Chicago Women in Technology Conference 2020 - Day 1

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CHIWITCON™ 2020 is back for our 5th annual conference in a virtual format!

With a virtual CHIWITCON™, attendees will get to experience all of the same great things from past years:
  • Outstanding speakers from around the Chicago tech community who can't wait to share their actionable advice, best practices, and lessons learned from challenges overcome
  • Interactive breakout sessions regarding the current challenges facing our community
  • Sponsor Expo for attendees to check out the supporting companies and connect on career opportunities
  • Tools and resources to connect and network with the community

Join us as CHIWITCON™ will be split across two half-days this year:

Day One: Thursday, September 17th - Empowering Your Community and Yourself
Day Two: Thursday, September 24th - Resiliency

Note: All ticket proceeds will be going to Project Exploration. Project Exploration is a Chicago-based nonprofit science education organization that works to ensure communities traditionally overlooked by science—particularly minority youth and girls—have access to personalized experiences with science and scientists. We feel that this charity strongly aligns with the values that CHIWITCON™ itself represents.

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Schedule

· Stage
Intro and Opening Remarks
Event kickoff!
Joe DeCosmo Shayna Oriold
· Stage
Morning Keynote - Architecting Your Career in Technology
Rehgan Avon will lay out a framework in which we can design career goals, plan for challenges, and continue mastering our craft.
Rehgan Avon
· Sessions
Q&A with Rehgan Avon
Q&A with Rehgan Avon
Rehgan Avon
· Networking
Break Time!
Break time for attendees! Feel free to check out the Networking section!
· Stage
10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Woman in Tech
As a minority woman in tech, Marina will share the 10 things she wishes she knew up until now about the Tech Industry.
Marina Malaguti
· Stage
Speak Up: Bringing More Women's Voices to Conferences
Learn the importance of female representation at tech events and gain the tools to attend more conferences and open the door for presentation opportunities.
Lin Classon
· Sessions
Q&A with Lin Classon
Q&A with Lin Classon
Lin Classon
· Expo
Expo and Networking Time
Free time for attendees to check out the Expo and Networking sections. This time is for the attendees to utilize in whatever way benefits them best!
· Sessions
Q&A with Marina Malaguti
Q&A with Marina Malaguti
Marina Malaguti
· Sessions
Your Untapped Feminine Superpower
In this session, we will discuss the advantages of traditionally feminine attributes and the ROI for businesses that cultivate these characteristics.
Gaby Ruiz-Funes
· Sessions
Engagement to Impact
Relativity's Head of Social Impact, Colleen Costello, will host a sponsored breakout session: "Engagement to Impact"
Colleen Costello
· Sessions
Small Things To Try
Experiences that shift thinking, increase the 'social glue,' on your teams and help you to utilize each other as resources better.
Aden Nepom
· Sessions
Combating Pay Inequities - One Ally at a Time
An interactive session with Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri and Dr. Rosh Rupani on ways to address pay inequity while considering your learning journey.
Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri Dr. Rosh Rupani
· Sessions
The Power of Performance Feedback
Amber Vanderburg discusses how we can give effective feedback for maximum impact.
Amber  Vanderburg
· Sessions
Impostor Syndrome: Slaying the Beast
Christine ('Tine) Zekis leads the charge in arming yourself with tools for fighting off Impostor Syndrome and gaining confidence.
'Tine Zekis
· Sessions
Got a Team Full of Ideas? How to Create Repeatable Processes for Bringing Them to Life
Reverb Staff Product Manager Lauren Katzberg walks through creating a process for capturing, prioritizing, & bringing to life good ideas.
Lauren Katzberg
· Stage
Concluding Remarks
Shayna Oriold
· Sessions
Optional Happy Hour and Networking
The event has concluded but attendees are welcome to hang around and create various sessions for happy hours and networking!

Speakers

Colleen Costello
Colleen Costello

Head of Social Impact @ Relativity

Gaby Ruiz-Funes
Gaby Ruiz-Funes

Digital Innovation @ Home Chef

Joe DeCosmo
Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics and Technology Officer @ Enova

Lauren Katzberg
Lauren Katzberg

Staff Product Manager @ Reverb

Shayna Oriold
Shayna Oriold

Senior Software Engineer @ Enova

Aden Nepom
Aden Nepom

Senior Facilitator @ On Your Feet

Rehgan Avon
Rehgan Avon

CEO & Co-Founder @ Ikonos Analytics

Amber  Vanderburg
Amber Vanderburg

Founder @ The Pathwayz Group

Dr. Rosh Rupani
Dr. Rosh Rupani

Director of Leadership and Organizational Development @ McGraw-Hill

Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri
Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri

Manager, Global People Research & Analytics @ McGraw-Hill

'Tine Zekis
'Tine Zekis

Software Engineer @ Centro

Marina Malaguti
Marina Malaguti

Director of Data Engineering @ Jellyvision

Lin Classon
Lin Classon

VP, Product Management @ Ensono

The event is over

Hosted by

CHIWITCON

Booths

Enova

Enova

Helping hardworking people get access to fast, trustworthy credit.

Braintree

Braintree

We provide the global commerce tools people need to build businesses, accept payments, and enable commerce for their users.

Home Chef

Home Chef

Home Cooking Made Simple

Reverb

Reverb

Our mission is simple: To make the world more musical

GoHealth

GoHealth

Our success is rooted in hiring passionate sales professionals, entrepreneurs, analysts, marketers, engineers, and more – all of whom believe in our mission statement.

On Your Feet

On Your Feet

Less Fear. More Joy. Better Results.

Relativity

Relativity

Organize data. Discover the truth. Act on it.

Centro

Centro

Better Together

GET Cities

GET Cities

GET Cities (GETCities.org) is accelerating the representation and leadership of marginalized genders in tech to meet the demands of the industry’s future.