WIT & You: Finding Your Place in Technology

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August 6, 2019 · 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Closed. Email whittf@umn.edu with questions.  

Zoom Link for online attendance: https://umn.zoom.us/j/430844787

University of Minnesota’s Women-in-Technology invites you to a day-long event aimed at empowering women to explore their role in the field of technology. Join us for a day of reflecting on history, professional development, building community, and overcoming adversity. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. Beverages and light refreshments will be served, but registrants may also pre-order a boxed lunch from Kafe 421. 

Address: Coffman Memorial Union (link contains directions and parking information) 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Mississippi Room, 3rd Floor

Speakers and Workshop Presenter: 

Becky Roemen, Sr. CX Consultant at TTEC Digital

Peg Mickelson, Director of Engineering at Merrill Corporation

Claire Williams, Talent Development Leader at The People Side


Becky Roemen, Sr. CX Consultant at TTEC Digital 

Jennifer Erickson, MA-HRM Talent Acquisition Consultant at the University of Minnesota

Eve Poeschl, Director of Solutions Architecture at MentorMate


8:30 Check-in 

9:00 Welcome by Laura Farvour, WIT Executive Committee Member 

9:15 Becky Roemen Moving on Up! How to differentiate yourself in the industry and professional development tips

10:00 Peg Mickelson Leadership: Promoting Yourself and Others 

11:00 Q&A Panel: Pick the experts’ brains

12:00 Lunch (Box lunch purchase optional with registration)

1:00 Claire Williams leads a workshop addressing EQ (Emotional Intelligence) in the workplace, specifically as it relates to women, and how that plays out the tech industry 

3:00 See Yourself: The Future of Women in IT

4:00 Closing

Contact Whitney Taha Frakes (whittf@umn.edu) with any questions.