Affinity Group Alliance Meeting I Agenda
Tuesday, May 20: 8:00 – 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - Welcome & Introductions
Presented by AGA Co-Chairs:
Laura Howland, Brocade
Deborah Keyek-Franssen, University of Colorado
Melissa Pierce, Everpurse
Rachel Book, AT&T
8:20 AM - AGA Intro & Business Bingo
Presented by Jameela Pickens, NCWIT and Deborah Keyek-Franssen, University of Colorado
An introduction to the mission, vision, and goals of the Affinity Group Alliance and how we are becoming a force and vehicle in advancing women in computing.
8:50 AM - The Power Of Affinity Networks - Speaker
Come hear from Erby L. Foster, Jr., the Director of Diversity Inclusion at the Clorox Company, on best practices on implementing and sustaining successful affinity groups. If you are a business resource group, employee resource group, professional organization, or non-profit, learn tools to engage and empower your members. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.
9:35 AM - Break
9:50 AM - NCWIT Resources for the AGA
Presented by Wendy Du Bow, Senior Research Scientist
NCWIT has resources to address some of your top challenges! Wendy will walk you through a few so you can see how to use them within your organizations.
10:35 AM - Let’s Collaborate!
Facilitated by Wendy Du Bow, Senior Research Scientist
Over the last year we have heard your feedback on the top challenges facing your organizations. Whether it’s recruitment and retention of female technical talent or further engaging your members, this interactive session will allow you to brainstorm and collaborate with your colleagues.
10:50 AM - Break
11:05 AM - AGA In Action
Presented by Deborah Keyek-Franssen, University of Colorado
This will be an interactive activity to highlight key takeaways from the day.
12:00 PM - AGA Meeting Concludes for the Day