Women’s History
Month Celebration
March 30th, 2022

Harness the Power of Storytelling

What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than to share our stories? Storytelling opens doors to relationship building and preserves our legacy for current and future generations. Storytelling is a key leadership technique because it's powerful, persuasive, memorable and authentic.

Join us to wrap-up the 2022 Women's history Month with a very special, interactive virtual event where you will meet several like-minded professionals committed to your success. You will have the opportunity to interact with professionals from all over the world in small breakout rooms.

Space is limited. Register today!

The WITI Women in Technology International Virtual Career Fair is an online career event where job seekers and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment.

Why Is Storytelling so Important?

  • Our stories record and shape our history for future generations.
  • Our stories open doors to deeper understanding and insights.
  • Our stories break down stereotypes and assumptions.
  • Our stories are sharing our wisdom and insights for each other and the next generation.
  • Our stories are a direct pathway to relationship building.
  • Our stories have economic power.

Join us, get inspired by the stories of other professionals and share your story! Tell your story to get the results you want!

Past Speakers Include:


Senator, 19th Senate District


Director, Software Engineering, Dell


CEO, Redwood Enterprise, LLC


Managing Director, LAMATA-NG


Chief Evangelist, Canva


Database Administrator, Founder of Peterbilt Advocate, LGBTQ+ (Paccar)


American journalist


American actress


President and COO, SpaceX


Former President and CEO, Yahoo!


Global Director of Product Cybersecurity, Rolls-Royce


American actress


* Subject to Change All times are PST

  8:30am - 9:00am PT
The Power of Storytelling

Carolyn Leighton

Founder and CEO, WITI

Sophie Wadsworth

Speech and Storytelling Consultant

  9:00am - 11:00am PT
Life Changing Stories and Teachable Moments Overcoming Workplace Challenges

You will be in breakout sessions where you will share your story with 4-5 other like-minded professionals. You will have the opportunity to build your storytelling skills and seek solutions in small intimate groups.

Dr. Krystal Rawls

Ph.D, Lead Designer and Content Creator, California State University-Dominguez Hills

Enna Jimenez

Author, Transformational Business Leader

Rose Horowitz

Pulitzer-nominated Journalist/Producer/Social Media Pro

  11:00am - 12:00pm PT
The Women Who Inspired Change Craft Your Compelling Stories for Success

There will be small group discussions on the women who have most inspired you. You will also get an opportunity to craft and share your most compelling business story in small breakout rooms.

Sophie Wadsworth

Speech and Storytelling Consultant

David Leighton

President and Chairman, WITI

  12:00pm - 3:00pm PT
WITI Talent Management Launch

Dr. Kathleen Shiverdecker

Advisory Board Member, WITI

Marc Lessen

Talent Management Consultant, WITI

Niharika Srivastav

SVP-Executive Programs, WITI; Book Author, Cybersecurity for Project


David Leighton

President and Chairman, WITI

  3:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Business Not As Usual: A Safe Space To Talk About Race

Denise Hamilton

Project Director, Race Relay

Fred Sugerman

Founder, Medicine Dance

  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

  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


Marisa Alma McGinnis

Blumberg Fund III

Gaurav Shah

Arete Ventures

Subrata Patra

Ideacapital Ventures

Shahana Sharmin

Relief International

Dr. Irene Kilubi


Preeti Chaudhary


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


  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


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

  12:00 – 3:00 PM
Career Fair

Frequently Asked Questions

The WITI 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 the WITI 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.