Creative Maven Upcoming Events

Catch our Head Maven, Heather Newman (@heddanewman) at events across the globe.


Microsoft Ignite 

September 24-28, 2018 | Orlando, FL

Heather Newman will be attending and taking part in the Diversity and Tech @ Microsoft Ignite 2018 programming.

Mavens Do It Better - Moments with Experts Podcast - Focus on Diversity in Tech

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 3:15pm - 4:00pm | Immersion Zone Podcast 2

Join the Mavens Do It Better: Moments with Experts podcast focused on diversity in tech to hear from Microsoft, Microsoft MVPs, and Microsoft Partners on how they are leading the charge building programs for diversity in tech in our industry.

Topics to include: empowerment, mentoring, parenting, networking, women in tech, and accessibility. I’ll be speaking with panelists:

  • Shona Chee, Product Marketing Manager and Diversity in Tech Lead for Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft 365 Team

  • Michelle Choate, Senior Partner Channel Marketing Manager, Microsoft

  • Heather Severino, Microsoft MVP, MCT and Owner of TeachUTech

Diversity and Women in Tech Meet-up - Empowering Everyone

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm | Orange County Convention Center, West 222

This meetup is a gathering for those interested in diversity in tech, women in tech and their allies across all Microsoft technologies. All are welcome to join in the meetup to talk about empowerment, mentoring, networking, and building allies. Come hear from and network with the leaders of diversity groups within our technical community and learn how they built and led their programs to empower everyone.

Heather Newman
Liz Sundet
Cristal Kawula

How to Kick Fear and Toxicity Out of the Workplace, A Practical Guide

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 9:35am - 9:55am | Orange County Convention Center, Expo Theater #6

Fear and toxicity are words that have no place in meetings, the workplace, or in our lives. These two words are bad for the world, and we all want to be appreciated and respected for the contributions we make to our jobs, careers, and organizations. Join Heather Newman, Office Servers and Services Microsoft MVP, CMO of Content Panda and CEO of Creative Maven, as she talks through the whys of bad workplace behavior and how to kick it out of your world with practical examples and guidance. We talk about tossing people under the bus, the acronym C.Y.A., the lizard brain, the imposter theory, and the art of reframing with actionable tips and tricks to take back to your organization.

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SharePoint Saturday San Juan

Saturday, November 3, 2018 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for SharePoint Saturday San Juan on November 3rd, 2018 at Piloto 151 located at 151 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico.

Heather Newman will be presenting:

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Panel - How to Build Programs to Empower Women and Encourage Male Allies

In this panel, speakers and Microsoft MVPs will discuss how to build diversity, inclusion and belonging programs, where they got started working in IT and how to encourage more women to join the IT workforce, and how we need male allies. Moderated by Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, Co-Founder and CMO of Content Panda - panelists to be named from confirmed speakers.

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