Choose from 30 breakout sessions on tech skills, wellness, career development, and empowerment! All sessions are 60 minutes and are listed in the Eastern Time Zone (EST).
Once you are registered, you can join virtual sessions and access all session details using Whova.
Friday Block 1 from 1 - 2 p.m. (virtual)
Join Accenture for our Technology in Practice session and learn about how we utilize new and emerging technologies to impact our clients, and world around us.
This session introduces a novel, empathy-based sexual harassment training program. Participants will complete the training, discuss how that training impacts them, and offer suggestions for incorporating empathy training in their organizations. The facilitator will provide research and practice insights.
Speed Dating with Technology is a virtual matchmaking event that encourages participants to "date" a range of tools and services. You will have a few minutes to "date" (i.e., learn about) a specific technology before meeting your next "date." Matchmakers (presenters) include staff from across UITS.
What is your design philosophy? Have you ever stopped to reflect on how your design perspective has evolved? Listen to practitioners Karthik V Narayan and Haley Macleod speak about their design values, how they switched into design and how they give their work meaning. Get inspiration for your own journey! All experience levels are welcome.
Join Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver™ for a candid talk about how to balance work and the responsibility of caring for loved ones (children, adults, or both). Elizabeth learned through experience to prioritize her own health and happiness to manage these competing priorities.
Interdisciplinarity is great in theory but challenging in practice, with many obstacles to collaborating outside departments or disciplines. We'll talk strategies for building interdisciplinary teams and IU Institute for Advanced Study resources to incubate and support such collaboration.
Friday Block 2 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (virtual)
Imposter phenomenon is the feeling that we are not as talented or skilled as other people think we are, and we therefore don't the deserve our success. In this workshop, we will explore how the community plays a role in developing and perpetuating these feelings, while working together on building resources.
We will discuss some sources of funding for women in STEM and digital humanities. Participants will learn how to sell or shape their research project into something a funding agency is interested in. Participants will walk away with tips for starting or editing their own successful proposal.
Join us to get a head start in making data driven decisions using AI. The workshop supports and encourages women in computing by providing an overview of machine learning tools in Python. Learn how to build a support vector machine (SVM) model in Python and test it to predict breast cancer.
Life moves at the speed of light; who has time to think about all the aspects of wellness? This session will provide participants with a refresher on the Dimensions of Wellness and the use of easy technology applications that will help them make wellness an easy part of their day.
Explore a variety of modern graphic novels by women authors and artists through a rich graphic novel book talk. This talk will include works that focus on topics such as sexuality, gender identity, pregnancy, sexism, and sexual assault.
Learn how to create and customize websites and blogs with the IU Blog Service, free to IU staff, faculty, and students. This workshop is hosted by Kelley School of Business Women in IT (KSBWIT) and presented by KSB Emerging Media Developer Farrell DiBart & KSB IT Program Manager, Jenny Hertel.
Saturday Block 1 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (in-person)
Did you know that the way you text could be the reason why you are denied a credit card? Join the Ethical AI team in discussing how financial institutions use biased algorithms that negatively impact women's finances and how every woman can use this knowledge to boost her financial well-being.
Equity-focused design helps us build applications and virtual experiences that are inclusive and accessible for underrepresented groups. Learn about the impact of design psychology and how user-centered design address the needs of technology users from different abilities and backgrounds.
Curious about making the transition from college to a career? Ask professional panel members about their experiences and lessons learned about this major life transition to help prepare for the next stage in your life!
This interactive session will address factors that have the greatest influence on increasing happiness and joy--qualities of the mind and qualities of the heart. Inspirational joy practices such as meditation, intention setting, deep breathing, spending time in nature, and more will be covered.
Do you wonder if you're on the right path? Career mapping can be a powerful tool to identify and clarify the pathway ahead. This session will offer an interactive experience of self-reflection and help you identify patterns that can inform what matters most to you to help inform your career decisions.
Black women in STEM fields often face challenges that impact their achievement and recognition in fields traditionally dominated by White men. In this session, you'll hear the success stories of 4 Black women in STEM majors and the strategies they employed that allowed them to overcome obstacles of racial bias, microagressions, and feeling of isolation. Learn how you can support Black women in STEM in school, the workforce, and beyond.
Saturday Block 2 from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (in-person)
Want to learn more about the impacts of body image in the workplace? This discussion on minding the body you occupy explores body image from the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion while unpacking how we can create intentional spaces that challenge dated ideologies around bodies.
Join Misha Sheth from Google as she dives into cloud fundamentals, learn about technology innovations that have made cloud the new normal, and explore what architectures on the cloud look like. We'll discuss career paths in this space along with how one can best prepare for a career in the cloud industry.
Economics has a wide reach in policy, but the proportion of undergraduate women to men majoring in economics is 3 to 1. Join to discuss why women who get a grade lower than A- are most likely to drop the major and to learn about evidence-based ways to improve diversity in underrepresented fields.
Having trouble managing your inbox and schedule? Join the Women Who Code team to learn how to make Outlook work for you. From organizing your inbox with Outlook rules to finding a perfect meeting time that works for your team, this session will be sure to save you time and increase your efficiency.
Let's have a real talk about what it's like to be a woman in tech. In this session, we'll discuss the challenges faced by women in the field and how to overcome them. You'll learn helpful tips, best practices, and receive important resources. We hope to inspire you to take charge of your career and make a lasting impact in technology.
How do you define quality of life? In this session we will explore the connections between wellness, quality of life, and personal/professional success. You'll learn about the importance of finding balance through these different aspects of your life. Learn what matters most to you so you can thrive in your life!
Saturday Block 3 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (in-person)
Come and learn how to create a digital story of an important event from your life. We will focus on different aspects of digital storytelling, such as voice, plot, tone, audience, and the ability to translate a story multimodally.
Join us for an engaging conversation about mental wellness for entrepreneurs, beating burnout, and successfully navigating failure. Attendees will gain the resources and tools needed to combat any challenges they may face in their entrepreneurial journey.
Join the IUB Women Rising and Allies for Equity teams to discuss unconscious bias in the job search process. This session will explore how biases impact the application process, how to navigate discriminatory interview practices, and how unconscious bias can impact the workplace.
What do anime, Star Wars, and memes have to do with LGBTQ+ issues? We'll explore the ways homophobia and transphobia can spread in online spaces by examining the word "trap" used as a slur against transgender women. We'll also talk about ways that you can advocate for yourself and others online.
In this session, participants will be guided through how to customize their own chess pieces using 3D printing software. At the end of the session, participants should be comfortable with designing their own chess pieces using Tinkercad. All levels are welcome!
Are you nervous about attending tech conferences? It can be easy to doubt yourself or feel like you're underqualified when facing recruiters or even other students. At this session you'll learn tools to feel more confident and comfortable at any conference!
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