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Sunday, June 11

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
11:00am - 5:30pm Registration Open
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Donner Room
101 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius
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 ... For More Details
Will Marre
Founder, SMART Power Academy
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Siskiyou
102 - Personal Branding: It's No Longer Optional
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 ... For More Details
Susan Chritton
Author & Master Personal Brand Strategist
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascade
103 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In
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 ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
1:45pm - 4:00pm
Monterey
110 - Code Circle at the WITI Summit: App Design & Development for Girls
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 ... For More Details
Katie Mishra
Moderator
Founder and CEO, Code Circle
Alina Galimova
Admin Team, Code Circle
Robert Miranda
Admin Team, Code Circle
Kelly Campa
Outreach Director, Code Circle
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Donner
111 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius [continued]
See Session 101 for full description ... For More Details
Will Marre
Founder, SMART Power Academy
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Siskiyou
112 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU
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 ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade
113 - Can Adults Learn to Code without a Computer Sci Degree? YES!
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 ... For More Details
Brenda Jin
Staff Engineer, Slack Technologies
Jessica Earley-Cha
Director of Part-Time Education, Hackbright Academy
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra
114 - Demonstrating New Leadership Skills: Calling Out the Brilliance of Women and the Greatness of Men
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 ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Donner
121 - Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius [continued]
See Session 101 for full description ... For More Details
Will Marre
Founder, SMART Power Academy
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Siskiyou
122 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp
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 ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade
123 - WITI WIN: How to Utilize WITI Regional Networks & WINs as Tools for Your Career
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 ... For More Details
Ronni Eloff
Moderator
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
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sierra
124 - Dealing with Difficult People
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 ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cascade
158 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In (repeat of Session 103)
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 ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
4:15pm - 5:30pm
San Jose
131 - Engaging Men in Women's Leadership
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Siskiyou
132 - Speak Like a Leader Mini-Bootcamp
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
4:15pm - 5:30pm
San Jose
133 - Personal Branding: It's No Longer Optional
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Susan Chritton
Author & Master Personal Brand Strategist
4:15pm - 5:30pm
San Jose
134 - Dealing with Difficult People
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
4:15pm - 5:30pm
San Jose
135 - Changing the Perceived Success Molds: How to Get Noticed When You Don't Look Like the Boss
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Cascade
136 - Being Influential: Getting Comfortable Presenting Wild (or Not So Wild) Ideas
Changed from Coaching Circle to Workshop ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Santa Clara
137 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Aurelie Guerrieri
Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Santa Clara
138 - Standing your Ground in Emotionally Charged Situations
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Gabrielle Hildebrand
Principal, Wild and Brilliant
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Santa Clara
139 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Nancy Kazdan
Founder & CEO, Market Share International
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Santa Clara
140 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Carmel
141 - Meditation & Creativity: Managing Your Mind State to Drive Innovation
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dada Nabhaniilananda
Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Carmel
142 - A Neurobiological Approach to Inclusion
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Rajkumari Neogy
Principal, Disruptive Diversity
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Carmel
143 - What Are You REALLY Communicating? 14 Assumptions in the First 7 Seconds
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Judy Peebles
Principal, The Knowledge Series
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Carmel
144 - Career Coaching for Introverts
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dr. Miriam Reiss
Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Carmel
145 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
146 - Psychology of Success: 7 Traits of Successful People
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Deep Sahni
Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
147 - How to Harness Your Emotions for Powerful Leadership
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Joie Seldon
Principal, Joie Seldon EQ Executive Coaching & Consulting
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
148 - STOP Downplaying Your Successes and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome!
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Sue Steinfeld
Principal, Sue Steinfeld Coaching
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
149 - Reinvent and Thrive thru Transition
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Anne Martin
Principal, Daring Reinventors
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
150 - Strategic Alliances Roundtable
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Zahra Jamshed
Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Monterey
150 - Strategic Alliances: How to Spot Them, Leverage Them, Grow Them
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Zahra Jamshed
Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
4:15pm - 5:30pm
San Juan
152 - Hacking Your Future: Debugging Your Internal Blocks & Glitches
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Lisa Monzon
Events Director, ICF SF Bay Area Coaches
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Cascade
158 - Lead with Impact: The Value of NOT Fitting In (repeat of Session 103)
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 ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Siskiyou
159 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp (repeat of Session 122)
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 ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Sierra
160 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU (repeat of session 112))
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 ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
5:30pm - 7:00pm
161 - Founder's Reception
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 ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

Monday, June 12

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Opens
7:30am - 8:30am
Monday Networking Breakfast
 
8:30am - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
202 - Get (Em)powered by WITI!
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. ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
Amanda Coolong
Chief Content Officer & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Women in Technology International
9:00am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
203 - Making Tomorrow Brighter: Creating Opportunities for Women in STEM
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 ... For More Details
Katie Broderick
Research Vice President, 451 Research
9:30am - 10:30am
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
204 - Intergenerational Mentoring: Perspectives on Success
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 ... For More Details
Cindy Owyoung
Moderator
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
10:30am - 1:45pm Exhibits Open
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose
211 - Calling Out the Brilliance of Women
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose
212 - Speak Like a Leader Mini-Bootcamp
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose
213 - How To Be Relaxed, Confident, and Super-Effective in Interviews
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Holly Berkley
Founder/CEO, Bliss:Smart
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose
214 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose
215 - Dealing with Difficult People
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
10:45am - 12:00pm
Santa Clara
216 - Getting Mentors to Help: How and What to Ask for
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
10:45am - 12:00pm
Santa Clara
217 - Difficult Conversations: Navigating Communication as You Move into Leadership
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
10:45am - 12:00pm
Santa Clara
218 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Aurelie Guerrieri
Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
10:45am - 12:00pm
Santa Clara
219 - Changing Habits Is Changing Our Minds
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, J.J. Services
10:45am - 12:00pm
Santa Clara
220 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
10:45am - 12:00pm
Carmel
221 - The Mindful Edge: Develop a Peak Performance Mindset through Meditation
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dada Nabhaniilananda
Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
10:45am - 12:00pm
Carmel
223 - Grow Your Small Business
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Michael Neuendorff
President and Head Coach, The Growth Coach
10:45am - 12:00pm
Carmel
224 - Secrets to Happiness: Be Happier at Work and in Your Life
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Career Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Carmel
225 - Think You Need the Title to be a Leader? Think Again!
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Theresa Pidcock
Founder, Theresa Pidcock Consulting, L.L.C.
10:45am - 12:00pm
Monterey
226 - The Reluctant Speaker
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dr. Miriam Reiss
Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Monterey
227 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
10:45am - 12:00pm
Monterey
228 - Create Roadmaps to Achieve Your Career Goals
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Sheryl Root
President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon - SV and Stanford University, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
10:45am - 12:00pm
Monterey
229 - Unconscious Competence: How to Find Your Superpower, Gain Additional Visibility, and Make an Impact
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Deep Sahni
Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
10:45am - 12:00pm
Monterey
230 - Interview Skills: Take the Lead and Get the Job
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Abha Singhvi
Life / Organizational Coach
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
231 - Making Yourself a Priority - So That You and Everything Around You Thrives
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
232 - Recognizing, Facing & Addressing a Toxic Workplace
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Diana Gaffney
Creator, DigPop Digital/WomenWorkRemote
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
241 - Keynote Luncheon - Breakthroughs in Leadership: Here's How I Got to the Top!
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 ... For More Details
Will Marre
Moderator
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
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Donner
250 - FinTech, Blockchain & Bitcoin: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges
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 ... For More Details
Zahra Jamshed
Moderator
Director, FinTech WIN, Women in Technology International
Paige Freeman
Co-Founder, Women in Bitcoin
Naveed Sherwani, Ph.D.
President & CEO, PeerNova
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
251 - Mastering the Art of PitchCraft
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 ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Siskiyou
252 - Success Secrets of the Super Achievers
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 ... For More Details
Michael Neuendorff
President and Head Coach, The Growth Coach
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade
253 - WITI WIN: Integrating AI and VR/AR into Your Professional Life
"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 ... For More Details
Isabelle Guis
Moderator
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
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra
254 - How to Go From Bored, Burned Out, Unfulfilled in Your Current Career - to Doing Work You Love!
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, ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
2:45pm - 6:45pm Exhibits Open
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose
261 - Energy Leadership: The Most Powerful & Empowering Way to Lead
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Tina Ambrosini
Success Coach, Creativosity
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose
262 - Mastering the Art of Pitchcraft
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose
263 - Ditch the Doubt: The Secret to Eliminating Impostor Syndrome
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Holly Berkley
Founder/CEO, Bliss:Smart
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose
264 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose
265 - Dealing with Difficult People
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Santa Clara
266 - Growing an Organization Through Delegating
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Santa Clara
267 - Being Influential: Getting Comfortable Presenting Wild (or Not So Wild) Ideas
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Heather Furby
CEO, Creative Age Leadership
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Santa Clara
268 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Aurelie Guerrieri
Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Santa Clara
269 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Santa Clara
270 - You Can Predict the Future: Innovative Strategies for Goal Achievement
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, J.J. Services
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carmel
271 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Nancy Kazdan
Founder & CEO, Market Share International
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carmel
272 - Recognizing, Facing, & Addressing a Toxic Workplace
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Diana Gaffney
Creator, DigPop Digital/WomenWorkRemote
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carmel
273 - Mastering Gender Communications & Interactions
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Diane Malnekoff
Principal, DM Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carmel
274 - Meditation & Creativity: Managing Your Mind State to Drive Innovation
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dada Nabhaniilananda
Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Monterey
276 - Communication: What You DON'T Say Could Be More Important than What You DO Say
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Theresa Pidcock
Founder, Theresa Pidcock Consulting, L.L.C.
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Monterey
277 - Rock Solid Confidence
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dr. Miriam Reiss
Executive Coach, Wisdom Executive & Career Coaching
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Monterey
278 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Monterey
279 - How to Transition Your Perspective from Surviving to Coping to Managing to Driving
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Deep Sahni
Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Monterey
280 - Essentials for Your Strategic Career
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Ruth Simone
Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Juan
281 - Navigating Your Career Crossroads
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Anne Martin
Principal, Daring Reinventors
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Juan
282 - Think Like an Entrepreneur
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
291 - Finding and Using a Powerful Voice
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 ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
292 - Gender Equality in Large Organizations
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 ... For More Details
Dale Vaughn
Moderator
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
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cascade
293 - WITI WIN: Old Industries, Sexy Data: Machine Learning and Industrial IoT
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 ... For More Details
Hillary Barnhart
Moderator
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
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Sierra
294 - Realize Your Potential in the $1.3 Trillion Social Economy
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 ... For More Details
Gretchen Fox
Moderator
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
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
297 - Words of Wisdom from Six Women Who Persisted
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 ... ... For More Details
Laurel Mintz
Moderator
CEO, Elevate My Brand
Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.
CTO & SVP of Technology, BMC Software, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Selma Svendsen
Senior Director of Program Management, iRobot, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Technology Strategist, Cognitive Incubation Lab, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Krunali Patel
VP & GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, Humacyte, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Beena Ammanath
Vice President, Innovation, GE Digital, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
5:30pm - 6:45pm Taste of Technology Reception
6:45pm - 8:45pm
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
299 - Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet
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. ... For More Details
Vicki Liviakis
Moderator
News Anchor/Reporter, KRON4 News

Tuesday, June 13

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 4:00pm Registration Opens
8:00am - 9:00am
Tuesday Networking Breakfast
 
9:05am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
Networking in Exhibit Area
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Gateway Ballroom (2nd Level)
303 - WITI Spotlights: Women Making Things Happen in Technology, Innovation, Leadership
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 ... For More Details
Gené Teare
Moderator
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, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
10:30am - 1:30pm Exhibits Open
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Martin
311 - Expectations vs. Agreements: How to Create a Powerful Outcome through Collaboration
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Tina Ambrosini
Success Coach, Creativosity
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Martin
312 - Calling Out the Brilliance of Women
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Martin
313 - Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Martin
314 - Manage Meetings - Don't Let Meetings Manage You
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Martin
315 - How Not to Succumb to Self-Doubt When Putting Your Public Persona Out There
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Aurelie Guerrieri
Founder, Akila One - Your Growth Engine
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
316 - Making LinkedIn Work for YOU
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
317 - Seven Seconds to Making a Great and Lasting Impression
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, J.J. Services
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
318 - Find and Using a Powerful Voice
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
319 - Conversations in the Fast Lane: Insider Secrets to Redesign Your Success
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Designer Life Unlimited
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Juan
320 - Know Your Brand Story: Cultivate. Innovate. Elevate.
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Laurel Mintz
CEO, Elevate My Brand
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Carlos
321 - The Mindful Edge: Develop a Peak Performance Mindset through Meditation
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Dada Nabhaniilananda
Mindfulness and Creativity Consultant, The Monk Dude
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Carlos
322 - A Neurobiological Approach to Inclusion
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Rajkumari Neogy
Principal, Disruptive Diversity
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Carlos
323 - How to Find Your Ideal Career
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Career Happiness Coach, Pauer Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
324 - How to Build Your Network to Make Business Happen
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
325 - How to Successfully Advance Your Career While Caring for Aging Parents
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Deep Sahni
Founder/Executive Coach, Global Now
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
326 - Leadership Presence: Your Career Advantage
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Ruth Simone
Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
327 - Creating Results through Clear and Powerful Requests and Promises
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Abha Singhvi
Life / Organizational Coach
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
328 - STOP Downplaying Your Successes and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome!
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Sue Steinfeld
Principal, Sue Steinfeld Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
329 - My Name is Inigo Montoya. Own Your Personal Brand. Hint: It's Not About Selling Yourself
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Yael Wagner

10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
330 - Think Like An Entrepreneur
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
 
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
331 - Creating Your Irresistible Value Proposition
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Nancy Kazdan
Founder & CEO, Market Share International
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
332 - Working with the Dark Side: Learning to Engage Your Inner Critic
Coaching circle ... For More Details
Lisa Monzon
Events Director, ICF SF Bay Area Coaches
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
333 - Mastering Gender Communications and Interactions
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Diane Malnekoff
Principal, DM Consulting
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
334 - Cultivating Academic and Industry Interactions
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
 
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
335 - Growth through Persistence
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
 
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
336 - Reinvent and Thrive thru Transition
Coaching Circle ... For More Details
Anne Martin
Principal, Daring Reinventors
10:45am - 11:45am
Monterey
304 - The Inside Track on How to Be Discovered/Hired
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 ... For More Details
Andrew Gardiner
Moderator
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
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
341 - Luncheon with Keynote Panel: How To Be a Behavioral Change Agent in the Workplace
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 ... For More Details
Amanda Coolong
Moderator
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
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monterey
340 - TA Uncensored: Elevating Your Talent Acquisition Game
An uncensored review of current TA practices, including: sourcing, bridging the HR manager, sidestepping controversy, employer brand, and more. ... For More Details
Andrew Gardiner
Moderator
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
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Monterey
342 - The Future of Interviewing is NOW - and It's on Video
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 ... For More Details
Elaine Orler
Moderator
Founder & CEO, Talent Function
Olivia Ruiz
Talent Acquisition, Zillow Group
Danelle DiLibero
Director of Talent Acquisition, OnDeck
Imo Udom
Co-Founder & CEO, Wepow
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Donner
351 - Are YOU a Budding Inventor? Ever Thought of Getting a Patent?
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 ... For More Details
Neveen Abel-Jalil
Moderator
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
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Siskiyou
352 - CyberSecurity: Women on the Frontlines of the Battle against Cybercrime
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 ... For More Details
Shelley Westman
Moderator
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
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cascade
353 - WITI WIN: IoT + Machine Learning Make Things Intelligent?
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 ... For More Details
Sudha Jamthe
Moderator
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
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sierra
354 - Male Millennials: Allies or Obstacles in Gender Equality?
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 ... For More Details
Dale Vaughn
Co-Founder, Gender Leadership Group
2:30pm - 5:00pm Exhibits Open
2:30pm - 2:45pm Transition Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Donner
361 - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Women's Employment in the Coming Decades
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 ... For More Details
Sophia Viklund
Moderator
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
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Siskiyou
362 - Re-Align, Re-Design, Re-Fine Your Leadership Advantage
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 ... For More Details
Ruth Simone
Executive Coach, Luminare Coaching & Consulting
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Cascade
363 - WITI WIN: Digital Transformation in Healthcare
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 ... For More Details
Niharika Srivastav
Moderator
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
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sierra
364 - Why We Need Women To Lead
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 ... For More Details
Will Marre
Founder, SMART Power Academy
3:45pm - 4:00pm Transition Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Donner
371 - Drive Your Emotional Intelligence: What Every Leader Must Know about EQ
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 ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cascade
373 - WITI WIN: What If Smart Farming Is the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?
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 ... For More Details
Amy Wu
Moderator
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
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sierra
374 - Get What You Deserve: Create Your Own Workplace Equality with Bias-Busting Behaviors
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 ... For More Details
Will Marre
Founder, SMART Power Academy
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Closing Networking Reception
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. ... For More Details
 

 * Speakers and Sessions are subject to change