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AITP-RTP Meeting | Women in Tech | Mar 9, 2023

  • 9 Mar 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606


  • Included in Annual Membership

AITP-RTP Meeting – Women in Tech 


A panel of 5 distinguished women in technology

Our Speaker:

Profile photo of Raji Padmanabhan

Raji Padmanabhan

SVP & Executive Director Corporate Technology, First Citizens Bank

Prior to joining First Citizens, Raji led large-scale application development and support, data, business intelligence and infrastructure teams at Nortel Networks, Tekelec and Oracle. She began her career as a Unix-C developer and still cherishes the moment where she cracked passwords of all her peers, few weeks into her first job.

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl

Sherri Yerk-Zwick

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Campbell University

Experienced higher education leader with over 35 years of proven leadership and managerial abilities in all aspects of higher education technology and library environments. I strive to create inclusive environments that foster personal and professional growth, challenge the status quo, and enable success. My leadership philosophy focuses on helping organizations understand their goals and aspirations and bringing together the people, process, and tools to realize those goals.

Jennifer Shevach

Sr. Director Of Engineering, Pendo.io

Jennifer lives to solve problems; a true engineer, Jennifer began her career in Arizona supporting system software for one of Intel’s microprocessor fabrication facilities. There she learned the true meaning of critical thinking. After moving back to NC to start a family, Jennifer took a break from software to raise her daughters and run her own business: a multi-location women’s fitness boot camp. With software as her true passion, Jennifer returned to the software industry after a twelve (12) year hiatus.
Phoebe T. Thermitus, MBA, PMP

Phoebe T. Thermitus

Director, Strategic Project Management, Lenovo

I have worked in technology related fields for 20+ years, including leading development and project management teams to work across various groups to deliver results. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an experience people manager, a member of the Toastmasters, and a certified speaker and trainer for leadership development and behavioral analysis.

Jennifer Varron

EVP, Director Infrastructure and Operations, State Employee Credit Union

As the Executive Vice President, Director of Infrastructure and Operations for State Employees Credit Union (SECU), Jennifer Varron drives strategy and technical vision for the enterprise. A results driven leader who understands how to align IT strategies to meet today’s and future business needs. Jennifer joined SECU in March 2022 to help build a strong foundation, financial acumen and process improvements across the teams.

Becky Scott


Becky Scott has worked in technology in one form or another over the past 25 years. From IT at a Southern California university, to several others: a major mobile carrier, a cable entertainment provider, a big data company, the company that built the backbone of the internet, and now a cloud directory service. They’ve all built a greater community and connections that she enjoys being a part of.


5:30 – 6:15pm: Check-in & Networking

6:15 – 7:00pm: Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 7:10pm: Opening Remarks

7:10 – 8:00pm: Program

8:00 – 8:30pm: Close and Additional Networking

Photography and Video Policy:

Attendees are permitted to take pictures of individuals or smaller groups as long as permission is given from the subject(s) of the photo. AITP-RTP board members may take pictures or a video recording of presenters and attendees for various purposes.  However, the use of any kind of video recording or video streaming device from attendees is not permitted.  Registration to the meeting implies acceptance of this policy.

About us

We welcome all IT professionals, from those just starting their career to those who’ve retired yet want to stay engaged, from front-line staff to executives, from long-term practitioners to those in transition, we believe our diversity is a differentiator.    

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