Women in IT Program at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™

Designed for like-minded executive women, Gartner Women in IT Program provides an environment and a platform to discuss how women can lead, find their voice and bring their brilliance forward. 

“The targeted events for Women in IT are so valuable. They help attack topics with a unique perspective.”

Jamie Luminais, VP Enterprise Applications, H&E Equipment

2021 program highlights

  • Breakout session: Featuring Gartner research, strategies and guidance to address diversity within IT organizations
  • Roundtables: For you to join Gartner experts and your peers from India for conversations ranging from finding your voice to leadership strategies for women
  • Gartner one-on-one meetings: Access to Gartner experts to discuss your most critical business objectives
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with peers, network and continue conversations on the Braindate platform.
  • CIO exclusive content: Designed to address mission critical topics facing Women CIOs

2021 insights included:

  • The role of allyship
  • Leading in a diverse and dispersed organization
  • Work-life balance in a hybrid environment 
  • Breaking barriers in IT for underrepresented communities 
  • Innovation through success and failure

2021 featured sessions

  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: The Leadership Fabric to Thrive Postpandemic
  • CIO Roundtable: Making Hybrid Work a Catalyst for Inclusivity and Not a Tool of Divisiveness
  • CIO Workshop: Pivoting Your Personal Leadership Style for the New Normal
  • CIO Workshop: The Hybrid Future − Creating "Psychological Safety"
  • CIO Roundtable: Share Your Hack − Addressing the Implications of Agility Beyond “Agile delivery” Methods

*CIO Roundtables are available to CIO Experience attendees only. Roundtables have limited capacity and are for end-users only.

D,E&I and Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Designed exclusively for like-minded senior executives, the Gartner D,E&I and CSR Program  provides an environment and platform that nurtures collaboration and fosters the creation of long-lasting peer connections.

Track sessions and interactive experiences focused on issues relevant to diverse identities, including neurodiversity, as well as corporate sustainability, equity and inclusion.


Peer Conversation
Session Title: Peer Conversation: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for senior executives
Session Description: This session will be a facilitated discussion focusing on the Women Empowerment and importance of diversity, equity & inclusion for leaders who manage large, diverse organizations and teams. What culture, organizational politics, and tactics are you and your peers using to address these very current, and critical issues?

Track Session
ESG: What Boards Want CIOs to Know and Do
Stakeholder pressure is driving the growth in board attention on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. CIOs should verse themselves on what ESG is and how it's different from sustainability and CSR. And CIOs should be prepared to inject data and insight that will help the enterprise improve access to capital, cost of capital, operating costs and ultimately stock performance.

CIO Roundtable
Making  Hybrid Work a Catalyst for Inclusivity and Not a Tool of Divisiveness
Hybrid work environments are creating both opportunities and challenges for CIO’s. Join this facilitated peer discussion to share your best practices on expanding the pool of potential resources, skills and talent while also effectively creating a culture of inclusivity versus one of exclusion and isolation.