Women with Vision

CXO Summit

October 25, 2023 - Chicago, IL
Women are innovating, flourishing and making an impact in their companies. Join us for a one-day program for women leaders across functional responsibility to learn from others who are committed to diversity and inclusion. We'll discuss some of the most important topics facing female executives today including compensation equity, growing and retaining talented women, avoiding burnout and a look at 2023 trends including the digital present and future.

Past Speakers & Visionaries

Lena Smart

Summit Speaker

MongoDB is one of the most popular NoSQL databases in the world. It is an open-source platform that provides the querying and indexing capabilities of a NoSQL database. Lena joined MongoDB with more than 20 years of cyber security experience. Before joining MongoDB, she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the international fintech company, Tradeweb, where she was responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity. She also served as CIO and Chief Security Officer for the New York Power Authority, the largest state power organization in the country, where she was responsible for physical and cyber security. She also has previously served as a Sector Chief with FBI InfraGard. Lena is a founding partner of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan, formerly the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which allows security leaders in academia and the private sector to collaborate on tackling the most challenging security issues.
Ariel Weintraub

Summit Speaker

Ariel Weintraub is the Head of Enterprise Cyber Security at MassMutual. Ariel joined MassMutual in the fall of 2019 as the Head of Security Operations & Engineering, responsible for the Global Security Operations Center, Security Engineering, Security Intelligence and Identity & Access Management (IAM). Prior to joining MassMutual, Ariel served as Senior Director of Data & Access Security within Cybersecurity Operations at TIAA where she led a three-year business transformation program to position IAM as a digital business enabler. Before working at TIAA, Ariel was Global Head of Vulnerability Management at BNY Mellon and was part of the Threat & Vulnerability Management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Ariel holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business. Ariel has a passion for empowering women, especially the next generation of female cybersecurity leaders, and for tackling the cybersecurity workforce shortage. To help address these important issues, she serves on the Board for the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and the ISACA One in Tech Foundation, which is focused on building a digital world that is safe, secure and accessible for all. Most recently, Ariel also joined the FS-ISAC Board of Directors on which she is furthering her other passion for maximizing the value of threat intelligence sharing across the financial services sector.
Nadine Zubenko
Director, Enterprise Data Lake Technology
BNY Mellon

Summit Speaker

Finance Information Technology Enterprise Architect, specializing in Treasury, responsible for design and delivery of a high-performing and scalable architecture supporting Finance’s goals of enhancing controls and information quality, leading to greater capacity for analysis and advice of financial data. PMP certified, Senior Project Manager with technology management experience designing and implementing information technology systems. Strong leadership expertise in Business Intelligence solutions for Investment Banking and Financial Services. Specialties: Design and implement robust and scalable Business Intelligence solutions for various LOBs for Investment(Credit Risk) and Financial services.
Leda Muller
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Stanford University, Residential and Dining Enterprises

Summit Speaker

Leadership in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Start Ups and Non-Profits. In-depth experience driving results as a program and department leader. Adept at managing performance of teams, projects, and programs in collaboration with senior leaders and in line with organizational goals. Excel at training and mentoring users and teams, fostering relationships, and strategically solving problems. Proven ability to develop, collaborate and network with staff, faculty, end users, vendors, volunteers and donors. Strong leadership, collaboration and interpersonal skills. Solid strategic mindset—both short-term and long-range--including past creation and development of strategy to leaders. Exceptional customer relationship skills, combined with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational milestones and goals.
Anna Thomas
Director Operations & Technology Transformation

Summit Speaker

Dynamic technology leader with over 20 years of global experience in managing large teams. Change agent and problem-solver with a passion for technology and developing people. Skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing and implementing solutions and partnering closely with business executives. Proven adaptability and innovation in program leadership. Execution focused. Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and propose a realistic project schedule by identifying critical paths, risks and challenges. Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and influencing skills. CORE COMPETENCIES Product Design & Development Strategic Technology Planning Global IT delivery & Program Management Vendor Management Budgeting and Cost Control Stakeholder Management Leadership & Supervision Offshore/Onshore Management
Sonia Arista
Signify Health

Summit Speaker

Sonia Arista serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Signify Health, bringing over 25 years in IT program management and consulting in the areas of governance, risk and compliance, with the last 15 years focused on enterprise data protection and risk management. Prior to joining Signify Health, Sonia was the Healthcare CISO for Fortinet and prior CISO at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, and has also been contracted as an interim CISO for several healthcare advanced-technology entities like Wellforce, Nuance Communications and Verscend Technologies. Her experience in information security leadership includes board-level advisement, incident response, and rapid program alignment to support mergers and acquisitions. Originally from Houston, Sonia graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration, and completed her Masters in Science in Cybersecurity at Brown University. She currently lives in the Boston area, contributes time as a professional mentor to young professionals seeking a career in security, and guest lectures for organizations promoting women in STEM and minority advancement. Specialties: Virtual and Interim Chief Information Security Officer , Cybersecurity Advisor for Board and Executive Management , Healthcare Data Risk Management and Compliance Analyst (HIPAA, PCI, MA CMR 201 ), Business Process Reengineering, Cross - Functional Team Building, Mobile Security Management, Provider and Payer Information Security, Union Remediatation Planning; Application Security Analyst, Training and Education, BYOD Mobile Strategy Development, Program and Product Strategy Development.
Julie Luengas
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Stony Brook Medicine

Summit Speaker

An accomplished Executive Informatics Nurse focused on improving the clinician and patient experience with healthcare information technology solutions Julie is instrumental in engaging clinical leaders with healthcare information technology projects to ensure a successful implementation which improves clinician workflow, quality, and safety while meeting regulatory requirements. Julie has worked with Nursing, Physicians, Ancillary teams in the acute care and ambulatory settings.
Yabing Wang

Summit Speaker

Yabing Wang is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Justworks. She has been in the technology world for 25 years, and has more than 20 years of extensive leadership experience in cybersecurity across different industries. Yabing thrives in transforming security into a business enabler through executive leadership, program delivery, and partnership with all stakeholders. She has built global security practices and strengthened cyber resilience at multiple fortune 100 companies and tech-forward companies.
Deena Swatzie
VP, Head of Technology Risk

Summit Speaker

Providing industry-leading practices in cyber-risk management and compliance while implementing an effective cybersecurity program that protects against threats, advances transformation, and drives growth.

Yelena Pevzner
CIO - Corporate Technology

Summit Speaker

Yelena is a Senior Technology Executive with over 20 years of senior level leadership experience in Digital transformations, software engineering, strategy creation and global information technology implementations at premier financial services, professional services, publishing and research firms. Has extensive experience in developing and launching successful revenue generating client facing innovative technology solutions. She has Proven ability to stabilize environments, set strategic and operational direction, align with enterprise wide strategy, build, execute and manage global teams and turn-around projects toward positive results. Specialties: - Enterprise Architecture including implementation of Service-Oriented Architectures. - In-depth knowledge of software development process and delivery of complex business systems and infrastructure technology projects. - Experience and knowledge of Structured Finance Credit Market including Asset Backed Securities (ABS), CDOs and Derivatives, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS), Real Estate Finance (CMBS) and Servicer Evaluations.
Susan Koski

Summit Speaker

Executive leader who develops partnerships to achieve risk management with a spirit of innovation, commitment to excellence and passion for people. Proven track record of building/re-building programs and teams; inspiring and supporting knowledge workers to achieve their best and ongoing process improvement aligned to company objectives. Ability to manage the high demands of an executive security role and competing priorities to achieve deliverables. Analytical and decision-making skills driven by the ability to identify “big picture” implications while balancing risk and opportunity. Innate ability to inspire, lead and transform concepts into fully functional programs in global organizations. Passion to deliver impeccable delivery to the business as a trusted advisor. • Built Security organizations from infancy to fully functional, building programs from the ground up to achieve regulatory compliance and business risk management. • Converged cyber security and fraud functions for multiple domains in operational risk achieving key synergies to combat adversaries. • Led and delivered on various merger and divestiture scenarios from the due diligence phase to implementation of the deal type. • Led the Technology Risk Management functional integration for the merger of BNY and Mellon. Specialties: Teambuilding, Superb Relationship Management, Situational Leadership, IT Risk Assessments / Management, IT-GRC, Information Security Management, Information Security Operations Center, Merger and Integration IT due diligence and integration, Secure Application Development, Program Management, Organizational Development Process Improvement
Shereen Jones
Group CIO
The Jamaica National Group

Summit Speaker

The Jamaica National Group is committed to the success and growth of its members while using business as a force for good so that, together, they can improve the outcome of Jamaicans wherever they may reside.
October 25, 2023

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All times Central Time
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

Check-in, grab some breakfast and coffee and get ready for an exciting day filled with powerful discussions.

10:00 AM-10:10 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:10 AM-10:55 AM
Fireside Chat
The Role of Mentoring & Sponsorship in Advancing Women Leaders

How do we come together, as a group of professionals, to create and foster an inclusive business world where all women have a role to play? We know that a major part of this is attracting and retaining talent at every level but how exactly do we do that and where can we use technology to help? Our panelists will discuss how their companies are creating more inclusive environments, the use AI tools to help uncover hidden biases, what flexibility looks like for all team members and how they are advancing women earlier and signing them up for long term success.

10:55 AM-11:40 AM
Mid-Morning Networking Break

Take a stretch, grab a tea or coffee and connect with others during these 25 minutes.

11:40 AM-12:15 PM
Leveling Up: How to Stand Out in Your Organization

Despite years of conversations and programs by industry stakeholders to diversify the talent pool standing out in an inherently biased environment is a challenge women still face. How have women in leadership roles risen above this and succeeded? What real lessons can we learn from savvy leaders on successfully adjusting their business priorities, reinvesting budgets to drive growth, and taking a smart path to business transformation during times of great disruption.

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM-2:15 PM
Fireside Chat
NDA, IP, Protected Categories, Statute of Limitations and Whistleblowing... Oh my.
As you move up in your organization your obligations outside of your role can get more complicated. How do you protect yourself, and navigate workplace politics and policies in order to elevate your career? What do you need to know about your rights and the law.

2:20 PM-3:05 PM
Artificial Intelligence and It's Impact on the Future of Work

Digital Transformation is helping to improve operational efficiency, productivity, and resiliency with organizations of all sizes and types. How do we select the right technologies and measure the return on investment? What skillsets, trainings and messaging are essential to have successful implementation and adoption of these technologies?

3:05 PM-3:15 PM
Afternoon Snack

Listen to some music and move a little during this break between content. 

3:15 PM-4:00 PM
Innovating Through Times of Change

The role of driving innovation during times of change is important for all leaders to master. You must be proactive in anticipating and responding to change, rather than simply reacting to it. We'll discuss how success team leaders have created a culture of innovation, how to develop and implement innovative ideas, and how to effectively communicate change to stakeholders.

4:00 PM-4:05 PM
Closing Remarks

4:05 PM-5:05 PM
Cocktails & Networking

Join us for cocktails after the event for networking, a raffle and prizes.

Past & Current Partners