Advice for Women Aspiring to Leadership Roles in IT

Thursday, November 01 | 2:30PM–3:15PM MT | Mile High Ballroom 2A/3A, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
This session will feature discussion with women CIOs on their perspectives regarding effective approaches to managing conscious and unconscious gender bias and other professional leadership development topics for women who seek IT leadership roles.

Outcomes: Identify strategies for effectively dealing with gender bias in the workplace * Connect with women IT professionals who have experienced gender bias in their careers * Identify with successful women CIO role models and how they successfully navigated to the top IT leadership role at their institutions


  • Steve Burrell

    Vice President of IT & CIO, Northern Arizona University
  • Sharon Pitt

    Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Brown University
  • Celeste Schwartz

    Vice President for Information Technology & Institutional Effectiveness, Montgomery County Community College
  • Melissa Woo

    Executive Vice President for Administration & CIO, Michigan State University
  • Sue Workman

    Former VP/CIO for University Technology, Leadership Coach, Case Western Reserve University