WE Local Plenary Panels
WE Local hosts two executive leadership panels, one on Friday and one on Saturday, which are selected by SWE members who participate on the WE Local Host Committee.
Getting People to Talk about Unconscious Bias
Friday, April 20 | 2:30-3:45 p.m.
During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to identify what unconscious bias is and the importance of addressing it, while exploring the panelists diversity and inclusion efforts.
Moderator: Alexis McKittrick, SWE Board of Directors Secretary
- Jennifer Howland
Executive, Pathways Program IBM
- Don McCormack
Executive Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Leslie Griffiths
Senior Quality Operations Engineer, Global Foundries
Wo(men) Leadership: Disrupting the Pipeline
Saturday, April 21 | 10:00-11:15 a.m.
This plenary will discuss how organizational leaders are working to advance women in the workplace by focusing on specific issues that continue to serve as barriers for advancement.
Sponsor: Forte Foundation
Moderator: Mariska Morse, Vice President of Marketing and Operations, Forte Foundation
- Celestinah Ibironke
- Marie Cole
Engineer, IBM Systems Supply Chain Engineering