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Friday, April 4 • 08:30 - 09:15
WIT - Women In Technology

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It is time to think about the gender gap in technology in a new way. The representation of women in computer science and engineering has been declining over the last few decades.  Yes, it's hard to believe, but this has become center stage in America with Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In" as well as numerous recent introductions to education initiatives to market tech careers to young women who may not have realized the opportunity previously.

The solution to this persistent problem is to focus on the needs of individual technical women on a personal and professional level -  We need to introduce technical education to young women before stereotypes impact their choices and media and life's demands hold them back from the field.

This Luncheon Session Will:

1.  Introduce Concepts for Professional Networking-  Social media, conferences, professional networking, career opportunities and what strengths we can draw from and what opportunities we have to improve on to succeed.

2. Early education initiatives and how to positively overcome stereotypes and unconscious bias that impacts our career goals.  Many of these are introduced to women when they are very young, so it's a challenge that we can learn to overcome through a network of support through mentors and guidance from our peers.

3. Introduction to tools available and guidance to building a road map for personal advancement and career objectives based on individual definition of success.  It's never one size fits all.  Each woman has different goals, different demands and their road map should reflect this.

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Kellyn Pot'vin

Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Strategic Customer Program, Oracle USA
Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is an Oak Table Network Member and was an Oracle ACE Diretor until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager specialists. She specializes in environment optimization tuning, automation and creating systems that are robust and enterprise level. Kellyn works almost exclusively on mult-TB size databases, including Exadata and solid state disk... Read More →

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