Event Experience

To create a space of access and participation, the Women Advance Technology event will be delivered online via synchronous and asynchronous engagement opportunities.

The Woman Advance Technology event will begin with a synchronous opening session in Zoom, continue with three tracks of focused asynchronous resources combined with synchronous, live Zoom conversations, and finish with a closing discussion. Participants will be able to choose to engage in any or all three tracks.


  • Opening Session: May 5, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

  • Track 1: May 10, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

  • Track 2: May 17, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

  • Track 3: May 24, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

  • Closing Session: May 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET


Track 1 | Wellness: Creating and Supporting Balanced Work

With many people working from home in remote or hybrid environments, many professionals, especially women, need support, balance and an increased focus on wellbeing. In this track, we’ll discuss strategies to prioritize what matters, support balance, manage stress, prevent burnout and promote self-care, health, and wellness.

Track Leads

  • Helen Norris, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Chapman University

  • Whitney Kilgore, CoFounder & Chief Academic Officer, iDesign

Track 2 | Allyship to Advance Women in Technology

Allyship in the workplace is about advocating for individuals or groups who are disadvantaged or underrepresented professionals and supporting their empowerment. In this track, you will have the opportunity to increase your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and learn how to be an effective ally.

Track Leads

  • Allan Chen, Vice President of IT & Chief Technology Officer, California Institute of the Arts

  • Stan Waddell, Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer, Carnegie Mellon University

Track 3 | What's Next: Expanding the Gender Equity Conversation

How can we expand the gender equity conversation to support all women? In this track, we'll share approaches to build the pipeline and support early professionals. We'll discuss strategies for developing areas where more focus or attention is still needed in the coming years.

Track Leads