Senior Women’s Program

Thursday, October 20 | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Invitation Only

The Senior Women’s Program (SWP) is an invite-only program for up-and-coming women technologists on the cusp of the C-Suite. Connect with other experienced women in the industry and learn actionable steps you can take for a successful career in computing. This year, we will focus on sponsorship. This a valuable opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of “Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor” and keynote of this year’s SWP, will reveal why sponsorship—both being a sponsor and finding a sponsor—are your links to success. Sylvia will moderate a panel of executive women technologists who will share their sponsorship stories to illustrate the dynamics of this vital relationship.

Following lunch and networking activities, Ripa Rashid, Executive Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation and Managing Partner for Hewlett Consulting Partners, will lead an interactive workshop on effective relationship-building strategies for finding and attracting a sponsor, being an effective sponsor and creating a culture of sponsorship in your organization.


Theme: Embracing Sponsorship: How finding and being a sponsor can advance your career

Keynote & Panel Discussion: Following her keynote, Sylvia Ann Hewlett will moderate a panel of experts to discuss sponsorship and success.

Networking Lunch: Connect with other up-and-coming female executives.

Workshop: Workshop leader Ripa Rashid will reveal the benefits of having a culture of sponsorship within the workplace.