CWIT Presents



Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Charlotte Art League

4237 Raleigh St, Charlotte, NC 28213


Dr. Mary Hemphill

CEO & Founder of Limitless™ | Leadership Expert & Development Coach

Tom Lane

Tom Lane

Partner at OneTeam Leadership


Elena Kacen

Elena Kacen

Community Marketing Manager at Bloomreach

Sandra Wilkins

Sandra Wilkins

Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations at Vectra AI

Amanda Elam

Amanda Elam

Chief Marketing Officer at Bloomreach

Marta Oddone

Marta Oddone

Inbound Marketing Strategist, Clariant Creative, Holistic Health Coach, and CWIT Mentorship Lead

Caitlin Castevens

Caitlin Castevens

Co-Founder, CWIT and Director of Client Services, Clariant Creative Agency

Dr. Sharon Jones

Dr. Sharon Jones

President & Co-Founder, CWIT and Founder, Dottie Rose Foundation & the dot. Consulting

Erinn Reinhard

Erinn Reinhard

Marketing & Business Development Manager at Calavista Software and CWIT Technology Lead

Nandini Krishnan

Nandini Krishnan

Senior Product Manager, Lowe's and CWIT Event Committee Lead

Courtney Sullivan

Courtney Sullivan

Lead US Talent Acquisition Specialist at Mobica and CWIT Social Media Lead

More speakers to be announced soon!


Every year Carolina Women+ in Tech (CWIT) partners with our community partner OneTeam Leadership, along with annual sponsors to bring the community together to learn how to thrive in chaos.

This year we have simplified the ticket offerings and are including our exclusive morning workshop for all attendees. Following the inspiring morning discussion, we’ll have an afternoon of rockstar speakers and panelists, with a bit of networking in between!

This full-day summit is jam-packed with actionable resources, mentorship, and motivation to help move your career forward.

Dress Code: Business Casual
See below for additional FAQs!

Thriving in Chaos
Thriving in Chaos


CWIT is committed to inspiring people to lean into technology, embrace it as a part of their career and stay committed to a growth mentality. Whether you’re a student, young professional, or C-Suite executive everyone deserves to be empowered to improve our community and workplace.

This event brings together talent and allies who work in the field of tech, leverage technology in their role, or someone who is interested in transitioning into being a techie all together. We are on a mission to create a safe space for people to network, gain and give mentorship, as well as be inspired to pour into our community with their gifts.

Does this sound like you? If so, get your ticket now!

 Ticket Tiers

Early Bird (20% Off Through August 31st): $60  

General Admission (September 1st – October 2nd): $75

Please reach out to us for bulk ticket discounts and financial assistance needs.

Morning Workshop

oneteam leadership

Without intention and attention, it can be easy to become disengaged and burned out.

To help alleviate this from occurring, OneTeam Leadership has created a unique program called Thriving in Chaos.

This highly interactive program is designed to help participants restore their energy and learn how to thrive in chaotic environments.

Carolina Women+ in Tech has been collaborating with OneTeam Leadership to serve our members and community with a workshop to facilitate personal and professional reflection paired with accountability and action.

Inspired by the feedback of the past annual workshops, we have turned this experience into a full-day summit.

Keynote Speaker

Developing leaders & leadership in today’s ever-changing post-pandemic social climate requires intentional & strategic efforts that educate & empower. For women in tech specifically, the impact of strategic management, inclusive practice, & a diverse approach to business, leadership, customer, and community-based service is paramount to the success of thriving & innovative learning communities, businesses, and corporations and the organizations that support them. In order to focus on creating new norms & habits that hold equity at the center of its framework for overall professional success and personal fulfillment, women in tech must focus on engagement and achievement to navigate and prepare for the 22nd-century
fast-approaching tech landscape.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Mary Hemphill, CEO & Founder of Limitless™, will address innovative professional strategies and how to leverage community-based decision-making that supports the Carolinas’ future. Attendees will learn:

  • The importance of “grounding” in small to large groups through the power of storytelling
  • How to develop one’s position as an advocate & ally personally & professionally
  • Strategies for addressing leadership PTSD within a company, team, or department in a way that rebuilds professional relationships
  • Toolset to effectively identify equity and digital gaps within various groups that directly impact professional success

Event Agenda

8:00 am to 8:30 am Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:50 am Head to seats and get settled
8:50 am – 9:00 am Welcome Remarks from CWIT + OneTeam Introduction
9:00 am – 12:00 pm OneTeam Leadership Workshop
Speaker: Tom Lane
12:00 pm-12:45 pm Lunch & Exhibit Hall Open
12:45 pm-1:00 pm Introduction to Keynote Speaker
1:00 pm -2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Hemphill, CEO & Founder of Limitless™, will address innovative professional strategies and how to leverage community-based decision-making that supports the Carolinas’ future.
2:00 pm -2:15 pm Sponsor Spotlight & Short Break
2:15 pm- 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion: Mentorship and Communication for Women+ in Tech

Moderator: Caitlin Castevens, Co-Founder, CWIT and Director of Client Services, Clariant Creative Agency


  • Amanda Elam, Chief Marketing Officer at Bloomreach
  • Sandra Wilkins, Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations at Vectra AI
  • Marta Oddone, Senior Inbound Marketing Strategist at Clariant Creative Agency
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Sponsor Spotlight & Short Break
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Speed Networking Session
3:45 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks & Happy Hour: Rachel Green, Founder of Rach Green Cocktails  will be serving custom cocktails and mocktails at our Happy Hour!


We need your help to make this event a success! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our application form and we’ll be in touch about volunteer opportunities. For more information about sponsorship, please email Amanda John.


Do I need a laptop?

We recommend bringing a notebook to take notes in, but you don’t need your laptop for any of our sessions.


Are food/drinks included?

Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided for our attendees, as well as snacks.  Please let us know if you. have any dietary restrictions or allergies at [email protected] with the subject “Thriving in Chaos Diet Restriction.”


What do I wear?

The dress code for the day is business casual. Come comfortable but ready to make a great impression.


Where do I sit?

Seating is open! Feel free to network and make friends!


How can I share my experience online?

We’d love for you to share the day with your friends! Please use our event hashtag – #thrivinginchaos23 or #cwit


What are your accessibility options?

Our main parking lot includes designated and accessible parking spots and curb ramps, as well as elevators in the building.


What happens if I’m running late?

No worries; it happens! Please still join us whenever you are able to arrive. We will have a welcome table at the entrance, and our volunteers will make sure you find us.


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