Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Career: Presentations

October 15 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
322 A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Career
Presentation / Lightning Talk
My Journey from a Fashion Model to a Chief Technologist
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
AUDIENCE: Students

Fashion modeling doesn’t seem to have anything in common with Information Technology (IT). However, I have found many transferrable skills from my fashion modeling experience and applied them to my IT profession. My story can serve as an example for anyone who has self-doubt about pursuing a career in IT. My favorite five short words, “I can, and I will.” So you can and you will.

The Leadership Puzzle: Simple Pieces, Difficult Connections
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a good leader? It’s a deceptively simple question. Leadership is one of the most critical skills to develop, and perhaps the most difficult to master. NetApp SVP Denise Cox built her unique leadership style through years of experience, education, and exposure to other leaders. In this entertaining and interactive session, she will share her stories and give you a framework for mastering leadership on your own terms.