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Meet + Network with CNN’s Women Leaders & Allies

PowerToFly is thrilled that our first event of 2020 is taking us back to Atlanta for our first ever event with CNN, the world leader in online news and information. This is your opportunity to meet the women tech leaders and allies behind the world's most essential and engaging source of news.

United by a mission to inform, engage and empower the world, CNN reaches more screens than any other new source in the world. Join for a behind-the-scenes look at the game-changing work going on at CNN Digital from some of the powerhouse technologists who make it happen.

This event takes place on Wednesday, January 15th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the CNN Center in Atlanta.

AGENDA (Subject to Change)

  • 5:30pm - Check-in and networking over refreshments
  • 6:30pm - Event kickoff by PowerToFly's Dionna Smith-Keels, Strategic Global Enterprise D&I Executive
  • 6:35pm – Welcome & Who We Are
  • 6:40pm – What We're Building & How We're Growing by Robyn Peterson, CTO of CNN Digital
  • 6:50pm – A Deep Dive + Q&A, moderated by Annie Corriveau, Application Implementation Manager, featuring:
  • 7:20pm – Small Group Breakout Sessions for Targeted Networking
  • 7:40pm – A 360° View of CNN Digital, moderated by Melissa Koehler, VP of Delivery & Strategic Operations, featuring:
  • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Closing & Extended Networking

Never been to a PowerToFly event before? Here's what one attendee had to say about our November event in Atlanta: "The panelists were inspiring and it was great socializing with both employees and leaders."

CNN is in the midst of rapid transformation and is looking for innovators, makers, and dreamers who will lead and drive their growth with the goal of making the world a better, more connected place. While you don't need to be looking for new opportunities in order to attend the event, CNN is hiring. CNN offers extremely competitive benefits including: a 401(k) with matching, a stock purchase plan, child care, domestic partner coverage, fertility assistance, paid training, and remote opportunities.

About PowerToFly's Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Please note, this event is attended for professionals working as Senior Software Engineers, Senior Mobile Engineers, Software Developers in Test, and Product Managers. If you are currently working as a journalist or media professional, this event is not a great fit for you and we recommend you visit CNN's career page.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and CNN cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

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