AWH partners with i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS to present Technology Inclusion Summit

  • When: April 27, 2017 at 8:00am - 11:00am
  • Where:

    The Wells Barn
    1777 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43203

  • Event Type: Member Hosted  Member  

i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS presents the first annual Technology Inclusion Summit. This premier event will bring together C-Level executives, IT professionals, recruiters, i.c.stars interns, and corporate partners.

The summit will center on the theme, Moving from Diversity to Inclusion in a Technology Community. Our goal is to foster learning, spark inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter.


8:00am-8:30am Check-in and breakfast

8:30am-8:35am Welcome

  • Ryan Frederick, Chairman, i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS

8:35am-8:50am Keynote: Why Diverse Teams Build Better Products

8:50am-9:05am Keynote: Driving Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital

  • Celena Aponte, Director of Strategy, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center

9:05am-9:30am Panel: How Diverse Teams Build Better Companies

  • Calvin Cooper, Director, NCT Ventures
  • Gloria Ware, Principal, Inclusion at Jumpstart
  • Celena Aponte, Director of Strategy, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center
  • Moderated by Charles Hill, Director of Community Outreach, Rev1 Ventures

9:30am-9:40am Intermission

9:40am-10:10am Panel: Progressing Diversity & Inclusion Inside An Enterprise Company

10:10am-10:30am Presentation: i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS Cycle 1 Project Review

  • Jen Bowden, IGS energy
  • Adam Luck, IGS energy
  • Kim Gayle, Executive Director, i.c.stars|COLUMBUS
  • i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS Cycle 1 Interns

10:30am-11:00am Closing Remarks, Meet the i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS Interns, & Open Networking