2019 Senior Leadership Summit FAQ

What is the Senior Leadership Summit?

The Senior Leadership Summit (SLS), formerly known as Senior Women’s Program (SWP), is an invite-only event that convenes senior leaderson the cusp of the C-suite at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This program is designed to sharpen core leadership skills, address the varied needs of experienced technologists, and empower women to have greater influence as high-level leaders. Attendees will cultivate a global network of peers, gain insight from leading women in tech, and develop strategies for effective leadership and organizational transformation.

When is the Senior Leadership Summit?

The Senior Leadership Summit will take place as a part of the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida. There will be two program tracks this year:
Professional Development Track: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Organizational Leadership Track: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Can I attend both tracks?

No. Please provide your track preference when filling out the nomination form and we will do our best to accommodate.

What if I don’t get into my track preference?

Due to the growing popularity of this program, we’ve created two tracks to accommodate twice as many senior leaders. With these two tracks, we have a limited number of seats and will do our best to accommodate your preference while taking into account your nomination information. We will assign you to a track based on a first-nominated, first-served basis. Both tracks of SLS does require you to have a GHC registration before your seat will be allocated.

Can I obtain a GHC registration through the Senior Leadership Summit?

No. In order to be considered for the Senior Leadership Summit, you must have a GHC registration.

How do I get selected for the Senior Leadership Summit?

Complete the nomination form which serves as the SLS application. We have extended the August 9 deadline for General and Partner Nominations. Don’t miss this last chance! Nominate today!

All nominees will receive a status update in late August.

How does the Partner Nomination Process work?

AnitaB.org Partners will be given first opportunity to participate in the Senior Leadership Summit through our Partner Nomination process. Each AnitaB.org Partner is invited to self-nominate or nominate senior level leaders in their organizations. Submitting a nomination does not guarantee admittance into the Senior Leadership Summit. It will, however, allow for our AnitaB.org Partners to provide guidance on who should attend from respective companies.  AnitaB.org will make the final decision on all program participants.

Who should attend?

A target attendee must be a director, vice president, founder, chair/dean, head, C-level executive of a SMB, or fellow/distinguished leader in industry, academia, or government.

If I've attended the program in previous years, am I still eligible?

Yes. If you have previously attended this program, you may still be considered. Please note that there are a select number of tickets for the Senior Leadership Summit, and if you are not selected this year, consider applying during the GHC 20 season.

Can I be placed on a waitlist?

Yes. A waitlist will be available once the Senior Leadership Summit registration is full. SLS applicants will be contacted should space become available.

What is on the SLS agenda? 

View the full agenda here.

Still have questions? Contact us at GHCPrograms@AnitaB.org.