Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change: 2020 Women in IT Virtual Conference

Jan 14, 2020
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Disruption is a constant presence in our lives and can stem from forces in our professional and personal worlds. Join a group of women leaders in educational technology as they discuss the ways that disruption has created opportunities for reflection, learning, growth, and humor in their lives and careers. 

Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change is the second virtual conference sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT (WIT) peer group. The conference is Friday, February 7, 2020 1–4pm Eastern/12–3pm Central via Zoom webinar and local watch party locations. The virtual conference is free and all are welcome to attend. 

Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change 


1:00 Welcome

1:05 Disruption as an Opportunity

This panel will be a frank and engaging reflection on the experiences in our lives and careers that cause us to stop, reconsider our direction, explore new opportunities and shift, accelerate, or otherwise alter the course of our work. The voices in this panel come from women in three different decades of their lives, straight, gay, black, white, married, divorced, parents, grandparents, and from 5 states. After introducing ourselves, and sharing a meaningful experience of disruption in our careers, we will ask questions of each other, then encourage audience questions to ensure we are touching on those most relevant to them.

Panel presenters
  • Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, The Ohio State University
  • Maggie Jesse, Senior Director, Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of Iowa
  • Stacy Morrone, Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, Indiana University
  • Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Director, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University
  • Sherri Braxton, Senior Director, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2:20 Break

2:30 Leadership Superpowers Discussion by BTAA CIOs

  • Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Rutgers
  • What is their leadership superpower? How did they discover it, how have they developed it, and how do they rely on it in their current role?
  • What is a leadership skill they wish they had and why?
  • What leadership skills do they look for in others and why?

3:45 Closing and Action Items

Zoom Webinar Registration information: 

When: Feb 7, 2020 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central

Register in advance for this webinar: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information, contact Lori Frost.


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