International Women's Day 2021
1871 is thrilled for you to join us and Discover as we #ChooseToChallenge!
Here on your event dashboard, you can find everything you need to enjoy the day’s programming, including a full agenda, links to the virtual speakers, workshops and more.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee & Networking ☕ 💻 ❤️
Join Discover and 1871 staff as well as your fellow International Women’s Day attendees for a casual networking session – B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Coffee) encouraged!
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM
Discover Fireside Chat
Fireside chat moderated by Betsy Ziegler, featuring Diane Offereins, Executive Vice President, President – Payment Services, Discover Financial Services.
Betsy Ziegler CEO of 1871
Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked university affiliated-tech incubator in the world. Previous to 1871, Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience. From 2011 through September 2015, she served as associate dean of degree programs and dean of students. Prior to Kellogg, she served as a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office where she led the firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations and Technology practice.
Diane Offereins Executive Vice President, President – Payment Services, Discover Financial Services
With more than 35 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, Diane Offereins has served as Discover Financial Services Executive Vice President, President – Payment Services since 2009, and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. As the head of Discover’s Payment Services division, she is responsible for uniting three payment networks – Discover Network, Diners Club International and PULSE – into a global payments business. Ms. Offereins has been with Discover since 1998 and has held several positions within the company, including Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, prior to overseeing Discover’s Payment Services business.
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Choose from one of two tracks!
Professional Development Track
Finding Your Confident Voice
Many of us are confident in our capabilities, and could use a boost when it comes to sharing those skills with others. During this workshop, we will discuss increasing executive presence through preparation.