Centric Consulting’s Leigh Helsel and Caroline Weist will moderate and speak at the upcoming WITCON 2022 in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
WITCON 2022: Exhilarate is GetWITit Columbus Chapter’s annual conference focused on bringing Women in Technology together for a day of leadership, learning and connection. The GetWITit organization aims to cultivate local community engagement so that women can sustain, excel and advance in technology careers.
Caroline Weist, Manager, will deliver her presentation, “Career Lessons from an Agile Nerd,” during the morning sessions.
Weist will speak about the young woman’s guide to getting to know her (working) self while trying to keep up with everything else. Using five different milestones, Caroline will show attendees how to know your worth, take those important career leaps, find your way in an ever-changing environment and much more. Listen to Caroline dissect seasons of her life, using retrospectives and lessons learned to make the next season the best one yet.
Leigh Helsel, Senior Manager, will moderate a panel session titled, “Be a journalist and not a fiction writer – resilience, influence and investing in yourself.”
In today’s ever-changing business landscape, it can be challenging to navigate career decisions given many of the old rules have changed over the past few years. With a hybrid workforce and speed of change, learning resilience, flexibility and how to advocate effectively for yourself is more important than ever. In this panel, Helsel and three other female leaders will discuss their career challenges, what changes they have seen in technology and share what advice they would give to their younger selves. Topics of discussion include:
- Staying resilient and overcoming adversity
- Succeeding with proactive leadership
- Understanding investment in yourself
- Creating a culture of connectivity, support and success in a remote work environment.
It’s not too late to register for this event. Click here for more information.
GetWITit is a non-profit organization with the specific mission of addressing the declining number of women in the information systems and computing industries through programs that promote awareness, address attrition, create opportunities to transition to tech and preparation for leadership.
About Our Speakers
Leigh Helsel is an account manager in our Columbus office. With more than 12 years of business consulting experience and 20 years in corporate retail, she has experience with a wide range of Fortune 500 organizations in multiple industries. She is a proven leader who emphasizes strategy, data and profitable growth for her clients. Leigh enjoys global travel, volunteering for Handshake America, is a technology start-up board member, and serves on the Fashion Retail Studied Industry Board at The Ohio State University.
Caroline is a Manager for our Columbus team, working to create an experience for her clients unlike (or unmatched) anywhere else. Caroline manages projects that range from large-scale implementations to targeted business process improvements. After graduating from Ohio University with a double-major in Economics and Spanish, she continued her professional education with certifications as a Scrum Master and Lean/Six Sigma. When she isn’t working, she spends her time volunteering and watching Cleveland sports.