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Women Making Organizations Better

This meet up will feature women, who hold a range of roles and responsibilities in the technology space, sharing stories about agile, for individual, team and organizational outcomes.

The all female panel will then assemble for a discussion and engage with the audience, through open Q&A and using Slido; the following link will be active on June 14: https://www.slido.com (enter event code #1273)

Moderated by: Bill Allen

Joanna Vahlsing
Joanna is a results-oriented program, project management and change leader with a history of leading highly successful teams in enterprise-level and global environments. She is currently the Sr. Director of Program Management at Centro. Prior to joining Centro, she was Director of Digital Portfolio Management at Weight Watchers International for over seven years. Her background also includes five years managing Federal and State Accountability Programs for the State of Georgia. [Read More] (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/pages/Joanna_Vahlsing/)

Kelly Fidei
Kelly is passionate about helping people and groups expand to their highest potential. She coaches at three levels: individuals, teams and the entire organization. Her transformation focus areas include team coaching, leadership coaching, organizational coaching, and overall agility transformation. As coach, she goes "shoulder to shoulder" with coachees. She has a deep respect for coachees, and believes you are already creative, resourceful and whole. [Read More] (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/pages/Kelly_Fidei/)

Amy Ikenn
Amy began her professional career as an Electrical Engineer, and moved through Firmware Engineering, Project Management, Software Engineering and back to Project Management before coming to the Agile world. She gained experience as an Agile Team Member, Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. She truly believes that Agile is the way to help a team operate at it's very best. [Read More] (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/pages/Amy_Ikenn/)

Ebony Nicole Brown
Ebony is an Organizational Transformation Consultant who works with companies of all sizes to strategically solve opportunities that allow for all parts of the organization to deliver value to their customers. With a focus on change management (10 yrs), agile coaching (10 yrs), and developing people (12 yrs), Ebony works with start-ups, mid-size, and Fortune 10 companies. Her memberships and certifications include the ScrumAlliance, Project Management Institution, Association for Talent & Development, Prosci, ICAgile, Scaled Agile, Center for Effective Performance and the biggest one, Big Brothers Big Sisters. [Read More] (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/pages/Ebony_Nicole_Brown/)

Karen Nowicki
Karen is a director of engineering for kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. In her role, Karen contributes to product strategy—helping define standards, best practices, and processes for the entire product development department of more than 200 engineers. In her role, Karen owns a big part of kCura’s vision to build a really efficient processing product that helps users get data into the system flawlessly. [Read More] (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/pages/Karen_Nowicki/)

Event timeline:

5:30 - 6:15 pm Networking / Refreshments
6:15 - 6:25 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:25 - 7:00 pm Presentations
7:00 - 7:45 pm Panel Discussions and Audience Questions
7:45 - 8:00 pm Post Networking

Security Requirements

Please check in with building security on ground floor.