Women Working in Technology

Connect, Educate & Inspire

Conference Schedule

March 20, 2015

8:30 Onsite registration, light breakfast and networking
9:00 Opening session, The Internet of Me: Taking Our Seat at the Table and Embracing the FutureTracey L. Seward, Accenture Strategy Managing Director
9:30 Welcome Remarks, Kirsten Smith, CICS, Ball State
9:45  The Internet of Things, Ryan Loy, Senior Director – Global Services IT at Eli Lilly and Company
10:30 Mini-Break (10 minutes, refill your coffee, bio break)
IT Workshops-in-a-Box project, Kirsten D Smith, Associate Director, CICS, Ball State
Million Women Mentors opportunity, Bev Bitzegaio, Director of Outreach and Student Career Support at the College of Technology, Indiana State University
11:00 How to build a career in STEM – Women & Hi Tech panel
Moderator Tonya Hanshew, President and Owner of Write 4 the Win
Panelists Barbara J. Alder, Purdue University Director, Office of Engagement for Indianapolis;
Christina Dunbar, User Experience Designer at Healthx;
Angela Freeman, patent attorney/Associate at Barnes & Thornburg LLP;
Jane Richardson, IT Strategy and Optimization Leader, Cummins Inc.
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Ignite Sessions:
Why Public Policy Matters
, Reid Berryman, Digital Policy Institute, Ball State;
Social Media for Business, Jennifer Green, Program Manager, Innovation Connector
We Need More Women Entrepreneurs, Kristen Cooper, VP of Development and Operations, Sticksnleaves
Stepping into a Tornado, Katie Meloche, Business and Systems Integration Consulting Analyst for Accenture Federal Services
Puzzle Piece activity to continue your connections after the conference, Michelle Shaw, Ball State
1:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Innovation and Creativity, Tisha Gierhart, Shaffer Academy;
Many Perspectives and Successes of Effective Networking
, Michelle Shaw, Ball State and Chelsea Holmes, Orange Business Services;
Building Your Personal Career Brand, Drea Shaver, Cisco;
Middle School Girls IT Workshop (only) from MOM, Stacey Shell, Slalom Consulting
2:20 Break and Snack, make your way to the next session
2:35 Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Innovation and Creativity, Tisha Gierhart, Shaffer Academy;
Many Perspectives and Successes of Effective Networking
, Michelle Shaw, Ball State and Chelsea Holmes, Orange Business Services;
Building Your Personal Career Brand, Drea Shaver, Cisco
3:45 Closing session – Powerful Pauses, Karen Mangia, Senior Director, Global Voice of the Customer, Cisco
4:15 Wrap-up and final drawing for prizes, networking time

 

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