American Express Company

An Inside Look at Our Event with American Express

On April 12th, PowerToFly partnered with American Express to present an exclusive evening for women in tech at Amex's gorgeous office in Sunrise, Florida. A great crowd turned out to hear a panel of American Express senior leadership, network with both Amex executives and their fellow women in tech and score a complimentary headshot.

  • The night kicked off with a keynote address by American Express VP, Technology Ileana Figueroa.
  • The audience was treated to insightful product demos from American Express team members Cheryl Duke, Elizabeth Herbert, and Donna Peters.
  • The centerpiece of the evening was a fireside chat with Licenia Rojas, a twenty-year veteran of American Express and their Senior Vice President and Unit CIO, Global Services Group.
  • Ileana then joined Cheryl Rico, VP and Unit CIO, Global Consumer Services Technology, and Dean Vocaturo, VP/GM, Network Engineering & Optimization for a panel and audience Q&A.

American Express is hiring. To learn more including their open roles, visit their page on PowerToFly and click "Follow."

Check out some photos from the event below!

All photos by Katherine Bianko / Bianko Photography

PowerToFly partnered with American Express to present an evening with their technology team at their office in Sunrise, Florida.

In Person Events

Don't Get Discouraged, There's A Place For Everybody.

Do your part, build your network, and come to a PowerToFly event near you.

We love meeting new people at our in-person events.

Malieka Bundy, Senior CRM Consultant, accepted our LinkedIn invitation to build her network at a recent event in San Francisco with our partners at Checkr.

In this video, she shares her strategy on how to get more diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

She believes that more diverse and qualified people should be in positions of authority.

Malieka is doing her part to open doors for those who are looking to fill the spots.

Join the conversation.


Interested in attending our next event? Email us at to find an event near you.

By the way, Checkr is hiring!

Some open roles include:

  • Director of Engineering
  • Director of Product Management
  • Strategic Partner Manager
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Fair Chance Development Manager
  • Litigation Counsel
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Director, People Business Partner
  • Database Reliability Engineer

...and dozens more!

Learn more and apply here.

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