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It’s a Virtual [Wrap]! of the Charleston Women in Tech Mentor/Mentee Program

May 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Last Fall we kicked off another great year of the Charleston Women in Tech Mentor/Mentee relationships and we won’t allow COVID-19 to stop us from celebrating their accomplishments! Join us for a virtual meetup and hear from amazing women in tech on how to thrive in the midst of any circumstance. All our welcome – whether you were a part of the program this year or are excited for the next round in the Fall.

Thanks to a generous donation from our mentorship sponsor, Charleston Southern University, for every CWIT member who attends, a meal will be donated to those serving us during the COVID-19 crisis – nurses, EMT, police and fire professionals.

Keynote: Resilience
Jody Davids- Retired Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, PepsiCo/ Independent Board Director

Jody Davids has recently retired from her role as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of PepsiCo. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. As the leader of the IT function at PepsiCo, Jody was responsible for delivering all information technology and digital services to PepsiCo through a large network of IT associates and partners worldwide. Jody has over 40 years of experience leading and developing technology for large organizations. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2016, Jody was CIO for Agrium Inc. and over the course of her career, she has led at Best Buy, Cardinal Health, Nike, and Apple. Jody’s professional associations include serving on the board of Premier Inc., which provides performance improvement services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. She also serves on the board for The Eyes of Freedom, a non-profit organization honoring all who have answered our nation’s call to service. Jody earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from San Jose State University. She currently resides in New Albany, OH.

Following Q&A with Jody, we will break into these three amazing sessions:

6:15 PM Breakout Sessions:
Tonya Davis – All About PD – Certs vs Degrees
Tonya is currently a Full Time Faculty for TTC as a Network Systems Management. In addition to teaching, she is the Co-Principal Investigator for ONR CyberSECURE grant (Supporting education for Undergraduates through Resources and Engagement) award. Prior to teaching, her experience includes 25+ years of IT support and management, including project management, programming, system installation and management, logistics, budgeting, vendor management. She holds an AS Computer Programming, BS in Computer Science and MA in Computer Resources and Information Systems Management.

Christina Lock – Interview like a Pro: How to Land Your Dream Job!
Christina is an entrepreneur, leader, human resources executive, and public speaker with a proven track record of building companies and talent attraction expertise. As CEO of Catch Talent, Christina leads the delivery of technical recruiting services to growing technology, creative, and government contracting companies. Prior to launching Catch, she was a founding member and Vice President of HR and Recruiting at SPARC. Christina serves on the boards of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Women in Tech, JRS Coding School, and has spoken at SHRM, DIG South, Pecha Kucha, and the College of Charleston.

Napiya Nubuya – Giving Back: Transferring Tech Skills For Good
Napiya is a ‘techie fashionista’ on a mission to bridge the gaps between race and gender in the tech industry. She was recently named 2020 YNPN’s 30 under 30 award recipient, a prestigious national young nonprofit professionals network and a 2018 TechPoint Mira Award Rising Star nominee,. She holds a B.A. in Computer and Information Science and a Minor in Business Administration from Charleston Southern University.

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May 6, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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