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Port 2 - Inclusive Culture [clear filter]
Monday, April 22

1:30pm PDT

Diversity by Design: Including Immigrant Women of Color in Tech - Featuring DIG Digital Innovation Powered by Providence @Northeastern University Seattle - 401 Terry Ave N #103
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional organizational gender diversity efforts often ignore immigrant women of color. Through personal stories and data, our panel will illustrate what we're missing when existing conversations around diversity and inclusion in tech leave out immigrant women. We will propose ideas on how to best harness the diversity of, and effectively include immigrant women of color in your organizations.

avatar for Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan

CEO, Candour
Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy company. Ruchika is passionate about designing equitable workplaces and working with global organizations to creating cultures that empower employees from diverse backgrounds... Read More →

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Harini Gokul

Leader - Customer Solutions, Amazon
Harini Gokul is a global technology leader, an investor and a civic volunteer.She is a cloud industry leader with 20 years of experience driving global business strategy, and customer success for technology companies including Microsoft, AWS, and IBM. Harini has built and led global... Read More →
avatar for Denise Aguilar

Denise Aguilar

Campaign Strategist, Knack Collective
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Mariana Alper

Software Engineer, Nordstrom
Mariana Alper is a Software Engineer in Nordstrom working in the Navigation Service and Experience team. Before transitioning into tech, Mariana completed a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico. Afterward, she was an adjunct professor of mathematics... Read More →
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Tejaswini "TJ" Marathe

Sr. Product manager, Amazon
Tejaswini (TJ) Marathe is a Sr. Product manager for Alexa International Expansion at Amazon. She is currently the lead product manager for launching Alexa in new and existing markets through which Alexa-consumer interactions can happen in new languages. Prior to working at Amazon... Read More →

4:00pm PDT

The Right Crew: Secrets to a Successful Ally/Mentee Partnership - Featuring Nordstrom Technology @ThinkSpace - 1700 Westlake Ave N
Limited Capacity full
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We all have blind spots when navigating through our careers. Through proactive ally/mentee relationships these blind spots can be addressed. Get the inside scoop from our panel of successful ally/mentee teams. You’ll hear how their partnerships started, how they supported each other and the positive impact they had on each other. Learn what helped make these ally/mentee relationships thrive and how you can apply them in your own ally/mentee relationship.

avatar for Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Sr. Director, Capital One
Julie Jensen, Capital One’s Senior Director of Digital Design, is based here in Seattle. Julie earned her Bachelor’s of Science in English from the University of New Mexico and her Masters of Science in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. She... Read More →

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Marina Taylor

Director of Product, Code.org
Marina leads the Product team at Code.org which includes Product Management, Design, Data, and Customer Support. Her team is responsible for Code.org's website and tools that support the Hour of Code and the curriculum that is used to teach introductory computer science classes to... Read More →
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Alice Steinglass

President, Code.org
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Jesse Rhodes

Strategic Risk Management Executive, Amazon
Mr. Rhodes, a leader within Amazon Web Service with over 20 years of professional and ‘Big 4’ public accounting experience. Mr. Rhodes specialize in providing risk insight and opportunities to automate and streamline internal controls.Mr. Rhodes is a lifetime member of the National... Read More →
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Pallavi Pangarkar

Director, R&D, VMware
Pallavi currently works as the Executive Ambassador in the Office of the CTO at VMware.  In this techno-functional role, she is responsible for leading, shaping and maintaining various executive level human and technology relationships across VMware, its top-tier strategic customers... Read More →
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Jeannette Burgess

Snr Staff Program Manager, VMware
Jeannette Burgess is an executive facing, seasoned leader in the domain of Program Management. Currently, she is a Senior Staff Program Manager at VMware in the Office of the CTO.  She has over 20 years of experience in program management and leadership spanning government contracting... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Ghant

Chelsea Ghant

Program Manager II, Amazon

Monday April 22, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
ThinkSpace - 1700 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Tuesday, April 23

4:00pm PDT

Hiding in the Bathroom: Emotions in the Workplace & How to Manage Them @ATLAS Workbase - 500 Mercer St
Limited Capacity full
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What happens when you start to feel frustrated, worried, disappointed, or just plain mad at work? For many women the answer is to “hide in the bathroom” and cry. Why? Because up until now showing emotions in the workplace has been seen as a weakness. Yet, women and men are emotional creatures. During this panel discuss we’ll discuss when it is appropriate to express true emotions at work, how embracing vulnerability can improve your career, and tips for keeping things professional while remaining authentic to yourself.

avatar for Julie Lynn Try

Julie Lynn Try

CEO, jlBrand Marketing
“Everything I do centers around helping entrepreneurs bring their dreams to life and life to their dreams. To inspire creativity so that we all benefit from a happier universe.” Julie Lynn Try, JL, is a marketing consultant with experience working with corporations as large as... Read More →

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Jeremy Flores

Engineering Manager, Mighty AI
Jeremy is a programmer and engineering leader at Mighty AI in Seattle, WA. Believing technology as the means rather than the end, Jeremy takes a human-centric approach to both people leadership and software development. With 15 years experience, he utilizes technology as a medium... Read More →
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Robin Quinn Keehn

Founder, Raising Quit-Proof Kids, LLC
Robin Quinn Keehn has had years of experience running businesses that center around teaching and mentoring. A former music & dance studio owner with more than 60 employees and thousands of students, Robin has a passion for helping parents, teachers & coaches raise kids that stick... Read More →
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Carol Madison

Director Of Software Development, Amazon Web Services
High EQ servant leader with demonstrated history of creating heterogeneous, inclusive teams. With a focus on people and results, I have been fortunate to work with and learn from intelligent and actionable teams. Comprehensive background in:• Voice of the Customer (trained at GE... Read More →
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Pearly Tang

Founder | Director, Young Innovators
A twelve year veteran of global higher education Pearly has educated 5000+ students from 15+ countries through programs she instructed, created, or directed. Now she spends her days creating innovative curriculums for schools, organizations, and businesses; advising learning institutions... Read More →
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Monica Guzman

Cofounder, The Evergrey
Mónica Guzmán is co-founder and director of The Evergrey, a daily newsletter that helps 11,000+ Seattleites make the most of their city. She is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review, and studied how to connect journalists... Read More →

Tuesday April 23, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
ATLAS Workbase - 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Wednesday, April 24

1:30pm PDT

Shifting the Culture In Male Dominated Industry - Featuring Wave Business @ WeWork - 501 Eastlake Ave E
Limited Capacity full
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In today's male-dominated tech industry, business are starting to recognize the benefits of developing and fostering a workplace culture where traditionally under-utilized talent can thrive. From education to HR policy to day-to-day leadership, companies are working hard to figure out how to effectively support inclusion and shift their workplace culture. In this session, we'll learn and explore the crucial building blocks that create effective and long-lasting cultural change in male-dominated workplaces.

avatar for Stephanie Redivo

Stephanie Redivo

Senior Program Manager, Stephanie A Redivo
Stephanie is a fearless Diversity and Inclusion leader with over 20 years of software experience. She motivates employees to become more inclusive through awareness and vulnerability. Her Diversity and Inclusion journey started in 2011 when she became the GIRLsmarts4tech Grade 7 sponsor... Read More →

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Noah Addy

Director of Engineering - Concur Mobile & Hipmunk, SAP Concur
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Cynthia Tee

Senior Director of Engineering, Nordstrom
Combining her love of fashion and technology, Cynthia is Senior Director of Engineering at Nordstrom where she is responsible for services that power checkout, payments, and order management. With a passion for building inclusion and belonging in our tech industry, she is a trained... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Galasso

Vanessa Galasso

Global Business Operations Manager, Amazon Web Services
Action oriented executive with strong analytical, financial and operational management skills with experience performing a variety of strategic front office and infrastructure roles within a global organization. Skilled project manager with international experience and a successful... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Palecki

Jennifer Palecki

Vice President, People, Highspot
Jennifer drives the people engine that aligns individual and team capabilities to Highspot’s business objectives and growth. Jennifer’s 15 years of experience building and scaling technology companies through people and programs include HR leadership roles at Skytap, EMC’s specialty... Read More →

Wednesday April 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
WeWork - 501 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109
Thursday, April 25

10:00am PDT

Disruptive Vision: People Over Profits @ Capital One - 501 Eastlake Ave E
Limited Capacity seats available

When people think of business cases and products, they traditionally focus on direct profits - often at the expense of customers. But this short-sighted approach creates an adversarial dynamic that benefits no one. “People over profits” has become the battle cry of the disruptor – and it works. If you prioritize customers in the short-term, with an eye on keeping costs low, you create a win-win partnership in the long-term. We'll explain why this credo makes sense, using a mix of theory and real world examples. Then we’ll work with you to develop your own People over Profits vision and give you the tools to make it happen at your workplace.

avatar for Katie Schlesinger

Katie Schlesinger

Principal Data Scientist, Capital One
Katie Schlesinger enjoys examining data in new, creative ways to determine the underpinnings of trends and behaviors. As a Principal Data Scientist for Capital One, she creates models to help customers become more financially healthy. Collaborating with partners in Design, Research... Read More →
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Anjaly Poruthoor

Business Manager, Capital One
Anjaly Poruthoor is a business manager with Capital One. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a hunger to try something totally new – like business analytics at a major bank. Since then her roles have been filled with smaller pivots, from classic... Read More →

Thursday April 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Capital One - 501 Eastlake Ave E, Ste 500, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech - Featuring Valorem @Northeastern University Seattle - 401 Terry Ave N #103
Limited Capacity filling up

What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are?  "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences.

avatar for Andre Player

Andre Player

Managing Director, Valorem Reply
Andre Player has crafted a career from a two-fold passion — a passion for people and for connecting them with the solutions that make their businesses more successful. He is an innovative marketing professional who specializes in providing creative and effective strategies that... Read More →

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Brian Toba

Sr. Director Technology, Nordstrom
Brian Toba is an entrepreneur, passionate about solving real world problems through technology. His experience extends from Marketing and Consumer Research at Procter & Gamble, through Software Development at Microsoft, to being the co-founder and CTO of BevyUp. In 2018, BevyUp was... Read More →
avatar for Dina Levitan

Dina Levitan

MBA Student, University of Washington
Dina has ten years of experience in the tech industry, most recently at Google as an engineering leader working on products such as Gmail, Calendar, and Google Compute Engine. Throughout her career, she's been a strong advocate for inclusion, having built a global mentoring program... Read More →
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Marnie Weber

Sr. Technical Product Manager, Expedia Group
As a Senior Technical Product Manager at Expedia Group, Marnie Weber is living her dream job every day.  In her unique role, she helps engineers and engineering leaders become excellent storytellers, and she drives other global initiatives that strengthen leaders and foster employee... Read More →
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Jodi-Ann Burey

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Riveter
Jodi-Ann Burey is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at The Riveter, a membership workspace and community platform built by women, for everyone. She leads the development of a robust programming portfolio that powers The Riveter’s mission to redefine... Read More →
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Barbara Toorens

Consultant, Humanista Projects LLC
Barbara Toorens is an entrepreneur at heart with 10+ years in the IT sector and an appetite for communications, partnerships and strategy. She launched Humanista Projects, her second marketing and communications consultancy, in July 2017 after spending 7 years in Europe bridging the polarities of business, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and the IT sector. Barbara’s work spans industries, disciplines, and continents and has part... Read More →
avatar for Shaundra Crittenden

Shaundra Crittenden

Software Engineering Student, Flatiron School
Shaundra’s been playing the “what if?” game her entire life. And she’s bringing that drive to experiment and create to her burgeoning career in software development. Though a builder at heart, Shaundra’s up for some heavy dismantling—like tearing down obstacles to opportunity... Read More →
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Kara Ottewell

Software Development Manager, Amazon
Kara got into computer programming in the 1980s, writing experimental control software, and data analysis for her Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics. She was a physics researcher at CERN, DESY and the University of Manchester. Her first software job was at a small Stockport company... Read More →

Friday, April 26

1:30pm PDT

True Allyship: Be a Better Ally All the Time, Every Day - Featuring Highspot @Capital One - 501 Eastlake Ave E, Ste 500
Limited Capacity filling up

True Allyship is not defined by intent, but by impact. The question to ask yourself is: How do I ensure that I'm having the impact of an ally?

Join us for a lively discussion about this leading question as we dive into the concept of privilege, our unconscious biases, and why intent can only go so far. Our all male panelists  will share their experiences, the barriers they've faced and overcome while imparting valuable advice on how you can act with impact as an ally every day, in the workplace and beyond.

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Sonia Dara

Women in Business and Technology Podcast, Microsoft
Sonia was raised by her immigrant Indian parents in Atlanta, Georgia, and while in high school she began to pursue a professional modeling career in New York and Europe with Elite Model Management and IMG. While studying Economics at Harvard, she became the first South Asian Sports... Read More →
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Colleen O'Brien

Marketer, Microsoft M12
I am a strategic thinker, strong communicator, and customer advocate with experience in product marketing, agency management, partnerships, cloud technology platforms, social community management, website content development, and driving cross-functional initiatives.I have seven years... Read More →

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Anthony Suarez

CTO, Code.org
Anthony Suarez joined Code.org as Chief Technology Officer in 2018. His engineering teams are responsible for Code.org’s software products, including Code Studio and the Hour of Code, which allow millions of students globally to learn computer science.Anthony is passionate about... Read More →
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Scott Ehnert

CTO, Moz, Inc
Engineering and Operations leader with technical background in Network Engineering and datacenters. Focused on developing leaders, maturing organizations, and fostering healthy workplace culture.15 years of network operations / network engineering. 10 years of project management.9... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Modjeska

Jeremy Modjeska

Sr. Director, Engineering, Highspot
Jeremy is an experienced leader of high-performing, inclusive teams, and a returning WiT Regatta panelist. He heads engineering at Highspot, the highest user-rated sales enablement platform, and an award-winning workplace recognized by Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and Comparably. Highspot... Read More →
avatar for Krish Srinivasan

Krish Srinivasan

Chief Financial Officer, PCC Community Markets
Seasoned finance, strategy and communications executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in public and venture backed firms, with high profile roles at Remitly, Lyft, Amazon and Microsoft. Strong track record of delivering results; building and scaling operating processes... Read More →

Friday April 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Capital One - 501 Eastlake Ave E, Ste 500, Seattle, WA 98109