WONDER WOMEN TECH

WASHINGTON, D.C. GLOBAL SUMMIT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

About the Event

Friday, January 26, 2018

RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Wonder Women Tech Washington, D.C. Global Summit will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, and will highlight women and underrepresented innovators and leaders in STEAM industries.

DC GLOBAL SUMMIT

Main Stage (ticketed event)

8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Atrium Hall

This intimate one-day event will feature CEO’s, C-Suites, CDOs, innovators, and global thought leaders, special keynotes, dynamic speakers and panelists on stage.

Tickets include refreshments. Seating is limited for this premier event!

Please see AGENDA section for Speakers and Panels line-up.

DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR & EXPO

FREE and open to the public with resume submission

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atrium

The Diversity Career Fair and Expo will feature a FREE (with resume submission) career fair and expo open to the public and will feature 40+ booths where attendees can interact and engage with with companies looking to diversify their workforce and highlight their brand and services. Round table workshops and Mentor Sessions will be available for career development and training. Please see AGENDA section for available workshops and mentor sessions.

Programming Focus

Diversity and Inclusion | Policy | Social Innovation | Interactive Technology (Robotics, AI, VR, IoT, etc.)

MASTERS OF CEREMONY

mandy antonniacci

Mandy Antoniacci

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Columnist, Activist
michelle barzagan

Michelle Bazargan

Entrepreneur, Align Innovations

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prashanthi Rao Raman

Prashanthi Rao Raman

Director of Public Policy, Lyft

SPEAKERS

Leah Katz-Hernandez

Leah Katz-Hernandez

First deaf ROTUS (Receptionist of the United States)
bianca jackson

Bianca Jackson

VR Entrepreneur at JAX Digital
nzinga shaw

Nzinga Shaw

SVP Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the NBA Atlanta Hawks/Philips Arena
Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss, Ph.D.

Stanford Business School Lecturer
miracle olatunji

Miracle Olatunji

Founder, OpportuniME & The MIRACLE Organization

Jameela R. Akbari

Chief, Strategic Workforce Planning Staff for the Chief Information Officer at U.S. Department of State
joseph bryant jr

Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant Jr.

Regional Field Dir for Rev Jesse Jackson. PUSHTECH 2020; FAITHTECH & SPORTSTECH
Saleema Vellani

Saleema Vellani

Founder, Innovazing
taneshia nash laird

Taneshia Nash Laird

Executive Director of the Arts Council at Princeton

Anna Mason

Partner - Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution
deloris wilson

Deloris Wilson

Fellow - BEACON/Inclusive Innovation at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law
Joy Whitt

Joy Whitt

Economic Intelligence Analyst at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Shannon Turner

Founder of Hear Me Code

MORE SPEAKERS TO COME

$249*

$149*

REGISTRATION

limited seating General Admission

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

jyothi salibindla

Jyothi Salibindla

Senior Software Engineer at Karsun Solutions LLC
Saleema Vellani

Saleema Vellani

Founder, Innovazing
tambra raye

Tambra Raye

CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture

Leah Kedar

Managing Partner, The Kedar Group

MORE FACILITATORS TO COME

MENTORS

Headshot for Donnie Harper

Donnie Harper

SVP in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
joanne vitale

Joanne Vitale

Founder, Professional Certified Coach
kimberly wilson

Kimberly Wilson

Social Media Director at TheGrio.com

Jessica Watson

CEO and Creative Director of Points North
Aisha Bowe

Aisha Bowe

Co-Founder & CEO of STEMBoard
Katie Kiewel

Katie Kiewel

Principal at 1776 Ventures
Maria Stanfield

Maria Stanfield

Director of Administration Pillsbury Law Firm

MORE MENTORS TO COME

$249*

$149*

REGISTRATION

limited seating General Admission

2018 D.C. GLOBAL SUMMIT AGENDA

ATRIUM BALLROOM

MAIN STAGE AGENDA

7:30 AM
REGISTRATION BEGINS
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND NETWORKING
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST IN ATRIUM BALLROOM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
KICK OFF AND OPENING REMARKS

MC: MANDY ANTONIACCI

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
“Building Business Value from Data”
Mona Siddiqui, HHS Chief Data Officer
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
"Becoming An Ally & Why It Matters"
Adam Mutschler, Partner, The Kedar Group
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
“From Law to Cybersecurity and How I Learned to Reinvent Myself”
Shelley Westman, Principal Partner at EY
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
“Driving Social Innovation Through High Impact Leadership”
Saleema Vellani, Founder, Innovazing
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM
"Entrepreneur-onomics: The Interdependence of Diversity + Inclusion and Social Innovation”
Miracle Olatunji, Founder, OpportuniME & The MIRACLE Organization
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Taneshia Nash Laird
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM
"Robots for Everyone: The Changing Face of Robotics"
Linda Nichols, Cloud Enablement Leader at Cloudreach
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
PANEL: “Towards Inclusive Tech: Building Ecosystems with Intentionality”
moderated by Deloris Wilson, Fellow - BEACON/Inclusive Innovation at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law
Sibyl Edwards, CCO and Partner- WeTogethr, President- DC Web Women, Co-Founder - Black Female Founders
Anna Mason, Partner - Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution
Aerica Banks, Patent Policy Analyst at Google, BEACON Co-founder
Rose Wang, Council Member, National Women's Business Council
"Ecosystem-building" is more than a buzzword - it has real-life impact. The National Women's Business Council uses the ecosystem model to examine the interactions between the actors and processes supporting segments of entrepreneurs. Panelists will lead an interactive discussion of how policy, market access, human + financial capital, community building and innovation can integrate to best support women in tech.
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
"What's Next As A Starting Point?"
Vanesa Cillo, CTO, Geo-park
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM
“1 Step Forward, 3 Years Back: A Journey in Courage”
Erika Alonso, Co-founder, Chief Storyteller, Stairwell D, LLC
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
BREAK AND NETWORKING
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LUNCH AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS IN ATRIUM
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
LUNCH KEYNOTE TBA

MC: MICHELLE BAZARGAN

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
“Home Court Advantage: Promoting Pro-Level Diversity”
Nzinga Shaw, SVP Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the NBA Atlanta Hawks/Philips Arena
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
"What We Can Learn From the Deaf: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Motion Robotics, and Future Learning"
Leah Katz-Hernandez, First deaf ROTUS (Receptionist of the United States)
2:40 PM - 3:05 PM
PANEL: "Men and Feminism From A Male Perspective"
moderated by Janice Omadeke, CEO and Founder of The Mentor Method
Brandon Anderson, Founder & CEO of Raheem AI
Christopher Wink, Publisher and CEO of Technical.ly
Steve Place, Founder of Corillian
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
“Pathways To Inclusion - BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE”
Pastor Joseph Bryant, Co-Director, of Rainbow Push Diversity in Technology & PUSHTECH 2020. National Coordinator, FAITHTECH & SPORTECH
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
BREAK AND NETWORKING
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
PANEL: "She Can Code, Too: Increasing Cross-Generational Access to STEM"
moderated by Joy Whitt, Economic Intelligence Analyst and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, co-lead of Tech Lady Hackathon
Pam Holland, Founder of TechMoxie
Zuri Hunter, Technical Lead of Black Girls Code and Volunteer with Women Who Code
Shannon Turner, Founder of Hear Me Code
In the past three decades, the United States has seen staggering technological changes. In 1984, just 8% of households had a personal computer yet today, more than 50% of jobs require some degree of technology skills. Panelists will discuss innovative ways to engage women - from girl to gran - in technologies to equip them to become world-changing entrepreneurs, executives and employees.
5:20 PM - 5:35 PM
"Everyone Should Be Able To Use Your Software: Digital Accessibility for Balanced Teams"
Raquel Breternitz, Senior Designer, Pivotal Labs
5:40 PM - 5:50 PM
"How Women Shape The Landscape for VR and AR"
Bianca Jackson, VR Entrepreneur
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
“My Game My Name – Empowering Women Through Online Games”
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
Lisa Mae Brunson and Friends

OCULUS

Ground Floor Level

ROUND TABLE WORKSHOP AGENDA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Oculus - Ground Floor
1 - Becoming Tech Savvy2 - Resilience and Mindfulness: Your Science-Backed Bracelets of Submission3 - Gamifying Wellness for Women and Girls to Thrive!4 - Leading Inclusion: Power Plays for Tackling Unconscious Bias5 - Shifting the Paradigm through disruptive Innovation: How female entrepreneurs can shatter the glass ceilings and raise industry standards in the new era of AI

ROUND TABLE WORKSHOPS: SESSION ONE

Round Table # 1: TOPIC: Becoming Tech Savvy
by Erica Peterson with Moms Can Code

Description: Would you like to feel more comfortable with the technology you use every day? In this workshop, you will analyze the technology you use most frequently and explore a process for keeping up with new technology. You will identify applicable continuing education resources.

This is for beginners or those that currently work in non-technical roles at tech companies.

Round Table #2: TOPIC: Resilience and Mindfulness: Your Science-Backed Bracelets of Submission
by Leah Weiss, Ph.D., Stanford Business School Lecturer

Description: You can lead with all the strength of Wonder Woman with mindfulness and resilience-backed work techniques. Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer and upcoming HarperWave author, Leah Weiss, Ph.D. will provide workshop attendees with actionable skills to face the workday with purpose and lead with resilience.

Round Table #3: TOPIC: Gamifying Wellness for Women and Girls to Thrive!
by Tambra Raye, CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture

Description: As women and girls enter 2018, wellness is on the rise which offers opportunity in this industry. With healthcare costs ballooning the GDP, the United States is grappling with ways to address school and corporate wellness impacting productivity, performance and health outcomes. Studies have shown gamification as a “real game changer” in improving healthy behaviors. From competitions to incentives, creating a “fun, simple way” to nudge women and girls to wellness is a win-win for bottom line.

Round Table #4: TOPIC: Leading Inclusion: Power Plays for Tackling Unconscious Bias
by Amber Watson, Co-founder and CEO of DICE Leadership Group
and Michaela Hall, Co-founder of DICE Leadership Group

Description: If you are reading this, you have unconscious biases. In fact, everyone does. In this workshop, we will explore how unconscious bias reveals itself in the workplace and gain useful techniques to expose and reduce bias at work and beyond.

Round Table #5: TOPIC: Shifting the Paradigm through disruptive Innovation: How female entrepreneurs can shatter the glass ceilings and raise industry standards in the new era of AI
by Phillipa Greenberg, Founder & CEO Next Machine

Description: Last year, the world economic forum predicted that it would take until 2133 to achieve worldwide gender parity. Join Phillipa Greenberg make more female innovators and leaders!

Phillipa Greenberg will guide you through a discussion of the current state of AI and the exploration of the industry’s future state. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively communicate and break down barriers and how to stay relevant through the consistent evolution of AI.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Oculus - Ground Floor
1 - Leadership for Changemakers2 - Micro-Services Methodology3 - Bridging the Gender Communication Gap4 - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Workplace5 - Change the Gender Landscape in Tech Today

ROUND TABLE WORKSHOPS: SESSION TWO

Round Table #1: TOPIC: Leadership for Changemakers
by Saleema Vellani, Founder of Innovazing

Description: Are you passionate about making an impact but feel distant from those you are actually meant to serve? Do you feel like you haven’t stepped into the leader you’re meant to be? In this workshop, you’ll discover powerful leadership tools that, when fully embraced, create the conditions for people to move together from vision to action in extraordinary new ways. Whether you’re hoping to start a new project or already leading a social impact initiative, this workshop will help you understand your highest impact leadership style, gain an appreciation of how your interior condition serves as a foundation for intentional leadership, and remove any blocks that keep you from your maximum impact. You’ll have the opportunity to create an Epic Impact Plan with manageable steps to propel you forward as you walk your walk in the world.

Round Table #2: TOPIC: Micro-Services Methodology
by Jyothi Salibindla, Senior Software Engineer, Karsun Solutions LLC

Description: Micro-services became the hot term since 2014. In this session Jyothi will present Micro-services approach is being adopted both culturally and technically widely with agile methods, DevOps culture, cloud, Linux containers, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Development methods. An architectural approach that emphasizes the decomposition of applications into single purpose and is a new software development style that has grown from recent trends in software development/management practices.

Round Table #3: TOPIC: Bridging The Gender Communication Gap
by Leah Kedar of The Kedar Group

Description: In this workshop Leah Kedar will guide you through a conversation that will increases your understanding of gender communication differences and their impact on the workplace. The dialogue will promote an appreciation of the strengths and differences in gender perspective and introduce approaches to bring them into the workplace.

Round Table #4: TOPIC: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Workplace
by Alana W. Beal, National Manager, Sprint Teleconference Captioning, Sprint Accessibility

Description: In this round table, Alana Beal will facilitate discussions about how persons with disabilities are viewed in the workplace and the differences they bring in to the companies/organizations. This dialogue will increase awareness and appreciation in how we can work with persons with disabilities including best practices and sensitivity.

Round Table #5: TOPIC: Change the Gender Landscape in Tech Today
by Cordy Galligan, AAUW VP of Marketing and Communications

Description: Want to diversify your STEM workforce? Learn specific strategies and actions that are proven to increase the representation of women in engineering and computing fields.  

AAUW’s Playbook on Best Practices: Gender Equity in Tech is a product of a partnership between AAUW and Dell EMC, and inspired by a series of cohosted convenings that brought together academics and technology corporations.  

Use the strategies and suggested actions in the playbook to take your career and your workplace to the next level of gender equity progress.

OCULUS

Upstairs Level

MENTOR SESSIONS

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Oculus - Upstairs Level
1 - Joanne Vitale2 - Donnie Harper3 - Jennifer Ives4 - Maria Stanfield

MENTOR SESSION: SESSION ONE
Table # 1: Joanne Vitale, The Geek Girl Coach
Table # 2: Donnie Harper, SVP in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Table # 3: Jennifer Ives, SVP at 3Pillar Global
Table # 4: Maria Stanfield, Director of Administration Pillsbury Law Firm
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Oculus - Upstairs Level
1 - Kimberly Wilson2 - TBA3 - Monica Kang4 - Jessica Watson

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Oculus - Upstairs Level
1 - Aisha Bowe2 - Monica Kang3 - Kristina Francis4 - Katie Kiewel

MENTOR SESSION: SESSION THREE
Table # 1: Aisha Bowe, Co-Founder & CEO of STEMBoard
Table # 2: Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
Table # 3: Kristina Francis, EsteemLogic, Founder/CEO
Table # 4: Katie Kiewel, Principal, 1776 Ventures

OCULUS

Ground Floor Level

ROUND TABLE WORKSHOP FOR RECRUITERS AND CORPORATE AGENDA

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

RESERVE A SEAT


Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Oculus - Ground Floor
1 - Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations and Incorporating Inclusive Communication Strategies2 - TBA

ROUND TABLE WORKSHOPS FOR RECRUITERS AND CORPORATE: SESSION ONE

Round Table # 1: TOPIC: Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations and Incorporating Inclusive Communication Strategies
by Abigail (Abby) Worek, Center Supervisor at Purple Communication’s Washington DC Center.

Description: In this meaningful one hour round table discussion Abby Worek will guide participants through a general overview of the U.S. Deaf and Hard of Hearing population their culture, taboos and guidelines for effective communication. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to incorporate practical strategies to ensure full inclusion and communication in the workplace.

VENUE

A PREMIER VENUE FOR DC'S CENTER OF INFLUENCE

ronald reagan building
ronald reagan building indoors
ronald reagan building
ronald reagan building

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a stunning architectural center for hosting influential conferences and events. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., visitors can walk to historical monuments, the White House, and other prominent hotels and businesses. The Reagan building is the first and only federal building dedicated to both government and private use, bringing professionals together to create influence.

Parking

  • 2,000 space underground public parking garage
  • Located via ramps at 14th Street and 13½ Street (off Pennsylvania Ave.)
  • Open 24 hours daily
  • Parking rates begin at 3:00 am daily.

Metro

  • The Federal Triangle Metro (orange/silver/blue lines) is located on-site and is connected to the building by covered passageways
  • The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks away
  • The Navy Memorial/Archives Station (green & yellow lines) is 2.5 blocks away on Pennsylvania Ave

THINGS TO DO IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Cultural

The Smithsonian Museum of Asian and Eastern Arts comprised of historic Freer and Sackler Galleries re-opened its doors

The intimate Freer Gallery of Art was the Smithsonian’s first art museum when it opened in 1923 to house the collection of Detroit industrialist Charles Lang Freer, with a unique commitment to highlighting the dialogue between Asian and American art. While it was closed for the past 19 months for renovations, curators re-envisioned the permanent installations — featuring works from the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and East Asia — to make them more accessible to contemporary museumgoers.

An enchanting Tibetan shrine room is a standout at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Sackler has reopened after minor renovations. Its sister, the Freer Gallery of Art, was closed for nearly two years while it underwent larger updates. Read more on Washington Post >>

Auto Show

2018 Washington Auto Show | January 26 – February 4, 2018

The 2018 Washington Auto Show will be held January 26 through February 4, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Historical

Statues of women in Washington D.C.

Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial, Joan of Arc Statue, St. Bernadette, Serenity Statue, Bartholdi Fountain, Mary Mcleod Bethune Memorial, DAR Founders Statue, McMillan Fountain, Nuns of the Battlefield, Black Aggie, Boy Scout Memorial (including the statue of a woman holding a flame), Statue of Freedom, North America Statue, Puellae, Armenian Earthquake

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