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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 - 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Sutton Center (Level 2)

Coffee & Refreshment
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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: Navigating Careers At Large & Small Companies: Perception Vs. Reality

College students pondering careers in high tech have perceptions of what life is like inside large organizations and the many small to midsize companies that populate the market. Life inside both are very different with each requiring a different skill set to advance and succeed. In this session, attendees will hear the realities of what life is life inside a large, multinational organizations from executives who have worked inside these companies. Small companies and start-ups offer a different experience but the environment may be no less challenging than that of a Fortune 500 firm. Attendees will hear the gritty details of the skills needed to succeed, the realities vs. perceptions of each and a roadmap to make the right decision to start a career in either setting.

 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: Fundamentals Of Succeeding In A Complex Industry

Linda Hutchinson, partner sales leader for Ciena, will share inspiring advice on how to become a successful women tech leader and get the tools you need to confidently advance your career.

 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           

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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: Taking Control Of Your Career Through The Use Of Professional Media

You’ve heard of social media but what about professional media. This session will help job candidates and established professionals differentiate themselves in today's competitive business world. Everyone is more than just a resume. Spending countless hours perfecting a resume isn’t as relevant as everyone assumes. As college students and those in the workforce make transitions to first jobs or advance tehir careers they need to shift their mentality and expand their presence to grow and project a personal brand. This session will cover some of the core building blocks, good habits and esoteric patterns everyone can take advantage of to become a beacon of light in the culture of today’s companies. It’s time to create clarity in a world of chaos. Attendees will learn about how employers think and common behavior patterns from successful people so they can position themselves toward a fun and engaging future. 

 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

Sutton North (Level 2)

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

Sutton North (Level 2)

Registration
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Sutton Center (Level 2)

Coffee & Refreshment
 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: Navigating Careers At Large & Small Companies: Perception Vs. Reality

College students pondering careers in high tech have perceptions of what life is like inside large organizations and the many small to midsize companies that populate the market. Life inside both are very different with each requiring a different skill set to advance and succeed. In this session, attendees will hear the realities of what life is life inside a large, multinational organizations from executives who have worked inside these companies. Small companies and start-ups offer a different experience but the environment may be no less challenging than that of a Fortune 500 firm. Attendees will hear the gritty details of the skills needed to succeed, the realities vs. perceptions of each and a roadmap to make the right decision to start a career in either setting.

 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: Fundamentals Of Succeeding In A Complex Industry

Linda Hutchinson, partner sales leader for Ciena, will share inspiring advice on how to become a successful women tech leader and get the tools you need to confidently advance your career.

 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: Taking Control Of Your Career Through The Use Of Professional Media

You’ve heard of social media but what about professional media. This session will help job candidates and established professionals differentiate themselves in today's competitive business world. Everyone is more than just a resume. Spending countless hours perfecting a resume isn’t as relevant as everyone assumes. As college students and those in the workforce make transitions to first jobs or advance tehir careers they need to shift their mentality and expand their presence to grow and project a personal brand. This session will cover some of the core building blocks, good habits and esoteric patterns everyone can take advantage of to become a beacon of light in the culture of today’s companies. It’s time to create clarity in a world of chaos. Attendees will learn about how employers think and common behavior patterns from successful people so they can position themselves toward a fun and engaging future. 

 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

Sutton North (Level 2)

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