Digital Inclusivity
Dec 7-8, 2021
Online

Demystify Technology and the Workplace

Build new skills, new relationships, and explore opportunities to advance, grow and create impact. Join us to Demystify Technology and the Workplace at WITI’s Digital Inclusivity Summit. The summit will take place December 7-8, 2021 online with attendees, speakers, award winners and inductees from across North America, South America, EMEA and APAC.

Meet the 2021 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductees, eight female executives and leaders who will be honored for their impact and achievements.

Also, the top companies in the industry have partnered with WITI to showcase their company and open roles in Career Expo! This is the chance to make a great first impression in front of decision-makers with career openings to fill. Join us Wednesday, December 8th at 1 pm.

Women owned startups will get the opportunity to pitch to VCs. Apply for startup competition here : Startup – WITI Virtual Summit

Meet the 2021 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

Arundhati Bhattacharya

CEO & Chairperson, Salesforce India

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LISA P. JACKSON

Vice President of Environment, Policy, & Social Initiatives, Apple

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OLU MADUKA

Chair & Founding Board Member, Women in Energy, Oil & Gas

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KAREN QUINTOS

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

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ANGIE RUAN

Vice President, Engineering, Chime

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LISA T. SU, PH.D.

President & CEO, Advanced Micro Devices

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KARA SWISHER

Editor-at-Large, New York Media; Contributing Writer, New York Times Opinion

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TAE YOO

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

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Agenda

* Subject to Change All times are PST

  6:00 AM
Summit Kick-off


Join us as WITI’s CEO, Michelle Bailey kicks off our 2021 Digital Inclusivity Summit and Hall Of Fame to Demystify Technology and the Workplace!

Michelle Bailey

CEO of WITI

  6:15 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


It is our great pleasure to welcome Arundhati Bhattacharya into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. Arundhati came to Salesforce in 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic. Previously, Arundhati was the first woman to chair the State Bank of India in its 206-year history. She is the first woman to ever lead a Fortune 500 company in India. And throughout her 40-plus years in the financial sector, Arundhati was named among “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, as well as Fortune’s “Top 50 Globally Most Powerful Women in Business” and the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”

Arundhati Bhattacharya

CEO & Chairperson, Salesforce India

Introduction by: Marc Benioff

Salesforce Founder, Chairman & CEO

  6:20 AM
If You Can’t Find a Way, Create One


We, as women are capable of achieving a tremendous amount more than currently do. In this discussion, Smriti Irani, one of the most influential women in India, will talk about her life story and how she overcame obstacles and challenges.

Smriti Irani

Union Minster, India

Niharika Srivastav

SVP-Executive Programs, WITI

  6:45 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are honored to welcome Olu Maduka into the WITI Hall of Fame. According to her colleagues at Women in Energy, Oil & Gas Nigeria – of which she is Chairperson and Founding Board member – “the indefatigable Mrs. Olu Maduka came into this world with a game-changer destiny.” Among her decades of accomplishments, Olu founded the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria as well as Friends of the Environment, whose initiatives include women empowerment.

Olu Maduka

Chair & Founding Board Member, Women in Energy, Oil & Gas Nigeria

Introduction by: Beatrice Oduniyi

General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [ret.]

  6:50 AM
The Impact of Female Leadership in Africa’s Transportation Systems


In this session, Abimbola will share the leadership lessons learnt running one of the biggest transportation systems in Africa.

Abimbola Akinajo

MD-LAMATA NG

Winifred Ereyi

Network Director, WITI

Tosin Arowojolu

Leadership Development Consultant

  7:15 AM
Global Networking Event


Meet and mingle with tech professionals from your city and across the world. You’ll get to build valuable connections with fellow tech professionals, share your goals and accomplishments, and discuss your goals for 2022.

  7:45 AM
CEO Welcome and Conference Kickoff

Michelle Bailey

CEO of WITI

  8:00 AM
The Art of Innovation


Innovation is deep, intelligent, complete, empowering, and elegant. In this session, Guy Kawasaki leads the conversation about honing in these attributes for successful relationships, businesses, and life endeavors.

Guy Kawasaki

Entrepreneur and Evangelist

Michelle Bailey

CEO of WITI

  8:25 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


Our next Hall of Fame inductee has been described by Newsday as “Silicon Valley’s Most Powerful Tech Journalist.” Kara Swisher is Editor-at-Large at New York Media, and Contributing Writer for New York Times Opinion. She is the host of the podcast SWAY, and co-host of the podcast PIVOT. Kara co-founded Recode, the All Things Digital conference, and the online publication All Things D. She’s covered the Internet since 1994. (And we feel she should teach a graduate course on time management.) We are delighted to welcome Kara Swisher into the WITI Hall of Fame.

Kara Swisher

Editor-at-Large, New York Media; Contributing Writer, NYT Opinion; Host, SWAY; Co-Host, PIVOT.

  8:30 AM
Making Progress Real for Women in Tech

Pia Wilson-Body

President, Intel Foundation

Vince Gugliemetti

Corporate Services VP Intel – Inclusive Leader

Laura Agharkar

Nasdaq’s AVP Global Diversity, Equity and Culture

  8:55 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


It is our great pleasure to welcome Tae Yoo into the WITI Hall of Fame. Tae envisions a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the digital economy. Among her accomplishments as a 30-year employee of Cisco, Tae established the Cisco Networking Academy, which has helped more than 2.7 million people find jobs since 2005. One of her team’s top priorities is embracing circular economy business models, which calls for all of its new products to incorporate principles such as reusability, recyclability, and repairability by 2025.

Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

Introduction by: John Chambers

Chairman & CEO of Cisco

  9:00 AM
Tech Track 1

  9:00 AM
Demystify: Breaking into Cybersecurity


There are 3.5 million unfilled Cybersecurity jobs worldwide at the moment. In this discussion, security experts will share insights on how to break into the field of Cybersecurity.

Lena Smart

CISO, MongoDB

  9:25 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are honored to welcome Karen Quintos into the WITI Hall of Fame. An inspiring, transformative technology and marketing leader, Karen is a passionate advocate for social good, addressing inequality with women and girls. She founded Dell’s Women in Action and the Interfaith Employee Resource Groups, as well as Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network. Karen currently serves on several boards, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and The Refuge – a live-in rehabilitation facility for child survivors of sex trafficking. She was also named “Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine.

Karen Quintos

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

Introduction by: Michael Dell

Dell Technologies Founder, Chairman, & CEO

  9:30 AM
Demystify: Artificial Intelligence: Myth or Truth – Augmenting Human Intelligence

Patrick Ehlen

VP of AI, Uniphore

Amanda Stent

Director, Davis Institute for AI

Alissia Quaintance

Founder, Alissia Quaintance

Daniela Braga

Founder & CEO, defined.ai

  9:55 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are delighted to welcome Angie Ruan into the WITI Hall of Fame. Angie is the Vice President of Engineering at Chime, and most recently Senior Vice President of Global Technology at Nasdaq. Previously, she held key executive positions at American Express, PayPal, and eBay. One of Angie’s passions is to contagiously inspire others to make a difference, especially in the community of women. Her story shows the importance of having the confidence to speak up and rise up powerfully to do your best, most inspired work.

Angie Ruan

Vice President, Engineering, Chime

Introduction by  Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.

A2C Academy CEO

  10:00 AM
Demystify: New opportunities in FinTech (sponsored by Principal Financial)


The internet, mobile platforms, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other modern technologies are transforming the way people manage and invest their money. Join us to learn how technology is shaping the future of finance and new opportunities it offers to everyone.

Tony Tavegia

Director of Enterprise Architecture, Principal Financial

  10:25 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Lisa Su into the WITI Hall of Fame. Lisa is an accomplished leader in advancing semiconductor technology. During her tenure, AMD has become a leader in high-performance computing and graphics technologies for the PC, data center, and gaming markets. Lisa was named one of the World’s 50 Best CEOs by Barron’s, one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune, and was the first woman to receive the Semiconductor Industry Association’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award, for “significantly strengthening the semiconductor industry and America’s global technology leadership.”

Lisa T. Su, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices

Introduction by: John Taylor

AMD Chief Marketing Officer

  10:30 AM
Demystify: What is Software Architecture (sponsored by Salesforce)


With enterprises embarking on digital transformation journeys using cloud technologies, architecture plays an important role in ensuring success. In this session Jeanine Walters, Principal Architect in Software Engineering at Salesforce, will cover what is modern cloud architecture and trends in the field. Jeanine will also talk about her journey to becoming a software architect and cover the role of an architect within an organization.

Jeanine Walters

Principal Architect in Software Engineering, Salesforce

Larry Carvalho

Principal Consultant @RobustCloud

  9:00 AM
Tech Track 2
  9:00 AM
Agriculture’s Future: How is Technology Changing Farming


Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. Join us to find out how technology is forever changing how farmers work and what we can all accomplish through agriculture.

Amy Wu

Author & Journalist

Parna Sarkar-Basu

Founder, Brand and Buzz

  9:25 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are honored to welcome Karen Quintos into the WITI Hall of Fame. An inspiring, transformative technology and marketing leader, Karen is a passionate advocate for social good, addressing inequality with women and girls. She founded Dell’s Women in Action and the Interfaith Employee Resource Groups, as well as Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network. Karen currently serves on several boards, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and The Refuge – a live-in rehabilitation facility for child survivors of sex trafficking. She was also named “Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine.

Karen Quintos

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

Introduction by: Michael Dell

Dell Technologies Founder, Chairman, & CEO

  9:30 AM
Demystify: 5G – Why Should You Care


5G is the new wireless standard that promises to change the way that every industry operates. Next generation automation is powered by edge technologies which in turn depend on 5G networks to deliver high bandwidth and low latency in a reliable manner. Sujata Tibrewala, OneAPI Worldwide Developer Community Manager at Intel Corporation, will cover what is 5G and the importance of 5G as a foundational technology as enterprises look for innovation at the edge.

Sujata Tibrewala

OneAPI Worldwide Developer Community Manager, Intel Corporation

Larry Carvalho

Principal Consultant, RobustCloud LLC

  9:55 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are delighted to welcome Angie Ruan into the WITI Hall of Fame. Angie is the Vice President of Engineering at Chime, and most recently Senior Vice President of Global Technology at Nasdaq. Previously, she held key executive positions at American Express, PayPal, and eBay. One of Angie’s passions is to contagiously inspire others to make a difference, especially in the community of women. Her story shows the importance of having the confidence to speak up and rise up powerfully to do your best, most inspired work.

Angie Ruan

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

Introduction by: Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.

A2C Academy CEO

  10:00 AM
Networking Break
  10:25 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Lisa Su into the WITI Hall of Fame. Lisa is an accomplished leader in advancing semiconductor technology. During her tenure, AMD has become a leader in high-performance computing and graphics technologies for the PC, data center, and gaming markets. Lisa was named one of the World’s 50 Best CEOs by Barron’s, one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune, and was the first woman to receive the Semiconductor Industry Association’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award, for “significantly strengthening the semiconductor industry and America’s global technology leadership.”

Lisa T. Su, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices

  10:30 AM
Technology Transforming Patient Experience (sponsored by iRhythm Technologies)


Now more than ever, there is a focus on telemedicine, remote care and improving patient experience through technology. From mobile medical apps and software that support the clinical decisions doctors make every day to artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital technology has been driving a revolution in health care. Digital health tools have the vast potential to improve our ability to accurately diagnose and treat disease and to enhance the delivery of health care for the individual. This session will dive into innovation, digital transformation, and career opportunities in healthcare.

Dr. Sara Rushinek

Professor of Business Technology and Health Informatics, University of Miami

Justin Cambra

VP-iRhythm Technologies

  11:00 AM
Unravel Live Podcast: Advocating for Social Good in a Corporate Environment


Join hosts Michelle Bailey and Stacy Simler from the Glass Ceiling Institute as they interview Karen Quintos, Dell Technologies’ first Chief Customer Officer and Board member at Cummins and the National Center for Missing and Exploited children. Under Karen’s leadership at Dell, she was responsible for customer data platform and analytics, social impact, and programs focused on sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and high-touch CX engagement. Do you have questions for Michelle, Stacy, or Karen? Tweet us at @GCIOfficial before and during the podcast to hear your questions answered live! Listen to Unravel every other Tuesday and follow us on Instagram @GlassCeilingInstitute and on Twitter @GCIOfficial and visit our website at www.glassceilinginstitute.com

Karen Quintos

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

Michelle Bailey

CEO of WITI

Stacy Simler

Sr. VP, Major Accounts and Government Affairs, WITI

  11:45 AM
Hall of Fame Induction


We are honored to welcome Lisa Jackson into the WITI Hall of Fame. Lisa has been instrumental in transforming Apple’s environmental footprint, reaching the goal of powering its operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy. Lisa also heads Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Lisa Jackson as Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the first African American and the fourth woman in history to hold that position

Lisa P. Jackson

Vice President of Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, Apple

Introduction by: Tim Cook

Apple CEO

  11:50 AM
Glass Ceiling Report 2.0 – Driving Accountability into DEI Standards and Best Practices


This fall, WITI launched its Glass Ceiling Institute to impact policy and drive accountability in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. The first phase of this initiative is a comprehensive research effort, Glass Ceiling Report 2.0, that will be used as data-backed evidence for establishing DEIA standards and best practices for the technology industry. This report includes the insights and experiences of more than 4,000 technology experts, executives, employees, and policy makers. In this session we will review preliminary findings of the study and invite Rene Redwood, Executive Director of the Presidential Glass Ceiling Commission, to discuss the impact of recent policy and legislation changes that will set new standards for hiring, retention, pay equity and workplace safeguards.

Rene Redwood

Former Executive Director of Federal Glass Ceiling Commission

Michelle Bailey

CEO of WITI

  12:30 PM
Hall of Fame Closing Ceremonies


A shining moment:
Come meet – and learn hard-earned lessons from – some of the extraordinary women who have been inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame. They’ll share: key leadership lessons they’ve learned – how they stay motivated – the best decisions they’ve made – things women could be doing BETTER to advance their careers -what they think are the biggest barriers to female leadership – and something they learned about themselves during the pandemic. Prepare to be inspired

Carolina Milanesi

President & Principal Strategist, Creative Strategies (Moderator)

Arundhati Bhattacharya

CEO & Chairperson, Salesforce India

Lisa P. Jackson

Vice President of Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, Apple

Olu Maduka

Chair & Founding Board Member, Women in Energy, Oil & Gas Nigeria

Karen Quintos

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies [ret.]

Angie Ruan

Vice President, Engineering, Chime                                                                    

Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

  8:00 AM

You CAN Have It All


How do you balance a booming career, self care, your personal goals, and family time? You deserve it and you CAN have it all! This session will leave you feeling confident and excited to create more balance in your life, maximizing your potential.

Sheila Jordan

CDTO @ Honeywell

Kathy Lomax

VP-Office of the CIO, First Republic Title

  8:30 AM

Success in Your Technology Career


Navigating through organization barriers with the challenges of a technology role can be daunting. Julia Liuson, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, will cover challenges facing women with technology careers with real life experience in the field and end with lessons learned and advice for attendees.

Julia Liuson

CVP @ Microsoft

Larry Carvalho

Principal Consultant @ RobustCloud

  9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Entrepreneurship

  9:00 AM
Women Owned Startups Pitch Competition

Anna Degtereva

CEO@Happy Farm Business Accelerator

  11:00 AM
Investors Advice and Women Owned Business Awards

Sebastian Goldfuss

Danube Ventures

Veroniek Vermeulen

Silatha

Marisa Alma McGinnis

Blumberg Fund III

Gaurav Shah

Arete Ventures

Subrata Patra

Ideacapital Ventures

Shahana Sharmin

Relief International

Dr. Irene Kilubi

JOINT GENERATIONS

Preeti Chaudhary

PreetiChaudhary.in

Peter Hlavinka

R3iVentures Pte Limited

Svetlana Kamyshanskaya

Primum Law Group, PC

Idan Maradov

Founder & CEO, analytics-model.com

  9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Workplace, Leadership & Design Thinking

  9:00 AM
Why Design Thinking Works


Design Thinking is a process used particularly by designers and can be employed across various disciplines. Design Thinking was designed to identify new opportunities, develop solutions and make innovation happen. In this session, Participants will gain insights on how to apply Design Thinking in their own business ventures. By understanding the physical and mental process in our brain, we can harness our creativity and use it to solve problems – big or small.

Sevda Jevandideh

Founder, SevDesigns

Sheila Shahpari

CTO Paritta Group

Pari Vijay

Chief Growth Officer, LearNow.live

  9:30 AM
How Leaders Build Trust


What makes people follow you? How does trust work? Something that every leader must master is building a rapport and inspire confidence. We’ll take a look at how we can better understand all that makes us human using research, data and stories from businesses and leaders to provide insight into how we can build better relationships with each other.

Margot Edelman

General Manager, Edelman Bay Area Hub

Ritu Shrivastav

Sr. Director-HR, Gilead Sciences

Danne Smith

Author

  10:00 AM
Creating Allies and Leveraging Mentors: Keys to Your success


We are bringing together employees, managers, and business leaders to share stories and take away action items to make a big difference in the workplace. The goal is to create a safe space for people of all gender identities to hear stories, express their opinions, discuss how they can be better allies, and change the business agenda.

Brad Swearingen

Global Director of Cybersecurity, Rolls Royce

David Leighton

President & Chairman, WITI

Christopher Kies

Executive Sponsor, Blue Sky Consulting

  10:30 AM
Fostering Inclusive Culture of LGBTQ Employees


Hear about real-life examples from companies that are doing things well — and those that could do better — and walk away with actionable steps for making your employees feel at home.

Victoria Guarneni

PACCAR

Jessica Halem

Consultant & Advocate

  11:00 AM
How You Sound is How You are Perceived


What is your vocal personality? Lead with your strengths by getting the most out of your voice. Learn how to adapt and perform in different situations by knowing your vocal strengths and weaknesses. In this session, you will learn how to build confidence, trust, and likability through the power of your voice.

Steven A Harms

Hollywood Singer & Actor

  11:30 AM
Networking

  12:00 – 3:00 PM
Career Fair

2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Career Fair is the leading online recruitment exhibition. Its designed to bring employers and job seekers together to exchange valuable information for recruitment purposes and to explore potential fits.
  • Get information about company's’ culture , objectives and values.
  • Interact with employers / recruiters and get interviewed through chat and video conference.
  • View fresh and exciting jobs from top employers
  • Apply directly to available jobs
Yes, you will need to enter your name and email address to enjoy all Virtual Career Fair features.
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

About WITI

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in tech and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies — designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. Our ecosystem includes more than 3 million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide.