SFWIT

Virtual Summit for Women in Tech

NC TECH’s 2021 Summit for Women in Tech was 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 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 included: 

  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • Engaging Panel Discussions addressing important topics
  • Digital tools including a virtual community 
  • ...and more!

View 2021 Summit Attendees

Attendee List

 

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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
Martha Gleason Voice

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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

 

MEET THE HOST COMMITTEE

 

Thank You Sponsors

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