GHC 2013

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Wednesday, October 2:

  • 12:30-1:30p: CRA-W – “Graduate School Survival Skills”, MCC 200 A-C.
  • 12:30-1:30p: “Be More Strategic! Stories & Tips From Experienced Technical Women”, Auditorium Room 1.
  • 12:30-4:30p: Student Opportunity Lab, MCC: Ballroom A. “Thinking Big About Careers in Test: Driving your Career Forward”, “Difficult Conversations”, “Undergrad Research Internships”.
  • 3:30-4:30p: CRA-W – “Building Your Professional Network”, MCC 200 A-C.
  • 7:00-8:00p: Latinas in Computing Reception sponsored by MasterCard, MCC 205A. Limit: First 75 attendees.
  • 8:00p-9:00p: ACM-W Reception, MCC 208A.

Thursday, October 3:

  • 11:45a-12:45p: UWiC: “Building Leadership Skills: A Diverse Perspective”, Auditorium Room 3.
  • 12:45p-3:30p: Lunchtime Table Topic: IT in the Industry, MCC Halls B-C.
  • 2:15-3:30p: Faculty Lightning Talks, “Organizing a Celebration of Women in Computing in Your Country”, MCC 200 H-J.
  • 2:15-3:30p: UWiC: “Speed Mentoring”, MCC 200-D-G.

Friday, October 4:

  • 1-2:30p: Latinas in Computing Luncheon, 208 A-D. Limit: First 150 attendees.
  • 3:45 – 4:45p: UWiC – “Breaking Through the Concrete Ceiling/Avoiding the Glass Cliff: A Diverse Perspective”, MCC 200 H-J.
  • 5:15-6:15p: “The Role of Internet Technology in Humanitarian Disaster Response”, MCC 101 H-J.
  • 5:15-6:15p:Getting Out of the Shallow End: Techniques for empowering and encouraging underrepresented women in computing, MCC M100 C-H.
  • 6:30-7:30p: ABI Community Meetup with Cassidy Williams, MCC L100 A-J.

Speakers

Dana Lorberg
Group Executive, Technology Relationship Management
MasterCard Technologies & Operations

Dana J. Lorberg is group executive, Technology Relationship Management for MasterCard Technologies & Operations (MTO).  In this role, she is responsible for bridging the technology needs of MasterCard products and services teams with the technology development that supports them.

Prior to this role, she served as group executive for the MasterCard Global Network Products organization, where she was responsible for leveraging the MasterCard Worldwide Network to provide additional value to key stakeholders.

With MasterCard for more than 25 years, Ms. Lorberg has held a range of technology management positions. Her previous responsibilities include leading the software development for core and value-added MasterCard technology products, providing business ownership for MasterCard chip technologies and transaction processing products. She served as business unit financial officer for MTO, and led the information security and global business continuity practices for the company.  In addition, she led the launch of the information technology solutions consulting practice within MasterCard Advisors, leveraging the intellectual capabilities of MasterCard’s advanced technologies to drive value for customers.

Ms. Lorberg has been named among the Most Influential Women of St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal, as well as one of the Top 25 Non-Bank Women in Finance by U.S. Banker. Ms. Lorberg is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a bachelor’s degree in data processing and quantitative analysis.

Sheryl Andrasko
Group Executive, Customer Operations
MasterCard Technologies & Operations

Sheryl Andrasko is group executive, overseeing the Customer Operations division within MasterCard Technologies & Operations (MTO).  This role includes oversight of functions that support technology and operations end-to-end.  The Customer Operations functions include management of the Customer Implementation and Customer Operational support functions for our customers globally. In addition, she manages the Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) including integration, regression and user acceptance testing of the MasterCard software applications.

Mrs. Andrasko has held various roles in MasterCard over the past 18 years including functions in Systems Development, Technology Business and Global Operations.  Prior to joining MasterCard in 1995, Mrs. Andrasko held progressive positions at Sprint Corporation in Kansas City, MO.   

Mrs. Andrasko holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She is involved in several charitable and educational organizations including Youth in Need and Teach for America.  She also serves on the board of directors for the Junior Achievement organization.