June 21-22, 2022 Online

Agenda

See below for agenda of events. Click on an event link to find out more and add to your schedule. All Zoom login info will be available on that page once the conference begins. If for any reason you cannot attend the session, please cancel so that others make take your spot. You can view the sessions you are registered for at any time by clicking here. Thank you – feel free to contact us by chat app at the bottom of the page.

* Subject to Change

Tuesday, June 21

Time
Topic
Presenters
  • 6:45am - 7:00am PT
    121 - Keynote: A Leading Afro-Optimist’s Views on Climate Change and Its Impact on Africa
    Afro-optimism is the state of absolute conviction that a bright future lies ahead for the African continent, and that the sons and daughters of the continent will be the craft ... ers of such a future. Prominent among them is Dr. Arame Tall, one of the world's experts on global climate services, adaptation, resilience building, and community-based early warning systems. In this informative keynote, Dr. Tall shares her concerns about climate change and discusses how all of us, worldwide, can do something about it.Read More

    Arame Tall, Ph.D.
    Senior Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, The World Bank

    Arame Tall, Ph.D.
    Senior Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, The World Bank

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  • 7:00am - 8:00am PT
    122 - Digital Transformation: Mitigating Climate Change's Impact on African Women
    This panel will discuss Climate Change and how it has reshaped the business economy. We’ll explore its impact on the African Woman, and discuss how digital transformation is ... the key to tackling Climate Change. Finally, we will explore how digital transformation is being implemented in the African Market, its successes and failures. Learning Outcomes:

    1) Understand Climate change and its impact on the African Woman
    2) Understand digital transformation and how it is being implemented in the African Market
    3) Understand how digital transformation is the key to tackling climate change Read More

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

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    Abimbola Abikoye
    Social Impact Analyst

    Abimbola Abikoye
    Social Impact Analyst

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    Ibilola Amao, Ph.D.
    Executive Consultant, Lonadek Global Services

    Ibilola Amao, Ph.D.
    Executive Consultant, Lonadek Global Services

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    Tosin Arowojolu, P.E.
    Network Director, WITI Bahrain

    Tosin Arowojolu, P.E.
    Network Director, WITI Bahrain

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    Yewande Awe, Ph.D.
    Senior Environmental Engineer, The World Bank

    Yewande Awe, Ph.D.
    Senior Environmental Engineer, The World Bank

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    Vashinee Bheemul
    Managing Director, Vector Technology & Solutions

    Vashinee Bheemul
    Managing Director, Vector Technology & Solutions

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  • 8:00am - 9:00am PT
    131 - Speed Networking with WITI Global Community
    Back by popular demand! Here’s a chance to meet and mingle with fellow Summit attendees from around the country and around the globe. Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) ... and join us for an informal networking event. Jump in any time ... stay for 60 seconds or 60 minutes or anything in between … and open a new door.Read More

    David Leighton
    President & Co-Founder, WITI - Women in Technology International

    David Leighton
    President & Co-Founder, WITI - Women in Technology International

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  • 9:00am - 9:30am PT
    141 - Keynote: Getting Better Results from Resources We Already Have
    Professor Rachel Kyte was named by Time magazine as one of the "15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change." She has become a go-to expert for heads of state and multin ... ational CEOs trying to figure out how to transition away from fossil fuels. Before being named Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Professor Kyte created the nonprofit, Sustainable Energy for All, that seeks to bring energy to under-developed places. In this keynote we'll learn more about obstacles she encountered and how she overcame them.Read More

    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

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    Professor Rachel Kyte
    Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Professor Rachel Kyte
    Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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  • 9:00am - 9:30am PT
    TBD
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    Reyn Anderson
    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women in Digital Transformation

    Reyn Anderson
    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women in Digital Transformation

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    Ngozi Bell
    Partner, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation

    Ngozi Bell
    Partner, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation

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    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

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    Kate Gromova
    Co-Founder, Women in Digital Transformation

    Kate Gromova
    Co-Founder, Women in Digital Transformation

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    Peggy Kilburn
    Program Director, WITI Summit and Hall of Fame, Women in Technology International

    Peggy Kilburn
    Program Director, WITI Summit and Hall of Fame, Women in Technology International

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    Professor Rachel Kyte
    Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Professor Rachel Kyte
    Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

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    Arame Tall, Ph.D.
    Senior Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, The World Bank

    Arame Tall, Ph.D.
    Senior Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, The World Bank

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    Eliane Ubalijoro, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age

    Eliane Ubalijoro, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age

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  • 9:30am - 10:15am PT
    151 - Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Action
    Breakout Workshop
    This session will define digital transformation and emerging technologies, and help you identify key areas to digitize, including strategy, core
    ... processes, and technology. Designed for leaders focused on implementing new ideas, staying ahead of the competition, and aligning their people, data, and technology to drive digital transformation. We’ll overview the pace of change and its impact, implications, and opportunities. Also included: how corporate sustainability can leverage digital transformation to create meaningful change.Read More

    Marian Cook
    Digital Transformation Consultant & Educator, 2U

    Marian Cook
    Digital Transformation Consultant & Educator, 2U

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  • 9:30am - 10:15am PT
    152 - Securing Your Digital Transformation Journey
    Breakout Panel
    The promise of digital transformation can't be realized if we don't integrate security into the process. In this panel we'll take a buzz-free look a
    ... t what digital transformation really means to business success and how organizations can make the most of it without putting sensitive assets at risk or breaking the bank. We'll also provide process and technology recommendations that any organization can implement to accelerate their secure digital transformation journey.Read More

    Diana Kelley
    Executive Board Member, Cyber Future Foundation & WiCyS

    Diana Kelley
    Executive Board Member, Cyber Future Foundation & WiCyS

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    Naomi Buckwalter
    Executive Director, Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation

    Naomi Buckwalter
    Executive Director, Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation

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    Helen Knight
    CIO & Strategic Advisor, Helen Knight Consulting

    Helen Knight
    CIO & Strategic Advisor, Helen Knight Consulting

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    Crystal Lister
    President, Omniangle Technologies

    Crystal Lister
    President, Omniangle Technologies

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  • 9:30am - 10:15am PT
    153 - Certification Evaluation: Which Credentials Are Right for Your Career?
    Breakout Workshop
    What is upskilling, and why is it more necessary now than ever before, in light of digital transformation? And, with over 800 certifications out
    ... there, how can you know what is right for your career? This discussion will cover different strategies to staying up to date, evaluating which credential is right for you, and planning for long-term career validation through upskilling and credentialing.Read More

    Suzanne Ricci
    Chief Success Officer, Computer Coach IT Training

    Suzanne Ricci
    Chief Success Officer, Computer Coach IT Training

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    Kasandra Perez
    IT & Business Training Strategist, Computer Coach IT Training

    Kasandra Perez
    IT & Business Training Strategist, Computer Coach IT Training

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  • 10:15am - 10:30am PT
    161 - Keynote: Why Does Gender Matter in Climate Change?
    Gender inequality coupled with the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It poses threats to ways of life, livelihoods, health, safety, and security fo ... r women and girls around the world. The Co-Founders of Women in Digital Transformation (WiDT) explain why it's essential to bridge this gender digital divide, sharing their own perspectives as well as valuable insights on leadership and significant findings from the Gender Digital Divide Index (GDDI).Read More

    Reyn Anderson
    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women in Digital Transformation

    Reyn Anderson
    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women in Digital Transformation

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    Kate Gromova
    Co-Founder, Women in Digital Transformation

    Kate Gromova
    Co-Founder, Women in Digital Transformation

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  • 10:30am - 10:45am PT
    162 - Keynote: Inspired to Be Part of the Solution
    Seeing the devastating effects of climate change – specifically Hurricane Katrina – prompted Dr. Lisa Dyson to ask herself how she could be part of the solution. She saw t ... he potential of recycling carbon to create a sustainable food supply, to sustain a planet expected to have 10 billion people by 2050. And thus was born an air-based meat alternative. In this remarkable keynote, Remarkable People Podcast host Guy Kawasaki interviews Dr. Dyson about her journey, about Air Protein, and about her hope for the future of Planet Earth.Read More

    Guy Kawasaki
    Chief Evangelist, Canva

    Guy Kawasaki
    Chief Evangelist, Canva

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    Lisa Dyson, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, Air Protein

    Lisa Dyson, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, Air Protein

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    171 - Robots for a Better World
    Breakout Panel
    Robots are becoming an integral part of our lives today. Robots are making our lives easier and the world greener. And yes, we rely on robots for a
    ... variety of tasks – from keeping our homes safe and our waterways clean to assisting passengers at airports and making agriculture more-environmentally friendly. Though many robots are being built to help society, can robots be designed with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in mind?

    In this session, the experts will cover:
    - Designing innovative and sustainable robots that impact people and planet
    - How to factor in diversity and ESG in the planning process
    - Micromobility robots and the future of the industry
    - Career opportunities in robotics.
    Read More

    Parna Sarkar-Basu
    CEO and Founder, Brand and Buzz Marketing

    Parna Sarkar-Basu
    CEO and Founder, Brand and Buzz Marketing

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    Jessica Yip
    COO and Co-Founder, A&K Robotics

    Jessica Yip
    COO and Co-Founder, A&K Robotics

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    172 - Facilitating Progress in a Virtual Setting
    Breakout Panel
    Facilitation is an important skill for progress. It is an especially important skill for navigating the challenges during digital transformations. F
    ... acilitation is a technique that helps us support the people we work with to understand and achieve shared goals and objectives. And as virtual interaction has overtaken in-person events since the beginning of the pandemic, the ability to facilitate well is even more important to enable purposeful and participative environments for people to feel safe to engage, learn, and collaborate. This panel will discuss their tips and tricks for facilitating progress in their teams through conversations and events. They'll also share how they adapted to virtual settings over the past two years.Read More

    Patricia Kong
    Head of Enterprise Solutions & Learning Enablement, scrum.org

    Patricia Kong
    Head of Enterprise Solutions & Learning Enablement, scrum.org

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    Glaudia Califano
    Agile & Lean Coach, Red Tangerine

    Glaudia Califano
    Agile & Lean Coach, Red Tangerine

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    Magdalena Firlit
    Professional Scrum Trainer & Agile Transformation Consultant, magdalenafirlit.com

    Magdalena Firlit
    Professional Scrum Trainer & Agile Transformation Consultant, magdalenafirlit.com

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    Mica Syjuco
    Director, Technology Leadership, Avanade

    Mica Syjuco
    Director, Technology Leadership, Avanade

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    173 - Blockchain and Crypto: What You Need to Know NOW!
    Breakout Workshop Hear about crypto/blockchain 101, the current regulatory climate, and how this new and exciting area is changing the world for the better.

    Hailey Lennon
    Partner, Anderson Kill

    Hailey Lennon
    Partner, Anderson Kill

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    174 - Soft Skills: A Safe Place in a Complex World
    Breakout Panel Like software is to hardware: critical! So are soft skills to hard skills: necessary! These intangibles can sometimes do more than the things we see. We ... will talk about the importance of soft skills in saving our planet from leadership downfalls, stunted excellence, pitfalls in human development, downsizing EQ, and more.Read More

    Ngozi Bell
    Partner, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation

    Ngozi Bell
    Partner, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation

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    Zienzi Dillon
    Founder & CEO, Carmel Global Capital

    Zienzi Dillon
    Founder & CEO, Carmel Global Capital

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    Tinku Khanwalkar
    Managing Attorney, AVK Counsel

    Tinku Khanwalkar
    Managing Attorney, AVK Counsel

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  • 11:30am - 1:30pm PT
  • 11:55am - 12:55pm PT
    191 - Coaching Circle: Powerful at Any Age
    Coaching Circle
    What if... This is all there is to life, I missed my big opportunity, I'm too old to change, It's too late to try something new, I had done things
    ... differently.

    I've been where you are and what I know with absolute certainty is... You are more powerful than you think you are, more powerful than you may be experiencing right now, and even more powerful than you believe you can be. You can have the life you desire. And, you can have the best career of your life after 40, 50, even 60 and beyond.

    Takeaways:
    - Discover what gives you true power at any age
    - Learn about the two steps my clients take to avoid career traps
    - Outline the 5-step strategy for long term career success Read More

    Jane Barr
    Executive Coach , Kinnexion, LLC

    Jane Barr
    Executive Coach , Kinnexion, LLC

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  • 11:55am - 12:55pm PT
    192 - Coaching Circle: Walking the Tightrope: Mastering the Balance between Likability & Respect
    Coaching Circle
    As women in traditional workplaces, we are often confronted with a double bind - show up as likable and be seen as less competent or worthy of lead
    ... ership, or show up as competent and risk being seen as less likable. This often leaves us feeling as though we have a very fine line, or tightrope, to walk. In this session, you’ll learn strategies to challenge the double bind and develop your own authentic leadership style.Read More

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success

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  • 11:55am - 12:55pm PT
    193 - Coaching Circle: Core Human Emotions and How They Show Up at Work
    Coaching Circle
    Why do we do the things we do? Why is it that we measure success by status? What force drives all our decisions, actions, and quality of life? The
    ... answers to these questions can be explained by six core human needs and emotions. In this session, we will learn about these emotions so that you can better understand people's behavior, become more persuasive, and achieve your career goals faster.Read More

    Berk Celebisoy
    Co-Founder & Executive Coach, Daisuki Coaching

    Berk Celebisoy
    Co-Founder & Executive Coach, Daisuki Coaching

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  • 11:55am - 12:55pm PT
    194 - Coaching Circle: Building Strategic Workplace Relationships During and Post-COVID
    Coaching Circle
    The Covid pandemic has been a major disruptor to building and maintaining strategic networks, particularly in the workplace. In this Circle, we wil
    ... l explore ways to build and maintain strong workplace relationships whether your team is remote, in-person, or somewhere in between. Gain tips and leave with a plan for enhancing your workplace relationship-building skills.Read More

    Jovita Jenkins
    Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP

    Jovita Jenkins
    Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP

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  • 11:55am - 12:55pm PT
    195 - Coaching Circle: The Alchemy of Resilience
    Our world is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA). We are currently recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic whilst reeling from the effects of increased incidence ... s of police brutality, gun violence, gender-based violence, terrorism, kidnappings, domestic violence, bullying, divorces, and many other traumatic events. We have to be resilient to survive and thrive in this VUCA world. RESILIENCE is that ability to adapt well in the face of seemingly strong and persistent adversity. It is an essential skill for coping with the many obstacles we face in our lives. Unfortunately, the measures taken to keep the world safe have negatively affected many persons, families, and relationships. Due to the high level of trauma in our world today, many people don't really know what to do, how to cope, or how to make a comeback after being held in the throes of trauma for a lengthy time.

    In this Coaching Circle you'll join Winifred Ereyi, a Certified Trauma Integrated Brain Health Coach and Leadership trainer, to learn about trauma, its effects on the body and brain, and how to build resilience in the face of your difficulties.Read More

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

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Wednesday, June 22

Time
Topic
Presenters
  • 6:00am - 6:30am PT
    211 - Keynote: Standing at a Pivotal Moment in Human History
    The digital revolution could be the single largest opportunity to achieve systems-level changes aligned to sustainable development goals (SDGs) – or the largest risk to entr ... ench business as usual and accelerate the death of our planet. We need to harness the power while mitigating the risk. This will require not just one organization but unprecedented collaboration across government, companies, civil society, and more. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is facing this challenge head on, as a key member of its Digital Transformation Task Force, Pooja Munshi, shares with us today.Read More

    Pooja Munshi
    Head of Web, Digital Transformation Task Force, UN Environment Programme

    Pooja Munshi
    Head of Web, Digital Transformation Task Force, UN Environment Programme

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  • 6:30am - 7:00am PT
    212 - Keynote - Flipping VUCA: The Time Has Come
    Women bear the brunt of the climate crisis as they represent about 80% of the people displaced by climate change. There is an urgency for women's participation more than ever ... in our current VUCA world. It is time to all work together to flip Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity to Vision, Understanding, Clarity, and Agility. Dr. Eliane Ubalijoro shares her own extraordinary journey as well as her vision and her hope for sustainable digital transformations by the year 2030.Read More

    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

    Marti Evans
    Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, WITI

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    Eliane Ubalijoro, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age

    Eliane Ubalijoro, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age

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  • 7:00am - 8:00am PT
    221 - A Leadership Moment with WITI Africa Regional Network Leaders
    Join WITI África Regional Leaders for an in-depth conversation on the challenges women in their regions face to take leadership roles in the tech sector - and how they intend ... to support these women to break free from the barriers to entry, retention, and promotion.Read More

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

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    Sicelo Dube
    Director & Founder, Elevate Trust

    Sicelo Dube
    Director & Founder, Elevate Trust

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    N. Absa Gningue
    Founder, JEADER

    N. Absa Gningue
    Founder, JEADER

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    Enjy Mamdouh
    Operational Excellence Manager, System One / EMA Group

    Enjy Mamdouh
    Operational Excellence Manager, System One / EMA Group

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    Nomazwi Mhloma
    Deputy Head, IT, eThekwini Municipality

    Nomazwi Mhloma
    Deputy Head, IT, eThekwini Municipality

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  • 8:00am - 9:00am PT
    231 - Speed Networking with WITI Global Community
    A traditional Summit favorite! Here's a chance to meet and mingle with fellow Summit attendees from around the country and around the globe. Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or ... tea) and join us for an informal networking event. Jump in any time ... stay for 60 seconds or 60 minutes or anything in between … and open a new door. Read More

    David Leighton
    President & Co-Founder, WITI - Women in Technology International

    David Leighton
    President & Co-Founder, WITI - Women in Technology International

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  • 9:00am - 9:45am PT
    251 - Could Green Software Be Part of the Climate Solution?
    Breakout Workshop
    We’re all aware of the impact of our actions in relation to carbon emission and energy efficiency in our daily lives - and with mindful energy
    ... use, reducing that impact through recycling and travel. But what about the software we design and build? Are we really aware of the impact software has on our environment, especially when deployed at scale? There is work being done to help figure out the impact of currently-running software, but ... is there a better way? As many companies shift their focus to sustainability, let's predict and improve our software environmental impact with the help of designers, software engineers, data scientists, and strategists. Join us to learn more about the challenge of carbon reduction through patterns, practices, and collaboration with the Green Software Foundation to improve (a) energy efficiency, (b) hardware efficiency, and (c) carbon awareness. Read More

    Diana Wolfe
    Principal Applied Researcher, Emerging Technologies, Avanade

    Diana Wolfe
    Principal Applied Researcher, Emerging Technologies, Avanade

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  • 9:00am - 9:45am PT
    252 - Can Sustainability Be Achieved with the Use of Drones?
    Breakout Panel
    The panel will discuss how drones are achieving sustainability using software, hardware, and drone services technology, and how drones are making a
    ... huge transformation in various industries. The discussion will encompass several drone applications harnessed to promote environmental sustainability, focusing on the use of drones for: -Agricultural Fields and Crops Inspection -Wildlife Tracking & Conservation -Replanting the Forests -Prevention of Disasters -Monitoring Energy Structures and Mining

    Read More

    Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, With Kids in Mind Foundation

    Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, With Kids in Mind Foundation

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    Cyril Azubuine
    Non-Executive Board Member, African Youth Ignited 4ir

    Cyril Azubuine
    Non-Executive Board Member, African Youth Ignited 4ir

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    Sheila Bugbee
    Founder & CEO, Bugbee Dronography

    Sheila Bugbee
    Founder & CEO, Bugbee Dronography

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    Samantha Scully
    Founder & CEO, Sam Scully Staffing

    Samantha Scully
    Founder & CEO, Sam Scully Staffing

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    Eiman Suenaka
    Founder, Vertical Air Mobility Media

    Eiman Suenaka
    Founder, Vertical Air Mobility Media

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    Dayna Williams-Hunter
    Founder & CEO, LA County Drones

    Dayna Williams-Hunter
    Founder & CEO, LA County Drones

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  • 9:00am - 9:45am PT
    253 - Getting Help from Mentors to Prepare for Careers in the Digital Transformation Era
    Breakout Workshop
    ALL JOBS WILL CHANGE: Will you be ready? Mentors can help you:

    -get relevant training on the job
    -get knowledge and skills in the n
    ... ew emerging fields
    -network with others transitioning to Digital Engineering
    -use your development plan to open opportunities
    -get assignments to hone your skills
    -discover self-study options
    -learn a new language
    Read More

    Carol Evanoff
    CEO, Mapping Your Career Success

    Carol Evanoff
    CEO, Mapping Your Career Success

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  • 9:45am - 10:45am PT
    261 - Soaring to New Heights: The Aerospace & Defense Industry’s Digital Transformation Journey
    Join top women leaders in the Aerospace and Defense industry as they speak to how they are enabling and executing digital transformation in production, supply chain, digital e ... ducation, and sustainability. The discussion will encompass success stories as well as challenges the executives overcame to pave the future of technology in some of the world’s most leading-edge companies.Read More

    Aditi Banerjee, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Aerospace, Defense & Manufacturing, DXC Technology

    Aditi Banerjee, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Aerospace, Defense & Manufacturing, DXC Technology

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    Rachelle Putnam
    Global IT Director, General Dynamics Land Systems

    Rachelle Putnam
    Global IT Director, General Dynamics Land Systems

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    LeAnn Ridgeway
    Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace

    LeAnn Ridgeway
    Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace

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    Laxmi Sivashankar
    Director, Digital Technologies, Collins Aerospace

    Laxmi Sivashankar
    Director, Digital Technologies, Collins Aerospace

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    281 - You Can Do This! Pivot into a Tech Career at Any Age
    Breakout Workshop

    Pivoting into a high-paying tech job is possible at any age, and with surprising little effort. A college degree is no longer necessary; the pivot ... simply requires a few weeks of part-time training to learn new skills. You can either transport your existing skills to a new exciting tech industry (making yourself relevant by learning about it). Or you can train for a few weeks online and learn some brand new skills and jump directly into the technology. Come and learn about options:

    * Here are what we see as the growth areas

    * Here are the skills you may need

    * Here are some suggestions where you can learn those skills

    * Here are some resources to find jobs. Read More

    David Harry Stewart
    Founder, Ageist

    David Harry Stewart
    Founder, Ageist

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    Jacqueline Catala
    Senior Consultant, Infrastructure & Cloud Practices, Spearhead Group

    Jacqueline Catala
    Senior Consultant, Infrastructure & Cloud Practices, Spearhead Group

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    282 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analytics
    Breakout Workshop Do you know that 90% of AI projects fail? In this session, we will look at how to use AI to augment human ingenuity, reduce friction for customers, ... and do it with transparency, fairness, and robustness in mind. It's never been easier to use AI in a project - now we need to use it responsibly in projects built to scale. We will take a tour through the world's most interesting Applied AI APIs, and some jaw-dropping use cases. You will leave knowing not only how to supercharge your applications with Applied AI, but also how to do so responsibly.Read More

    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

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  • 10:45am - 11:30am PT
    283 - African Social Innovators Reimagine Climate-Positive Businesses & Products
    Breakout Panel
    Africa is plenteous with minerals. The mining industry is a big revenue-generator for African countries; however, there is an increasing internation
    ... al pressure for it to improve its environmental, social, and governance footprint whilst delivering cleaner, safer, more efficient processes as well as profit to shareholders. We will explore with women in mining how digital technology and innovation act as enablers and accelerators in remodeling the mining business for growth, profit sustainability, and Climate Positive.Read More

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

    Winifred Ereyi
    Head, WITI Africa

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    Janet Adeyemi
    Founder & National President, Women in Mining in Nigeria

    Janet Adeyemi
    Founder & National President, Women in Mining in Nigeria

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    Sheron Kaviua
    Technical Lead, Rosh Pinah Zinc Mine

    Sheron Kaviua
    Technical Lead, Rosh Pinah Zinc Mine

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    Lightness Salema
    CEO, Dream Developers Ltd.

    Lightness Salema
    CEO, Dream Developers Ltd.

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  • 11:30am - 12:30pm PT
    291 - Coaching Circle: Transcending Rules, Roles & Controls in the Workplace
    Coaching Circle
    Almost every woman at some point has experienced walking into a meeting fully prepared to present her idea, and then choked. Even Angela Merkel, th
    ... e former Chancellor of Germany, claims to have spent entire nights prepping for meetings because she felt insecure. WITI's Carolyn Leighton has referred to this as the Collective Insecurity of Women. Dr. Deborah Sandella, award-winning psychotherapist and author of "Goodbye Hurt and Pain,” originated a method called Regenerating Images in Memory (R.I.M.) that uses our imagination to free us of the negative thoughts, feelings, and memories that cause us to choke. R.I.M. is a body-centered transformational method based in science that feels like magic.

    During this coaching circle, you’ll have an opportunity to experience this method for yourself. In addition, you'll be participating in the first step of a research project to validate that this methodology has the power to change not only your life but the lives of millions of women working in technology. Read More

    Jane Barr
    Executive Coach , Kinnexion, LLC

    Jane Barr
    Executive Coach , Kinnexion, LLC

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  • 11:30am - 12:30pm PT
    292 - Coaching Circle: Using Self-Promotion Strategies to Advance Your Career
    Coaching Circle
    Many women are reluctant to actively promote their value because it feels self-serving or inauthentic. Rather than promote themselves, they prefer
    ... to believe that their work will speak for itself. Unfortunately, without the confidence and commitment to share your value with others, you may lose out on important opportunities to raise your visibility, make a bigger impact and advance within your organization. In this interactive session, you’ll learn practical, actionable strategies to help you authentically promote your value across your organization.Read More

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success

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  • 11:30am - 12:30pm PT
    293 - Coaching Circle: Dealing with Difficult People
    Coaching Circle
    Are you dealing with challenging behaviors in your work, at home, or socially? Do you work with colleagues, customers, or managers who are demandin
    ... g, manipulating, or controlling? In this coaching circle you will discover the different types of difficult people and understand why they behave the way they do. You will also learn how you can increase your emotional agility in order to respond optimally to the situation and explore tactics that will prevent you from being manipulated by others.Read More

    Manuela Pauer
    Career & Leadership Coach, Pauer Coaching

    Manuela Pauer
    Career & Leadership Coach, Pauer Coaching

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  • 11:30am - 1:30pm PT

* Subject to change