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Male Ally Summit 2019

November 5, 2019 · 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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AnitaB.org is presenting “Male Ally Summit 2019” to inform advocates on how to become change agents that drive intersectional gender equity in tech. We will bring together ambassadors, mentors, sponsors, and other champions to network with peers and gain strategies to make teams feel seen, heard, and welcomed, which will result in higher levels of engagement.

In this third annual event, we will present more than 25 inspiring, impactful speakers and will give attendees the opportunity to aidchoose sessions from multiple tracks.

November 5, 2019

Convene, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Engaging keynotes and compelling topics will be covered by individuals in the community. Each person will bring their unique perspectives to these issues, and explain different ways they create impact, make change, and work to ensure their environments are inclusive and make all feel welcome — no matter a person’s color, creed, or cultural background.

Choose from the following topics:

  • Advocates and Grassroots efforts
  • Mentoring or Ways to uplift and share the path towards professional aspirations
  • Sponsoring/ Executive Leadership/ Investment in Dreams
  • Communicate your questions and concerns about DEI work to women allies

"We can all have a positive impact on the community we reside in. It takes your voice, it takes your action, and it takes believing that great workplace culture is the right of all individuals on the team."

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

WarnerMedia

 

Academic Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Attend

At this event, we will bring together ambassadors, mentors, sponsors, and others under the umbrella “Ally” to gain information that will help them transform their teams and their companies and environments. You will leave the Summit with the skills to:

  • Enable attendees to network with peers and support one another along their journeys by creating a culture where all groups feel welcomed and connected to their organization’s purpose and mission.
  • Empower allies with resources and tangible next steps to make their workplaces welcoming to all.
  • Educate allies on how they can be ambassadors, mentors, and sponsors to drive 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025.

Registration

This event is intended for working professionals who want to learn, connect, and participate in bringing an inclusive culture to their workplace and community. Because this is event is designed specifically for working professionals, there will be no scholarship given.

General Registration $250 General registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and access to all programs. REGISTER LINK

Please note: All sales are final and cannot be canceled or refunded. You may substitute a new attendee if you are not able to attend.

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

WarnerMedia

 

Academic Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Conference Schedule

Agenda at a Glance

This is a tentative Agenda. Times might change.

General Session (ALL) Breakout Session (ALL) Grab your free gift Transition Time & Snacks
November 5, 2019 (Doors opens at 8:00 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Opens
8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Transition to your seats
8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks AnitaB.org Staff
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker 1: Jeremy Legg, CTO of WarnerMedia

Keynote Speaker 2: Ather Williams III, Managing Director, Head of Business Banking and Global Banking and Markets Anti-Money Laundering, Bank of America
Keynote Speaker 3: Netta Jenkins, MBA, VP of Global Inclusion at Ask Apps | Author of "Self-Advocacy & Confidence for a Fearless Career" | Co-Founder of Dipper

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Transition to Breakout Session Group 1
Breakout Session 1
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Advocates/Grassroots Efforts #1

Matt Wallaert, Clover Health – Chief Behavioral Officer

Session Title: Beyond Belief: Systematic anti-sexism

Abstract: There is no way to access beliefs except through behaviors and ultimately, we aren't trying to change minds, we're trying to change actions. In this talk, behavioral scientist and feminist Matt Wallaert talks about masculinity, behavior change, and how to structurally address the two together.

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Mentoring/Uplifting and Sharing the Path #1

Aidan Feldman, Technology Transformation Services – Technology Director

Session Title: Let's...get...vulnerable!

Abstract: As people trying to be good allies, we likely have a framework for how to do so, and operate according to those principles. Even so, most of us probably have more uncertainties than certainties about how best to support women in our personal lives, our workplaces, and our communities. In this interactive session, we will raise scenarios and questions as a group that we may not have asked out loud before, and collaboratively think through how best to approach them

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m Sponsoring/ Executive Leadership/Investment in Dreams #1

Debbie Madden, Stride Consulting – Founder | Chairwoman | CEO

Session Title: Leading Change Through Diversity & Inclusion

Abstract:
Regardless of our influence, title or authority, we can each mindfully make space for perspectives unlike our own. Learn how to take an agile, iterative approach to diversity and inclusion that starts with taking care of your current team, and then extends out to future hires.

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Transition to Breakout Session Group 2
Breakout Session 2
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Advocates/Grassroots Efforts #2

Olivia Wherry, Host – Boss Ladies Podcast

Session Title: What The Boss Lady Wants to Hear From You

Abstract: As the founder and host of the trending podcast, Boss Ladies, I have spent the last year talking with influential female leaders about how they created their life successes, broke through the glass ceiling, and overcame obstacles to get to where they are today. My inspiration in starting Boss Ladies was to learn from those more experienced than I am and to share their knowledge with the world. My conversations have been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. From corporate CEO’s, to entrepreneurs, artists, influencers, athletes, and medical professionals - all have taught me the value of chasing your dreams, while being an ally with the teams in your world.

In my seminar, I will share with you highlights from my conversations where the Boss Ladies have identified what it means to be an ally and how to practice these skills each day. Their stories and conclusions regarding this poignant topic are the focus of my time with you. In my seminar, we will discuss the first-hand experience and knowledge of female leaders and team builders that are rapidly changing the world.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mentoring/ Uplifting and Sharing the Path #2

Curtis Sails, Samsara, Inc – Human Resources Business

Session Title: Hey...Listen Up!

Abstract: Listening is one of the most important responsibilities and powerful tools of an ally; however, most of us listen for our own cues to talk and not to hear where others are truly coming from. Does this sound familiar? In our discussion, we will move past the concept of “active listening” and dig into the idea “inclusive listening.” We will also examine the principles of presence and asking dynamic questions that will allow us to show up as allies in ways that we may not have have considered before!

Join us for this discussion, and you’ll be sure to leave with some fresh concepts for optimizing your work as an ally and challenging conventional modes of operation as a male in 2020!

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sponsoring/Executive Leadership/Investment in Dreams #2

Natasha Green, AnitaB.org – Senior Global Community Manager

Session Title: Coming Soon

Abstract: Coming Soon

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Transition to Session #3
Breakout Session 3
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Advocates/Grassroots Efforts #3

Alan Stein, Director of Worldwide Technical Support – Tableau

Session Title: Why men should lean-out

Abstract: Specific actions I took that led to greater diversity, higher impact, and more engaged teams. Through the process of increasing the ratio of women on my team from 20%--33% in 6 months and building a team at Facebook where the make-up of the team was considered 86% underrepresented populations, I know participants will leave with at least one thing to improve their hiring and retention practices.

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Mentoring/ Uplifting and Sharing the Path #3

Roshan Kotian, Engineering Manager – Bloomberg

Session Title: Sponsoring success of women in the workplace

Abstract: How can we make sure that women are recognized and successful in the workplace. Do we need to take 'special' steps to build that culture of sponsoring or advocating for women in various roles. In this talk, Roshan will explore some pathways that his teams have taken to promote strong inclusive growth opportunities for women in his organization.

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Sponsoring/ Executive Leadership/Investment in Dreams #3

Jocelynne Rainey, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation – Chief Administrative

Session Title: Best practices to recruit, hire and retain a diverse workforce with a focus on women

Abstract: Regardless of our influence, title or authority, we can each mindfully engage in practices or champion policies that promote and support diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging in the workplace. This session will highlight the importance of being intentional about diversity and how this will ultimately result in better business outcomes.

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
Breakout Session 4
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Advocates/Grassroots Efforts #4

Tod Hilton, Google – Technical Writer

Session Title: The Allyship Journey

Abstract: We'll discuss what the allyship journey looks like. Where we start, the wandering path along the way, how we can influence others, and whether we ever attain the ubiquitous title of ally. You'll takeaway how to build awareness, discuss allyship with others, and practice allyship/advocacy.

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Mentoring/ Uplifting and Sharing the Path #4

Dan Sohval, Fullstack Academy of Code - Program Director

Session Title: De-Brogramming our Brains: A Skills-based Approach to Mitigating Implicit Bias

Abstract: Participants will be able to identify biased cognitive and behavioral patterns within themselves, and employ a skills-based framework for mitigating them at home and in the workplace.

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Sponsoring/Executive Leadership/Investment in Dreams #4

Jason Thompson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion – Techstars

Session Title: Track your Mansplaining

Abstract: To become aware and change one's bias requires knowing your bias and when it's being acted out. Women have always experienced men talking over them. It happens so much we have named it “Manterrupting” which is typically quickly followed by “Mansplaining.” There is an old adage “What gets measured gets done.” If you are committed to making change...measure it. To reduce “manterrupting” measure it. There is a simple way to track it and reduce it.

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Transition to Breakout #5 (Snacks)
Breakout Session 5
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Advocates/Grassroots Efforts #5

Lawrence Fauntleroy, CUNY 2X/Tech Talent Pipeline – Director

Session Title: Women in the Tech Talent Pipeline

Abstract: Provide programming insight into the Tech Talent Pipeline @ Lehman College and how “intentional” efforts are made to bring more women into the program. In the summer of 2018, 27% of the TTP cohort were women, this past (’19) summer, 33% of the TTP cohort were women. The numbers increased despite the entire Computer Science Department is made up of only 19% of female students.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mentoring/ Uplifting and Sharing the Path #5

Nora Peterson, Halo Incubator - Global Team Builder, Business Development and Operations

Jonathan Chou, Partner (Lawyer) - Tech Companies Group at Orrick

Session Title: Unconcious bias getting in the way of effectively mentoring women

Abstract: Fireside chat. Nora Peterson, co-founder of Halo Incubator and Jonathan Chou, Partner at Orrick discuss the challenges in effectively mentoring women in the workplace and what to do about it. Often unconscious bias creeps in for both men and women and the feedback loop is broken with women being on the losing end. The quality and transparency of mentorship that women receive is often diminished and sugar coated, and to add to the challenge, once women make it to the top, unconscious bias persists in that their employees are not receptive to feedback from their women bosses. We have an open conversation of what can be done to recognize and mitigate this bias, and how each individual can do their part to effectively mentor women.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsoring/Executive Leadership/Investment in Dreams #5

Jonathan Luse, Intel – GM, IOT Group Product Planning & Product Line Management

Session Title: Leaders set the tone - bringing out the best in your organization

Abstract: Developing strong leadership habits with a diverse mindset is a critical advantage you can bring to your company. With customer reach moving more global, your customers are more diverse than ever. Building a diverse team brings more innovation and creativity to your organization. It is not enough to just have a diverse organization, but it is equally important to have an inclusive organization and managers are at the center of this balance. In this session, attendees will learn leadership tips to attract and retain talent, navigate uncomfortable situations while leading diverse and inclusive teams where employees can bring their full experiences to work and feel valued, respected and acknowledged, and become more likely to stay at the company and thrive.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Transition to Closing session (Snacks)
Keynote
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Keynote & Closing Remarks from AnitaB.org

  • Maurice A. Stinnett, Ph.D., BSE Global – Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Brown Consulting – Founder, President and CEO

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

 

WarnerMedia

Academic Sponsor

 

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Keynote Speakers

Ather Williams III
Bank of America - Managing Director, Head of Business Banking and Global Banking and Markets Anti-Money Laundering


Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown Consulting - Founder, President and CEO


Jeremy Legg
WarnerMedia - CTO


Maurice A. Stinnett, Ph.D.
BSE Global - Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion [NBA - Brooklyn Nets]


Netta Jenkins, MBA
VP of Global Inclusion at Ask Apps | Author of "Self-Advocacy & Confidence for a Fearless Career" | Co-Founder of Dipper

Session Speakers

Aidan Feldman
Technology Transformation Services - Technology Director

Alan Stein
Director of Worldwide Technical Support – Tableau

Curtis Sails M.Ed.
Samsara, Inc - Human Resources Business Partner

Dan Sovhal
Fullstack Academy of Code - Program Director


Debbie Madden
Stride Consulting - Founder | Chairwoman | CEO

Jason Thompson
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion - Techstars

Jocelynne Rainey, Ed.D.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation - Chief Administrative Officer

Jonathan Luse
Intel - GM, IOT Group Product Planning & Product Line Management

Jonathan Chou
Partner (Lawyer) - Tech Companies Group at Orrick

Lawrence Fauntleroy
CUNY 2X/Tech Talent Pipeline - Director

Matt Wallaert
Clover Health - Chief Behavioral Officer

Natasha Green
AnitaB.org - Senior Global Community Manager

Nora Peterson
Halo Incubator - Global Team Builder, Business Development and Operations


Olivia Wherry
Host - Boss Ladies Podcast



Roshan Kotian
Engineering Manager - Bloomberg


Tod Hilton
Google - Technical Writer

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

WarnerMedia

 

Academic Sponsor

 

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Sponsors

Sponsors ensure that this event is as cost-effective as possible and allows AnitaB.org to fulfill our mission of having diverse tech communities around the world so that all individuals feel like they belong and are connected to the work they love and the place they work.


Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

 

 

WarnerMedia

Academic Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Get Involved

Your voice and participation are important! To ensure that we incorporate the ideas and talents of our local community, please consider joining us in one of our mini-projects that anyone can do.

To keep informed about our work or future volunteer opportunities, sign up for our mailing list!

Questions? Email: natashag@anitab.org

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

 

 

WarnerMedia

Academic Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

2020 Monthly Anonymous Webinars

We believe that some people want to know more and do more but don't want their "title" to get in the way. We will have monthly anon webinars in 2020 where anyone can join. Just drop your email below and we will share more info on how it will work. Natasha will be the lead organizer so email if you have questions. Really, where you work or who you are is not as important as helping you reach your DEI or improving workplace goals.

Email Tasha if you have questions: AnitaB.org Team or add your email HERE to know when we start. Thank you! (this helps to get back to you in a timely manner)

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

WarnerMedia

 

Academic Sponsor

We are looking for volunteers day of

Please sign up HERE if you are interested in volunteering on November 5, 2019.

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor

 

 

WarnerMedia

Academic Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring to allow us to do more work like this, email us: AnitaB.org Team

Details

Date:
November 5, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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165 Broadway
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