Today, Tech Up for Women Conference, an event for women’s advancement in technology fields, will kick off in New York.
So, what is Tech Up for Women Conference?
Tech Up for Women is a one-day event that is solely dedicated to the advancement of women in technology through education, resourcing, and networking.
It aims to provide different resources and opportunities that could improve the digital literacy of its participants. By doing so, the organizers believe that women could successfully compete and disrupt the gender imbalance in tech-related work environments.
The event’s primary goal is to remove the fear factor commonly associated with technology and encourage more women to surf the technology wave instead.Tech Up for Women Conference @techupforwomen will be kicking off today in NYC!Click To Tweet
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Tech Up for Women will also ensure that each participant will have the chance to learn, expand their personal development, and create a stronger organizational culture with the technological knowledge available to them at the conference.
The event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West today in New York City. Also, in its effort to promote and provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for women of all ages, part of Tech Up for Women Conference’s proceeds will go to The Foundation for Gender Equality, Girls Who Code, and Digital Citizen Fund.
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Tech Up for Women Conference: Speakers
Corporate Learning Hub, the team behind the Tech Up for Women Conference, will bring together some of the best thinkers in the industry to share their insights, knowledge, and to empower professional women to embrace the tech world.
Among the event’s roster of notable speakers is Tameika N. Hollis, the Executive Director for the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions, a division within Northrop Grumman’s $10.7B Mission Systems sector.
According to her event profile, Miss Hollis is responsible for ensuring a portfolio of over 100 programs spanning the federal, defense, and intelligence markets which operates at the highest performance standards.
Ms. Hollis applies her experience gained from the engineering, manufacturing, and logistics executive for the Global Mission Solutions business unit in the Land and Avionics C4ISR division which has conducted $300-million worth of business under her tenure. She also previously worked as the Functional Director of Northrop Grumman’s Radar Systems Engineering and as an Operating Unit Director of Passive RF programs.
Aside from Miss Hollis, other speakers for the event include:
- Mary Tolikas, Operations Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
- Evy Poumpouras, On-Air Contributor/Former Special Agent, CNN, NBC, CBS, and FOX/ U.S. Secret Service
- Runa Sandvik, Director of Information Security, The New York Times
- Lisa Sotto, Chair and Managing Partner, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity at Hunton & Williams
- Nancy Calderon, Global Lead Partner, KPMG
- Matt Watson, President & COO, Indio
- Kathy Murray, Founder & Co-Chair, Executive Forum Angels
- Jennifer Rothstein, Senior Director, Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations
- Rita Gurevich, Founder, SPHERE Technology Solutions
- Wendy Chin, Managing Partner, Creative Technology Group
- Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management & Excellence SA (M&E)
- Mary McCaffrey, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
- Jennifer Jackson, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist, New York District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Molly Beck, Founder, Messy Bun
- Leonora Valvo, Founder, eTouches
- Lydia Frank, Vice President of Content Strategy, PayScale
For a complete list of the Tech Up for Women Conference speakers, click here.
Tech Up for Women Conference: Agendas and Schedules
- Event Registration and Coffee
- Tech Up Introduction
- Social Technology Trends not to Ignore
- Future of Technology: Where we are Headed and the Potential Impact
- Tech Up for Corporate Board Roles
- Fireside Chat
- Ethical Implications of Evolving Tech Leadership
- Blockchain Technology
- Healthcare Technology-Exploring Tech Horizons
- Confidence Building: Negotiation & Body Language Confidence Building
- Disrupting the Status “Bro” in the Tech Industry
- Data Analytics: A New Look at Qualitative and Quantitative Technologies
- Deck to Dollars-Financing Tech Startups
- Lead with Impact-Tech Up Now
- Live Short Demo of New Innovations & Offerings
- Reach Out: How to Use Networking to Your Advantage in the Tech World
- Attendees Move to Tech Up Exhibit & Networking Reception Area
For more information about Tech Up for Women, click here.