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WITI's 2021 Digital Inclusivity Summit and Hall Of Fame

Demystify Technology and the Workplace

Build new skills, new relationships, and explore opportunities to advance, grow and create impact. Join us to Demystify Technology and the Workplace at WITI’s Digital Inclusivity Summit. The summit will take place December 7-8, 2021 online with attendees, speakers, award winners and inductees from across the globe.Meet the 2021 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductees, eight female executives and leaders who will be honored for their impact and achievements.

Also, the top companies in the industry have partnered with WITI to showcase their company and open roles in Career Expo! Join us Wednesday, December 8th at 12 pm PT.

WITI Summit Speakers Include

Meet the 2021 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Arundhati Bhattacharya
    CEO & Chairperson, Salesforce India

  • Lisa P. Jackson

    Lisa P. Jackson
    Vice President of Environment, Policy, & Social Initiatives, Apple

  • Olu Maduka

    Olu Maduka
    Chair & Founding Board Member, Women in Energy, Oil & Gas

  • Karen Quintos

    Karen Quintos
    Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

  • Angie Ruan

    Angie Ruan
    Vice President, Engineering, Chime

  • Lisa T. Su, Ph.D.

    Lisa T. Su, Ph.D.
    President & CEO, Advanced Micro Devices

  • Kara Swisher

    Kara Swisher
    Editor-at-Large, New York Media; Contributing Writer, New York Times Opinion

  • Tae Yoo

    Tae Yoo
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

Hall of Fame Awards

WITI Summit Agenda

* Subject to Change
All times are PST

Tuesday, December 7th

  • Time
  • Topic
  • Presenters
  • 6:00am
    Summit Kick-off
    Michelle Bailey
    CEO of WITI
  • 6:15am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 6:20am
    If you can’t find a way, create one
    Smriti Irani
    Union Minster, India
    Niharika Srivastav
    SVP-Executive Programs, WITI
  • 6:45am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 6:50am
    The impact of female leadership in Africa’s transportation systems
    Abimbola Akinajo
    MD-LAMATA NG
    Winifred Ereyi
    Network Director, WITI
    Tosin Arowojolu
    Leadership Development Consultant
  • 7:15am
    Global Networking Event
  • 7:45am
    WITI’s Vision
    Michelle Bailey
    CEO of WITI
  • 8:00am
    The Art of Innovation
    Guy Kawasaki
    Entrepreneur and Evangelist
    Michelle Bailey
    CEO of WITI
  • 8:25am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 8:30am
    Making progress real for women in Tech
    Pia Wilson-Body
    President, Intel Foundation
    Vince Gugliemetti
    Corporate Services VP Intel – Inclusive Leader
    Laura Agharkar
    Nasdaq’s AVP Global Diversity, Equity and Culture
  • 8:55am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 9:00am – 11:00am
    Tech Track 1
  • 9:00am
    Demystify: Breaking into Cybersecurity
    Lena Smart
    CISO, MongoDB
  • 9:25am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 9:30am
    Demystify: Artificial Intelligence: Myth or Truth – Augmenting Human Intelligence
    Patrick Ehlen
    VP of AI, Uniphore
    Amanda Stent
    Director, Davis Institute for AI
    Alissia Quaintance
    Founder, Alissia Quaintance
    Daniela Braga
    Founder & CEO, defined.ai
  • 9:55am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 10:00am
    Demystify: New opportunities in FinTech (sponsored by Principal Financial)
  • 10:25am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 10:30am
    Demystify: Cloud Modernization (sponsored by Salesforce)
    Larry Carvalho
    Principal Consultant @RobustCloud
  • 9:00am – 11:00am
    Tech Track 2
  • 9:00am
    Agriculture’s Future: How is Technology changing farming
    Amy Wu
    Author & Journalist
  • 9:25am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 9:30am
    Demystify: No Code/Low Code
  • 9:55am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 10:00am
    Demystify: the world of 5G
  • 10:25am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 10:30am
    Technology transforming patient experience
    Dr. Sara Rushinek
    Professor, Consultant
    Parna Sarkar Basu
    WITI Network Director
  • 11:00am
    Unravel Live
  • 11:45am
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 11:50am
    Glass Ceiling: DEI Standards & Best Practices
    Rene Redwood
    Former Executive Director of Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
    Michelle Bailey
    CEO of WITI
  • 12:30pm
    Hall of Fame Induction
  • 1:15pm
    Global Networks Event

Wednesday, December 8th

  • Time
  • Topic
  • Presenters
  • 8:00am
    You CAN have it all
    Sheila Jordan
    CDTO @ Honeywell
    Kathy Lomax
    VP, Office of the CIO, First American Title
  • 8:30am
    Success in your Technology Career
    Julia Liuson
    CVP @ Microsoft
    Larry Carvalho
    Principal Consultant @ RobustCloud
  • 9:00am – 11:30am
    Entrepreneurship
  • 9:00am
    Women Owned Startups Pitch Competition
    Anna Degtereva
    CEO @ Happy Farm Business Accelerator
  • 11:00am
    Investors Advice and Women Owned Business Awards
  • 9:00am – 11:30am
    Workplace, Leadership & Design Thinking
  • 9:00am
    Why Design Thinking works
    Sheila Shahpari
    CTO Paritta Group
    Sevda Jevandideh
    Founder, SevDesigns
    Pari Vijay
    Chief Growth Officer, LearNow.live
  • 9:30am
    How Leaders build Trust
    Margot Edelman
    General Manager, Edelman Bay Area Hub
    Ritu Shrivastav
    Sr. Director-HR, Gilead Sciences
    Danne Smith
    Author
  • 10:00am
    How to be an ally in the workplace
    Brad Swearingen
    Global Director of Cybersecurity, Rolls Royce
    David Leighton
    President & Chairman, WITI
  • 10:30am
    Fostering Inclusive culture for LGBTQ employees
    Victoria Guarneni
    PACCAR
    Jessica Halem
    Consultant & Advocate
  • 11:00am
    How you sound is how you are perceived
    Steven A Harms
    Singer, Musician & Actor
  • 11:30am
    Networking
  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm
    Career Fair

* Schedule Subject to Change

Save $200

  • Early Bird Summit Pass
    $395 $195 $295 for Non-Members
    Until Nov. 30th (Regular Price $395 for Members, $495 for Non-Members)
  • Career Fair/Exhibit Hall Access
    FREE Until December 7th
  • Sponsorships
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About WITI

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in tech and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies — designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. Our ecosystem includes more than 3 million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide.

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