Thursday 19th September 2019
Facebook | New York
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Power Women: Transforming business by driving diversity in technology
Our fifth sixth is being held at the Facebook HQ in New York and we’re incredibly excited about taking this next step with our Power Women events.
Join us to discuss how we can deliver greater innovation and performance by driving diversity across all sectors within the technology industry, and across all levels from schools to the boardroom. This event is being held in Facebook’s brand new event space ‘Godzilla’ and attendees will be amongst the first to access this exclusive venue.
This is the sixth event in our Power Women series, with previous events being held in London, New York and Dublin. Each event is unique and combines inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals.
Dreamtek is a global company that lives and breathes video. Our international team work side-by-side with every customer, providing the most innovative broadcast solutions for their needs. Driven by our passion for what we do, we are dedicated to delivering the best in creative video production, live event streaming, and social broadcasting. Our partners include Google, Facebook, Red Bull and YouTube.
This event will be hosted by two of our own power women…
Our CEO and co-owner, Victoria Neeson, will be co-hosting the event. She is responsible for Dreamtek’s Global Business overseeing Production, Talent and Systems Integration and Professional Services divisions.
Hannah Massam has been with Dreamtek since 2008 and will be co-hosting our sixth event. As Vice President she oversees the Video Production, Systems & Services and Talent teams.
Both Victoria and Hannah have been the driving force behind the setup and development of our Power Women series. Dreamtek firmly believes in equality in the workplace and the development of women in tech.
*Seats are limited, please register early
This event is sponsored by The Virtual Forge, a global technology company, who provide the full range of technology services across UX design & development, data intelligence and cloud services.
Meet Our Guest Speakers
Global CIO | CTO | Global Change Transform Agent | 2x Author | Mentor | Turn Around Executive | M&A | President | Digital Transformation
Rhonda Vetere is a world renowned business executive, seasoned C-Suite technology icon, two-time author, mentor, speaker, and corporate athlete. A passionate leader in technology across industries, Rhonda has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and managed teams of more than 20,000 people and managed teams in over 162 countries. Rhonda is a change agent for digital transformation who has led the way for growth with more than 23 mergers and acquisitions at companies. She has worked in global executive positions at Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom. As an industry expert and influencer, Vetere has been a keynote speaker and panelist at many conferences and events, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, WIT (Women in Technology) Connect, Microsoft Global CIO Summit, Dell EMC World, and the U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Debate. Rhonda has been recognized for her leadership and influence, notably with the 2019 Human Forward Award, in 2018 being the first female to run 55 miles through the Serengeti, and as a multi-year Top 100 CIO/CTO Executive Leader in STEM by STEMconnector. Rhonda was recently named “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology,” “Top 50 Tech Visionaries” and nominated “CIO of the Year” Award.
Grit & Grind is Vetere’s second book – she is also the co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies. An avid sports fan and real-world corporate athlete, Rhonda stays focused and sharp by competing in marathons and triathlons on a regular basis – over 70 events thus far, including triathlons, half-marathons, marathons, and IRONMAN 70.3 mile triathlons. She recently ran 55 miles in the Serengeti as part of a girls and women’s empowerment fundraiser: the first women-only run of its kind and will be participating again in the Fall.
Business Lead, Global Business Marketing and Creative
Arielle Gross is the Business Lead of Global Business Marketing and Creative at Facebook Inc. Named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Marketing and Advertising, she leads strategy, business, executive communication, and leadership initiatives that impact the company’s Global Business Marketing organization of 700+ people in 60+ markets, supporting 90M+ businesses. She is the strategic advisor to the Vice President of Global Business Marketing and Chief Creative Officer of Facebook.
Arielle is passionate about driving gender parity across industries. She is a Representative on the United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, is named a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, co-leads the Facebook Women New York group, is a Founding Member of Chief, an Investor in Portfolia, and an Advisor for AOL’s #BuiltByGirls program.
Arielle previously founded a team of Product Development Specialists at Facebook, who re-invented how the company uses consumer feedback to iterate on new features and drive product launches at scale. Prior to Facebook, Arielle did Engineering Consulting at Deloitte, and holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
CEO, Ellevate Network
Kristy Wallace is the CEO of Ellevate Network and is responsible for executing Ellevate Network’s mission to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing professional women with a global community to lean on and learn from. She directs the Network’s staff, is responsible for business growth and strategy, and works closely with Ellevate’s Chapter Leaders, Business Partners, and Champions to further Ellevate’s impact.
Kristy is a regular speaker and thought leader on Driving Business Change Through Leadership Engagement, the Positive Impact of Diversity on Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Networking, and Entrepreneurialism. Kristy is also the host of the Ellevate Podcast, Conversations with Women Changing the Face of Business. Most recently, Kristy was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the New York Business Journal.
Kristy is an Advisor for the 92Y Women in Power Fellowship for Rising Female Leaders; on the Advisory Council for the Villanova University Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute; Co-Chair of the Leadership Advisory Board for the Girl Scouts of Greater NYC; a Board Member at Workforce Professionals Training Institute; and a Member of the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change.
Prior to joining Ellevate, Kristy was a founding team member of Zeel.com, where she oversaw operations, business modeling, brand development, partnerships, and fundraising. Prior to Zeel, Kristy served as VP of North America Ad Sales and then GM of International Operations at Vault.com. Kristy obtained her BA in English/Sociology from Villanova University. Kristy lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three wonderful children.
- Women in IT Awards, Advocate of the Year
- Spokeies 40 under 40 Spokesperson Awards
- BPeace Awards
- Woman of Influence
- Real Leaders 100