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Date
December 4, 2017
Location
New York City, NY
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Registration
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:15 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Opening Remarks
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:15 am to 9:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: Coding Isn’t Always The Answer

We need to change the way we communicate with girls about what it means to work in tech. Coding bootcamps, coding academies, coding workshops—it feels like everyone is learning how to code, especially girls. But, are we sending the right message about what it means to work in tech? Could the ongoing pressure to learn to code be dissuading women from considering a career in the tech industry? With close to a decade of experience in the tech sector, Adrienne Weissman has become a leader in each of the organizations she has served despite never learning to code. Prior to joining G2 Crowd as chief marketing officer, Weissman served as LinkedIn’s director of marketing where she drove the social networking platform’s content marketing and advertising programs alongside companies such as Microsoft, Accenture, Harvard, Ford and FedEx. She also served as a senior sales executive at Google for seven years, where she assisted in building Google’s search, display and video business.

Here are 3-5 Key Takeaways for Attendees:

  • Learning to code isn’t the only path to a career in tech.
  • There are numerous non-technical career paths available in the tech industry.
  • It starts with educating yourself. If you want to learn a new skill, find a class and sign up. The internet is an endless resource of information.
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:45 am to 10:15 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: How To Find The Ultimate Mentor

Mentoring is one of the hottest topics among women business leaders today. But many established and future leaders do not know now to start a mentoring relationship or how to serve as a good mentee. Many successful women pay tribute to their mentors as the reason behind their success. Mentors, for sure, are invaluable and everywhere, but women need some guidelines before serving as a mentor or mentee. This panel discussion will provide insight into the complex issue of mentorship and delve into the differences between that and finding a sponsor. Key takeaways include advice on how to pick a mentor, finding someone committed to your success, developing a mutually beneficial relationship. Where women find themselves in their career—just starting out, reinventing or at the top—there are people around you that can help.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Find Your Mentor: Making Executive Connections Work For Career Advancement


 

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Executive Insight

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am Break
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Speed Networking

Amway            CiscoDimension Data           

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Student Panel: The Future Is Theirs: Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders

Hear from high achieving young women in college who are destined for greatness. Gain an understanding of what these future leaders want from their educational experience and how they view their career choices especially when it comes to the tech industry. Students will discuss their perceptions about careers in the IT and high-tech sector along with the types of companies that attract them. Gain insight into what these young women want from employers; the leadership that inspires them; the type of work they find rewarding and the importance of mentorship in their lives. This peer-panel will help attendees plan for what's ahead and how to capitalize on the rapid pace of change in high-tech. Attendees will also have a chance to ask the panelists and moderator questions about careers, education and life.

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Sutton Center (Level 2)

Networking Lunch
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: How Can Job Candidates Differentiate Themselves With Multimedia
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: Mom B.A.: Essential Business Advice From One Generation To The Next

Imagine what your life would be like if your mother was the CEO of a global company.  Instead of just helping with your homework, she could provide the type of advice that would propel your career and allow you to overcome the many obstacles that keep women from fulfilling their full potential at work.

Key topics that will be covered:

  • First impressions are critical in building a career.  Nothing can replace experience and confidence, but being judged on how you look is a reality of the working world.  Approach your appearance as you would your resume.  The most important part is the substance, but without clean formatting, proper spelling and grammar someone reviewing it may never delve into the content.
  • Networking and Relationships: Building business relationships is like putting money in the bank.  Every time you have a positive interaction with someone, you create equity.  Then if something goes wrong down the road, you can make a withdrawal, and still have plenty left in the account.
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Keynote: Standing Out In A Sea Of High Performers

It is more than the classwork and grade points that open doors, land internships, and ultimately catapult someone into the career direction they desire. When JJ DiGeronimo was in school, she had few lessons on how to represent herself, how to position her accomplishments and how to handle negative responses. Throughout the last two decades, she has collected insights and strategies that have been instrumental through the twists and turns of her careers. As the president of Tech Savvy Women, DiGeronimo advanced from entry-level positions into leadership positions within technology companies mostly based in Silicon Valley. She includes strategies and insights in her new book “Accelerate Your Impact.”

DiGeronimo will share some of these insights with attendees including:

  • How to position yourself for the future
  • How to strategically represent yourself
  • Rally toward yes
  • Align with your tribe
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sutton South (Level 2)

Job Fair

Amway          Cisco   Dimension Data   

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Registration
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:15 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Opening Remarks
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:15 am to 9:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: Coding Isn’t Always The Answer

We need to change the way we communicate with girls about what it means to work in tech. Coding bootcamps, coding academies, coding workshops—it feels like everyone is learning how to code, especially girls. But, are we sending the right message about what it means to work in tech? Could the ongoing pressure to learn to code be dissuading women from considering a career in the tech industry? With close to a decade of experience in the tech sector, Adrienne Weissman has become a leader in each of the organizations she has served despite never learning to code. Prior to joining G2 Crowd as chief marketing officer, Weissman served as LinkedIn’s director of marketing where she drove the social networking platform’s content marketing and advertising programs alongside companies such as Microsoft, Accenture, Harvard, Ford and FedEx. She also served as a senior sales executive at Google for seven years, where she assisted in building Google’s search, display and video business.

Here are 3-5 Key Takeaways for Attendees:

  • Learning to code isn’t the only path to a career in tech.
  • There are numerous non-technical career paths available in the tech industry.
  • It starts with educating yourself. If you want to learn a new skill, find a class and sign up. The internet is an endless resource of information.
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 9:45 am to 10:15 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: How To Find The Ultimate Mentor

Mentoring is one of the hottest topics among women business leaders today. But many established and future leaders do not know now to start a mentoring relationship or how to serve as a good mentee. Many successful women pay tribute to their mentors as the reason behind their success. Mentors, for sure, are invaluable and everywhere, but women need some guidelines before serving as a mentor or mentee. This panel discussion will provide insight into the complex issue of mentorship and delve into the differences between that and finding a sponsor. Key takeaways include advice on how to pick a mentor, finding someone committed to your success, developing a mutually beneficial relationship. Where women find themselves in their career—just starting out, reinventing or at the top—there are people around you that can help.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Find Your Mentor: Making Executive Connections Work For Career Advancement


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Executive Insight

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am Break
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Sutton North (Level 2)

Speed Networking

Amway            CiscoDimension Data           

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Student Panel: The Future Is Theirs: Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders

Hear from high achieving young women in college who are destined for greatness. Gain an understanding of what these future leaders want from their educational experience and how they view their career choices especially when it comes to the tech industry. Students will discuss their perceptions about careers in the IT and high-tech sector along with the types of companies that attract them. Gain insight into what these young women want from employers; the leadership that inspires them; the type of work they find rewarding and the importance of mentorship in their lives. This peer-panel will help attendees plan for what's ahead and how to capitalize on the rapid pace of change in high-tech. Attendees will also have a chance to ask the panelists and moderator questions about careers, education and life.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Sutton Center (Level 2)

Networking Lunch
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: How Can Job Candidates Differentiate Themselves With Multimedia
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sutton North (Level 2)

Keynote: Mom B.A.: Essential Business Advice From One Generation To The Next

Imagine what your life would be like if your mother was the CEO of a global company.  Instead of just helping with your homework, she could provide the type of advice that would propel your career and allow you to overcome the many obstacles that keep women from fulfilling their full potential at work.

Key topics that will be covered:

  • First impressions are critical in building a career.  Nothing can replace experience and confidence, but being judged on how you look is a reality of the working world.  Approach your appearance as you would your resume.  The most important part is the substance, but without clean formatting, proper spelling and grammar someone reviewing it may never delve into the content.
  • Networking and Relationships: Building business relationships is like putting money in the bank.  Every time you have a positive interaction with someone, you create equity.  Then if something goes wrong down the road, you can make a withdrawal, and still have plenty left in the account.
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Keynote: Standing Out In A Sea Of High Performers

It is more than the classwork and grade points that open doors, land internships, and ultimately catapult someone into the career direction they desire. When JJ DiGeronimo was in school, she had few lessons on how to represent herself, how to position her accomplishments and how to handle negative responses. Throughout the last two decades, she has collected insights and strategies that have been instrumental through the twists and turns of her careers. As the president of Tech Savvy Women, DiGeronimo advanced from entry-level positions into leadership positions within technology companies mostly based in Silicon Valley. She includes strategies and insights in her new book “Accelerate Your Impact.”

DiGeronimo will share some of these insights with attendees including:

  • How to position yourself for the future
  • How to strategically represent yourself
  • Rally toward yes
  • Align with your tribe
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sutton South (Level 2)

Job Fair

Amway          Cisco   Dimension Data   

 Download to your calendar 

Call for Speakers

At XChange Events, we strive to deliver rich content to our audiences. We see industry experts, inspirational leaders and individuals with unique perspectives. We are always interested in learning about prospective speakers for our events. If you would like to be considered, please complete and submit a form to tell us a little about yourself and what you would like to present