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SHETEK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021

October 26 & 27

1:00 – 5:30 PM EDT

Free Ticket

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The SheTek Annual Conference 2021 was a grand success! Leaders, influencers, and top women and allies working in tech today came together for a two-day virtual event packed with inspiration, motivation, and useful advice and learnings applicable to any tech career.

The SheTek Annual Conference 2021 took place on October 26 – 27, 2021 and featured a Keynote on tech problem solving by Dr. Beth Simone Noveck, NJ’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of The Governance Lab. Our many attendees were engaged by numerous interesting panels focused around growing and boosting a rewarding tech career!

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Speakers, Moderators, & Panelists

 


  • Chaya Pamula

    SheTek Founder
    PamTen President and CEO

  • Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

    New Jersey Chief Innovation Officer
    Director, The Governance Lab

  • Michele Siekerka, Esq.

    President and CEO at New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA)
    SheTek Power Team Member

  • Stacey Stewart

    Vice President of Information Technology at a leading Healthcare products company
    SheTek Power Team Member

  • Dr. William Keepin

    Co-Director, Satyana Institute and Co-Founder, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International

  • Dr. Cynthia Brix

    Co-Director, Satyana Institute and Co-Founder, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International

  • Sally Nadler, SPHR

    Former Assistant Dean/Director, The Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers University
    SheTek Power Team Member

  • James Barrood

    Founder and CEO, Innovation+
    Advisor, Tech Council Ventures

  • Elaine Tanimura

    Executive Project Manager at PamTen

  • Krishna Cheriath

    VP, Head of Digital, Data and Analytics, Zoetis Inc.

  • Maria Ramirez

    President and CEO, MFR, Inc.
    SheTek Power Team Member

  • Kristin Malek

    Director of Business Diversity, CDW
    SheTek Power Team Member

  • Lesley Hirsch

    Assistant Commissioner of Research and Information at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

  • Jackie Burke

    Executive Director of the Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools

  • Pat Doran

    Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development, Synchronoss

  • Denise Brouder

    CEO & Founder, SWAYworkplace

  • Chrissy Buteas

    Chief Government Affairs Officer, New Jersey Business & Industry Association

  • Dr. Ronke Dosunmu

    Founder, Certified Value Builder Advisor & Business Coach, MavenCEO

  • Shail Jain

    Lead – Accenture Cloud First | Data & AI Lead

  • Dr. Chitra Dorai

    Founder and CEO, Amicus Brain Innovations

  • Ariana Blossom

    Facilitator, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International

  • Jorge Rico

    Facilitator and Trainer, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, AECOM

  • Julie Dabrowski

    Chief of Staff & Operations – Northeast Enterprise at Microsoft

  • Myra Kinds

    BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Lead and Trainer, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International

AGENDA

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome Address – Chaya Pamula, SheTek Founder and PamTen President and CEO

1:15 – 2:00

Dr. Beth Simone Noveck, New Jersey Chief Innovation Officer & Director, The Governance Lab – Keynote speaker

2:00 – 2:45

Current Industry Trends and Workforce Development
Moderated by Michele Siekerka, President and CEO at NJBIA & SheTek Power Team Member​
Featuring Panelists Aaron Fichter, Lesley Hirsch, Jackie Burke, Chrissy Buteas​
This panel of tech and workforce professionals will discuss how the tech industry is changing and what is needed to develop a stronger, more capable workforce.​

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:45

Entrepreneurship and Bootstrapping
Moderated by Jim Barrood, Founder and CEO, Innovation+ & Advisor at Tech Council Ventures​
Featuring Panelists Maria Ramirez, Denise Brouder, Ronke Dosunmu, MD​
Our panel will explore how to build the business of your dreams – and funding opportunities that can help you support it.​

3:45 – 4:30

A Conversation with Next-Gen SheTekkies​
Moderated by Sally Nadler, SPHR Former Assistant Dean/Director, The Douglass Project for Women in STEM.
Featuring Student Panelists Jessica Nagar, Şeyma Güleryüz, Ceren Kahyaoglu, and Elizabeth O’Hara​
What are college students and recent graduates thinking the future of tech will be? Our passionate panel will discuss this lively topic.​

4:30 – 5:30

Virtual Networking – Get to know your fellow SheTekkers!

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome Back – Chaya Pamula, SheTek Founder and PamTen President and CEO

1:15 – 2:00

Rise, Climb, Lift – Become a Leader with the Support of a Mentor
​Moderated by Elaine Tanimura, Executive Project Manager, PamTen
Featuring Panelists Shail Jain, Julie Dabrowski, and Kristin Malek​
There are times in everyone’s career where they need guidance, support, and a little inspiration. Find out how mentorship works from our panelists who have both mentored – and been mentees! We’ll also discuss the upcoming SheTek Mentorship program.

2:00 – 2:45

Gender Balance in the Workplace – Moderated by Myra Kinds,
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Lead and Trainer, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Featuring Panelists Dr. Will Keepin, Chaya Pamula, Ariana Blossom, and Jorge Rico
Be inspired to work towards healing and transforming gender relations! Diversity and Inclusion are more important than ever in today’s corporate world. This interactive panel discussion will help you understand and guide you into creating a more inclusive society.

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:45

Gender Harmony in the Workplace – An Experiential Workshop – an interactive exercise and activity that addresses your understanding of gender equity and how your personal experience affects your perception.

3:45 – 4:30

Data Analytics, Visualization, and the Role of AI
Moderated by Stacey Stewart, VP of Information Technology at a leading Healthcare company, SheTek Power Team member
Featuring Panelists Patrick Doran, Krishna Cheriath​
There is so much data collected on a daily basis. But what happens to it and how is it used? And how can this be the next step in your tech career? Our panel will discuss all this and more.

4:30 – 5:30

Recognitions /Closing​
Let’s recognize SheTek’s contributors, members, and volunteers as we wrap up this year’s SheTek event!​

SPONSORS

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  • NMSDC MBE certified
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