The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit. Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpected popularity of the inaugural event last year – the goal of this summit is to address questions such as how do we attract more women into tech and HR tech roles? And how do we help those in the field overcome the challenges of working in a historically male dominated field to thrive and ultimately grow into leadership roles?
My favorite part of last year’s HR Technology Conference was the first annual discussion of the experiences, roles, and leadership of women in HR technology. I love learning about new software, capabilities, and people’s experiences using those tools. But understanding the intersection of people and technology will always be the part that lights me up.
If you're coming to the HR Technology Conference and you don't know Fistful of Talent's Tim Sackett, you're missing out on one of the best, grammatically deficient, HR and TA technology writers on the planet!
“We need more women in leadership roles.”
Popular Pre-conference Symposium at Industry’s Leading Event Will Focus on Women Breaking Barriers in Technology Leadership
You already know how valuable the face-to-face networking and education you gain at the HR Tech Conference is to your career — and your organization. So, rather than rehashing what you know — here's a quick snapshot of some of our bigger enhancements in store for you in 2017:
Out with the Old, In with the New
Awards luncheons are passé, so we're moving away from it to make room for more meaningful experiences. Women in HR Technology returns with another stellar set of presentations and guaranteed seating for all in this highly popular pre-conference event.
Last week I was at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago and when I arrived on Tuesday afternoon there was this buzz in the air and folks talking about this great pre-conference event called “Women in HR Technology”.
Steve Boese, Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, was behind the creation and had this to say prior:
“In the traditionally male-dominated technology industry, there are many successful women leaders introducing new ideas, developing transformative solutions and leading their companies to success. We are proud to hold this long overdue ‘Women in HR Technology’ event, which will not only showcase more than 15 of the most successful women changing the industry, but also provide new insights for how other women can create their own professional roadmaps.”
The agenda was loaded with ....(Read more: http://timsackett.com/2016/10/11/women-in-hr-technology-summit-hrtechconf/ )
In preparing for this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions I was most looking forward to was the pre-conference “Women in HR Technology” event. Anytime something new is offered on the agenda you just never know how it’s going to be received, but based on the descriptions, panelists, and pre-conference hype, it seemed to have promise to be a solid session. And judging by the overwhelming attendance and standing room only/overflow situation, I’d say for a first time event it exceeded expectations. An all-star panel of female leaders from companies such as ADP, Equifax, Ceridian, Paychex, SAP, Cornerstone, Ultimate, and Oracle (among others!) offered lively discussions and countless bits of great advice on developing and promoting more women into technology roles and leadership roles within technology companies.