Women in Technology

Leadership Is Not a Title

Jennifer Dodd


Leadership is not found in a title.  Discover the core qualities of leadership to improve your effectiveness as a leader or emerging leader. 

  • Characteristics of great leadership
  • Take a quick in-session assessment of your leadership skills and leadership gaps
  • Make an action plan – Something to take away with from attending this session
  • Empowering others - Why you should want leaders on your team

This session is for:

Women in Technology

Who is Your Customer? Using Customer and Staff Surveys to Make Real Change (NEWLY ADDED SESSION)

Lyle Wiedeman

UCSD has developed a research-based service quality assessment tool which they have used for many years, and they now have a team which can adapt this tool to the needs of other campuses.

We will be presenting a description of the tool, and effective techniques for using the analytical results toward continual service improvement.

Web Development and Applications
Women in Technology

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of being a Woman in Technology

Laurie Graham / Emma Sebastian

The session will facilitate a discussion on the challenges and successes of women participants in IT, how we have overcome the (the bad and the ugly) obstacles by bringing our unique skill sets to the table, and share ideas on (the good part) how to support your IT career goals, how to support other women in meetings and what actionable steps can we take home to improve our workplace, and create a more inviting and supportive/equal IT environment for women.  Find out from colleagues how some women have navigated their way in tech and succeeded.

Women in Technology

Empowering Women: from history to practical change

Patricia Honda-Nations

I wish to discuss the history of women in STEM fields (focusing on the computer industry), including the challenges and the lessons learned. That history has a bearing on current workplace issues, and gives us a context. I would like to conclude with some practical tips and ideas for promoting change, fostering professional growth, and mentoring.

Women in Technology

From Service Desk to Scrum team: Unexpected Career Opportunities in IT (NEWLY ADDED SESSION)

Joleen Locanas

First, a look at ITSM career paths and the relationship to workforce development - why it is crucial to the health of an IT organization.

Next, a Business Analyst shares with you her journey through IT.

Then, get a glimpse at how a (non-development) Scrum Team drives organizational growth by utilizing tools and techniques from Project / Portfolio management, Agile Scrum, Lean/Six Sigma, Organizational Development / Change Management, and Business Analysis.

Women in Technology