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Get connected to tech-savvy innovators and industry leaders at WITI's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit.

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Marissa Mayer
Vice President
Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder & Executive Chair
Tim Campos
Chief Information Officer

Executive Auction

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to bid on one-on-one meetings with corporate executives from today's leading companies. Blue Shield, Charles Schwab, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, McKesson and Paypal.

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WITI's NextGen Program

In conjunction with our Annual Summit, WITI presents this micro-conference encouraging young women to consider careers in Science and Technology. Sponsored by the Women in Technology Foundation 501(c)(3)

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Including the 16th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards

Join us on Monday, October 3rd, to honor key innovators in science and technology at WITI's Annual Summit.

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Top Secret Rosies

This documentary film screening and interactive discussion with director LeAnn Erickson will launch WITI's Annual Summit on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.

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The Most Important Event for Women in Technology Returns to the Silicon Valley!

Join WITI, the world's leading professional organization for executive women in technology, for a variety of hands on speaking engagements and dynamic panel discussions at WITI's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit at the Doubletree Hotel in San José, CA October 2-4, 2011. Hotel rooms are filling up fast - book yours today!

Keynote Speakers Include:

Maya Baratz
Head of New Products, The Wall Street Journal
Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
CTO & President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox
Marissa Mayer
Vice President, Google

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Executive Auction / VIP Reception... Bid on Lunch or Dinner with:

Alan Boehme
Chief of Enterprise Architecture, Business Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Coca-Cola
Tim Campos
CIO, Facebook
Laura Chambers
Senior Director, Paypal Mobile
Elinor MacKinnon
Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Blue Shield
Brad Peterson
Chief Information Officer, Charles Schwab
Randall N. Spratt
EVP, CTO & CIO, McKesson
Ed Steinike
Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola
Emily Ward
VP & Deputy General Counsel, Technology & Patent Law, eBay
Hugh Westermeyer
SVP Technology, Charles Schwab

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2011 WITI Hall of Fame Inductees:

Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs
Evelyn Berezin
Management Consultant, Brookhaven Science Associates
Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
Sophie Vandebroek, Ph.D.
CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation
Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com

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Session & Workshop Panelists Include:

Sharon Kan
Co-Founder and General Manager, Tikatok.com at Barnes & Noble
Sandy Jen
Co-Founder, Meebo
Joselle Ho
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Miso Media
Nicole Graebner
Senior Account Executive, Key Information Systems
Jocelyn Goldfein
Director of Engineering, Facebook
Karen Garcia
IS&T Chief of Staff, BMC Software, Inc.
Cindy Gallop
Founder & CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld
LeAnn Erickson
Associate Professor of Film and Video Production, Temple University
Mona DeFrawi
CEO, Equidity
Deborah Davy
Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Sheigh Crabtree
VP of Audience Development, Perfect Market
Angie Chang
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0
Laura Chambers
Senior Director, Paypal Mobile
Sandy Carter
Vice President, IBM Software Group Business Partners, IBM
Cheemin Bo-Linn, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Peritus Partners
Tiffani Ashley Bell
CEO & Founder, Pencil You In
Anne Adams, Ph.D.
President, ACS
Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs

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Summit Events & Programs Include

"Top Secret Rosies" Film Screening / Q&A with Director LeAnn Erickson
Documentary film screening and Interactive Discussion with Director LeAnn Erickson will launch the WITI Summit on Sunday October 2, 2011. "Top Secret Rosies" tells the story of a group of female mathematicians who, in 1942, helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Erickson is a recipient of regional and national production grants for her work from such funding sources as NEA, AAUW, the Jerome Foundation and The Leeway Foundation. In 2003 and 2006 she was awarded the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for media arts.

The World Café
Mastermind Teams Led by World-Renowned Leader, Dr. Anne Adams, at WITI's 2011 Women Powering Technology Summit will engage each participant in a Creative Exchange process, turning each group into Your Mastermind Team to strategize and brainstorm the best solutions for challenges posed by one another.

Intrapreneur/Entrepreneur: What are the Lessons in Creating a Startup, Either Externally or Within a Company?
Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley will host this session featuring projects and new business that were either company- or VC-funded. The panel will share challenges and experiences to consider when taking an idea to the marketplace. CMUSV will share its experiences in educating innovators, through its Masters program in Software Management - Entrepreneurship, which has resulted in new business creations such as the two in this session.

WITI Executive Roundtables
Held in conjunction with WITI's 2011 Women Powering Technology Summit, this high profile event will feature WITI Executives engaging in frank roundtable discussions with Industry Leaders to better understand the issues preventing the advancement of more women to Boards and C-Level positions in Corporate America.

WITI's NextGen Program
This micro-conference on Monday, October 3rd, is designed to encourage young women and girls to consider careers in Science and Technology. Leading women in Technology will teach, mentor, and share with students through speaking engagements, mentoring panels, workshops and roundtable discussions highlighting how these women of note chose their path while reinforcing the importance of demonstrated leadership. The day will feature an opportunity to have lunch with distinguished members of the WITI Board of Advisors and Directors as well as WITI Hall of Fame Honorees. Click here for schedule and list of speakers.