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Women in Tech Virtual Summit

March 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET | 3.0 CPE Credits Available for this Event***
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10:00 AM

Visionary Keynote

Jothi Dugar

Jothi Dugar

Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security Office, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services

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10:30 AM

Panel: Women in STEM: The Importance and Challenges

STEM is a common abbreviation for four closely connected areas of study: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The fields are often associated due to the similarities that they share both in theory and practice. Within this field there is significant overlap between the Security, Science and Technology Field. Tune into this panel as panelists explain the importance of STEM and why they choose STEM over other fields. What challenges did these women face as they entered the field? How do these women define success in the STEM field?

 

Rayvn Manuel

Rayvn Manuel

Senior Application Developer/Architect, DevOps Engineer, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kim Yeager

Kim Yeager

Placement Coordinator, Academies of Loudoun

Carole House

Carole House

Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, National Security Council Staff, Executive Office of the President

Nakia Grayson

Nakia Grayson

IT Security Specialist, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Moderator: Melissa Harris

Moderator: Melissa Harris

Senior Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research

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11:15 AM

Panel: Women in STEM: Entering the Field

Within the field of STEM, Men outnumber women in a majority of tech companies, particularly in leadership and management roles, by as much as 70%. Although the call to include women and girls in STEM fields has been heard for many years now, more steps are clearly needed to make a significant difference. Tune into this panel to hear from Women within this field, as they talk about the hiring process, what it took for them to get to where they are today, and what steps need to be taken to further the advancement of Women in STEM. What challenges did these panelists face as they entered the STEM workforce as women? Listen as our panelists talk about the progress that has been made in increasing diversity in STEM fields, and what work still needs to be done. 

Hannah Hunt

Hannah Hunt

Chief Product and Innovation Officer, U.S. Army Software Factory, U.S. Army Futures Command, United States Department of the Army

Nicole Willis

Nicole Willis

Chief Technology Officer, Office of Management and Policy, Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Rotimi Abimbola

Rotimi Abimbola

Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Department of the Interior (pending agency approval)

Angela Andrews

Angela Andrews

Solution Architect, Co-Host of Compiler Podcast, Red Hat

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Managing Editor, GovLoop

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12:00 PM

Panel: ATARC Working Group Panel

Learn from the continued conversation from an all-women’s panel as they discuss the barriers they had to overcome to reach their careers in STEM. Topics will cover a variety of challenges they experienced along their collective journeys, ranging from government, nonprofit, corporate, military, and academia inequities.  Discover their recommendations on removing barriers that could be preventing access to STEM jobs for women and minorities and the value in having both mentors and sponsors while defining your career path.

Alison O'Mara

Alison O'Mara

Innovation Adoption Lead, Centers of Excellence, GSA

Amber Chaudhry

Amber Chaudhry

Lead Customer Experience Strategist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (invited)

Monica Breidenbach

Monica Breidenbach

Human Capital Strategy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) & Workforce Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Moderator: Melvin Brown

Moderator: Melvin Brown

Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

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Zoom for Government enables ATARC remote collaboration opportunities through its cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chats and webinars across all devices. Allowing for individuals from all areas of government, industry and academia to communicate directly. 

*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.