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