Wednesday, January 27th, 2019

Authors: Kay Cioffi, Ward Howell

Kay Cioffi, a partner at Ward Howell, held an event for changes leaders from across New York City. Lucy Sanders, CEO of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), spoke to the group about inclusive culture with an emphasis on inclusive leadership. The environment was active and energetic and her talk generated an interactive dialogue with some great conversation. Attendees were also given the opportunity to network with fellow change leaders from various backgrounds. Here is what some of the attendees had to say…

Florence D. Hudson , Founder & CEO, FDHint, LLC


“The Ward-Howell Gender & Tech event organized by Kay Cioffi with NCWIT in NYC was a great event for many reasons. Lucy Sanders, CEO of NCWIT, never disappoints. Lucy presented thought provoking insights and clarity, enabling us to consider how to diagnose and predict a more comprehensive and inclusive leadership environment. A rich networking environment with contemporary leaders from many types of firms and passions made the discussion and the opportunity for follow-on collaboration exciting and inspiring. I have new connections from the event to help grow diversity and inclusion in advanced technology endeavors that will enrich all our firms, and our world.”

Kay Cioffi , Partner, Ward Howell

“Even on a cold and busy Monday evening in Manhattan, change leaders from across the city and from different backgrounds gathered at Ward Howell to connect/reconnect and to hear NCWIT CEO Lucy Sanders talk about Inclusive Leadership within the cultures of technology companies. While the issues that divide us are complex, bringing people together is not that hard. If you’re a tech leader and you’re in it to win, NCWIT is the best resource for building innovative and high performing cultures.”

Nagaraj Rao, Ph D., Professor, Mercy College

“I met several smart and service oriented people. It was a great group. Even though I had heard Lucy talk about those issues, I learned how far she has taken it with the support of so many people like you. NCWIT has become a force for educating powerful people and entities and successfully making it happen. I was thrilled to hear the success of Aspirations activities (83% of the awardees seeking IT majors).”