September 21-22, 2022 | In-person + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 21 • 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Diversity in Tech Luncheon - Sponsored by Broadcom

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  • Welcome + Introduction - Kelle Veverka, Program Manager, Education, Broadcom
  • Neurodiversity at Work...The Hidden Gems and Challenges of Being Neurodivergent, and What are Some Issues in the Workspace Today - Cynthia Coupé, CEO, Outreach Advocacy Resources and Services, Inc
  • Step 1: Let’s Talk About the What’s and Whys of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Sharra Owens-Schwartz, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Rocket Software
    As a follow up to the DEI focused morning keynote, join us for an interactive luncheon to discuss what DEI means, what’s most important and why it matters.
  • How DEI-B played a part in his journey as a Millennial Mainframer – Fireside Chat  - Byron Smith, Vice President, Sr. Mainframe Security Engineer, Systems Technology, M&T Bank

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Kelle Veverka

Program Manager, Education, Broadcom
Kelle Veverka is a 21-year veteran product marketing and program management professional. She has a background in business administration with a marketing focus and has held various product marketing and program management positions within the Broadcom Mainframe Software Division... Read More →
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Cynthia Coupe

CEO/Owner/Speech Language Pathologist, OARS
A self-diagnosed neurodivergent, Cynthia Coupé is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist committed to transforming traditional systems to better serve people with special needs. She is also a mother, TEDx speaker, blogger, and change agent... Read More →
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Sharra Owens-Schwartz

Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Rocket Software
Sharra Owens-Schwartz is the first-ever global diversity leader for Rocket Software. As the Vice President ofDEI, she is leading the charge to create an organizational culture where equity is the basis for each personfinding belonging and where employees are truly valued for their... Read More →
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Byron Smith

Vice President, Mainframe Security, M&T Bank
Byron Smith is a Vice President and lead engineer of Mainframe Security for the Systems Technology team at M&T Bank. He has been with the bank for 6 years and continues to stretch his role to enhance M&T Bank’s Mainframe Security posture. Byron is an active member of M&T’s internal... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:10pm - 1:30pm EDT
Sullivan Hub
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