Women in Tech Festival Speaker Archives

Six fabulous Festivals – and counting!
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2019 – Fifth Anniversary

May 24 - 25, 2019 | Computer History Museum | Mountain View, CA

2019 Keynotes

Kara Goldin

Kara Goldin Founder and CEO, hint

Alaina Percival

Alaina Percival CEO, Women Who Code

Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie NYT Best Selling Author, Alpha Girls

Heidi Zak

Heidi Zak CoFounder and Co-CEO, ThirdLove

2019 Speakers

Cack Wilhelm

Cack Wilhelm Partner, Accomplice

Shauntel Garvey

Shauntel Garvey General Partner, Reach Capital

Liv Erickson

Liv Erickson Social VR, Mozilla

Maria Soloveychik

Maria Soloveychik CoFounder and CEO, SyntheX

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Y-Vonne Hutchinson CoFounder, Project Include; CEO, ReadySet

Debbie Brackeen

Debbie Brackeen Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance Group

Kira Noodleman

Kira Noodleman Senior Associate and Investor, Bee Partners

Ashie Bhandiwad

Ashie Bhandiwad Founder and CEO, StemChef

Diane Wu

Diane Wu CoFounder and CEO, Trace Genomics

Micki Krimmel

Micki Krimmel Founder and CEO, Superfit Hero

Tara Chklovksi

Tara Chklovksi Founder and CEO, Iridescent

Kai Morton

Kai Morton Student and Computer Programmer

Nina Achadajian

Nina Achadajian Principal, Index Ventures / Founder, HIVE Ventures

Pree Walia

Pree Walia Founder and CEO, Preemadonna

Olya Irzak

Olya Irzak CoFounder and CEO, Frost Methane Labs

Inhi Cho Suh

Inhi Cho Suh General Manager, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Claire Lee

Claire Lee Head of Early Stage Client Acquisition, Silicon Valley Bank

Preetha Parthasarathy

Preetha Parthasarathy Partner, SAP.iO Fund

Chandra Mitchell

Chandra Mitchell General Counsel, Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley

Brittiney Jones

Brittiney Jones Principal Diversity Program Manager, Oracle North America

Kim Polese

Kim Polese Chairman and CoFounder, CrowdSmart

Connie Guglielmo

Connie Guglielmo VP and Editor in Chief, CNET

Fiona Brophy

Fiona Brophy Partner, Perkins Coie

Karina Cabrera Bell

Karina Cabrera Bell Founding Partner, OpenAccess

Nikita Sudan

Nikita Sudan Data Scientist, Walmart Labs

Lili Gangas

Lili Gangas Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Alicia Marie Phillips

Alicia Marie Phillips Ecommerce Manager, Ghirardelli Chocolate

Chloe Rogers

Chloe Rogers Founder and CEO, CommunityX

Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica Founder and CEO, O.school

Vy Tran

Vy Tran Founder and CEO, Wonder Hoodie

Maria Alegre

Maria Alegre Co-Founder, Chartboost

Iba Masood

Iba Masood CoFounder and CEO, TARA.AI

Purnima Kochikar

Purnima Kochikar Director, Google Play, Apps and Games

2018 – League of Extraordinary Women

April 12 - 13, 2018 | Computer History Museum | Mountain View, CA

2018 Keynotes

Kristina Jones

Kristina Jones Co-Founder, Courtbuddy

Tanya Soman

Tanya Soman Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Ooshma Garg

Ooshma Garg Founder & CEO, Gobble and Investment Partner, X Factor Ventures 

Jessica Naziri

Jessica Naziri Founder and CEO, TechSesh

2018 Speakers

Yun Freund

Yun Freund VP of Engineering, Equinix

VP of Software Engineering, GE Digital

Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura Director, JCP Program, Oracle

Director, Oracle

Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Howie Diamond

Howie Diamond Managing Director, Ranch Ventures

Sandra Lopez

Sandra Lopez VP, Intel Sports

VP, Intel Sports

Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence CEO and Cofounder, Chewse

Beena Ammanath

Beena Ammanath Founder & CEO, Humans for AI

Megan Holston-Alexander

Megan Holston-Alexander Venture Capital Senior Associate, Unusual Ventures

YingYing Li

YingYing Li Founder, Yingfluence

Maren Kate Donovan

Maren Kate Donovan Managing Partner, Recruit

Tim Wagner

Tim Wagner North America Ecosystem Lead, Accenture

Pat Milligan

Pat Milligan Leader of When Women Thrive and Multinational Clients, Mercer

Michael Redding

Michael Redding Managing Dir. Strategic Technology Innovation, Accenture

Tommy Lewis

Tommy Lewis Dir. of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Commercial Software Engineering

Rashida Hodge

Rashida Hodge VP, Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships

Caroline Hofmann

Caroline Hofmann COO, Republic

Christine Herron

Christine Herron Director, Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund

Yvonne Wassenaar

Yvonne Wassenaar CEO, Airware

Angie Coleman

Angie Coleman Director of Community, Lesbians Who Tech

Khalida Ali

Khalida Ali Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Zendesk

Anar Simpson

Anar Simpson Global Ambassador, Technovation

Laila Shabir

Laila Shabir Founder & CEO, Girls Make Games

Lucy Danziger

Lucy Danziger CEO & Founder, Hintd

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst

Irene Sandler

Irene Sandler VP, Cognizant Accelerator

Melissa Tsang

Melissa Tsang Product Manager, Upgrade, Inc.

Crystal Huang

Crystal Huang Principal, GGV Capital

Jessica Shamash

Jessica Shamash Head of Creative Production, Fable Studio

Jennifer Elias

Jennifer Elias Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Christine Alford

Christine Alford Director, Partner Experience & Startup Team, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft

Lo Toney

Lo Toney Managing Partner, Plexo Capital

Christie Pitts

Christie Pitts Investment Partner, Backstage Capital

Alison Haugan

Alison Haugan President and Co-Founder, OptiStreams, Inc

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh General Partner, Wasabi Ventures Global

Purnima Kochikar

Purnima Kochikar Director, Google Play, Apps and Games

Denyse Cardozo

Denyse Cardozo CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

2017 – Building the She Economy

March 24 - 25, 2017 | Microsoft | Mountain View, CA

2017 Keynotes

Rashmi Gopinath

Rashmi Gopinath Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund

Melody McCloskey

Melody McCloskey Founder, StyleSeat

Nora Poggi

Nora Poggi Creative Director, Director & Producer, She Started It

Kaitlyn Hova

Kaitlyn Hova Senior React Engineer & Co-founder of Hova Labs

2017 Speakers

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson GM Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

Abby Maldonado

Abby Maldonado Diversity Programs Specialist, Pinterest

Diversity Programs Specialist, Pinterest

Aicha Evans

Aicha Evans CEO, Zoox

VP, Intel

Becky Ann Hughes

Becky Ann Hughes VP, Glu Mobile

VP, Glu Mobile

David Julius King III

David Julius King III Director of Diversity and Belonging, Airbnb

Director of Diversity and Belonging, Airbnb

Holly Liu

Holly Liu Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, KABAM

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh General Partner, Wasabi Ventures Global

Debbie Brackeen

Debbie Brackeen Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance Group

Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica Founder and CEO, O.school

Iba Masood

Iba Masood CoFounder and CEO, TARA.AI

Purnima Kochikar

Purnima Kochikar Director, Google Play, Apps and Games

Denyse Cardozo

Denyse Cardozo CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

Deborah Magid

Deborah Magid Director, Software Strategies, IBM Ventures

Marlon C. Nichols

Marlon C. Nichols General Partner, Cross Culture Ventures

Eva Helén

Eva Helén CEO at EQ Inspiration and Epiquette

Anarghya Vardhana

Anarghya Vardhana Partner, Maveron

Anna Shen

Anna Shen Journalist and Startup Advisor

April Webster

April Webster Software Engineer, IBM Watson

Cather Simpson

Cather Simpson CSO, Engender Tech

Cynthia Ringo

Cynthia Ringo Impact Investor, Managing Partner, DBL Investors

Elizabeth K. Reynolds

Elizabeth K. Reynolds Ecosystems and Ventures, Senior Principal, Accenture

Janice McDonald

Janice McDonald Founder and CEO, The Beacon Agency

Joanne Vliet

Joanne Vliet Director, U.S. Commercial Services

Leila Wozniak

Leila Wozniak Development Manager at Covington & Burling

Anneka Gupta

Anneka Gupta President, LiveRamp

Dr. Ioana Cozmuta

Dr. Ioana Cozmuta Founder and Managing Partner, Gravity Free

Jing Brewer

Jing Brewer Principal Director, Accenture Ventures

Narges Baniasadi

Narges Baniasadi Venture Partner, Oxford Sciences Innovation

Nnenna Ukuku

Nnenna Ukuku Vice President Legal Affairs, Corporate Counsel at Samba TV

Rachel Chalmers

Rachel Chalmers Director, Transformation Growth Boards, Autodesk

Samaira Mehta

Samaira Mehta Founder and CEO, Coderbunnyz

Shaina Houston

Shaina Houston US Director, Commercial Software Engineering (CSE), Microsoft

Shanna Tellerman

Shanna Tellerman Founder and CEO, Modsy

Stephanie Lampkin

Stephanie Lampkin Founder and CEO, Blendoor

Tessa Lau

Tessa Lau Founder and CEO, Dusty Robotics

2016 – Women Around the Universe

March 30, 2016 | Microsoft | Mountain View, CA

2016 Keynotes

Shelly Kapoor-Collins

Shelly Kapoor-Collins Managing Partner, Shatter Fund

Arum Kang

Arum Kang Founder and CEO, Coffee Meets Bagel

Danae Ringelman

Danae Ringelman Founder, IndieGoGo

2016 Speakers

Jennifer Elias

Jennifer Elias Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh General Partner, Wasabi Ventures Global

Liv Erickson

Liv Erickson Social VR, Mozilla

Jody Vandegriff

Jody Vandegriff Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Founder of WebDAM

Denyse Cardozo

Denyse Cardozo CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

Deborah Magid

Deborah Magid Director, Software Strategies, IBM Ventures

Jenny Gonsalves

Jenny Gonsalves VP Engineering, Lyra Health

Adiba Barney

Adiba Barney Special Advisor, Silicon Valley Forum

Jill Fishbein

Jill Fishbein Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLC

Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger

Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger VP of Product, Figure8

Anna Counselman

Anna Counselman CoFounder, Upstart

Arie Horie

Arie Horie Founder and CEO, Women's Startup Lab

Barbara Holzapfel

Barbara Holzapfel GM of Education, Microsoft

Cindy Chu

Cindy Chu Director of Engineering, Polyvore

Emily Leproust

Emily Leproust CEO and Founder, Twist BioScience

Gretchen West

Gretchen West President and CEO at Schiebel Aircraft, Inc

Hadiyah Mujhid

Hadiyah Mujhid Founder and CEO, HBCUvc

Heather Hiles

Heather Hiles President and CEO, Calbright College

Jon Vlassopulos

Jon Vlassopulos Founder and CEO, Tribalist

Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan Founder and CEO, RoseRyan

Merope Mills

Merope Mills Partner and Editor, Tortoise Media

Philippe Laval

Philippe Laval Founder and 1st CEO, Evercontact

Poornima Vijayashankar

Poornima Vijayashankar Founder, Femgineer

Rebecca Kaden

Rebecca Kaden General Partner, Union Square Ventures

Steffi Paepcke

Steffi Paepcke Senior UX Designer, Toyota Research Institute

Suzy Ryoo

Suzy Ryoo President & Chief Strategy Officer, Q&A

Marlon C. Nichols

Marlon C. Nichols General Partner, Cross Culture Ventures

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan CIO, Consumer Tech Business Ops, Bank of America

Hannah Kain

Hannah Kain CEO, ALOM

2015 – Women in Tech Festival

March 7, 2015 | HP | Sunnyvale, CA

2015 Keynotes

Telle Whitney

Telle Whitney Former CEO, Anita Borg Institute

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt Founder & CEO, EBW2020

2015 Speakers

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh General Partner, Wasabi Ventures Global

Alaina Percival

Alaina Percival CEO, Women Who Code

Connie Guglielmo

Connie Guglielmo VP and Editor in Chief, CNET

Adiba Barney

Adiba Barney Special Advisor, Silicon Valley Forum

Arezoo Riahi

Arezoo Riahi Senior Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner, Autodesk

Candace Worley

Candace Worley Board Member at Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Cyan Banister

Cyan Banister Partner, Founders Fund

Eileen Carey

Eileen Carey CEO, Glassbreakers

Emily Fallon Baum

Emily Fallon Baum CEO and Founder, Keyrious

Francine Gordon

Francine Gordon Professor of Practice, Santa Clara University- Leavey School of Business

Gina O’Reilly

Gina O’Reilly COO, Nitro

Heather Furby

Heather Furby Executive Coach, Creative Age Leadership

Jana Trantow

Jana Trantow Director of Product, Kinship Labs

Jill Fishbein

Jill Fishbein Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLC

Joanna Riley

Joanna Riley CEO and Cofounder, Censia

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst

Neeta Mhatre

Neeta Mhatre VP, Program Mgmt Office, Intuitive

Rebekah Iliff

Rebekah Iliff Founder, WriteVest

Caroline Tsay

Caroline Tsay CEO and CoFounder, Compute Software

Faye Sahai

Faye Sahai Partner, Mirai.Global

Mara Lewis

Mara Lewis CoFounder, ID8 Innovation

Susan Mason

Susan Mason Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Aligned Partners

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