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Keynotes & Featured Speakers

203 - Making Tomorrow Brighter: Creating Opportunities for Women in STEM

Katie Broderick, Research Vice President, 451 Research
June 12, 9:00 am - 9:30 am • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Women in STEM fields are still underrepresented and paid less on average than their male counterparts. However, according to recent survey data, 80% of women in STEM would recommend the field to other women. This session will leverage recent 451 Research and WITI survey results to explore how we reach parity for women in STEM in terms of representation, compensation, and opportunity. There will also be a brief audience Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation.

204 - Intergenerational Mentoring: Perspectives on Success

Cindy Owyoung, Founder and CEO, Breaking Glass Forums
Cynthia Stoddard, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Adobe Systems
Mona Sabet, Founder, Tribal Ventures
Samantha Raja, UX Engineer, Google
Anita Gardyne, CEO/Co-Founder, Onēva
Xuan Yue, Co-Founder, Mentorkind
June 12, 9:30 am - 10:30 am • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

We're bringing together a group of seasoned executives, along with women just getting started in their careers, to talk about their different perspectives on work and how to succeed. Hear about the kinds of challenges overcome and lessons learned from women who have "been there and done that" - and how those challenges have evolved and are different today as viewed through the lens of those just starting out. Gain insight on how to work together more effectively across different generations as the panel engages in active mentoring and reverse mentoring in real time on stage.

241 - Keynote Luncheon - Breakthroughs in Leadership: Here's How I Got to the Top!

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
Jane Zhu, Ph.D., VP & GM to Mozy & Next Gen DP, Dell EMC
Kelly Becker, Vice President, Power Solutions Division, Schneider Electric
June 12, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

WITI loves a good success story! Come hear accomplished women relate personal stories from their own experiences: growth challenges and lessons learned on their way to success, and advice on pitfalls to avoid. Also included: some of the greatest "AHA!" moments in their jobs that transformed the way they thought about things ...

303 - WITI Spotlights: Women Making Things Happen in Technology, Innovation, Leadership

Gené Teare, Head of Content, Crunchbase
Lori Mitchell, Founder/President, Black Women in Technology
Rashmi Rao, Senior Director, Advanced Systems & User Experience, Harman
Soody Tronson, Founding Manager, STLGip
Beena Ammanath, Vice President, Innovation, GE Digital
June 13, 9:30 am - 10:30 am • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Come hear outstanding women relate personal stories from their own experiences: growth challenges, lessons learned, and rewards they earned on their way to success. Also included: some of the greatest "AHA!" moments in their jobs that transformed the way they thought about things...

341 - Luncheon with Keynote Panel: How To Be a Behavioral Change Agent in the Workplace

Amanda Coolong, Chief Content Officer & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Women in Technology International
Kelly Dermody, Esq., Managing Partner, San Francisco Office, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Dale Vaughn, Co-Founder, Gender Leadership Group
June 13, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm • Gateway Ballroom

We don't change culture - we change behaviors. In this keynote, learn key strategies for being an effective ally for other employees, and how to positively effect workplace conditions that allow us all to succeed.

Monday Networking Breakfast

June 12, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking in Exhibit Area

June 13, 9:05 am - 9:30 am • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Tuesday Networking Breakfast

June 13, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakout Sessions

101 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
June 11, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner Room

NEW at the WITI Summit: Special Half-Day Tutorial

Today, workplace stress is at an all-time high and growing. We're in a new age, where many jobs will disappear and where talent exploitation is the norm. Women who are in the middle of organizational structures will suffer the most. This workshop will enable you to future-proof and Supercharge Your Career. You'll learn how to develop and communicate your unique value proposition so you can do the work you really want to do, at the highest salary possible. By the end of this session you'll launch a two-year career growth plan that will accelerate your growth and open the new opportunities you need.

You'll also learn to Work Like a Genius in this workshop. Recent studies on positive well-being synthesize findings from brain research, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and work pace. When this new research is combined with case studies of the daily lives of world-changing geniuses from Aristotle to Edison to Jobs, a set of distinct daily practices emerges. The result is a startlingly clear picture of a daily pattern of living and working that promotes innovation, productivity, resilience and life satisfaction. Come see how you can do it!

103 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm • Cascade

Are you asking: Is there is a "right way" to lead or manage others? How do I lead in a way that reflects my values? Am I making the right choices for both my career and personal life? What if moving up the corporate ladder seems really unappealing?

If you're a woman who already performs at high levels of competency, it can be difficult to find mentors and peer groups to help you navigate the special needs of today's workplace. You might be scared that you'll be perceived as inadequate or weak when you ask for help - still, you don't know how to take your business leadership or strategy to the next level.

Women have mastered leadership for years by learning to "fit in." But today's business leadership requires a new level of presence and influence. You must stop leading through someone else's agenda and master Leading with Impact. This takes courage, practice, and a desire to change your world. In this interactive workshop for seasoned professionals, you will:
* Learn four essential strategies for overcoming obstacles to leading with impact
* Understand what it means to be a real person of influence
* See how to maximize your own unique leadership qualities.

110 - Code Circle at the WITI Summit: App Design & Development for Girls

Katie Mishra, Founder and CEO, Code Circle
Alina Galimova, Admin Team, Code Circle
Robert Miranda, Admin Team, Code Circle
Kelly Campa, Outreach Director, Code Circle
June 11, 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm • Monterey

Code Circle is an international youth-driven non-profit working to provide engaging courses to teach middle schoolers the design, logic, and engineering behind computer science. Here, Code Circle's admin team leads a workshop to teach girls about App Design & Development through an entrepreneurial mindset. Participants will learn to code in MIT App Inventor, and then work in groups to identify a problem in their community and an app-driven solution to solve it. Teams will pitch their app at the end in an entrepreneurship competition.

Please bring your Laptops!

111 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius [continued]

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
June 11, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Donner

See Session 101 for full description

121 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius [continued]

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
June 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Donner

See Session 101 for full description

158 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In (repeat of Session 103)

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 11, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm • Cascade

Are you asking: Is there is a "right way" to lead or manage others? How do I lead in a way that reflects my values? Am I making the right choices for both my career and personal life? What if moving up the corporate ladder seems really unappealing? If you're a woman who already performs at high levels of competency, it can be difficult to find mentors and peer groups to help you navigate the special needs of today's workplace. You might be scared that you'll be perceived as inadequate or weak when you ask for help still, you don't know how to take your business leadership or strategy to the next level.

Women have mastered leadership for years by learning to "fit in." But today's business leadership requires a new level of presence and influence. You must stop leading through someone else's agenda and master Leading with Impact. This takes courage, practice, and a desire to change your world. In this interactive workshop for seasoned professionals, you will:
* Learn four essential strategies for overcoming obstacles to leading with impact
* Understand what it means to be a real person of influence
* See how to maximize your own unique leadership qualities.

158 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In (repeat of Session 103)

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Cascade

Are you asking: Is there is a "right way" to lead or manage others? How do I lead in a way that reflects my values? Am I making the right choices for both my career and personal life? What if moving up the corporate ladder seems really unappealing? If you're a woman who already performs at high levels of competency, it can be difficult to find mentors and peer groups to help you navigate the special needs of today's workplace. You might be scared that you'll be perceived as inadequate or weak when you ask for help still, you don't know how to take your business leadership or strategy to the next level.

Women have mastered leadership for years by learning to "fit in." But today's business leadership requires a new level of presence and influence. You must stop leading through someone else's agenda and master Leading with Impact. This takes courage, practice, and a desire to change your world. In this interactive workshop for seasoned professionals, you will:
* Learn four essential strategies for overcoming obstacles to leading with impact
* Understand what it means to be a real person of influence
* See how to maximize your own unique leadership qualities.

159 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp (repeat of Session 122)

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Siskiyou

Your [and your team's] ability to communicate WELL makes a difference on every level. Come learn how to use neurobiology to maximize all of your communications and get more of what you want, more of the time:
* Make the very most of every word you speak, and know why it works.
* Move your listeners to action with a new level of ease.
* Stand out from the crowd and be remembered.
* Leave your fear and anxiety about public speaking far behind, forever.
What you'll learn in this workshop is what John Bates teaches TED/TEDx speakers and applies to conference presentations, explaining your research, pitching your business, raising venture capital, marketing, presenting, selling, or even just talking by the water cooler with 1 person, 7 people, 70, 700, or 7000.

160 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU (repeat of session 112))

Amanda Healy, Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Sierra

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you feel you ought to? Or have you been meaning to set one up but don't know where to start? Chances are, even more advanced users of LinkedIn are not maximizing the platform to its fullest. With careful curation, it can be one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal, enabling new opportunities, driving new business and partnerships, and enabling you to position yourself as a thought leader in your respective field.

In this workshop, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn a treasure trove of tips and tricks to get your LinkedIn to do the work for you. Hear how to increase your profile strength, strategically grow your network, boost your SEO value, and much more. Discover how investing less than an hour per week can pay big dividends in achieving your personal and professional aspirations. Bring your laptop and get a real-time LinkedIn profile makeover!

250 - FinTech, Blockchain & Bitcoin: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges

Zahra Jamshed, Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
Paige Freeman, Co-Founder, Women in Bitcoin
Naveed Sherwani, Ph.D., President & CEO, PeerNova
June 12, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Donner

FinTech is making waves in Financial Services industry. Well reputed universities are introducing dedicated programs on FinTech: The Future of Commerce for financial services executives, entrepreneurs and consultants. Entrepreneurs are coming out with start-ups and raising seed money to promote their ideas on blockchain, money and payments - investment strategies, transaction processing and analytics & KYC. What is the role of Blockchain and Bitcoin in the FinTech world? How is distributed ledger assisting in transaction processing? How is bitcoin leveraging the blockchain technology for money and payments without any financial institutions in the middle? While it's probably a few years away from having an everyday impact on your life, as we in technology know, the future will be here before you know it. We will uncover the trends, opportunities and challenges in this session.

253 - WITI WIN: Integrating AI and VR/AR into Your Professional Life

Isabelle Guis, Chief Strategy Officer, Egnyte
Jodi Schiller, Founder & CEO, New Reality Arts
Tara Scarrow, Director of Development, Heartwood 3D
Maryanna Saenko, Senior Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
June 12, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Cascade

"The Fourth Transformation" is the term Scoble and Israel coined to describe a dazzling future less than 10 years from now - a world massively and fundamentally transformed by the power of Artificial Intelligence in tandem with Virtual / Augmented Reality. This panel discusses VR/AR's powerful, positive impact on education, product/program/process development, and the film/video/games industries. Opportunities to enliven presentations, invigorate storytelling, and engage multiple senses are clearly just the beginning.

254 - How to Go From Bored, Burned Out, Unfulfilled in Your Current Career - to Doing Work You Love!

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
June 12, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Sierra

No matter how much money we earn or how "successful" we may look to others, we can get to a point where we feel bored, burned, out or unfulfilled in our work. You may want more passion, challenge, freedom, meaning, or money in your work right now, yet have no idea where to start, what "perfect work" looks like for you, or how to overcome your fear of the risk to get it. In this workshop, you'll be equipped with a simple process to redesign your perfect career or business and create a winning strategy to get highly paid for it ... starting now. If you're itching to change careers, start a business, or finally bring your "big idea" to life, this session will blow you away!

291 - Finding and Using a Powerful Voice

Bill Lamond, Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Siskiyou

Want to be listened to and heard? Looking for a new direction? VOICE is the ability to communicate effectively the relationship you have with yourself and the world around you, one that gives you the power to produce extraordinary results in your own self-confidence, in your work and career, in your power to get things accomplished, and in the relationships you have in every sphere of your life.

It's important to know that Voice is also a trainable skill ... one of the most trainable skills you possess ... a skill that can open doors, create new ways of thinking about anything, resolve disagreements, and increase your profile and the respect you get from others. Learn what's needed to open your own unique Voice and use it to create brand new ideas and conversations that benefit yourself and everyone around you!

292 - Gender Equality in Large Organizations

Dale Vaughn, Co-Founder, Gender Leadership Group
Amy Logan, Founder & CEO, Gender Innovation
Nadia Chargualaf, Vice President, Human Resources, Telstra
Suzzette Jaskowiak, Senior Director, Pharmacy, Health & Wellness Technology, Walgreens
Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

When a corporation is massive and multi-national, what does it take to create real gender equality? How can your voice and leadership make a difference? What are the most successful systems that global leaders are using today? How can smaller organizations benefit from these best practices?

293 - WITI WIN: Old Industries, Sexy Data: Machine Learning and Industrial IoT

Hillary Barnhart, Senior Director Business Operations and WITI Industry Network Director , ServiceNow
Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO & Founder, Instrumental
Aditi Banerjee, Ph.D., Vice President of IoT, HCL Technologies
Reema Poddar, Executive VP & Head of Operations, AdFender
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Cascade

Machine learning - the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed - is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Join us as we explore how machine learning is reshaping the world's multifaceted evolution of industries ... unleashing the power for new innovations ... and tapping into the big data, AI, and machine learning capacity.

294 - Realize Your Potential in the $1.3 Trillion Social Economy

Gretchen Fox, CEO, MTO Agency
Maria Ogneva, Global Head of Community, LinkedIn
Sharon Crost, Social/Online Marketing Strategist
Jen McClure, Program Director & Advisory Board Chair, The Conference Board
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Sierra

Get ready to learn how world-class organizations think about social media! This session is packed full of senior-level, advanced insights into the future of social media for your organization. You'll learn:
* the Social Potential most organizations don't know exists (but world class businesses do!);
* the 5 Pillars of Social Media Success executives need to understand - and FAST;
* how to assess and benchmark where your organization stands between a Level 0-5 (and why most organizations get stuck between 2-3;
* and - most importantly - how to create a Roadmap to Social Success!

340 - TA Uncensored: Elevating Your Talent Acquisition Game

Andrew Gardiner, Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Grant Weinberg, Worldwide Director of Talent Acquisition, Gilead Sciences
Amelia Merrill, VP of People, Guardant Health
Brad Warga, Consultant, Global Technology & CHRO Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
Gary Albright, Senior Executive Consultant, Kerri Evans Associates
June 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Monterey

An uncensored review of current TA practices, including: sourcing, bridging the HR manager, sidestepping controversy, employer brand, and more.

342 - The Future of Interviewing is NOW - and It's on Video

Elaine Orler, Founder & CEO, Talent Function
Olivia Ruiz, Talent Acquisition, Zillow Group
Danelle DiLibero, Director of Talent Acquisition, OnDeck
Imo Udom, Co-Founder & CEO, Wepow
June 13, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Monterey

Like it or not, your next job interview is likely to be on video, and if you're not ready for video interviewing - chances are you're not ready for the interview. With technology continuing to change the hiring landscape, video interviews are just one more way companies are improving the recruitment process. This is actually good news for job seekers ... as long as you're prepared. With video interviewing, candidates have the ability to get in front of the recruiter and showcase who they really are in a far more meaningful way than simply words on a resume.

This panel will explore how video can make the interview process more efficient and effective for recruiters and candidates. Offering real-life insights, the panel will also explain how organizations are using video interviewing and how candidates can prepare to put their best face forward.

351 - Are YOU a Budding Inventor? Ever Thought of Getting a Patent?

Neveen Abel-Jalil, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Rashmi Rao, Senior Director, Advanced Systems & User Experience, Harman
Candice Elliott, CEO & Founder, Nouvoyance
Soody Tronson, Founding Manager, STLGip
Doreen Galli, Ph.D., Las Vegas Network Director, WITI
June 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Donner

There is no greater symbol of going somewhere no one else has gone than being awarded a patent. Yet only 15-18% of US Named Patent Inventors are women. And at the rate we're going, women won't hold as many patents as men till the year 2092. Let's change this.

This panel of patent-holders will answer questions such as: What IS a patent? Why do they matter? What's the business advantage of a patent vs. a trade secret? When is the right timing in a project to file patents? Panelists will lift the veil off the process of identifying what ideas qualify - and show how you go about becoming an inventor with an awarded patent.

352 - CyberSecurity: Women on the Frontlines of the Battle against Cybercrime

Shelley Westman, SVP, Alliances & Field Operations, Protegrity
Deanna Boyden, Director, Community & Mentor Programs, SANS Institute
Diana Kelley, Global Executive Security Advisor, IBM
Yinglian Xie, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, DataVisor
Silvia Johnson, Vice President, Global Talent Organization, Symantec
June 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Siskiyou

Cybersecurity is in the headlines on a daily basis. Whether stories about the alleged hacking of elections or huge data breaches that put our personal information at risk, it's easy to see why this topic is on everyone's mind. Come hear from some top women in the field of cybersecurity on what made them interested in this field and learn what they do on a daily basis. Also included: insider's insights on how to get into and succeed in this career path. Be prepared to leave the session inspired and excited as you hear how these women are on the front lines on the battle against cybercrime ... and how your skill set could make a difference.

353 - WITI WIN: IoT + Machine Learning Make Things Intelligent?

Sudha Jamthe, Author & CEO, IoT Disruptions
Deanna Shaw, Director of Design, Watson Internet of Things, IBM
Vanessa Xi, CEO, YONO Labs
Roxy Stimpson, CTO, IOT World Labs
Diane Ding, Founder, Ding Ventures
Julie Desjardins, Head of Research, Athos
June 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Cascade

Come find out how these two top trends of IoT and Machine Learning are coming together to make ordinary things all around us into intelligent things to create new conveniences and business opportunities. Internet of Things (IoT) makes everyday things smart by adding sensors and Internet connectivity. Machine Learning teaches computers to make decisions using a large amount of data. Think of: your clothing tracking your health; a smart helmet saving you from a concussion; an earplug tracking your basal temperature for fertility. These create a massive volume of sensor data. This data can train machine learning algorithms and predict health problems and save lives. Come find out about IoT, machine learning, and where the opportunity is for career women to benefit from such disruptive opportunities in their lives and careers.

354 - Male Millennials: Allies or Obstacles in Gender Equality?

Dale Vaughn, Co-Founder, Gender Leadership Group
June 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Sierra

If we are going to create gender equality and partnership, we need to engage men in the process of changing these norms (according to our partners at Lean In). Within the next decade, male millennials will represent the majority of men in the workplace. If they are engaged, we may have a chance. If they are not, the cycle continues.

This workshop will cover:
1. How to engage male millennial allies to find blind spots without shame or blame, by using our Unconscious Bias Scavenger Hunt.
2. How to structure your workplace meetings for more equality: How to detect and correct MANsplaining, misaBROpriation, and MANopolizing.
3. Mentorship: Millennials crave it, but how do you deliver it when you're so busy, and how do you make sure you're mentoring everyone equally? Strategies and tactics that work.

361 - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Women's Employment in the Coming Decades

Sophia Viklund, Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Deep Learning Group
Niousha Zadeh, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Brite Health
Nicole Shanahan, Founder & CEO, ClearAccessIP
Jean Xin, VC Associate, Data Collective
Diane Ding, Founder, Ding Ventures
June 13, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm • Donner

Two broad trends are emerging in our society today. On one hand, advanced computer algorithms threaten to make obsolete many jobs and roles in our society. On the other, worldwide demographic trends indicate the aging of the population in the coming years, creating a shortage of working age people relative to the overall populace. The panelists will discuss the impact of these two important trends on jobs traditionally associated with women, as well as fields in which women are currently under-represented.

363 - WITI WIN: Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Niharika Srivastav, Director of Client Services, UST Global
Janet Sosa, Head of Implementation Services, Wanda, Inc.
Sam De Brouwer, Co-Founder & COO, doc.ai
Preethy Padman, Solutions Marketing, Nutanix
Radhika Iyengar-Emens, Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
June 13, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm • Cascade

As more health systems move completely from paper to digital, the opportunities for technical innovation and process improvement become the frontrunner of digital healthcare. Learn more about security, HIPPA compliance, and privacy - and most importantly, what it all means for the patient.

364 - Why We Need Women To Lead

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
June 13, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm • Sierra

Meta-research from institutions such as Harvard, Wharton, MIT, McKinsey, and Bain Capital all conclude that women-led teams and organizations achieve more revenue growth based on value innovation than male-dominated organizations. The primary reasons are that women's thinking versatility, strategic empathy, and social intelligence give them a leadership advantage in times of instability and disruptive competition.

Unfortunately many male leaders view women's soft power skills as a weakness rather than a strength. They are insensitive to the business value of cognitive diversity and mistakenly promote male leaders who think alike and act alike. The result is organizations overloaded with men at the top supported by women stuck in the middle. This will only change when women leverage their distinctive leadership advantages.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to advance in male-dominant cultures. The secret is to lead like a woman, not like a man. To do that, you'll be taught three simple "SMART Mind Tricks" based on neuroscience proven to amplify your influence and impact:
1: How to increase your opportunities through female executive presence by re-scripting your inner voice to be more intrinsically confident.
2: How to make brief, compelling business cases for your ideas that require new investments. This skill makes your ideas seem smart and makes inaction seem stupid.
3: How to keep people accountable when you have no authority.

The results are nothing less than culture transformation.

373 - WITI WIN: What If Smart Farming Is the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Amy Wu, Government/AgTech Reporter, Gannett Company
Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., VP, Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California, Office of the President
Sharon Crost, Social/Online Marketing Strategist
Miku Jha, Founder & CEO, AgShift
June 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Cascade

A massive and relatively stealthy disruption is happening: agriculture has become the latest industry to be unbundled by technology and the Internet of Things. Agricultural Technology - AgTech for short - is a new scientific discipline aimed to address the emerging threat of food shortage across the globe. This session explores how smart cities, businesses, and food producers are changing how food is grown and sold. Opportunities abound in everything from micro, urban, rooftop, hydroponics, smart soil, robotics, automated farming, UAV, and more. Learn what's going on in AgTech innovations and advancements around the globe, as well as what can happen right in your own backyard.

374 - Get What You Deserve: Create Your Own Workplace Equality with Bias-Busting Behaviors

Will Marre, Founder, SMART Power Academy
June 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Sierra

Behavioral science has confirmed that the invisible reason women don't progress as fast as men in their careers is that the working world is psychologically "rigged" against you. In many companies women seem to have to work twice as long and produce twice as much to get equal opportunity. This is not an illusion. Studies show women do not get the same opportunities as men when tasks are assigned. This begins almost immediately after a woman is hired. The reason for this opportunity loss is something called social-mirroring. It simply means most people like to work with people who are a lot like themselves. Interview research confirms that most men value "communication efficiency." This means the fewer questions asked, the better. And men perceive women as asking too many questions. Men also don't like giving feedback to women because they perceive women as being overly sensitive. So men are less likely to select women to work with on high-impact projects.

In this session you'll learn three proven behavioral skills to overcome daily workplace bias:
1: Become self-empowered by turning questions into a checklist (males respond positively to checklists).
2:Create a weekly feedback dialog using a simple low-stress technique.
3: Learn to negotiate a better salary, a better job, and better opportunities by transforming negotiation into problem-solving.

These three simple skills will help you be seen, heard, and valued. They might just change your future.

Coaches/Facilitators

131 - Engaging Men in Women's Leadership

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

132 - Speak Like a Leader Mini-Bootcamp

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Siskiyou

Coaching Circle

133 - Personal Branding: It's No Longer Optional

Susan Chritton, Author & Master Personal Brand Strategist
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

134 - Dealing with Difficult People

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

135 - Changing the Perceived Success Molds: How to Get Noticed When You Don't Look Like the Boss

Carol Evanoff, CEO, Carolevanoff.com
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

136 - Being Influential: Getting Comfortable Presenting Wild (or Not So Wild) Ideas

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Cascade

Changed from Coaching Circle to Workshop

137 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There

Aurelie Guerrieri, Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

138 - Standing your Ground in Emotionally Charged Situations

Gabrielle Hildebrand, Principal, Wild and Brilliant
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

139 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition

Nancy Kazdan, Founder & CEO, Market Share International
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

140 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

141 - Meditation & Creativity: Managing Your Mind State to Drive Innovation

Dada Nabhaniilananda, Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

142 - A Neurobiological Approach to Inclusion

Rajkumari Neogy, Principal, Disruptive Diversity
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

143 - What Are You REALLY Communicating? 14 Assumptions in the First 7 Seconds

Judy Peebles, Principal, The Knowledge Series
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

144 - Career Coaching for Introverts

Dr. Miriam Reiss, Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

145 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen

Kristy Rogers, Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

146 - Psychology of Success: 7 Traits of Successful People

Deep Sahni, Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

147 - How to Harness Your Emotions for Powerful Leadership

Joie Seldon, Principal, Joie Seldon EQ Executive Coaching & Consulting
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

148 - STOP Downplaying Your Successes and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome!

Sue Steinfeld, Principal, Sue Steinfeld Coaching
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

149 - Reinvent and Thrive thru Transition

Anne Martin, Principal, Daring Reinventors
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

150 - Strategic Alliances Roundtable

Zahra Jamshed, Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

150 - Strategic Alliances: How to Spot Them, Leverage Them, Grow Them

Zahra Jamshed, Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

152 - Hacking Your Future: Debugging Your Internal Blocks & Glitches

Lisa Monzon, Events Director, ICF SF Bay Area Coaches
June 11, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

211 - Calling Out the Brilliance of Women

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

212 - Speak Like a Leader Mini-Bootcamp

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

213 - How To Be Relaxed, Confident, and Super-Effective in Interviews

Holly Berkley, Founder/CEO, Bliss:Smart
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

214 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals

Donna Ceriani, Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

215 - Dealing with Difficult People

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

216 - Getting Mentors to Help: How and What to Ask for

Carol Evanoff, CEO, Carolevanoff.com
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

217 - Difficult Conversations: Navigating Communication as You Move into Leadership

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

218 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There

Aurelie Guerrieri, Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

219 - Changing Habits Is Changing Our Minds

Janet Janssen, Principal, J.J. Services
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

220 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

221 - The Mindful Edge: Develop a Peak Performance Mindset through Meditation

Dada Nabhaniilananda, Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

223 - Grow Your Small Business

Michael Neuendorff, President and Head Coach, The Growth Coach
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

224 - Secrets to Happiness: Be Happier at Work and in Your Life

Manuela Pauer, Career Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

225 - Think You Need the Title to be a Leader? Think Again!

Theresa Pidcock, Founder, Theresa Pidcock Consulting, L.L.C.
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

226 - The Reluctant Speaker

Dr. Miriam Reiss, Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

227 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen

Kristy Rogers, Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

228 - Create Roadmaps to Achieve Your Career Goals

Sheryl Root, President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon - SV and Stanford University
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

229 - Unconscious Competence: How to Find Your Superpower, Gain Additional Visibility, and Make an Impact

Deep Sahni, Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

230 - Interview Skills: Take the Lead and Get the Job

Abha Singhvi, Life / Organizational Coach
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

231 - Making Yourself a Priority - So That You and Everything Around You Thrives

Bill Lamond, Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

232 - Recognizing, Facing & Addressing a Toxic Workplace

Diana Gaffney, Creator, DigPop Digital/WomenWorkRemote
June 12, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

251 - Mastering the Art of PitchCraft

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 12, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Have you ever wondered why you didn't get the investment? The potential funders loved the idea. They loved the team. They thought the market would be receptive ... But, they wanted to think about it a little longer.

In this enlightening session you'll learn the secrets behind pitches that succeed. You will leave ready to apply the secrets of PitchCraft to all of your pitches. From internal presentations to fundraising and client pitches, you'll learn not only what works, but it works.

Even though you have a great idea, a great product, and a great team, you need to be able to communicate it well or it can languish - while an inferior idea, product, and team rise to prominence. Make sure your pitch skills are worthy of your idea, product, and team. Make sure you are skilled in the art of PitchCraft.

252 - Success Secrets of the Super Achievers

Michael Neuendorff, President and Head Coach, The Growth Coach
June 12, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Siskiyou

Key concepts that very successful business people in our society have used to get to the top. For example, one CEO takes meetings in 10-minute increments. Why? Because she's found that this forces people she's meeting with to cut to the chase and focus on what really needs to be discussed. Average people don't think like that. They reflexively set 30- and 60-minute meetings. Many other success secrets will be revealed in this updated session, which is targeted for leaders.

261 - Energy Leadership: The Most Powerful & Empowering Way to Lead

Tina Ambrosini, Success Coach, Creativosity
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

262 - Mastering the Art of Pitchcraft

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

263 - Ditch the Doubt: The Secret to Eliminating Impostor Syndrome

Holly Berkley, Founder/CEO, Bliss:Smart
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

264 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals

Donna Ceriani, Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

265 - Dealing with Difficult People

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Jose

Coaching Circle

266 - Growing an Organization Through Delegating

Carol Evanoff, CEO, Carolevanoff.com
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

267 - Being Influential: Getting Comfortable Presenting Wild (or Not So Wild) Ideas

Heather Furby, CEO, Creative Age Leadership
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

268 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There

Aurelie Guerrieri, Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

269 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU

Amanda Healy, Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

270 - You Can Predict the Future: Innovative Strategies for Goal Achievement

Janet Janssen, Principal, J.J. Services
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Santa Clara

Coaching Circle

271 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition

Nancy Kazdan, Founder & CEO, Market Share International
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

272 - Recognizing, Facing, & Addressing a Toxic Workplace

Diana Gaffney, Creator, DigPop Digital/WomenWorkRemote
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

273 - Mastering Gender Communications & Interactions

Diane Malnekoff, Principal, DM Consulting
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

274 - Meditation & Creativity: Managing Your Mind State to Drive Innovation

Dada Nabhaniilananda, Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Carmel

Coaching Circle

276 - Communication: What You DON'T Say Could Be More Important than What You DO Say

Theresa Pidcock, Founder, Theresa Pidcock Consulting, L.L.C.
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

277 - Rock Solid Confidence

Dr. Miriam Reiss, Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

278 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen

Kristy Rogers, Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

279 - How to Transition Your Perspective from Surviving to Coping to Managing to Driving

Deep Sahni, Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

280 - Essentials for Your Strategic Career

Ruth Simone, Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Monterey

Coaching Circle

281 - Navigating Your Career Crossroads

Anne Martin, Principal, Daring Reinventors
June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

282 - Think Like an Entrepreneur

June 12, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

Schedule Event

304 - The Inside Track on How to Be Discovered/Hired

Andrew Gardiner, Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Brenda Rogers, Head of People & HR, Electric Imp
Michael Watson, Principal Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Workday
Sean Norris, Managing Director, Randstad Technologies
Genil Washington, Director, Talent Acquisition, Blue Shield of California
June 13, 10:45 am - 11:45 am • Monterey

Here is an excellent opportunity to "Ask the Experts" for the inside scoop on getting hired. Prepare to take notes galore, as you'll get insider's insights on: * How to land your dream job * How to stand out from the crowd * How to use your LinkedIn profile to best advantage * How to "apply" for a job * and more. Come with questions of your own!

Coaches/Facilitators

311 - Expectations vs. Agreements: How to Create a Powerful Outcome through Collaboration

Tina Ambrosini, Success Coach, Creativosity
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Martin

Coaching Circle

312 - Calling Out the Brilliance of Women

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Martin

Coaching Circle

313 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals

Donna Ceriani, Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Martin

Coaching Circle

314 - Manage Meetings - Don't Let Meetings Manage You

Carol Evanoff, CEO, Carolevanoff.com
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Martin

Coaching Circle

315 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There

Aurelie Guerrieri, Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Martin

Coaching Circle

316 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU

Amanda Healy, Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

317 - Seven Seconds to Making a Great and Lasting Impression

Janet Janssen, Principal, J.J. Services
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

318 - Find and Using a Powerful Voice

Bill Lamond, Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

319 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

320 - Know Your Brand Story: Cultivate. Innovate. Elevate.

Laurel Mintz, CEO, Elevate My Brand
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Juan

Coaching Circle

321 - The Mindful Edge: Develop a Peak Performance Mindset through Meditation

Dada Nabhaniilananda, Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Carlos

Coaching Circle

322 - A Neurobiological Approach to Inclusion

Rajkumari Neogy, Principal, Disruptive Diversity
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Carlos

Coaching Circle

323 - How to Find Your Ideal Career

Manuela Pauer, Career Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • San Carlos

Coaching Circle

324 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen

Kristy Rogers, Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

325 - How to Successfully Advance Your Career While Caring for Aging Parents

Deep Sahni, Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

326 - Leadership Presence: Your Career Advantage

Ruth Simone, Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

327 - Creating Results through Clear and Powerful Requests and Promises

Abha Singhvi, Life / Organizational Coach
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

328 - STOP Downplaying Your Successes and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome!

Sue Steinfeld, Principal, Sue Steinfeld Coaching
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

329 - My Name is Inigo Montoya. Own Your Personal Brand. Hint: It's Not About Selling Yourself

Yael Wagner
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

330 - Think Like An Entrepreneur

June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

331 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition

Nancy Kazdan, Founder & CEO, Market Share International
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

332 - Working with the Dark Side: Learning to Engage Your Inner Critic

Lisa Monzon, Events Director, ICF SF Bay Area Coaches
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching circle

333 - Mastering Gender Communications and Interactions

Diane Malnekoff, Principal, DM Consulting
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

334 - Cultivating Academic and Industry Interactions

June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

335 - Growth through Persistence

June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

336 - Reinvent and Thrive thru Transition

Anne Martin, Principal, Daring Reinventors
June 13, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm • Donner

Coaching Circle

Special Events

161 - Founder's Reception

Carolyn Leighton, Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
June 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Night at the Summit features welcoming words from WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton, offering a friendly networking environment for attendees to meet Summit speakers, VIP guests, and colleagues from around the globe.

202 - Get (Em)powered by WITI!

Carolyn Leighton, Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
Amanda Coolong, Chief Content Officer & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Women in Technology International
June 12, 8:30 am - 9:00 am • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Join us as WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton and Summit Emcee Amanda Coolong kick off the day's events and lead us in a special exercise of WITI's guiding principle that no one stands alone.

297 - Words of Wisdom from Six Women Who Persisted

Laurel Mintz, CEO, Elevate My Brand
Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D., CTO & SVP of Technology, BMC Software
Selma Svendsen, Senior Director of Program Management, iRobot
Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Technology Strategist, Cognitive Incubation Lab, IBM Watson Customer Engagement
Krunali Patel, VP & GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments
Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, Humacyte
Beena Ammanath, Vice President, Innovation, GE Digital
June 12, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

A shining moment: meet the extraordinary women about to be inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame, and learn how they dared to succeed. Prepare to be inspired ...

299 - Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet

Vicki Liviakis, News Anchor/Reporter, KRON4 News
June 12, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm • Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)

Join us as we applaud this year's inductees into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame - outstanding women who have made a powerful difference in the fields of science and technology.

Closing Networking Reception

June 13, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The ideal spot to tie it all together - mix, mingle, and meet with Summit attendees and speakers - to schmooze, share lessons learned, and maximize networking opportunities.

Workshops

102 - Personal Branding: It's No Longer Optional

Susan Chritton, Author & Master Personal Brand Strategist
June 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm • Siskiyou

Have you taken time to think about YOUR brand lately? Personal branding is not about creating a false image for the outside world; it is about gaining clarity about yourself and presenting that brand to others. This workshop is designed to help you improve or strengthen your personal brand, understand the alignment with your workplace, and build a powerful reputation. Looking for that opportunity to advance your career to that next level or create a personal branding strategy to evolve in a constantly changing landscape? This workshop is for you.

112 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU

Amanda Healy, Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
June 11, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Siskiyou

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you feel you ought to? Or have you been meaning to set one up but don't know where to start? Chances are, even more advanced users of LinkedIn are not maximizing the platform to its fullest. With careful curation, it can be one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal, enabling new opportunities, driving new business and partnerships, and enabling you to position yourself as a thought leader in your respective field.

In this workshop, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn a treasure trove of tips and tricks to get your LinkedIn to do the work for you. Hear how to increase your profile strength, strategically grow your network, boost your SEO value, and much more. Discover how investing less than an hour per week can pay big dividends in achieving your personal and professional aspirations. Bring your laptop and get a real-time LinkedIn profile makeover!

113 - Can Adults Learn to Code without a Computer Sci Degree? YES!

Brenda Jin, Staff Engineer, Slack Technologies
Jessica Earley-Cha, Director of Part-Time Education, Hackbright Academy
June 11, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Cascade

Technology careers are lucrative and computing skills are in demand. By 2024, the United States will have over 1.1 million technology job openings, but will only be able to fill 45% of those positions with Computer Science degree holders. Many organizations focus on closing the gender gap by getting girls interested in technology from a young age. But what about adults? Can they learn to code without a degree? The answer is YES! In this session, Brenda Jin and Jessica Earley will tell you how they (and thousands of other women) learned to code - as adults without formal CS degrees. You'll also learn about algorithms - how they're used by software engineers, and how you've already used them in your own life. Finally, you'll get an overview of the job market and how you'll be able to apply your fresh coding skills to a new job - or the one you already love!

114 - Demonstrating New Leadership Skills: Calling Out the Brilliance of Women and the Greatness of Men

Bonita Banducci, Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
June 11, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Sierra

Realize your own unique value - what you think is just common sense - by understanding the unarticulated, invisible, and undervalued gendered ways women lead. Doing so will have you valued in a new way, while creating a powerful new inclusive business and engineering culture. This session will show you how to:
* Translate your value into language that is understood and utilized in the traditional business and technology world of "tools, skills, objects, actions, results."
* Adopt an individualistic language that engages and brings out the greatness of others, while maintaining who you are and the contribution you have to make.
* Demonstrate your new leadership skills with confidence, as a master of working with differences while increasing innovation and productivity.

122 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp

John Bates, Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
June 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Siskiyou

Your [and your team's] ability to communicate WELL makes a difference on every level. Come learn how to use neurobiology to maximize all of your communications and get more of what you want, more of the time:
* Make the very most of every word you speak, and know why it works.
* Move your listeners to action with a new level of ease.
* Stand out from the crowd and be remembered.
* Leave your fear and anxiety about public speaking far behind, forever.
What you'll learn in this workshop is what John Bates teaches TED/TEDx speakers and applies to conference presentations, explaining your research, pitching your business, raising venture capital, marketing, presenting, selling, or even just talking by the water cooler with 1 person, 7 people, 70, 700, or 7000.

123 - WITI WIN: How to Utilize WITI Regional Networks & WINs as Tools for Your Career

Ronni Eloff, Exec Dir, WITI WINs, Dir of Social Marketing / Corp Services-Onboarding, Women In Technology International
Yuki Takarabe, Regional Network Director, WITI Japan; and, COO, Glad Cube
Anshuma Singh, Regional Network Director, WITI India Bangalore; and, Project/Program Manager, Applied Materials
Helay Rahimi, Social Media Director, WITI Sacramento; and, Management Consulting, KPMG
Kathy Lomax, Former Regional NW Director, WITI Orange County; and, Senior IT Executive
Coleen Kane, Membership & Events Chair, WITI Silicon Valley; and, VP/Recruiting & Strategy, The Mice Groups
Barbara Bateman, Marketing/PR Chair, WITI Tampa Bay
Hillary Barnhart, Senior Director Business Operations and WITI Industry Network Director , ServiceNow
June 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Cascade

The WITI Industry-Based Networks (WINs) and WITI Regional Networks provide excellent opportunities for women at all levels to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences with other women in their industries and/or within their local areas. Hosted events bring women (and men) together to network, make new connections, exchange insights, and enjoy previews of new tech developments and innovations.

Come hear Network leaders share success stories on how being part of these WITI communities enhanced their careers. And learn how you can maximize your time and multiply your networking opportunities while at the Summit.

The panel will be followed by an informal meet-and-greet with Network leadership, to answer your questions and provide details on how you can join.

124 - Dealing with Difficult People

Frank Del Fiugo, Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
June 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Sierra

Envision this: You've prepared for the board meeting thoroughly. Several peers have given the thumbs up. You walk into the room and begin to speak. Before you get through the introduction, you're derailed by someone in the meeting who appears to be interested in anything but your success Or this scenario: you're working with an individual who can't take "no" for an answer. He lacks boundaries regarding your personal space, your time, and your work. Or, how about the explosive individual who overreacts verbally to the slightest feedback? Or the attention-seeker who takes all the credit and does minimal work? If you relate to one or all of these situations, this workshop is for you. With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine four difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage these challenging personality types, be in charge of our own reactivity to difficult people, and facilitate positive outcomes in a timely fashion.

362 - Re-Align, Re-Design, Re-Fine Your Leadership Advantage

Ruth Simone, Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
June 13, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm • Siskiyou

Are you realizing it would take more self-determination to tackle bigger challenges with your job, career, or whatever brings real satisfaction? And, have you heard a quieter voice saying "But how does it all start?" If this self-inquiry sounds anything like you, you are not alone.
During this highly interactive workshop, you'll find yourself right at home with like-minded women who also made their resolutions into a commitment. They too are ready to take charge of their careers. You'll learn to design your own one-page Career Advantage Template, a powerful tool to help you navigate through the puzzling maze and keep you on track while discovering what's inspiring, motivating, and energizing enough to sustain your consistent achievements. And you'll learn Seven Steps To Leverage Your Leadership Advantage:
1. Define - Your Leadership Advantage
2. Set - Your Leadership Standards and Values
3. Clarify Your Reputation - It's Your Brand
4. Network - Intentionally
5. Develop - Your Sponsor
6. Step Into - Your Executive Presence
7. Sustain - Your Leadership Advantage

371 - Drive Your Emotional Intelligence: What Every Leader Must Know about EQ

Donna Ceriani, Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
June 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Donner

Did you know that emotional intelligence (EQ) accounts for up to 45% of career success? Or that it represents 85% of what distinguishes the best leaders from the merely average? The good news is that emotional intelligence can be improved with practice - and increases steadily with age!

During this highly interactive and engaging workshop, you will learn:
* The 15 skills that comprise EQ, including self-confidence, assertiveness, flexibility, and stress tolerance;
* How EQ impacts your effectiveness as a leader;
* Ways you can develop and improve your EQ over time.

And more to be announced soon!

* Speakers and Sessions are subject to change