Conference Schedule

March 20, 2015

8:30 – 9:00 Onsite registration, light breakfast and networking
9:00 – 9:30 Opening session, Personal Branding– Tracey L. Seward, Management Consulting Managing Director, Accenture
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Remarks
9:45 – 10:45 Opening Technical Session – under development
10:45 – 11:00 Break and overview of IT Workshops-in-a-Box project & Million Women Mentors opportunity – Kirsten D Smith, Associate Director, CICS, Ball State
11:00 – 12:00 How to build a career in STEM – Women & Hi Tech panelModerator 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 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Puzzle Piece activity – it will be fun!
1:00 – 3:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one): 1:00 – 2:00, Innovation and Creativity, Tisha Gierhart, Shaffer Academy; Networking – 2 perspectives, Michelle Shaw, Ball State and Chelsea Holmes, Orange Business Services; Building Your Personal Career Brand, Drea Shaver, Cisco; Middle School Girls (only) from MOM, Stacey Shell, Slalom Consulting
2:00 – 2:30 Break and Snack, make your way to the next session
2:30 – 3:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one): Innovation and Creativity, Tisha Gierhart, Shaffer Academy; Networking and Negotiating – 2 perspectives, Michelle Shaw, Ball State and Chelsea Holmes, Orange Business Services; Building Your Personal Career Brand, Drea Shaver, Cisco
3:30 – 4:00 Closing session – Powerful Pauses, Karen Mangia, Senior Director, Global Voice of the Customer, Cisco
4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-up and final drawing for prizes, networking time