Embracing the Power of Authentic You

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Session Overview

As professionals, we often compartmentalize our lives. However, in doing so we lose the ability to contribute diverse thoughts. The focus of this presentation is to provide a toolset for women in technology and their allies with an understanding of bringing their authentic selves to the workplace, and the importance of embracing its power! By being authentic, we have a greater sense of well-being and realize that sharing perspectives, ideas, and beliefs adds to a fulfilling and productive experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • By embracing authenticity leaders can:
  • Value unique perspectives and experiences that can develop sustainable behaviors helping us grow personally and professionally.
  • Practice being vulnerable and talk openly about struggles and challenges – which helps develop deep connections with colleagues.
  • Foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging and pave the path for future thought leaders.

This session is for… women professionals who aspire to grow their careers as a leader while bringing all aspects of what makes you “you” to the workplace!

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  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Anu Mani

    Senior Director of Software Engineering

    Akamai

  • Enna Jimenez

    IDEMIA Connect Business Lead

    IDEMIA

Reinvent yourself at the Personal Branding Hub with the opportunity to perfect your LinkedIn profile, and define your elevator pitch to secure your next role at #WiTB23!

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

3:30pm
Networking

Personal Branding Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Amanda Ayotte

    Director - Digital Experience & Strategy

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Fariha Chaudry

    Head of Global Brand Development

    Eli Lilly and Company

Reinvent yourself at the Personal Branding Hub with the opportunity to perfect your LinkedIn profile, and define your elevator pitch to secure your next role at #WiTB23!

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

2:25pm
Presentation

The Digital Age: Balancing Technology and Human Connection

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Jean Olive

    Chief Information Officer

    John Hancock Financial

The digital age has brought about many benefits, but it has also led to concerns about the decline of human connection and relationships, which is more important for women. Technology can be a powerful tool for connecting with others, but it is important to use it in a way that enhances our relationships, rather than detracts from them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Human connection is essential for our well-being. Studies have shown that people who have strong social connections are happier, healthier, and live longer
  • Technology can be a powerful tool for connecting with others as well as helping us be more effective and efficient, but it is not a substitute for human interaction. We need face-to-face contact to build and maintain strong relationships
  • The digital world can be isolating. It is important to be aware of the risks of social isolation and to take steps to stay connected with others

This session is for… you if you are wondering how to build stronger relationships and feeling more connected in a digital world.

2:25pm
Presentation

Women Leaders Build Better Teams: Using Data to Improve Team Performance in a Hybrid World

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Mike Sweeney

    Chief Strategy Officer

    RallyBright

Join Mike Sweeney, Chief Strategy Officer at RallyBright for insights on building inclusive, resilient, high-performing Teams. We’ll highlight research on the positive impact women leaders have on team performance and assess the counter-intuitive challenges with early career confidence and imposter syndrome. We’ll explore how to use data and targeted support to open conversations designed to improve team performance.

We’ll touch on how the (over) abundance of HR tech misses the mark on leadership development because they do not address an organization’s biggest impact driver – teams. And we’ll share insights from our work with teams ranging from Fortune 50 executives to small startups on how they are addressing challenges in a volatile hybrid world. We might even hint about the rise of NHTs (non-human teammates) augmenting your teams.

Key Takeaways:

  • Highlights from research on the positive impact women leaders have on teams (yet the challenge of low early career confidence)
  • Practical approaches to using data to open the door to developing team resilience (with leaders who may not typically engage in the ‘soft stuff’)
  • Top tips for addressing challenges in uncertain times based on our work with technology teams

This session is for… you if you are a CEO/COO of a company with many teams, a team leader, or an HR/L&D professional of a small to medium-sized company.

1:50pm
Networking

Career Advice Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Mike Sweeney

    Chief Strategy Officer

    RallyBright

  • Christine Bird

    Vice President and Program Manager SDLC

    Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Addie Swartz

    CEO

    reacHIRE

Book your 1-2-1 appointment with our speakers at the Career Advice Hub to get direct advice on your personal and professional development that’s specific to you and your challenges. The Career Advice Hub will allow you to meet 1-2-1 with industry experts who are making themselves available across the day to offer valuable career advice and tips! Each meeting will run for a maximum of 15 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis.

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

11:40am
Networking

Personal Branding Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Donna Gregorio

    Head of IT Project Management Office

    The MITRE Corporation

Reinvent yourself at the Personal Branding Hub with the opportunity to perfect your LinkedIn profile, and define your elevator pitch to secure your next role at #WiTB23!

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

1:50pm
Workshop

How To Pitch An Idea and Get A ‘Yes’

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Amy Furber

    Master Facilitator and Coach

    PowerSpeaking

This masterclass is a game-changer! Too often brilliant technical and scientific minds fail to get their ideas past the decision-makers in their organization because business leaders don’t understand the benefit. In this session, you will discover the secrets of speaking to the top of any organization. You will walk away with a model that ensures the business listens when you talk tech.

The Why: Too many brilliant ideas fail because decision-makers just don’t ‘get it’. Why? Because the presenter didn’t share the key information in the first 60 seconds. This masterclass changes all that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the mindset of business leaders
  • Know the 4 key elements to include in the first minute of your talk
  • Learn a proven model that ensures the business listens

This session is for… Mid-to-Senior managers seeking approval or funding from decision-makers.

11:40am
Networking

Career Advice Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Louvere Walker-Hannon

    Application Engineering - Senior Team Lead

    MathWorks

  • Enna Jimenez

    IDEMIA Connect Business Lead

    IDEMIA

Book your 1-2-1 appointment with our speakers at the Career Advice Hub to get direct advice on your personal and professional development that’s specific to you and your challenges. The Career Advice Hub will allow you to meet 1-2-1 with industry experts who are making themselves available across the day to offer valuable career advice and tips! Each meeting will run for a maximum of 15 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis.

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

1:50pm
Networking

Personal Branding Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Supriya Bakshi

    Director - Data & Analytics Lead for Digital Health

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Denise Arruda, PhD, PMP

    Senior Manager Software Electronics Fire Suppression Products

    Johnson Controls Inc.

Reinvent yourself at the Personal Branding Hub with the opportunity to perfect your LinkedIn profile, and define your elevator pitch to secure your next role at #WiTB23!

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

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Events in the Women In Technology Series

Women Of Silicon Valley

May 10, 2024San Francisco

Women In Tech Texas

May 6-7, 2024Houston

European Women In Technology

26-27 June, 2024RAI Amsterdam

Women In Tech Boston

October 1-2, 2024Sheraton Boston Hotel

Women Of Silicon Roundabout

22-23 Nov, 2023ExCeL London

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