As an industry expert and influencer, Rhonda has been a keynote speaker and panelist at many conferences and events, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, WIT Connect, Microsoft Global CIO Summit, Dell EMC World, the U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Debate, SINET Innovation Summit, and the Outsourcing World Summit. She was interviewed on Fox News FBN:am about Grit & Grind, internet privacy, and women in technology.

She has spoken at commencement and events at Dartmouth, Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women, George Mason University, and Longwood University. Rhonda appreciates the opportunity to empower the next generation to seize their moments and share their passions with the world. 


Rhonda speaks on themes related to:

STEM leadership

Global Business



female empowerment




Please get in touch to inquire about Rhonda's availability for future opportunities.

For speaking engagements related to her book, see the Grit & Grind events page.

Rhonda Vetere is passionate, enthusiastic, and extremely articulate. She revved up the audience & sparked thoughtful questions to evoke what drives us to challenge ourselves. Rhonda’s attitude & charisma is like a beacon of energy! I loved her candor and personal examples. She kept our attention the whole time and answered all questions.
— Tracey Luma, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Randstad Technologies
Rhonda was a fantastic and engaging keynote for our signature fundraiser - WIT Connect. She instantly connected with members of the WIT community - from board members, executives, and even our female robotics teams to whom she provided encouraging words and advice for the future. Rhonda’s message was insightful, inspiring, and on par with our organization’s mission to empower girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
— Sandy D. Welfare, Executive Director, Women In Technology
Rhonda Vetere has emerged as one of the most prominent female voices in tech. Whether it’s getting business done on the golf course, traveling the globe, or running countless marathons, it’s safe to say that Rhonda Vetere puts passion into everything she does. That same drive and determination allow her to be a key player in the tech world, especially since her extensive IT management experience dates back to 25 years.
Rhonda speaking to local schoolgirls as part of the  Serengeti Girls Run

Rhonda speaking to local schoolgirls as part of the Serengeti Girls Run

Rhonda being interviewed on  Fox FBN:am

Rhonda being interviewed on Fox FBN:am


Speaking Engagements

Rhonda has spoken at an array of events, including:

SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon
New York City
Panel: Women Run the World

Wipro at the World Economic Forum
Panel: Inclusion Strategies to Inclusive Cultures: Perspectives from those in the Driver's Seat

WITI Women in Technology
New York City
Panel: Women in STEM Careers: The Passion & Tech that Drives YOU!

Women in Technology: WIT Connect
Georgia Aquarium
Keynote: Empowering Girls and Women

Microsoft Global CIO Summit
Panelist: Leading Change into a Digital Era

Avasant Empowering Beyond Summit
Porsche Experience Center
Keynote: Digital Singularity: Where Technology & the Human Experience Converge

U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Debate
Longwood University
Panelist: Advancing Cyber Security Technology: Obligations of Presidential Candidates and Citizens

Dell EMC World
Panelist: Customers Embrace the Digital Future

CDM MEDIA CISO Summit Europe
Panelist: Women in Security

Top 10 Women in Cloud
Panelist: How To Find The Next Sheryl Sandberg?

Symposium on Business Globalization
George Mason University
Panelist: Changing Environment in India

World BPO / ITO Forum 2010 Summit
Panelist: Offshoring Success Stories



A selection of press related to Rhonda's speaking engagements:

Women Run the World Panel Celebrates the Empowerment of Women on SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon Weekend
2019 – Women Run the World™ honoree panel discussed the topics of female leadership and empowerment. Vetere, who travels extensively and manages teams in countries around the world, agreed that self-care is vital.

The Digital Enterprise Transformation East Assembly, The Millenium Alliance
2019 – CIOs know that data and information technology have never been more important. Understanding the convergence of mobile, social, and cloud is the first critical step for organizations looking to create opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.

In Conversation With Rhonda Vetere | #HCLatDavos
2019 – Global CIO/CTO and author discussed human-technology harmony and the important skills needed for the next decade with HCL Technologies at Davos.

Ask Rhonda series, On the Dot Woman
2018 – “Ask Rhonda” is a monthly column where Rhonda answers questions about starting your own venture, moving up the career ladder, and more.

Samsung Business USA Podcast: IT Innovation Best Practices Across the SMB and Enterprise
2018 – Business Disrupted episode: What can enterprises learn from how small and medium-size businesses approach innovation, and how can SMBs benefit from adopting an enterprise approach?

Women in Technology Announces Keynote for WIT CONNECT 2018
2018 – One of the most prominent female voices in tech, Vetere is strategically aligned with WIT’s goal to empower girls and women to excel in STEAM – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Lessons from Leaders: Top Female Technologists Share Insights for Success
2017 – How can women best position themselves to navigate today's digital workplace, grow their sphere of influence and maximize career growth? This interactive Webcam Panel session in the "Women in Tech" series showcases the journeys of inspirational women who have advanced their careers in tech in innovative and standout ways.

2017 Microsoft Global CIO Summit
2017 – Speaker, Leading Change into a Digital Era


Dell EMC World
2016 – Panelist, Customers Embrace the Digital Future. “To stay ahead of the competition in the digital age, businesses must have an agile IT strategy that allows them to innovate and capitalize on new opportunities.”


Avasant Empowering Beyond Summit, Porsche Experience Center
2017 – Keynote, Digital Singularity: Where Technology & the Human Experience Converge. Over the course of the last 40 years, technology has driven a fundamental economic shift. The pace of digital innovation is increasing, real and digital worlds are merging, and the adoption of technology is no longer an option, but a necessity. 

Straight Talk Insights From and For C-Level Technology Executives
2017 – Rhonda Vetere on running IT at the speed of business: the challenges while leading the IT Infrastructure transformation for Estée Lauder Companies, leading innovation, changing role of a CxO in the 21st Century, her Change Management recipe for young leaders, and advice to aspiring women leaders in IT.

CDM MEDIA CISO Summit Europe
2016 – Panelist, Women in Security. Unlike typical tradeshows designed to attract hundreds of individuals of all different levels of seniority, from various industries, CDM Media’s events host a more exclusive event limited to 40-50 leading senior executives. This targeted and intimate event design yields strong collaboration, innovation and discussions key to individual success.

Advancing Cyber Security Technology:
Obligations of Presidential Candidates and Citizens

2016 – Panelist, Discussion hosted by the College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Debate. Panelists: General James Cartwright (retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who last served as the 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Rodney Blevins, and Val Rahmani (Former IBM Cyber Security Executive).

DCD Enterprise
2015 – Panelist, All-Conference Scrum Squad: 12 (or so) REALLY BIG IDEAS.

SINET Innovation Summit
2015 – This panel will explore approaches and solutions to this challenge with real security practitioners, including specific strategies on what security data to collect and what not to collect, how and where to best collect security data, and how to best make security data usable for analysts and actionable for the enterprise in an environment where the importance of quantifying and managing security risk is increasing exponentially.

The Outsourcing World Summit
2014 – Panelist on CSR in Action! The focus will be on the emerging field of Impact Sourcing – a new field of the outsourcing industry focusing on creating jobs for disadvantaged populations that don’t normally have opportunities for jobs in the BPO or ITO industries. 

How To Find The Next Sheryl Sandberg?
2014 - The event features live pitches from the Top 10 Women in Cloud 2014. During the event, the Top 10 Women will present their projects in a pitch-style competition.

Women in Business Networking Series Luncheon
2011 - George Mason University School of Business’ Women in Business Initiative luncheon, hosted by the Women in Business Steering Committee. 

Symposium on Business Globalization: Panel on India
2011 - Hosted by George Mason University School of Business, the panel discusses the changing environment of business globalization in India.

World BPO / ITO Forum 2010 Summit
2010 – Panelist at Offshoring Success Stories: Those Who Got It Right & the Lessons Learned.

IT Infrastructure Management Association Launches
2006 – The ITIM Association has assembled a group of leading industry advisers to identify a number of key focus areas in order to address critical issues affecting IT management. These leaders will provide expertise and lead member forums, discussions, blogs and other educational and membership community offerings. Network Operations led by Rhonda Vetere, JP Morgan Chase.

An industry icon and inspirational woman, Rhonda Vetere is my mentor, friend, and champion. Rhonda is president of nThrive here in [Atlanta], she was CTO at Estée Lauder, and she is a champion of all things STEM and STEAM.
— Jay Ferro, CIO/CTO, Angel Investor, Board Member

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