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Women in IT: Staying Technical and Getting to the Top

The Glass Hammer

Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Women in IT: Staying Technical and Getting to the Top

Why stay technical? Join for a lively debate around the roles of women in the technical field. Why do so many women leave technical roles to pursue a management path?

Our panel will explore different career paths for women in technology and discuss the reasons for women to remain technical experts (Individual Contributors), as well as the pros and cons of project management roles.

  • The differences between those who code and those who don’t
  • The ability to move between IC roles and manager roles throughout your career
  • The path to promotion and the corner office (how to become CTO, COO or CEO)
  • The reasons you need to stay technical to raise capital as a tech entrepreneur


  • Avis Yates Rivers, President & CEO, Technology Concepts Group. Ms. Rivers also sits on the Board of Directorsof the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT).


  • Dr. Caroline Simard, Vice President of Research and Executive Programs, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • Wendy Stops, Global Managing Director of Quality & Client Satisfaction, Technology, Accenture
  • Inna Pomeranz, Technology Fellow & chair of the WIT Technical Pillar, Goldman Sachs
  • Yvonne Schneider, SVP Global Commercial Services Technologies, Amex

Are you an AVP-level technical woman in financial services or another professional services field? Come be part of the discussion and network with other top women in your industry, Wednesday, July 8th at Goldman Sachs' new LEED certified West Street Headquarterss.


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Goldman Sachs
200 West Street
New York, NY

Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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