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Tech Workforce of the Future: Women and Minorities

September 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
New York, NY

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New York Institute of Technology's Women’s Technology Council, a newly formed group of women leaders whose goal is to empower and inspire others within the university community and beyond, invites you to its full-day conference, “Tech Workforce of the Future: Women and Minorities.”

Network with industry professionals, share ideas on how to enhance your career journey, connect with a mentor, find your voice, and be heard. Topics include:

  • New Careers and Technology
  • Leadership in Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Millennials and Gen Z Career Needs
  • Research on Gender and Minorities
  • Networking and Mentoring Sessions
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8:30 a.m.


9 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, New York Institute of Technology

9:05 a.m.

Welcome Address

Hank Foley, Ph.D., President, New York Institute of Technology

9:20 a.m.

Panel I: Research around gender and minorities


Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A., Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, New York Institute of Technology


Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, New York Institute of Technology

Howard Bell, General Manager, Hobsons Starfish

Nadia Islam, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

10:05 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Keynote: New Careers and Technology

Edie Weiner, President and CEO, The Future Hunters

11 a.m.

Panel II: Tech Careers


Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO, Alta Associates


Lauren C. Anderson, Former FBI Executive and International Consultant

Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner, IBM Global Security Services

Caroline Watteeuw, Founder, Innovation Through Technology

11:45 a.m.

Keynote: Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Dambrot, Entrepreneur, and Growth CEO, Founder, and Board Member

12:05 p.m.

Panel III: Leadership in Business & Entrepreneurship


Deborah Verderame, Principal, AIA, ASID, LEED AP, President, Verderame Cale Architecture, PLLC


Juuhi Ahuja, Founder and CEO, Wise Men Group

Dan Ferrara, D.O., Northeast Regional President, Alteon Health

Dari Marder, Co-Founder, Creative Playground

12:50 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Panel IV: Millennials and Gen Z Career Needs


Charlotte Whitmore, Co-Founder and CEO, Wisdomist


Ceree Eberly, Board Director, Qualfon Corporation, Retired Chief People Officer, Coca-Cola

Neha J. Joshi, Group Innovation Officer, Accenture Security

Noshin Raisa, Junior, Electrical and Computer Engineering Major, New York Institute of Technology

Davia B. Temin, President and CEO, Temin and Company, Inc.

2:30 p.m.

Keynote: Mentoring in Business, on Boards and in Public Policy

Catherine A. Allen, New York Institute of Technology Trustee and Founder and CEO of The Santa Fe Group

2:50 p.m.

Open Discussion

3 p.m.

Speed Mentoring Session: Round Robin


Lisa Argrette Ahmad, Strategy Consultant

Diane T. Ashley, CEO, DTA Diversity Counts

Joyce Cacho, CAMS, Independent/Corporate Board Director, C-suite Executive

Laurie Cantileno-Lillis, Customer Success Director, Cisco Systems

Jennifer S. Cohen, Managing Partner, Songmasters LLC

Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D., CRM, FAI, CEO, Vaporstream

Emily Irving, Vice President RQA – Third Party Risk Management, BlackRock.

Younghee Kim-Wait, Executive Director, Alexandra William Foudation

Anne Lim O'Brien, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles

Regan McCarthy, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Songmasters LLC

Jaye Smith, President/CEO, Breakwater Consulting, LLC

3:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4 p.m.



SFG: Shared Assessments
Verderame | Cale

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