Past Events

Peek Inside CXO’s Glass Tower - Examine Key Technology Issues in the Virtual and Real World
June 5, 2023

Summer Kickoff Mix & Mingle
June 21, 2022

Security Alphabet Soup
December 14, 2021

Better or Worse: The Impact of Unconscious Bias at Work
September 15, 2021

WITI OC Virtual Mix and Mingle
June 16, 2021

REMOTE WORK/LIFE - How to Effectively Balance and Lead
May 12, 2021

The Evolution of Telemedicine: Looking at the future of Digital Health
March 17, 2021

CXO Mentoring Circles - Senior Executives share their Secrets
November 12, 2020

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Recap: Summer Time Mix & Mingle - Experience Diffuse Awareness

  • August 30, 2019

While the event was advertised as a networking event, the number one topic of conversation was, "Are we going to have a speaker to learn about diffuse awareness?"


RECAP: Millennials - Hold onto your Hats

  • March 14, 2019

On February 21, 2019, WITI Orange County hosted Susan Inouye, Executive Coach/Bestselling Author in Leadership Development and Organizational Change, to speak to a group of 60+ men and women about working and leading the next generation. Read more...

What is CyberCrime and how can you protect yourself against it?

October is national cybersecurity awareness month. WITI Orange County joined the bandwagon by hosting a cybercrime event at Zillow Group facility located in Irvine on October 11, 2018.


OC Recap - The Value of Mix and Mingle Networking

  • September 21, 2018

On June 21, 2018, WITI Orange County held its summer Mix and Mingle networking event outdoors at the Eureka Building in Irvine, CA. With summer fading fast and fall approaching, one might wonder why publish a recap now about an event that occurred in the past?


WITI OC May 22nd recap: Leadership Mentoring Circle: Executives Share their Secrets

  • June 26, 2018

On May 22, 2018, WITI Orange County (WITI OC) held its Fourth Annual Executive Mentoring Circle. For those unfamiliar with mentoring circles, an executive sits at a table with 8-10 attendees.


Summer Mix and Mingle

  • June 22, 2018

Summer is here! Kick off the season the right way by networking with other professionals in Orange County. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the date!

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Leadership Mentoring - Senior Executives Share Their Secrets

  • May 23, 2018

Interested in getting ADVICE from an executive on leadership, career advancement, technology? Win a one hour One-On-One session with one of these great mentors!

Gain insight, wisdom, and hard-earned lessons without going through the pain.

Ask ANY Question?

There will be three rounds of 20-minute mentoring, an unforgettable evening to take away key learnings.

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Recap of the WITI event on March 22nd

  • April 2, 2018

For this Blockchain event, an amazing panel of women was invited to Essex Property Trust offices to discuss their initiatives/efforts in the Blockchain ecosystem.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and ICOs

  • March 22, 2018

* Get a leg up on understanding - What is Blockchain?

* What is ICO (initial coin offering) and how does it relate to Blockchain?

* How much of a digital disrupter is Blockchain in the Financial World?

* Is Blockchain going to be the backbone of our future currency?

* What is the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency?

* How does cryptography relate to Blockchain?

* What is mining?

* Learn about smart contracts, ICO laws and regulations, and blockchain governance.

Sponsored by: Solugenix

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Recap WITI Orange County - Feb 22, 2018

  • March 16, 2018

On February 22nd, 2018 WITI OC presented Mischa Martineau, founder and president of Martineau Systems, and developer of I AM Who I Say I AM™ - Believe and Achieve curriculum.


Getting Passed Up on Promotion? Toot Your Own Horn

  • February 22, 2018

Learn how to 'stand out and be seen' to receive the recognition and opportunity for promotion based on your contributions and accomplishments.

Learn how to be at the forefront of management's radar when a new project happens!

Learn the difference between personal success and team success.

Practice techniques to articulate your unique value and step into the realization of the new you!

Sponsored and Hosted by: iHerb

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Recap WITI Orange County �" January 18, 2018

  • February 7, 2018

Recap WITI Orange County of January 18, 2018 event titled Strategies to Re-Launch/Launch your Career


Strategies to Re-Launch your Career

  • January 18, 2018

Finding a job these days is not just filling in an online application, submitting a resume, and waiting by the phone for that interview phone call. You have to work to be noticed.

  • Learn the process that recruiters go through looking for a resume.
  • What skills should you leave off your resume.
  • Should I post my resume on all the job boards?
  • Should my LinkedIn profile be the same as my resume?
  • How do you differentiate yourself from the sea of other resumes?

Learn from the premier recruiters in the industry what the ‘back door’ is to finding your next job.

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Holiday Mix & Mingle

  • November 16, 2017

Come rest and relax and unwind before the holidays take over! Great networking opportunity.

Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events! Bring a friend! Great raffle prizes.

Sponsored by: KORE1

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The Clash of the Data Titans Recap

  • October 27, 2017

WITI Orange County's September panel event focused on digitization of enterprise and, it is clear, that today's digital world is just too complex to run on intuition


Clash of the Data Titans

  • October 19, 2017

DATA in the 21st Century is like OIL in the 18th Century; an immensely untapped valuable asset. Like oil, for those who can feel, touch and see DATA’s fundamental value, they can unleash and reap huge rewards. DATA IS KING.

Every revolution has its counterrevolution �" that is a sign the revolution is for real. Who is going to come out on top of the Data war?

  • Relational SQL versus NoSQL
  • Big Data Processing
  • Latest Database Trends
  • Who is winning?
  • What skills do I need?
  • How sexy is the data scientist job?
Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events!

Sponsored and Hosted by: Zillow Group

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CXO Insights: Managing your Success in the Global Economy of Business and Technology

  • September 21, 2017

Your career success is no longer limited by local competition. Learn how the global economy impacts your success as the world of business and technology are colliding.

What is the result? Opportunity. Amazon's recent purchase of Whole Foods is an example of a digital company acquiring a brick and mortar corporation. Is managing a digital company the same as a brick and mortar company?

Learn how you can grow your career in this new global economy and help your CXOs overcome these challenges.

  • Digital Disruption & Strategy
  • Global Operating Model
  • Cyber Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Organization structure and jobs

Sponsored by: PointB and Solugenix

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Summer Mix & Mingle

  • June 22, 2017

Join us in our Mix & Mingle event to expand your network & build friendships.

Do you run on low or high Octane?

Low Octane: Unwind. Relax. Take a load off your feet. Shoot some pool with us. Enjoy the Summer! Mix & Mingle with other professional technical women and men in technology and adjacent fields.

High Octane: Are you a high energy person ready to do some 'Speed Mingling'? Come and bring plenty of business cards to network to your hearts content.

Either way, come Mix and Mingle with WITI Orange County!

Sponsored and Hosted by: Centercode

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Recap: Learn from Executives - Mentor Circles

  • June 1, 2017

On May 18th 2017, thirteen busy executives (Presidents, CIOs, CISOs, VP of ITs) from all over Southern California took time out of their busy schedule to 'speed mentor' 100+ attendees.


Learn from Executives �" Mentoring Circles

  • May 18, 2017

Spend an evening with CXO level executives in an intimate setting as you rotate through three 20-minute sessions along with 8-10 attendees per executive circle.

Topics range from career coaching, budgets, project schedules, outsourcing, or any number of other subjects.

  • Looking for advice from an executive on leadership, career advancement, technologies?
  • Gain insight, wisdom, and hard earned lessons firsthand (without going through the pain)
  • Interact with mentors through 3 20-minute sessions and ask any questions!
  • Come prepared with items you’d like advice on!
Join us! Members can win a personal CIO mentoring hour!

Sponsored by: FAST SWITCH

Hosted at: Capital Group Companies

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May 18 CXO Mentoring Ciricles

  • May 11, 2017

Come join us for one of our premier events of the year....CXO Mentoring Circles! Spend an evening with CXO level executives in an intimate setting as you rotate through three 20-minute sessions along with 8-10 attendees per executive circle.

Topics range from career coaching, budgets, project schedules, outsourcing, or any number of other subjects.

Thursday May 18th at 6pm at The Capital Group campus on 6455 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Members can win a personal CIO mentoring hour.

Amplify your Business Intelligence

  • March 23, 2017

Join this panel discussion on digital labor and the future of work.

What is amplified intelligence?

What is robotic process automation?

How can you leverage these new technologies to help your business?

Sponsored by: Kforce

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WITI OC Jan 19th recap: Why Women Need to Lead

  • January 27, 2017

WITI Orange County kicked off 2017 with 80+ enthusiastic women and men with a Will Marre (SMART Power Academy) event discussing the need for women in the new business paradigm.

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Why Women Need to Lead

  • January 19, 2017

Join WITI Orange County and WIll Marre for a SMART Power Seminar on "Why Women Need to Lead".

There is overwhelming evidence that teams and organizations perform better when more women are leading.

Brain science confirms that women's thinking versatility and social intelligence are a huge advantage in highly competitive, high-pressure situations.

Learn how to influence more effectively ("Jedi Mind Tricks") and increase your impact at work and at home.

Hear experiences of women who use newly learned skills to change organizational strategy, product development, priorities, customer experiences and culture.

Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events.

Sponsored by: PointB

Hosted at: Capital Groups

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Cyber Security and Privacy Event Recap

  • October 31, 2016

In recognition that October is National Cyber Security month, WITI Orange County hosted a 'Cyber Security and Privacy' event on October 20, 2016. We were honored to have Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President for Spunk's Security Markets, and Sheryl A. Hanchar, Vice President and CISO for HireRight, as panelists.

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Recap: CxO Panel - Illuminating Your Future

  • September 21, 2016

The evening kicked off with a word of thanks to our sponsors, Resources Global Professionals and Splunk. Sandy Marshall, Founder and CEO of Project Scientist ( also provided an overview of their wonderful non-profit organization that helps connect and engage young girls into the field of Science.


Recap WITI Orange County - May 19

  • June 24, 2016

In partnership with SCSIM (Southern California Society of Information Management), thirteen executives took time from their busy schedules to participate in our Leadership Mentoring event on May 19, 2016. Read More...

Recap WITI Orange County - March 16

  • April 4, 2016

Two-year olds are notorious for asking questions as they explore their universe. As an adult, after the umpteenth time being asked Why, we are annoyed and react emotionally with 'because it is so' to end the conversation


Recap WITI Orange County - February 17

  • March 14, 2016

WITI Orange County attendees got a chance to meet Amelia (from IPsoft), Geminold F. (first robot actress)

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Pictures from January

  • January 27, 2016

Attached are the pictures from our January event - now posted on Flikr. What a wonderful group of women!

WITI Orange County Network November Event Recap

  • January 25, 2016

On November 12th, WITI Orange Country Network hosted a Holiday Mix & Mingle with an all-important and timely topic: De-Stress for Success®. The event was a great way to close out a fruitful year for Orange County Network and help our members and attendees to pick up some tips on de-stress from two highly qualified experts.


2015 Photo Album

  • December 28, 2015

As we approach 2016, here's a look back at some of the WITI OC events in 2015.

Recap WITI Orange County - September 17

  • October 26, 2015

The evening began with an innovative introduction from our sponsor Dell. Lenka Vanek, Sr Director Software Development R&D provided insight into what innovation means at Dell and in the real world.


Recap WITI Orange County - October 8

  • October 26, 2015

Did you know that women (age 16 years and over) make up 52% of the US workforce? And that 9 out of 10 women need to work. Read More...

Recap WITI Orange County - June 18

  • July 14, 2015

Did you know there is Women's History Month? An eye opening question our moderator Michelle Bergquist, CEO & Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, asked the audience.


Recap WITI Orange County - May 12

  • June 4, 2015

The evening started with a warm introduction of our guest speaker, Dr. Nila G. Betof, by Kalpana Ramakrishnan from KPMG.


Recap WITI Orange County - April 16

  • April 30, 2015

On the evening of April 16th, 17 C-level executives (CIOs, COOs, VPs of IT, etc.), wearing their Teflon suit, stepped into one big room containing 120 willing attendees...


Recap WITI Orange County - March 19

  • April 6, 2015

At our March 19th OC WITI event, our guest speakers presented different points of view on how the IT/Business Relationship is perceived by the Business, IT, and/or vendor side.


Recap WITI Orange County - January 15, 2015

  • February 9, 2015

WITI OC kicked off the New Year by joining forces with PWU (Professional Women United) to help attendees learn how to tailor their image, including clothing, hair, makeup and accessories.

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Recap for WITI OC event on Nov 20th

  • December 4, 2014

Be a Geek and Get a Fashionable Wearable for your Holiday Mix and Mingle

Starting off the Orange County WITI evening, speaker Dave Whelan, CMO of STEMP, asked 'Who is wearing a Wearable?' Only 3 hands were raised out of a group of 50.


Recap WITI Orange County October 16, 2014

  • November 5, 2014

On the night of October 16th, Monique Svazlian, the Founder of Highest Path Consulting, and more than 40 professional women gathered together at Trace3's Irvine office.

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"The Secret Life of a Data Scientist" - Event Photos

  • October 6, 2014

Data scientist is called the sexiest job in the 21st century! In this era of exploding information, big data is more than a buzz word. It's closer to you and me than you realize!

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Recap WITI Orange County - September 18, 2014

  • September 29, 2014

With over 80 people in attendance at the Eureka Building in Irvine, CA. Helen Norris, Vice President and CIO, Chapman University (and a former WITI Network Director for Sacramento) kicked off...

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"Habits of Leadership" - Event Recap

  • May 15, 2014

In order to drive the collective performance of a team, organizations today require leadership on all levels, regardless of role or position. To help achieve this end, WITI Orange County was delighted to host Michelle Parish of Parish Partners LLC, an executive consulting firm.

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"Waterfall to Lean" - Event Recap

  • April 17, 2014

The quest for developing quality software that is delivered on time, within budget, bug free, and meets customer satisfaction is the holy grail for software development teams. Definitely this session was for geeks (and so is this summary).

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"Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud" - Event Recap

  • March 20, 2014

A taste of the future - 'SMAC' dab in the midst of emerging technology. WITI Orange County's March event was well attended as the group explored trends in SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud). Four panelists kicked off with 7 minutes of personal tech passion.

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