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Tuesday, October 26 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Keynote Conversation with Six-Time Everest Summiteer Melissa Arnot & GDIT’s Kristie Grinnell

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Did you know? Fewer than 300 people have climbed to the highest point in each of our 50 states. Some of these high points are true mountains and others are merely elevated places, but the point is: Climbing them all takes gumption, skill, strength, and a little curiosity too.

Please join Kristie Grinnell, GDIT VP, Global CIO and Chief Supply Chain Officer for a fireside chat with six-time Everest summiteer Melissa Arnot. Melissa has climbed all 50 points – and she did it in less than 50 days as part of the Fifty Peaks Challenge. In this discussion, Melissa and Kristie will talk about the ways women are constantly “climbing mountains to reach their full potential” – and everything that entails. From proving our self-worth to performing under pressure to being unafraid to fail, this discussion will highlight the common challenges we face and the importance of having the right climbers alongside us on our mountains.

You don’t want to miss this session!

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Kristie Grinnell

Vice President, Information Technology and Supply Chain and Global Chief Information Officer, GDIT
Kristie Grinnell serves as GDIT’s Global Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Supply Chain. In this role, she leads GDIT’s transformational enterprise IT strategic plan and IT Shared Services center for our customer base.

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Melissa Arnot Reid

Co-Founder, The Juniper Fund
Melissa has been a working mountain guide since 2004. She is a passionate seeker of shared adventures and perfecting the balance of learning and teaching. As an athlete, she is in competition with only herself, constantly pushing her own limits and trying to be the best mountain traveler... Read More →
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Sarah Holland

Sales Director, Unanet 
Sarah has worked with hundreds of large and small Government Contractors supporting their evaluation of Unanet’s ERP and CRM software. She has been with Unanet for over a decade and takes pride in having played a key role in growing the company into the market leader it has become. Throughout... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT