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WIT FORUM: Closing the Gender Gap – How organizations recognize and address gender parity

Closing the Gender Gap – How organizations recognize and address gender parity

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:00 am – 9:00 am Presentation with Q&A

Advanced registration tickets are $35, and $30 for TAG members. You can also purchase a table of 10 at the TAG member rate of $300.

Registration will close the Monday before each event. 

Please note: walk-up registration price is $40 – register early to get discounted admission!


Moderator: Tarsha McCormick

Tarsha McCormick is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ThoughtWorks North America. Tarsha joined ThoughtWorks in January of 1999 as a Recruiting Specialist when the company was a small startup with a group of less than 100. She was instrumental in helping to build, grow, and lead various aspects of their People organization including recruiting, benefits, HR operations, and talent management.
Since moving into the Head of Diversity and Inclusion role two years ago, Tarsha has driven the strategic thinking and work related to making ThoughtWorks more diverse and inclusive and advocating for change in the I.T. industry.
After earning a B.A. in Political Science from Illinois State University, Tarsha worked in the social services industry for 4 years before making a transition into human resources, which married her love of people, law, and education. In addition to her 18 years of human resources experience, she holds an MBA with a focus on Human Resources Management. Born and raised in Chicago, she has called Atlanta home since 2010.



Panelist: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, Stephanie Ginos

Elba Pareja-Gallagher is the founder of the social impact organization ShowMe50.org. The non-profit’s vision is to achieve 50% women in senior leadership positions through a grassroots movement. Using a one-of-a-kind collaborative approach, individuals learn to influence change at work in gender bias awareness, talent management, workplace flexibility and executive accountability. ShowMe50 holds Lean In Circle meetings in Sandy Springs which incorporate communication, strategy and leadership training.

Elba is also a finance and strategy professional with 20 years of experience at UPS. She’s held roles in International Finance, Investor Relations, Marketing and Strategy. She lived as an expat in Asia for three years and currently works on a cross-functional team developing long-term strategies for Global B2C commerce.



Stephanie Ginos has worked in the Information Technology field, spanning a three-decade career across several Fortune 500 companies. She joined EY in 2014 and currently leads the Global Converged Services Management team in IT, which is responsible for several functions including operational responsibility and oversight of the global production data network, Collaboration Services technology infrastructure including voice and video services, connectivity for our cloud providers (O365, Lync, Rackspace, Azure) as well as our global incident management process which is responsible for driving timely remediation of infrastructure incidents across diverse global organizational structure.

At EY, Stephanie has been a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace, and was appointed by the CIO to serve as a Diversity and Inclusiveness champion for IT Services.  In addition, Stephanie has worked to bring focus on the importance of gender equity and is co-leading a program at EY to promote the advancement of Women in Technology, targeting recruitment efforts, personnel development and advocacy as well as tackling unconscious bias in the workplace. Stephanie is also Co-Chair of the Americas Unity professional network steering committee to support and promote an LGBT+-inclusive culture at EY.  She is currently facilitating the introduction of a new Ally program with gamification to encourage self-identification, involvement and knowledge sharing. Stephanie currently resides in Chester, New York with her wife, Maureen and their furry daughter, Sasha.




July 19, 2017

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Organizer: Women in Technology



Ticket Prices

Advanced Registration:
General: $35
TAG members: $30
Table of 10: $300

Walk-up Registration: $50


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