We want to be able to promote gender equality within IT just as the world has done so within other industries. Numbers suggest that fewer women entering into science, technology, engineering or math fields that might lead to a leadership role in technology. So it remains important that we identify the state of women in IT and business, what’s causing the disparity between men and women and how we get to an ultimately level playing field. How are organizations prioritizing the recruitment and education of women in the technology field? How are existing leaders making the case that a role in IT can help women to achieve their wants, needs and dreams?
Fawn Germer, Global Leadership Speaker, Author and Women's Leadership Expert, Bestselling Oprah
Fawn Germer is the bestselling author and international leadership speaker who will reach inside of you and pull out your best self by showing you how to get beyond the self-limiting behaviors that hold so many of us back. She once had a bo... More View all posts
Fawn Germer is the bestselling author and international leadership speaker who will reach inside of you and pull out your best self by showing you how to get beyond the self-limiting behaviors that hold so many of us back. She once had a boss tell her that she’d never be more than she was at the time -- a reporter -- and she sure showed him. Fawn is a four-time, Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist and the author of seven books including the Oprah pick Hard Won Wisdom. Fawn interviewed more than 300 of the most accomplished women leaders of our times, including everyone from Hillary Clinton to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. She has talked to Olympic athletes, CEOs, prime ministers, presidents, Academy Award winners and many other trailblazers who shared with her the secrets of true success. From them, she learned that success is born in risk, and power comes from the self-awareness that disables doubt and self-esteem issues. Her first book was rejected by every major publisher in the United States, but Fawn persevered until it was a bestseller. She wrote 29 letters to Oprah and something broke through, with Oprah holding up Hard Won Wisdom and telling the world how “Very inspiring” Fawn’s work was. Her most recent book, Pearls, brings together the best of the best. The deluxe gift volume includes quotes from her first three books and was a bestseller within two days of its release. She travels the globe with her message of viability, performance and power. In recent months, she keynoted for Cisco, Pfizer, Deloitte, Kimberly Clark, Xerox, Bayer, AIG, the Network of Executive Women, Harvard, the UCLA Anderson School of Business, the Wharton School of Business and many others. Less View all posts
Janet Sherlock, Chief Information Officer, Carter's, Inc.
Janet Sherlock is SVP & CIO of Carters in Atlanta, GA. Carter’s is the market leader of baby and children’s apparel under the Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh brand names. Prior to joining Carter’s, Janet was a Research Director ... More View all posts
Janet Sherlock is SVP & CIO of Carters in Atlanta, GA. Carter’s is the market leader of baby and children’s apparel under the Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh brand names. Prior to joining Carter’s, Janet was a Research Director for AMR Research, now a division of Gartner Research. Janet held CIO roles and senior leadership positions in various companies including: Calico Corners, Guess?, Inc., ARCO am/pm© stores, and Mobil Oil. Janet has a B.S. in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Marymount University. Less View all posts