This summit - designed by and for the top female technology leaders - provides an international platform for women in technology to explore the topics they believe are crucial for the continued advancement of women in tech


WESTPORT, Conn. October 20, 2020 — HMG Strategy, the world's #1 digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world, is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Global Women in Technology Summit on October 26.

The summit, designed by and for the top female technology leaders, is a unique platform that’s been created to recognize the accomplishments of global female technology executives. The event will be focused on topics aimed at driving the advancement of women in tech who are driving change in the C-suite while identifying opportunities to strengthen woman-to-woman mentorship across the full spectrum of a STEM career.

“While there has been an increase in the number of women stepping into technology leadership roles in recent years, there’s still room for improvement on multiple levels,” says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “As part of our commitment to powering career ascent opportunities for technology executives in our community, we are excited to be hosting our first-ever Global Women in Technology Summit to recognize the accomplishments of female technology leaders and to fuel the discussion that’s needed to drive cultural change in the C-suite.”


Chairwomen for HMG Strategy’s premiere Global Women in Technology Summit include:

  • Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren
  • Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
  • Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Sujatha Chandrasekaran, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Dignity Health
  • Archana Deskus, SVP & CIO, Intel Corporation
  • Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems
  • Nancy Flores, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
  • Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank
  • Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President and CIO, Baker Hughes
  • Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks
  • Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Officer, Honeywell
  • Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago
  • Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP CTO, Starbucks
  • Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
  • Bernadette Rotolo, SVP, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group
  • Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe
  • Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
  • Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics
  • Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health
  • Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director – Head of Transformation, Morgan Stanley


    Topics that will be explored at the Global Women in Technology Summit include:

  • Leading Courageously When Your Confidence Has Been Shaken: As leaders, we’ve all had moments when our confidence has been shaken. But this can be particularly daunting for female executives when they participate as members of a male-dominated C-suite. Adding to this is that many female executives are empathetic leaders, which can potentially be a double-edged sword for women. In this panel discussion of high-ranking female technology executives, speakers will share their lessons learned and advice on how to overcome moments of self-doubt.
  • Reimagining the Business – Leading and Innovating in Times of Radical Change. When the world changed, companies across most industries had to develop radically new business models and digital services in order to survive and move forward. This includes driving a culture of speed and digital fluency throughout the organization. Here, a panel of top global female technology executives will share their perspectives on how they led this radical change in business innovation and cultural transformation.
  • Reflections on Career-Defining Moments – Stories of Career Ascent Strategies. Nearly every senior executive has experienced a point in time in their career ascent that has helped to define them. For female executives, these junctures have often given them the confidence to reach higher and pursue their ultimate goals. In this panel, female executives will share their first-hand accounts of positive and difficult moments that helped shape their careers, along with motivational and inspiring messaging for female technology executives to path their own path.


    Women are a powerful yet underrepresented group in the technology sector who often face unique barriers to advancement,” said Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global who is both a Chairperson and a speaker at the upcoming summit. “I’m honored to participate in the HMG Global Women in Technology Summit so that I can learn from other female technology executives and contribute to the professional growth of my colleagues across all industries.

    Strategic Partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit include Darktrace, Globant, Slack, Softtek, and Zoom.

    To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Women in Technology Summit and to register for the event, click here.


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