May 09, 2012 at 09:06 AM EDT
WITI Announces Keynote Speakers From Comcast Cable, Intel, SpaceX and NewME Accelerator for Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Santa Clara, June 3-5, 2012
WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global trade association for professional, tech-savvy women announced today the keynote speakers and schedule of events for next month's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit. The Summit takes place at the Marriott in Santa Clara, California, June 3-5, 2012, during National Women in Science and Technology Month.
The Summit will feature keynote presentations from WITI's Founder and Chairwoman Carolyn Leighton, as well as Dr. Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Intel Labs Director for Intel Corporation; Angela Benton, Founder of NewME Accelerator and Black Web 2.0; and Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX. The Comcast Cable Keynote presentation will feature executives Lysa Dahlin, SVP of Human Resources, John Schanz, EVP and CNO, and Grace Killelea, SVP of Talent for Comcast Cable.
The 3-day Women Powering Technology Summit will present educational, technical and developmental workshops, informative panel discussions as well as thought-provoking speaking engagements with some of today's most influential and revered leaders in technology and business. Amanda Coolong, host and COO of TechZulu, will return as Master of Ceremonies.
The WITI Summit will span topics such as Social Business, Global Strategy, Data Security, Emerging Markets, Venture Capital and Workforce Diversity. WITI workshops will provide valuable how-to's and best practices for application and mobile development, social business strategy development, Cloud-focused IT transformation, strategic planning, leadership and career development, funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, self-publishing for authors and more.
"WITI members are key leaders and contributors to technology and business innovation. Every year, our global community of smart, professional, tech savvy women gather at our annual Summit to explore new possibilities, and develop strategies around advancing the business of technology through partnership and collaboration," said WITI Founder and Chairwoman, Carolyn Leighton. "WITI's membership, corporate partners, sponsors and Summit attendees represent a powerful network of business advocates and advisors dedicated to the development of women leaders worldwide."
The Women Powering Technology Summit features revered VIP events such as the Executive Auction fundraising event, Taste of Technology Reception, Founder's Reception and the prestigious Women in Technology Foundation Hall of Fame Awards, which honors women who have accomplished remarkable feats in their respective fields, in science and technology, while maintaining a dedication to encouraging the advancement of women. Educational and career development events will include the NextGen Micro-Conference on June 4, dedicated to inspiring girls to take an interest in STEM; and the WITI Career Fair presented by JobTarget on June 5, to help jobseekers meet companies dedicated to hiring top women talent.
Dr. Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow; Director, User Interaction & Experience, Intel Labs, Intel
Comcast Cable Keynote Presentation:
Lysa Dahlin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Cable
WITI Summit Workshop Leaders, Speakers, and Panelists:
Maya Baratz, Senior Product Manager, ABC News
WITI will make updates to the schedule of events leading up to the Summit. For the latest information, please visit: http://witi.com/summit. Event hashtag is #WITISummit
WITI Summit sponsors include: Amazon, Avnet, Caesars Entertainment, Comcast Cable, FedEX, FICO, GEICO, IBM, JobTarget, LinkedIn, Robert Half Technology, T-Mobile, Thomson Reuters and TiVO.
WITI is the world's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of exceptionally successful women leaders, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. For more information, please visit http://witi.com. Follow @WITI on Twitter. Like WomenInTech on Facebook. Add WITI on G+. Active WITI members can also join the WITI LinkedIn Group.
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