SFWIT

Virtual Summit for Women in Tech

NC TECH’s 2021 Summit for Women in Tech will be held virtually on the mornings of September 23 + 24 (two jam-packed, content filled half days).

IGNITING CHANGE in the tech sector, our state, and in your day-to-day interactions is the ultimate goal of the Summit.  Attendees will hear 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
  • Digital tools including a virtual community 
  • ...and more!

Keynote Speakers

Madhu Beriwal
President + CEO
IEM

Sue Harnett
Founder + CEO
Rewriting the Code

Theresa Payton
President + CEO
Fortalice
First Female White House CIO

Jessica Rosenworcel
Acting Chairwoman 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Motivational Moment Presenters

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Martha Gleason 
Voice and Speaking Expert
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Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, PhD
Professor, Information Technology/Analytics
University Faculty Scholar, NC State 

Jennifer Durbin Tuffy, MBA, ACC
Founder and Executive Coach
Scoutenger Executive Coaching

Return to the Workplace + the burden to women: what can we do to help?

Lisa van Capelle
Chief Human Resources Officer
Syneos Health

Paquita Gantt
Manager, People Operations
Pendo

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Ro Lissenden
Director
Credit Suisse

Christine Rossi
VP, Talent + Training
reacHIRE

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Moderator
Jennifer Clayton

Senior IT Director
SAS

Digital Equity:  How COVID has Changed Technology and the World Around Us

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Tracy Doaks
President + CEO
MCNC

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Susan Kellogg
Chief Deputy State CIO/CSO

NCDIT

Jodi McDermott
Chief Product Officer
Dude Solutions

Kamala Subramaniam
Google Cloud Engineering Site Lead - Google Durham

Moderator
Jenny Evans
Managing Director
Accenture

Allyship in Action: How Men Are Advocating For and Developing Women

Jeff Hughes
CIO
Brighthouse Financial

Mark Mahoney
Co-Founder
Jackrabbit Technologies

Derrick Minor
Associate Director, Technology + Managed Services
Vaco

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Doug Speight
Founding Partner, CEO - Innovation + IP Lead
AnnexTech

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Moderator
Deverre Lierman
VP, Delivery Head, SE Region and Raleigh Innovation Hub
Infosys

Agenda

Thursday, September 23

9:00 - 9:45 AM
Welcome + Opening Executive Conversation

Sue Harnett, Founder + CEO - Rewriting the Code 

9:45-10:45 AM
Panel Discussion - Return to the Workplace + the Burden to Women
What Can We Do to Help?
Sponsored by SAS

10:45 – 10:55 AM
Motivational Moment - Countering the Negative Image of Women in Computing

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, PhD, Professor, Information Technology/Analytics
University Faculty Scholar, NC State

10:55 - 11:10 AM
Break 

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM
Panel Discussion – Digital Equity
How COVID Has Changed Technology and the World Around Us 
Sponsored by Accenture

12:10 – 12:45 PM
Closing Keynote

Jessica Rosenworcel, Chair - FCC 

12:45 PM
Day One Wrap-Up

Friday, September 24

9:00 - 9:45 AM
Welcome + Opening Keynote Presentation

Theresa Payton, President + CEO - Fortalice

9:45 – 10:00 AM
Motivational Moment - Spark Your Impact: Awaken Energy, Concentration, and Joy

Martha Gleason, Owner - Martha Gleason Voice

10:00-11:00 AM
Panel Discussion – Allyship in Action
How Men Are Advocating For and Developing Women
Sponsored by Infosys

11:00 – 11:15 AM
Break 

11:15 - 11:30 AM
Motivational Moment - Work/Life Balance - Standing at the Corner of Success and Fulfillment

Jennifer Durbin Tuffy, Founder + CEO - Scoutenger Executive Coaching

11:30 AM– 12:05 PM
Closing Keynote

Madhu Beriwal, President + CEO - IEM 

12:10
Adjourn

When

Thursday, September 23 (9:00 AM - 12:45 PM)
Friday, September 24 (9:00 AM - 12:15 PM)

Where

VIRTUAL - participants will receive online access prior to the event.

Registration

Registration is open to members and non-members.

Individual

Member Rate: $99
Non-Member Rate: $149

Group

Member Group Rate (5+1 free): $495
Non-Member Group Rate (5+1 free): $745

Students: $49 
*Only available to individuals currently enrolled in an education program. Include name of school in place of ‘company’ when registering.

Register

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring the Summit?  Contact Tracy Sternberg or call 919.856.0393.

SPONSOR MENU

 

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Thank You Sponsors

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