Women In Technology

Women In Technology
Event Link
Tuesday 04 October
10:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This first-of-its-kind event empowers women within HR and HR technology to grow personally and professionally by engaging with CHROs and technology leaders who share similar aspirations and goals, cultivating a strong industry network and exploring the latest trends and issues. You’ll learn from CHROs the best ways to create and support more inclusivity in technology roles, and hear from successful founders and CEOs on how they are breaking barriers for women in technology leadership. Plus, you’ll share your own personal experiences with peers and discover new insights into developing your own professional roadmap.

Part 1 — Women Leaders in HR Technology

Gretchen Alarcon, Group VP, Product Strategy, Oracle
Anna Carsen, VP, Product Management, ADP
Kirsten Helvey, Chief Operating Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand
Angela Lockman, VP, Product Management, Equifax

The HR technology industry sits at the crossroads of technology and human capital management, often setting the standard for other industries on how to support women in technology roles. This group of accomplished technology executives will share their stories of rising to technology leadership roles, as well as discuss how successful organizations go about creating an environment and culture for women in technology to thrive.

Part 2 — Women in Technology: The CHRO Perspective

Kimberly Cassady, Vice President of Talent, Cornerstone OnDemand
Lisa Sterling, EVP, Chief People Officer, Ceridian
Laurie Zaucha, VP HR and Organizational Development, Paychex

Many of the challenges facing women in their technology careers are attributed to the candidate funnel, inadequate professional development opportunities, hiring for “cultural fit” and other similar circumstances that lead organizations to simply reinforce existing imbalances. While not the only issues facing these women, they are important ones, and ones often “owned” by the CHRO. Hear from senior HR executives on how to better align HR processes to cultivate, develop and support women in technology — ultimately making the organization stronger in the process.

Part 3 — Founders and CEOs

Jeanne Achille, Founder & CEO, The Devon Group
Anne Fulton, CEO, Fuel50
Brynne Herbert, Founder & CEO, MOVE Guides
Autumn Manning, Co-founder & CEO, YouEarnedIt
Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse

Hear from five successful women Founders and CEOs on the challenges of starting and leading technology companies in this traditionally male-dominated industry. You’ll learn how they have created and continue to lead successful technology organizations and the important lessons they learned along the way. Plus, they’ll share insights and ideas on how more women can become technology founders and leaders.

Part 4 — Closing Address: Lead Like a Girl (#LeadLikeAGirl)

Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., CEO, Development Dimensions International (DDI)

The business case for diversity has never been stronger. Companies with gender-diverse workforces are more adaptable, have access to a broader range of skills and experiences, and are more innovative. What’s more, DDI and The Conference Board’s Global Leadership Forecast shows that organizations with more women leaders consistently perform better financially. Even though more women graduate from college than men and are earning entry-level jobs in fields previously dominated by men, women are still outnumbered in the leadership ranks — so much that there are more CEOs named John than there are women leaders!

Tacy will share her personal journey and the collective wisdom from DDI’s Women in Leadership practice to explore what it means to #LeadLikeAGirl and unleash the confidence and potential of women leaders. Join in not only as an advocate for your organization’s diversity initiatives, but also as an individual (woman or man) to find your strength and inner leader as you explore the confidence gap, identify your personal wake-up call, and learn how to super-power your network.