A. Care Health Plan, WITI Advisory Board Member
Christopher Smith, VP Engineering, Data Science, Ticketmaster
Linda Tong, VP of Product, Experience & Innovation, AppDynamics
Bene Werle, Vice President, Transformation, TriNet
Dr. Elizabeth Xu, CTO, CP Group
June 11, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm • Gateway Ballroom

Senior executives in the technology sector discuss new WITI research, and share their own experiences in the industry - including their personal successes and failures climbing the corporate ladder to the executive suites and how you, too, can achieve that goal.

351 - Job Search Strategies, v2

Andrew Gardiner, Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Dana Atherton, Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Western Digital
Scott Ludlum, Senior Talent Selection Leader, Western Digital
Ashley Malone, Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Dine Brands Global
Amit Pandya, Global Talent, Couchbase
Petra Pino, Manager, Recruitment & Sourcing Programs, Roku
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Siskiyou

Find out who's hiring, stand out the right way, customize your resume and CV (CV or not to CV? .... a very good question!), ace the interview, and follow up. Learn tips from insiders in the TA/HR field.

352 - Marketers: Intrusive or Productive?

Liz Dubelman, Column Marketing Group
Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
Valerie Hoecke, Chief Digital Officer, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics
Liz H Kelly, Founder, Goody PR
Christopher Smith, VP Engineering, Data Science, Ticketmaster
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • San Jose

When does marketing get to know you a little TOO well? Do you feel misunderstood by the algorithms in your life? Platforms like Google and Facebook are making billions claiming they know who you are, but to what extent are they helping you (or hurting you) make sense of the world? As we become more aware of gender bias in AI and Machine Learning, it's time to discuss how marketers might be making things worse by asserting outmoded personas and inflexible social norms.

353 - Unlock the Secrets of Digital Transformation - Innovation, Technology, Scalability

Lily Chang, Vice President, Strategic Transformation Office, VMware
Amanda Blevins, Sr. Director & Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO, VMware
Patty Hatter, CXO, Independent Board Member, and Advisor
Dr. Elizabeth Xu, CTO, CP Group
June Yang, VP of Engineering and Product Management, VMware
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Santa Clara

Digital Transformation is the novel use of digital technology to solve traditional problems. In this panel, practitioners from digital transformation journeys reveal key success factors such as strategies with digital leadership, talents with workforce planning, digital workspace integrated with scalable processes, and span/speed of changes in conjunction with organizational empowerment. Digital transformation empowers us with digital assets at scale, which further enables global industry to do good with technology and innovation. Come hear cloud industry experts share their insights.

354 - FinTech: Disruption, Competition and Co-opetition: The Innovation Imperative

Karen Cone, Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner
Suzanne Cook, CEO & Co-Founder, StockSmart
Sabrina Del Prete, Founder & CEO, Kore Labs Ltd
Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technology, Citi Ventures
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Carmel

The confluence of technology advances, generational shifts and regulatory change has brought the financial services industry to a pivotal moment. The recent financial crisis has redefined the role of traditional financial institutions as trusted brokers in the economy and a new breed of disruptor, known as the FinTechs, are introducing radical alternatives to the established order. While this new paradigm represents a fundamental threat to traditional financial institutions, we are also seeing unprecedented opportunities for collaboration. This session will explore how FinTech's are re-inventing the industry landscape where consumers and corporate customers have more independence and choices. Karen Cone, who serves on the Advisory Boards of multiple FinTechs, will present and moderate a panel discussion. She is the former Microsoft General Manager of the Worldwide Financial Services Sector, and CEO of TowerGroup, the leading advisory research firm focused at the intersection of Financial Services and Information Technology, which is now owned by Gartner.

355 - Cybersecurity: Taking a Hard Look

Niharika Srivastav, Regional Vice President, Women In Technology International
Janine Darling, CEO & Founder, STASH Secure Data
Angel Grant, Director, Identity, Fraud and Risk Intelligence, RSA
Teuta Hyseni, Security Engineer, Microsoft
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Donner

Our daily lives, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. Experts on this panel share the myths, the magic, and the hard facts about the challenges, threats, and best practices that define our security today.

356 - Ever Thought of Getting a Patent?

Julie Mason, Regional Outreach Manager, Silicon Valley, USPTO
Soody Tronson, Founding Manager, STLGip
June 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Monterey

While women have obviously made and continue to make key contributions, a 2019 report shows that women hold only 12% of patents nationwide. Patents that include at least one woman comprised only 21% of patents in 2016. These numbers need to rise. Our panel of experts will share how women can be more involved in moving the needle forward, and enable more women to understand and take advantage of the patent and trademark process.

361 - The Impact and Future of AI in Recruiting

Andrew Gardiner, Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Brad Cook, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Intuitive Surgical
Tony Lopez, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Automation Anywhere
Ashutosh Madeshiya, Go-to-Market Operations Head, Eightfold
Vanessa Mathew, Talent Acquisition Leader, Intuit
Mimi Turner, Talent Acquisition Leader, Technology & Products, Intuit
Grant Weinberg, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, TriNet
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Siskiyou

Learn who (and what) is receiving your data online. The pros and cons of artificial intelligence and the always-changing landscape of its use. Discover ways to evolve along with this exciting new technology.

362 - Blockchain/IOT

Tony Perkins, Founder & Editor, Cryptonite Ventures
Barbara Bickham, CTO, Managing Director, Women's Innovation Fund
Hailey Lennon, Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, BitFlyer
Faye Sahai, Managing Director, Vinaj
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • San Jose

Blockchain technology is sufficiently powerful that it is poised to disrupt major sectors and industries. This panel features blockchain thought leaders who will provide insights into how blockchain will transform infrastructure, supply chain, healthcare, and governance. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges in each of these domains.

363 - The Age of AI

Lake Dai, Partner, LDV Partners
Tanya Baker, Senior Analytic Scientist, FICO
Geeta Chauhan, CTO, Silicon Valley Software Group
Nicole Clark, CEO, Trellis Research
Jennifer Kloke, Chief Technology Officer, AyasdiAI
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Santa Clara

A new era of product design is emerging, thanks to the evolution of AI, prompting considerable debate about the transformative technology. AI is currently a $15 billion industry, on track to become a $70 billion. Experts will discuss where we are now and what to look for in the future.

364 - The Value of Continuing Education: Invest in Yourself and Your Future!

Shannon Bell, Director of Corporate Outreach & Admissions, Executive MBA Programs, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Gemini Aswani, Director, Risk & Compliance, Medalia
Tahereh Daneshi, Professor, Ashford University
Steve Hernandez, Director Career Advancement, Wharton MBA
June 11, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Carmel

Are you interested in accelerating your growth as a leader? Improving your problem-solving skills? Engaging with people who will inspire you and challenge you to think differently? Join this session to learn about the various options for pursuing an MBA degree while working full-time. Hear from and ask questions of a panel of people who care about helping you reach your career goals. The panel will include a professor, admissions advisor, career counselor, and an alumna.

Networking and sharing our collective vision for WITI over the next 30 years.

June 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Bayshore Foyer

Networking Breakfast

June 11, 7:30 am - 8:30 am • Gateway Ballroom

Special Events

Taste of Technology & 25th Summit Anniversary Reception

June 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Gateway Foyer

Hall of Fame Reception

241 - Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet

Cindy Dulay, Sr. Sales Enablement Program Manager, Gigamon
AJ Thomas, Vice President, People & Culture, Auction.com
Heather Hinton, Vice President & IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Julia Liuson, Corporate Vice President, Developer Tools, Microsoft
Dr. Sara Rushinek, Professor of Business Technology and Health Informatics, University of Miami
Dr. Natalia Trayanova, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Blanca Trevino, President & CEO, Softtek
June 10, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Gateway Ballroom

Join us for luncheon as we conduct the 24th annual Women In Technology Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Hall of Fame was established in 1996, to honor and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. The five women we salute today are at the forefront of this evolution. They are exceptional examples of women who have made - and continue to make - a powerful difference.

And more to be announced soon!

* Speakers and Sessions are subject to change