Lead From Where You Are

"Lead From Where You Are" event a success! 

Our thanks to all who attended “Lead From Where You Are,” the first annual Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT Virtual Conference! Presentation slides and documents are available for you to view.

The conference speakers were inspirational, gave practical advice, and engendered a sense of community among women working in technology and our allies. 

Attendance was awesome! More than 330 people attended online and more than 265 attended 28 individual watch parties.


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This event was sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT peer group with local support from University of Minnesota Women in Technology (WIT) and IT Leadership.

Event details:

Friday, February 8, 2019

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: Watch party on the Twin Cities campus at  Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, room 50B or online.

Event Program

Keynote, Maureen Biggers, Director of Indiana University's Center of Excellence for Women in Technology discussed inclusive work practices and unconscious bias. 

Keynote, Ana Hunsinger, Vice President Community Engagement, at Internet2 discussed championing women in IT.

Career panel speakers included: Diane Dagefoerde (Ohio State), Kaylah Norris (Rutgers) and our own Laura Farvour (University of Minnesota)!