Virtual Summit for Women in Tech

NC TECH’s inaugural Summit for Women in Tech was held virtually on September 24-+25 (two jam-packed, content filled half days).

IGNITING CHANGE in the tech sector, our state and in your day-to-day interactions was our ultimate goal of the Summit. We heard from executive-level women and community leaders from all corners of North Carolina and network with other women in technology and those who support women. 

The Summit will include: 

  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • Engaging Panel Discussions addressing important topics
  • Small roundtable groups for discussions – you can pick your topic!
  • Digital tools including a virtual community 

Our original plan was to gather together in Asheville at the beautiful Grove Park Inn for 2 days of content, connections and enjoying the Asheville community. We look to return to the original in person event in Asheville in 2021!

Missed the Summit?

Purchase an all access pass to all the recorded content from the Summit. 

Members All Access Pass: $49
Non-Member All Access Pass: $79

PURCHASE PASS


Featured Keynote Speakers

Cynt Marshall 
CEO, Dallas Mavericks
Former SVP Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer – AT&T
(Visit Cynt’s CEO CORNER)

Tana Greene
Co-Founder & CEO
MyWorkChoice
(Learn more about Tana Greene)

Motivational Moments

TED Style talks to inspire, inform and ignite professional women.
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Motivational Moment #1:
Igniting The Tech Fire Early In Young Women

Marie Hopper – President, First NC

Motivational Moment #2:
Your Defining Moment

Raven Solomon - Generations Keynote Speaker | Author | Multigenerational Leadership Expert
Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development

Motivational Moment #3:
Making Your Mark In Our New World

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Sharon Delaney McCloud - Partner + VP of Professional Development + PR, Walk West

 


Agenda

DAY ONE

Welcome + Opening Keynote

Conversation featuring Cynthia Marshall, CEO – Dallas Mavericks with Jo Abernathy, CIO with BCBSNC

Motivational Moment #1
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Panel Discussion "Invisible Women – Exposing Data Bias in a World of Men"
Sponsored by Vaco

We all have unconscious biases as they are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional and often deeply ingrained within our beliefs, but these biases have crept into our data, processes and procedures.  During this conversation, we will explore how unconscious bias, more specifically data bias, is impacting women and how we can effect change.

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Moderator
Emily Gamiel
Senior Associate, Technology Direct-Hire Solutions
Vaco

Ya Xue
VP, Data Science
Infinia ML

Melissa Wittner
SVP, Software Engineering
Inmar Intelligence

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Hiwot Tesfaye
Data Scientist
SAS

Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
Sponsored by Google

  • Managing Energy for Self and Teams
  • Giving + Receiving Feedback
  • Generational Diversity 

Panel Discussion "Cultivating Strong Female Leaders – What Can We Do To Create Change Within Our Organizations"
Sponsored by Accenture

When you look at the number of women in top leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies and beyond, there is clearly a disparity between men and women. We will explore how organizations and individuals can help build an effective pipeline to build female leadership in the tech sector.

Moderator
Jennifer Evans
Managing Director
Accenture

Jacquie McKenna
VP Cyber Security Solution Architect
Credit Suisse

Angela Woods
CEO
Girl Scouts, Hornet’s Nest Council

Margaret Rosenfeld
Partner
K+L Gates

Addie Swartz
CEO
Reachire

Day One Wrap-Up

DAY TWO

Welcome + Opening Keynote

Featuring Tana Greene, Co-Founder + CEO with MyWorkChoice

Panel Discussion "Racial Equity – Becoming An Ally For Change"
Sponsored by Bandwidth

During the past few months, we have seen more dialogues around racial equity than we have in decades.  These conversations shed light on the many ways that racial inequities exist and how they are impacting our communities.  During this panel, we will explore ways we can build strong diversity, equity and inclusion programs and discuss how you can become an ally for positive change.

Moderator
Jennifer Cundiff
VP for People Services
Bandwidth

Tim Humphrey
VP - Chief Data Officer / NC Senior State & RTP Location Executive
IBM

Tracy Doaks
President + CEO
MCNC

Tomesah Harrison
Vice President Human Resources
MetLife

Fatma Mili
Dean
UNC Charlotte College of Computing + Informatics

Motivational Moment #2
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
Sponsored by Google

  • Finite Thinking in an Infinite Game
  • Building Your Brand – Internally + Externally
  • Men As Allies for Women In Tech 

Motivational Moment #3 (Call To Action
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Summit Wrap-Up


Host Committee

NC TECH is honored to work with these esteemed female tech leaders from across the state to help us build our inaugural Summit for Women In Tech event in September.  With their visionary leadership and insights, the value of this event was tremendous.   

View Committee

 


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When

This is a VIRTUAL event. 

Thursday, September 24 (9 AM – 12:55 PM) + Friday, September 25 (9 AM – 12:15 PM)

All registered attendees will receive login access (from GO AVEX) and event details (from NC TECH) prior to the start of the event.

Registration

Online individual and group registration is now CLOSED. 

To inquire about registering please call 919-856-0393.

Individuals

NC TECH Members: $99

Non-Members: $149

Students: $49 (Valid Student I.D. Required)

Groups (Buy 5 registrations, get 1 free)

NC TECH Members: $495

Non-Members: $745 

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is SOLD OUT.

Interested in sponsoring a future activity?  Contact Tracy Sternberg or call 919.856.0393.

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