The Future of Women in Technology

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Name: The Future of Women in Technology
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Event Description:

The Future of Women in Technology

A Call to Action #womenrising


Over the past 50 years, women have made great strides in education and entry into the workforce in the United States. Today, the majority of bachelor degree graduates (60%) and master’s level graduates (57%) are women, and nearly half (48%) of this country’s workforce is comprised of women. However, as the world rapidly shifts to digital, women account for only 20% of the bachelor’s degrees conferred in engineering, computer science, and physics and regardless of specific area of technology, only about 25% of these positions are held by women. (National Center for Educational Statistics). And, while women represent almost half of the US workforce, just 5% are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and that number expands only slightly when looking at Fortune 1000 companies. (Pew Research)

Join us for a briefing from ISACA about their new program, Connecting Women in Technology, offering a robust platform to attract more women in technology professions, provide support tools to help advance and sustain women’s careers, and deliver educational opportunities to develop skills and increase knowledge to further enhance women’s leadership within the global technology workforce.

Then we will jump into a panel discussion with female tech leaders as they weigh in on a future where digital, artificial intelligence and other technologies will have greater influence on the workplace and our lives. They’ll address topics like under-representation, culture and career/life balance, the ethics and economics for gender parity, and provide insights on how to effectively advocate for change within your own organization.

Briefing: Connecting Women Leaders in Technology

Jendy Burchfield, Director of Customer Experience Strategy & Operations

Panel Discussion: The Future of Women in Technology

Brooks Raiford, CEO - North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA)

Terri O'Leary, SVP of Technology - Wyndham Capital Mortgage
Anuja Ratnayake, Director, Emerging Technology & Strategy - Duke Energy
Dr. Tiffani Williams, Director of Computer Science Programs – Charlotte -Northeastern University 
Haley Bohon, Founder and CEO - SkillPop

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If you would like to sponsor Women in Technology and get some brand visibility for your company, please contact Tracy Sternberg at (919) 856-0393 or email Tracy.

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Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater
430 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Note:  This is a location change.  
Date/Time Information:
8:30 - 9:00am:     Registration & Networking
9:00 - 9:15am:     Welcome Remarks
9:15 - 9:30am:     Research Overview 
9:30 - 10:30am:   Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
10:30am:             Wrap-up/Call to Action                    
Contact Information:
Mary Smith
This event is open and FREE to both NCTA members and non-members.

**Special Registration Note:
The target audience for this program is executive and management level leaders. We ask that not more than (2) executives per company/organization register for this program.  We reserve the right to cancel registrations should limit be exceeded or registration not match target audience.  

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Calton at or (919) 856.0393.
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