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One of the events I attend every year at the Information on Demand conference is the Women in Technology event. This year there are two events that sound really interesting.
Alyse Passarelli is hosting the panel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm followed by a cocktail event at 6pm. It should be a lot of fun! The panel will focus on "Taking charge of your career" and includes professional women both inside and outside of IBM along with Bob Picciano. It’s good to get a male perspective on this topic as well!
If you don’t know Alyse or Bob, you’ll be happy to learn that even though they are both highly successful in IBM, both have families, kids, and full lives. Both are personable people who remember people who they have met and are easy to call friends.
Here’s more detail on the sessions:
Title: Women in Technology Networking Reception (Session 4229A)
Join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, for an opportunity to network with other women in Information Technology, while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your experiences with your peers and build a larger professional network. Don't forget to bring your business cards and a friend! Prior to the reception, you are also invited and encouraged to attend "Taking Charge of Your Career", an executive panel discussion, also hosted by Alyse, Session 4228, at 5pm in Palm A.
Title: Taking Charge of Your Career - A Panel Discussion for Women Professionals (4228A)
Please join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, and our distinguished panel of executives as they share their insights and experiences in pro-actively managing their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals. Following the panel discussion, you are invited to join the Women In Technology Networking Reception held in the Palm Foyer near the session room. Plan to join your peers, share ideas, expand your network while enjoying refreshments, appetizers and a great view of Las Vegas.
I hope you can join us at this event. If you were there last year, you’ll remember that Ginny Rometty had just been announced as CEO of IBM. Inhi Cho Suh took a photo of our Vegas WIT event and sent it to Ginny. See the blog post by Adriana Zubiri / Emily Cotter on the official IBM site about the event & the photo.
From my perspective, I’ve been working at IBM for 23 years, have a vibrant career and travel. I have a son and two pets. I love my career and working for IBM. Throughout my long career, I’ve met the most amazing people you can imagine. Both those working for IBM and those who work with IBM. Both men and women. My life is very rich due to the experiences I’ve had with these people and I expect that to continue for many more years.
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Join us for the 4th Annual Women In Technology Networking Event at the 2010 IOD Conference in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Debbie Landers, VP Information Management Client Support and Education, and Karla Norsworthy, VP Warehouse Solutions, this 'wine and cheese' reception provides an opportunity to build connections with fellow IBM colleagues as well as women clients and partners.
This year, we'll also have the opportunity to hear Sam Lightsone discuss key findings from his book entitled "Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great".
It is preferable that attendees register for the event via the IOD website. (Note: You must be registered for the conference to attend this event.)
If you have a copy of Sam's book, bring it to the Wednesday reception for Sam to sign it. If not, attend Sam's official signing session at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, on Thursday, October 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3618.
Sam's passion is software development and recruiting and mentoring software engineers. He recently published Making it Big in Software which encompasses everything he learned in a 20+ year career at IBM as a technical leader in management, software architecture and programming. Come hear tips from Sam on jumpstarting your career, moving up, blazing your way to the top, working the organization, successfully managing your time, projects and life and more!
PS... Join one of the groups so you never miss a date:
Facebook Fan Page - more than 400 members at the time of this writing. This has been a fairly active page so far, so even if you haven't read the book yet, become a fan and learn more about the author and events surrounding the book.
LinkedIn Group - Career based articles and events about the book will be posted here.
Sam's Blog: The Making it Big Blog. Sam has been summarizing some of the points he makes in his book and blogging about them. Active blog and interesting entries.
Read one chapter for free online: http://bit.ly/d1KrQZ