Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit
Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
Over 300 women from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia to participate in the 2016 Women in Technology Summit. In this annual event, women come together to learn, network and inspire each other. Keynote speakers included Eloise Young, CIO of Philadelphia Gas Works, and Susan Tabor-Kleiman, Founder of Your Professional Writer. The Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute sent 14 students, faculty, and staff to the summit. The event exposed the students to the ever-changing world of technology and strengthened their development as tomorrow’s female business leaders.
VU Women in Tech Conference
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Villanova University
The first annual VU Women in Tech Conference featured a robust line-up of 18 speakers, attracted over 130 attendees and participation in the NCWIT Sit With Me campaign. Karen Mazer, Principal, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Deloitte Consulting LLP delivered the keynote speech. Karen identified herself as an "accidental technologist" who attributed much of her success to her technology background. She also stressed the importance of mentorship and shared how her mentor encouraged her to invest in herself. Technology has had a profound effect on our personal lives and industry alike, she shared, providing women with an extraordinary opportunity. “This is an incredible time for all of you,” she said in closing, “because everything I just talked about has really happened in the last 20 years or so, and it’s from people like you who’ve had passion, who’ve dreamt big, who had a vision.”
To learn more about the event, please read the press release by Villanova University, view the agenda, watch the presentation videos, and view the photos!
Thank you to our 2016 academic and corporate sponsors: Villanova School of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute, Center for Business Analytics, Villanova Gender and Women's Studies, PwC, NCWIT, Google.org, Deloitte, and Sitterberry.
Tech Trek: Pair Technology & Passion for Success
Condé Nast & Estée Lauder Site Visit
Thursday, November 19, 2015 in New York City
Over 20 students, faculty, and staff ventured to NYC to explore the headquarters of two leading conglomerates, Condé Nast and Estée Lauder. Students learned how the companies leverage technology to run their day-to-day operations, how women play critical roles in the businesses' strategic growth, and how personal passions can be transformed into professional opportunities. Presenters included Rhonda Vetere, CTO, Estée Lauder, Constance Howlett, VP of Packaging Operations, Estée Lauder, and Arlie Sisson, VP of Emerging Products, Condé Nast.