Join Us Feb. 16 for "Advancing Women in Leadership"


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Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption

ITWomen is excited to kick off our 2017 Professional Development Programs with a powerful event focused on Advancing Women in Leadership on the evening of February 16th at PwC’s Experience Center.


Join us for insights into what it takes to lead in this age of “digital disruption” starting with a session derived from the CIO Executive Council’s acclaimed program, Journey to the Future-State CIO® led by President of the CIO Executive Council, Pam Stenson.

Sharon Moura

Sharon Moura

Sharon Moura, Vice President, Commercial Excellence Enablement,  Johnson Controls, will be Moderator. Not to be missed is the Fireside Chat that includes CIO of Interval Leisure Group, Marie Lee,; The Miami Dolphins Sr. VP CTO, Tery Howard, Johnson Controls VP Sharon Moura and CTO / CIO at ABB Optical Group Emily Ashworth as they share lessons learned from their journeys to become true business partners and pivotal agents of technology and business transformation.

LOCATION: PWC Experience Center – The Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run #2210, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
TIME: 5:30 – 8:30 pm  (Registration & Networking 5:30 – 6:30) 
REGISTRATION:  $20 ITWomen members  | $40 Non-members

Whether or not your industry is currently transforming into a digital business, there is no doubt that at some point soon, it will be marked for digital disruption. In that scenario, you have the unprecedented opportunity to become your company’s pivotal agent of technology and business transformation. But you, and your legacy IT organization, risk an alternative destiny—stewardship of back-office processes or service-provider projects, keeping you out of the high-velocity passing lane of continuous innovation and transformation.  

Pam Stenson has 30 years experience in technology and management and a career-long dedication to developing great leaders, As President of CIO Executive Council from IDG, Pam is charged with advocating and influencing this community of the senior-most global business pioneers. She has been part of the CEC since February 2007 and is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious IDG Communications Entrepreneur of the Year award. Pam is active with ITWomen on the Board of Advisors, and Suffolk University’s Center for Entrepreneurs.

Marie Lee is CIO at ILG, a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences and the exclusive global licensee for the Hyatt®, Sheraton®, and Westin® brands in vacation ownership. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ILG has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. ITWomen recognized Marie Lee as a  “Woman of Wonder” in 2016. Marie is one of the few female CIOs across Tech. Marie’s own IT Team is reflective of an inclusive strategy, comprised of a higher-than-industry average of female direct reports, and future tech leaders. She truly embodies ITWomen’s mission to Inspire, Educate and Empower Women across Technology. Her support has helped ITWomen reduce the gender gap by attracting and retaining more women.

Tery Howard is in her 18th season with the Miami Dolphins as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In her role, Howard is responsible for managing and directing the technology initiatives and strategic direction of business operations at the Miami Dolphins. Her primary focus includes infrastructure, telecommunications, business systems and broadcast media, in converging the technologies and services to position Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Dolphins at the forefront of the industry. Tery is also actively involved in various community initiatives and advisory boards, providing guidance and a leadership role in the community. 

Emily Ashworth is CTO/CIO of ABB Optical Group, the leading distributor of optical products in the United States. Emily was honored with a 2016 South Florida Business Journal CIO Award in October as a chief technology executive whose innovative practices propel her company to success. ABB Optical Group is headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida. ABB Optical’s vision care organization supplies nearly two-thirds  of eye care professionals, retail stores, hospitals and universities with brand name contact lenses and finished ophthalmic lenses and manufactures fully customizable gas permeable and custom specialty soft lenses.