ChiWitCon : Reconnect
Showing Up and Leading in the Hybrid World
September 8, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The hectic two years of a global pandemic have altered our work and home lives in no small measure. As we return to working together, navigating a mix of in-person and virtual spaces, each of us carries with us to work the impact of the time we spent apart. As we recalibrate our routines and adjust to yet another phase full of unknowns, how can we show up for each other (and ourselves) in the hybrid world? Join the powerful community of Chicago’s women technologists for this year’s CHIWITCON: Reconnect, a half-day of inspiring conversations and workshops designed to expand your network, broaden your community, and help you craft your narrative in this new chapter.
CHIWITCON™ is an inspiring gathering of technologists from Chicago and beyond. Open to all genders across all platforms and technologies, the CHIWITCON™ brings the achievements, aspirations, and career interests of inspiring individuals in technology to the forefront. Listen to exciting speakers with plenty of discussion time and enjoy a fireside chat. Stay for the fun, relaxing networking opportunity following the conference.
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Talent Development Specialist II
Kat Knight (she/her) is a Talent Development Specialist II on the Enova People Team. Kat has worked in the Learning and Development and Career Coaching space for the last 7+ years including experience facilitating career workshops for MBA students and creating professional development opportunities for people managers. Kat is most energized helping folks be the best versions of themselves!
Women @ Enova is an Affinity Group launched to empower, attract, and support the development of Women at Enova. The group will help connect, develop and advance female talent by providing networking, professional development, and community engagement opportunities to all Enova employees, regardless of gender identity.
Enova is a leading FinTech company headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our mission is helping hardworking people get access to trustworthy credit. Powered by our advanced analytics and innovative technology, we’ve issued more than $20 billion in credit to over 5 million non-prime consumers and small businesses around the globe. In 2016 we launched Enova Decisions™ to offer on-demand digital decision-making technology and real-time predictive analytics services to clients across industries.
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The concept for ARA began quite simply ― it started eight years ago at a quarterly dinner between three IT professionals and friends living in Chicago. The dinner offered a way to discuss general industry trends and advice for women working in IT.
Over the years, more friends and colleagues started joining in these dinners, offering insights, tips and career advice. Pretty soon, these “small dinners with friends” blossomed into major events each quarter – with a current list of 350+ senior women IT executives, the group officially named itself the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group.
Sensing an interest and need for a formal organization to provide opportunities for women in IT to learn and advance their careers, ClearEdge Marketing CEO and Founder Leslie Vickrey, McCann Partners Chief Growth Officer Jane Hamner, and McCann Partners President and Founder Megan McCann, formally founded ARA in early 2013.
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