Wednesday, June 26 | 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. | Room 2AB, Level 2

“Getting the best out of people when you have the whole population to choose from, is how you solve the hardest problems.” - Safra Catz, Oracle Corporation CFO


You’re invited to contribute your experiences about women in technology and diversity in the workplace at the ODTUG Kscope19 Women in Technology (WIT) Luncheon, held on Wednesday, June 26! Join us for a meaningful experience that sheds light on workplace challenges and solutions. We'll engage with each other in an interactive media and discussion-based format sparked by unique and relevant topics voted on by YOU!


Based on feedback from last year's event, we have updated the discussion topics to include what YOU want to chat about. Themes of conversation (and debate) include:

  • Leveraging Intersectionality in the Workplace: A term originally coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality reminds us that our identities are not defined by a singular part of our background. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, education, and experience all help to mold our unique perspectives.
  • Developing Political Savvy: Is Hard Work and Talent Enough?: In many jobs, when you reach a certain level of technical competence, politics may make a key difference in achieving success. How do you know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it?
  • Using Technology to Create Work-Life Integration: One of the most common struggles that all individuals face is the concept of “work-life” balance. However, is there really a hard line between the time spent at home versus time spent at work?
  • Lifting Up the Next Generation: What responsibility do we each have in making a difference for those who follow us? How can women leaders provide organizational, educational, and personal support?
  • Building Your Own Board of Directors: Building a network of people who can help you, advocate for you, and promote you within the workplace is critical to your advancement and is as important as building your external networks. How do you care for this network in a strategic and thoughtful manner?


Participation by everyone is encouraged—this event is not just limited to women. Please help us make this a diverse experience!

Lunch will be provided at this event, and pre-registration is required; space is limited to 200 people. You must have a full conference pass to register for this event. Register now!