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Women in Tech

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  • Augmented & Mixed Reality: Who is Watching Whom?
    Augmented & Mixed Reality: Who is Watching Whom? Monique J. Morrow, CTO, Chief Technology Strategist, President & Co-Founder, Humanized Internet Recorded: Apr 25 2017 43 mins
    A mixed-reality world driven by intelligent systems would have to be observing behavior and sensing physical phenomena continuously in order to provide individuals with appropriate content. Is that a sensible trade-off or a dance with the devil?

    Does the sensing possible with these technologies allow for ways to level the playing field or does it exacerbate existing power inequities? If the AI-enabled world of the future is monetized with personal data, then surveillance might well be baked into the system, but the ethical issues we see today will only be amplified in an immersive environment.

    Join this discussion with Monique Morrow, CTO & Chief Technology Strategist, President & Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, for an in-depth look at what a true MR/AR/VR world means.
  • Going Beyond His/tory: The Female Storytellers Shaping Immersive Tech
    Going Beyond His/tory: The Female Storytellers Shaping Immersive Tech Luciana Carvalho, VR Evangelist Recorded: Apr 25 2017 48 mins
    Humans have shared gathered around and communicated through stories throughout history. Text, pictures, images and videos have sought to capture our imagination, or portray the non-fictional in a relatable way. Now, as we move beyond the 2D flat screen to new ways of interacting/communicating with the world — virtual and augmented reality, for example — we begin to see the power of immersion in storytelling, and the impact it has, beyond anything we have ever seen, on those in the receiving end. Arguably, the ultimate empathy machine.

    As we shape the next 'Information Age', and given the state of the world today, never before have we been in more need of putting ourselves in other people’s shoes, and empowering diverse and inclusive voices worldwide. Never before have we seen more women jump at the opportunity to lead and make content that is all-encompassing, that touches and inspires, and that aims to build bridges not walls. Here is their story.

    Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana splits her time between growing the Realities Centre London — a new innovation space, incubator and academy for B2B/enterprise VR, AR, MR and AI — and Unfold UK, promoting women/diversity in future in the UK. Passionate about VR and tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents as re neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment.

    She was elected one of Code First Girls ‘25 Ones to Watch’, 'Top 5 Female Role Models in the Tech Industry', and Virtual Perceptions' 'Heroes of VR' in 2016.
  • Girls Can Code - It is Never Too Early to Start the Conversation
    Girls Can Code - It is Never Too Early to Start the Conversation Anita R. Wood, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology Recorded: Apr 24 2017 40 mins
    As a professor in a STEM career path, programming, I frequently ask my female student “How did you become interested in this career?” The answer seems to center on one fact – “My parents exposed me to computers when I was younger. As I became more and more interested they helped me understand there was a career in this.”

    This early introduction to computer helps my female students overcome another observation I had made – girls feel like boys have been ‘engineering’ or ‘coding’ for a long time.

    The stereotypical comment “Boys play with Legos and robots, and girls play with dolls and tea sets,” this seems to support this observation.

    So, how do we address the lack of females entering into STEM careers? I propose we start at home.

    This webinar addresses some of the obstacles we must overcome with regards to leveling the playing field between girls entering STEM and boys.

    About the Presenter:
    Anita R. Wood is an Assistant Professor for Computer Information Technology at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
  • Career Conversations w/ Guest Jenn Henley
    Career Conversations w/ Guest Jenn Henley Lisa Jiggetts (Women's Society of Cyberjutsu) and Jennifer Henley (Facebook) Recorded: Apr 20 2017 60 mins
    Join us at our next Career Conversations session. Career Conversations gives WSC members the opportunity to connect with career professionals. We'll discuss topics such as "What made them decide on IT or Cyber Security?, "What were some of their work/life challenges?" , "What skills and education do they see as essential to success?"

    Whether you are an experienced professional or just contemplating a future in Cyber Security, WSC's Career Conversations allows you to have a conversation with women making a difference. Join us and share in Career Conversations!

    Guests: Jenn Henley, Director of Security, Facebook

    Lisa Jiggetts, Founder and CEO of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu will moderate discussions.

    About the Speaker:
    Jennifer Henley is the Director of Security Operations at Facebook. In her current role, Henley is responsible for operational excellence, organizational management, and program management for the Facebook Security team. A jack of all trades, she also runs internal and external security awareness and outreach efforts, most notably, Facebook’s popular “Hacktober” events for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. She is also deeply passionate about attracting and retaining a diverse set of talent to the security industry. Prior to her employment at Facebook, she was Chief of Staff for the CISO at PayPal.
  • Women in Cybersecurity: Is This a Good Time?
    Women in Cybersecurity: Is This a Good Time? Tamara Dull (SAS), Barbara Cosgriff (SAS), Debra Baker (Cisco), Jeanne Alley (LexisNexis), Jennifer Rosario (First Citizens) Recorded: Apr 18 2017 62 mins
    It is estimated that women make up 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. There’s no question that we need to get more women involved, especially as we move into this Internet of Things (IoT) era where data volumes are growing exponentially, and information security continues to be a hot topic amongst IT, executive boards, and everyone in between.

    In this all-women panel discussion, Tamara Dull will be talking with cybersecurity experts about its threat, the impact of technology, why women need to be involved, their advice for President Trump, and the landscape moving forward.

    Come prepared to listen, learn, ask your questions, and have a good time.

    Moderator:
    Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Best Practices

    Speakers:
    - Barbara Cosgriff, Software Security Architect, SAS Institute
    - Debra Baker, Product Certifications Engineer, Cisco Systems
    - Jeanne Alley, Manager Global Information Security, LexisNexis
    - Jennifer Rosario, Manager IT Risk Governance, First Citizens Bank
  • Traditional vs. Nontraditional Career Paths: How to Pivot Mid-Career
    Traditional vs. Nontraditional Career Paths: How to Pivot Mid-Career Jessica Naziri, Pattie Grimm, Michelle Glauser, Marie Perruchet Recorded: Apr 13 2017 62 mins
    There are a lot of factors that play into choosing a career path. From the region you live in, to social upbringing, access to education and more, navigating your way through a career path can be tricky to say the least.

    Oftentimes there is a certain stigma behind pivoting your career path, especially if you are already mid-career. A lot of companies are hiring millennials, so it can be tough to get interviews, find time to learn a new skill, get certified in something, and so on. As a woman, these obstacles can be even more challenging.

    We've put together a panel of experts to address these particular issues, as well as provide best practices and tips on pivoting your career, carving out your own professional path, and choosing traditional or nontraditional careers as a woman in tech.

    Join Jessica Naziri, Founder of TechSesh, Pattie Grimm, Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Michelle Glauser, CEO & Founder of Techtonica, also named one of LinkedIn's top 10 professionals 35 and under in software, and Marie Perruchet, Author of One Perfect Pitch, Speaker and Consultant.
  • Slamming through the Glass Ceiling
    Slamming through the Glass Ceiling Heather Wilde, CTO of ROCeteer Recorded: Apr 12 2017 47 mins
    You may have heard that there's a shortage of diversity in Technology and Leadership, but it isn't always for the reason you think. In this empowering talk, CTO Heather Wilde will examine things like:
    - Cultural and implicit biases
    - Imposter syndrome
    - First-hand look into the causes and possible solutions to create a more diverse field

    About the Presenter:
    Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. As a founding employee of Evernote, she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100,000,000 customers. She is one of the only women to have wholly programmed, designed, produced and published a game at the company THQ. Additionally, she has worked with the U.S. Navy, NASA and state and local governments around the world. She has led development, scalability, and reliability engineering of web sites with 60+ million unique monthly visitors, 1.7+ billion monthly page views, and 99.99% uptime SLA requirements. Among her other awards, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid selected her for a commendation in 2016 for her work in increasing STEM education in schools. Wilde's writing and speaking spans social media, entrepreneurialism, startups, leadership, cybersecurity, customer experience, fundraising, and diversity issues. She writes for Forbes and hosts the "Entrepreneurial Revolution" column for Inc Magazine.
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Success in Tech
    Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Success in Tech Brenda Piazza, Director of IT Audit Services at CBIZ MHM Recorded: Apr 11 2017 46 mins
    On average, women hold 47% of entry-level jobs. In tech, this number is significantly lower - only 37% of the entry-level jobs are offered to women. How do we recruit more women in tech, and once they are on a tech career path, how do we retain them?

    During this talk, Brenda Piazza will share her 25+ years of experience as woman in technology, her challenges in being in a male dominant leadership position, overcoming obstacles, achieving success, and finding ways to recruit and retain more talented technology women in your organization.
  • How to Create a Story that SELLS
    How to Create a Story that SELLS Marie Perruchet, Speaker, Marketer & Author, One Perfect Pitch Recorded: Mar 29 2017 57 mins
    Being able to “pitch” your idea, in person or in writing, has become a critical skill whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager climbing the corporate ladder or a freelance worker looking for engagement. Everyone has the ability to tell a one-of-a-kind story to make a good impression, convince an audience or make a sale. Join former journalist and news correspondent, Marie Perruchet as she outlines her proven methodology, with key do’s and don’ts to sway an audience. She will share her stories and best practices for what works across industries and mediums.

    You will learn how to:
    - Become a better speaker and overcome your fear of public speaking
    - Communicate true, authentic experiences that come from the heart to engage any business audience
    - Create a concise and repeatable pitch so that others feel compelled to tell your story as well

    About the thought leader:
    Marie Perruchet is a brand strategist, marketer and the author of One Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Your Idea, Your Product, Your Business – or Yourself at McGraw-Hill. A French native, she has lived in 9 countries, is fluent in 3 languages and is located in San Francisco. Her work with corporations and startups was featured in Le Monde and the Wall Street Journal. Check out her story at www.oneperfectpitch.com.
  • 3 Conseils de Pro pour se Vendre en Moins d'une Minute
    3 Conseils de Pro pour se Vendre en Moins d'une Minute Marie Perruchet, Ancienne Journaliste Radio France Internationale et Auteure, "One Perfect Pitch" Recorded: Mar 28 2017 64 mins
    Savoir créer le lien immédiatement et attirer l'attention est facteur clé de succès, que l'on pitch sa startup à des investisseurs, une idée à ses équipes ou soi-même lors d'un entretien d'embauche. Comment rendre son pitch compréhensible, court et inspirant? Retrouvez Marie Perruchet, ancienne journaliste Radio France Internationale, experte du pitch Silicon Vallée et auteure de "One Perfect Pitch, how to sell your idea, your business, your product or yourself" aux éditions McGraw-Hill (en anglais sur Amazon et la Fnac).

    Lors de cette session, vous apprendrez les meilleures techniques pour:
    - captiver l'attention de vos interlocuteurs en moins de 10 secondes
    - partager votre passion
    - gagner en confiance lors de prises de parole en public

    A propos de Marie:
    Originaire de Normandie, Marie a vécu en Turquie, en Belgique, en Inde, en Chine et habite à San Francisco. Ancienne journaliste radio, où elle a acquis le sens de "l'histoire en une minute", elle a réinventé sa carrière aux Etats-Unis, en devenant coach pour startups puis spécialiste du branding pour les entreprises. Retrouvez-la sur LinkedIn, Twitter ou Instagram @MPerruchet.

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