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Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner – July 25th in San Mateo

Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner

You are invited to a Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner on Wednesday, July 25 in San Mateo – an exciting evening of networking, delicious food & drink, & discussions around the new possibilities of a smarter, more connected world!

SiFive is at the forefront of the RISC-V Revolution and on a mission to empower the world’s entrepreneurs and their ideas. We do this by providing an entirely new way to design chips and by providing tools, platforms, and an ecosystem that dramatically reduces prototyping costs. Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in, Networking with Appetizers & Cocktails
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, Lightning Talks & Fireside Chats, Followed by Q&A
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More Networking, Group Discussions & Standup Sessions

About SiFive:

SiFive was founded by the inventors of the RISC-V ISA, a breakthrough computer architecture that is enabling the democratization of silicon and silicon design. The world is seeing a massive surge in demand for custom chips for IoT, Edge, and AI/ML applications.

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Megan WachsMegan Wachs, Senior ASIC Design Engineer, SiFive
Megan is an ASIC Design Engineer at SiFive, the company founded by the inventors of the free and open RISC-V ISA, and chair of the RISC-V Debug Task Group. At SiFive, Megan is the platform lead for the Freedom Everywhere Platform, and has authored open source RTL for the industry’s first RISC-V silicon, as well as contributed to hardware and software development for the HiFive1 Arduino-compatible RISC-V development kit. Prior to SiFive, Megan served in engineering roles in Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division. Megan earned her Ph.D. and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Brown University.

Talk Topic: “The RISC-V Revolution” by Megan Wachs
The software world has embraced concepts that have increased the productivity of teams of all sizes: using Free & Open technology, spinnimg up quickly on the cloud with limited infrastructure, and leveraging reusable libraries vs starting from scratch. The ASIC (silicon chip) design world hasn’t caught up. SiFive focuses on bridging the gap, to enable a team of hackers in a garage to dream big and prototype quickly. This talk dives into a little about what that means to me as a SiFive engineer.

Huma AbidiHuma Abidi, Director of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Product Group, Intel
Huma is the engineering director of the Artificial Intelligence Product Group at Intel, where she is responsible for deep learning framework software optimization for Intel Xeon processors. Huma joined Intel as software engineer and has since worked in a variety of engineering, validation, and management roles in the area of compilers, binary translation, and machine learning and deep learning. She received the Intel Achievement Award for her work in the Software and Services Group and was twice recognized with the Intel Software Quality award. She is passionate about women’s education and serves on the board of directors at ROSHNI, a philanthropic organization that educates and supports underprivileged girls in India. Huma holds a BS in pre-med and chemistry and an MS in computer science from the University of Massachusetts.

Talk Topic: “An Overview of Machine Learning / Deep Learning” by Huma Abidi
Huma will present an overview of her work on machine and deep learning. She will cover Intel’s portfolio in this space, which includes TensorFlow and other other flexible, open-source AI frameworks.

Amy LindburgAmy Lindburg, Product Manager – SiFive Cloud Services, SiFive
Amy is the Product Manager for SiFive Cloud Services. Amy started her career at Bell Labs, where she was a designer of the full-custom analog chip that became the founding technology of Resound, Inc. She went on to design a chip for the Macintosh Quadra and the motherboard for the Powerbook Duo computer at Apple. Stints at General Magic (see the trailer for the upcoming movie), Violet (early e-commerce), Home (three kids for 10+ years), Adobe (flash virtual machine), and Docker (container technology, DevOps) have provided Amy with the critical depth/breadth to be effective in her current “dream” job at SiFive. Amy has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Talk Topic: “Making Hard Things Simple” by Amy Lindburg

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X LinkedIn Dinner – July 18th in Mountain View

Girl Geek X LinkedIn Dinner

Join fellow girl geeks at Linkedin Girl Geek X Dinner on Wednesday, July 18th in Mountain View, California – to learn from LinkedIn girl geeks giving talks about bias in machine learning, UX research and protecting member privacy.

There will also be a panel where LinkedIn leaders share their daily routine (eg. challenges, success, productivity) and give career advice.

Network with other girl geeks! Plus, enjoy a delicious dinner and great LinkedIn swag! Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Networking & Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Talks & Panel
7:30pm – 8:00pm: More Networking

Girl Geek Panelist Bios:

Jenie GaoJenie Gao, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Jenie is currently a Director of Engineering at LinkedIn. During her seven year(+) tenure with the company, she has risen through the ranks from a senior software engineer in LinkedIn Flagship product development focused on projects that help drive site growth, user engagement and content creation to now leading a team of engineers developing the company’s presentation infrastructure. Prior to working at LinkedIn, Jenie worked at Google, startups and IBM, so she’s very familiar with what is takes to succeed at fast-paced technology companies in Silicon Valley. With a data and backend engineering background from her time both at LinkedIn and Google, Jenie understands that technology enables and transforms businesses. She believes people and culture are fundamental building blocks of great technologies, and ultimately, code is written to benefit human lives. It’s Jenie’s goal to undo technology isolation and utilize technology to strengthen our notion of society, enhance our connections to others and help each other. It’s her passion to help others reach their goal and progress in their careers. She strives to build trust and enable people to take risks to reach their potential. Follow her on Twitter at @jenie_gao.

Jenie Gao is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Shalini AgarwalShalini Agarwal, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Shalini is Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, responsible for core experience of Sales Solutions enterprise product. Before building experiences to make Sales professional successful, she was responsible for delivering scalable Data Applications. This included Reporting, Experimentation platform enabling A/B tests across all LinkedIn products, Tracking, Data Quality, Wherehows a metadata management system, and delivery of insights for multiple business units across LinkedIn teams. She also led Search Applications team, built search experiences across mobile and desktop at LinkedIn. She brings 15+ years of software engineering experience along with management of teams across continents, shape organization alongside executives and delivery of top line results. Shalini spent nearly a decade at eBay, buyer experience and transforming her career from individual contributor towards management. She has worked at multiple startups and contributed to large corporations. Her passion lies in building great software, business applications and empowering women.

Shalini Agarwal is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Suja ViswesanSuja Viswesan, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Suja is an Engineering Director who heads the Analytics Applications and Platform Org, which is responsible for LinkedIn’s MetaData Platform, A/B testing platform, tracking and many marketing/sales applications that are used to make key business decisions at LinkedIn. Prior to that, she led the Big Data Platform organization at LinkedIn. This platform powers products like ‘People You May Know’, Feed relevance, etc. Some of the open source contributions from the team include, WhereHows, Gobblin, Azkaban, Dr.Elephant. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Suja led BigInsights Hadoop team, Database teams at IBM. Suja is very passionate about Women in tech and has participated in various panels/talks at Strata Data, DataWorks summit, Girls Scout, Girls Who Code, LeanIn, and Universities. She leads the West Coast Networking chapter of Women In Big Data and is a board member of Pratham USA, an educational charity institution. Follow her on Twitter at @sujaviswesan.

Suja Viswesan is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Nadia FawazNadia Fawaz, Staff Software Engineer in Machine Learning / Data Mining, LinkedIn
Nadia is a Staff Software Engineer in Machine Learning/Data Mining at LinkedIn. She is tech lead for the job recommendation team. Her research and engineering interests include machine learning for personalization, fairness and data privacy. Her work leverages techniques from AI including deep learning, information theory, random matrix theory, statistics and privacy theory, and aims at bridging theory and practice. She was a winner of the ACM RecSyS challenge on Context-Aware Movie Recommendations CAMRa2011. From 2011 to 2016, she was a principal research scientist at Technicolor research, CA. From 2009 to 2011, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Research Laboratory of Electronics. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 and her Diplome d’ingenieur (M.Sc.) in 2005 in electrical engineering, from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris and EURECOM, France. She is a Member of IEEE and ACM.

Talk Topic: “Recommending Dream Jobs in a Biased Real World” by Nadia Fawaz
Machine learning models learn what we teach them to learn. Recommender systems trained on biased data may reflect the bias. Reducing biases, from societal bias e.g. professional gender gap, to bias introduced by data collection or modeling, is crucial to successfully recommending dream jobs while being true to LinkedIn vision: To create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

Renee ReidRenee Reid, Senior UX Design Researcher, LinkedIn
Renee is a Senior UX Design Researcher at LinkedIn with over 15 years of professional experience with Fortune 500 companies in various roles including Project Management, Sales, Customer Experience and User Experience. She currently leads research on the Search. Navigation, Trust and Privacy member experiences including the highly regarded GDPR compliance. Renee is Professional Mentor with TechWomen, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, providing access and opportunity to Emerging Leaders (ELs) in Africa, Central and South Asia, as well as the Middle East. In addition, she is a registered Everwise mentor, an online mentoring platform where she provides development and mentorship to women in UX.

Talk Topic: “UX Research & Collaboration: Designing for Data Privacy” by Renee Reid
This talk highlights the importance of cross team collaboration during the UX Research and Design process and how designing for data privacy benefits from it.

Nina MushianaNina Mushiana, Senior Site Reliability Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
Nina is a Senior Site Reliability Engineering Manager at LinkedIn overseeing Site Operations, Disaster Recovery, Incident Response & Visibility Engineering teams. She has extensive experience in leading operations teams at large companies including LinkedIn and Yahoo over the past 7 years. Nina has been in the IT industry for the past 15 years having graduated Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati University with B.S. in Botony, Zoology and Chemistry. Follow her on Twitter at @n1nam.

Nina Mushiana is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

About LinkedIn:

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 562+ million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X Instrumental Dinner – July 11th in Palo Alto

Girl Geek X Instrumental Dinner

Come join the women of Instrumental on Wednesday, July 11 for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and discussion for a Girl Geek X Dinner at StartX in Palo Alto! The theme is “Sexy Problems in Unsexy Industries: Manufacturing Edition”.

Manufacturing is not only for hardware engineers – there’s a lot of opportunity in this space for people with all sorts of backgrounds! Instrumental girl geeks will discuss the challenges of creating a market in a giant space without incumbents, building a machine learning dataset from zero, and getting all of the pieces to work together. Join the women of Instrumental at StartX Palo Alto to learn more about this unseen world that affects our lives every day. Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:30pm – 7:00pm: Check-in, Networking & Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More Networking & Mingling

About Instrumental:

Instrumental was founded by two ex-Apple mechanical engineers who know firsthand how difficult it is to develop and build high quality products on time. Small, unexpected defects result in delayed product launches, lost revenues, and brand damage for even the most admired hardware companies. Current quality inspection and failure analysis techniques are labor-intensive and bombard engineers with data that isn’t concise enough to be used efficiently. Iteration is inhibited, even when engineers think they’re working quickly. At Instrumental, we have a vision of machine-centric manufacturing that allows engineers and operators to do more meaningful work and build high quality products faster than ever.

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Anna-Katrina ShedletskyAnna-Katrina Shedletsky, Founder & CEO, Instrumental
Anna-Katrina is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. After spending over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on manufacturing lines, she started Instrumental to build an intelligent quality system to modernize manufacturing. Instrumental customers range from startups to Fortune 500s and span consumer electronics, apparel, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @anna_shedletsky.

Simon KozlovSimon Kozlov, Machine Learning, Instrumental
Simon is a Machine Learning Engineer at Instrumental focusing on applying deep learning techniques to the manufacturing space. Prior to Instrumental, he was part of the machine learning team at Dropbox. Before that, he helped make deep learning possible by giving a reason for GPUs to exist – in other words, worked on games and real-time rendering. Follow him on Twitter at @sim0nsays.

Stella MashkevitchStella Mashkevitch, Senior Software Engineer, Instrumental
Stella is a Senior Software Engineer at Instrumental. Stella has more than 15 years of experience in Software Development. She worked on many different project in many different industries. She is a Meetup coordinator and member of Training Committee of Women In Big Data Forum. Stella holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Ukraine.

Shilpi KumarShilpi Kumar, Head of Technology Commercialization, Instrumental
Shilpi works with core technology startups and is currently the Head of Technology Commercialization at Instrumental. She thrives on mission-driven teams that are tackling big messy problems. She holds a degree from Duke University, was the Head of Product Commercialization at Filament, and worked in venture capital as an Analyst with First Round. Her interests include: open data projects, public service design, renewable infrastructure and financing, decentralized systems theory, and basic income/asset models. Follow her on Twitter at @_shilpikumar.

Perry ConeybeerPerry Coneybeer, Marketing, Instrumental
Perry is a Product Marketing Intern at Instrumental, leading marketing efforts across a variety of channels to clearly message our system in an opaque industry. After taking a year off from school to work in tech, she’ll be a sophomore this fall at Vanderbilt University, studying Communication of Science and Technology. Follow her on Twitter at @perryconeybeer.

Janzel ManalansanJanzel Manalansan, Executive Assistant, Instrumental
Janzel is an experienced Executive Assistant who is new to the tech scene. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Davis in Political Science-Public Service and has spent her career primarily in the legal field. Her pivot to tech was largely inspired by the opportunity to work with Instrumental’s CEO Anna-Katrina Shedletsky. Women in Silicon Valley are rarely in leadership positions and Janzel brought her talent to support Instrumental’s founder Anna for this exact reason. Janzel also supports Anna’s Women In Stem Mentorship program for UC Berkeley, Stanford University and SJSU students in her free time.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X SquareTrade Dinner – June 27th in San Francisco

Girl Geek X SquareTrade Dinner

Join the Women in Leadership team at SquareTrade for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Bay Area female leaders on Wednesday, June 27 for a Girl Geek X Dinner in downtown San Francisco!

Hear about the unique challenges these remarkable panelists faced as they forged their career paths, and the tools and skillsets they’d recommend to women hoping to grow into their own leadership roles. Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking, Food & Drinks
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Welcome & Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking & Raffle Drawing

Girl Geek Panelist Bios:

Lisa Q. FettermanLisa Q. Fetterman, CEO & Founder, Nomiku
Lisa is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator machine on the market. Lisa has been featured in Wired, MAKE, and Forbes, and was named on Forbes, Inc, and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. Lisa has worked at some of the top restaurants in the country including Babbo and Jean-Georges in New York and Saison in San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco where she and her husband-cofounder have brought manufacturing back to the states with their latest WiFi/RFID Nomiku sous vide smart cookers. Additionally, their new Nomiku Sous Chef Meals program ships food directly to your door, and works seamlessly with their third generation model that's manufactured in San Francisco.

Staci SlaughterStaci Slaughter, EVP, Communications & Senior Advisor to the CEO, San Francisco Giants
Staci serves as Executive Vice President, Communications and Senior Advisor to the CEO for the San Francisco Giants, one of the nation’s premier sports and entertainment franchises. Staci joined the team in 1996 and oversees brand image, messaging, media relations, communications strategy and crisis management. Staci is also responsible for the Giants’ charitable endeavors. Under her leadership, the Giants were named the 2016 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year by ESPN. She is involved in all aspects of the organization’s operations, including baseball operations, customer acquisition and retention, media and broadcasting, consumer marketing and content development on traditional and digital media channels and real estate development. Staci played an instrumental role in the construction and development of AT&T Park. As senior advisor to the CEO, she serves as the chief of staff to Giants CEO Larry Baer, advising him on organizational management, baseball and business operations and communications strategy. In 2012, Staci received Major League Baseball’s Robert O. Fishel Award for ethics, professionalism and humanitarianism and was named a Sports Business Journal Game Changer. In 2017, she received a Most Influential Women in Business award from the SF Business Times and was named a Sports Business Journal Power Player.

Claire HoughClaire Hough, SVP of Engineering, Udemy
Claire leads all of Udemy’s engineering functions for the company’s geographically distributed team. Prior to joining Udemy, she held senior executive positions at Citrus Lane, NexTag, Napster, and Netscape. Claire has spearheaded the delivery of innovative software platforms, infrastructure middleware, tools and applications, and has a proven track record of building and growing strong, global teams focused on innovation, quality, and customer care. Claire received her BS in industrial engineering and operations research as well as her MS in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Wini HebalkarWini Hebalkar, VP Supply Chain and Operations, SquareTrade
Wini leads the supply chain organization at SquareTrade, responsible for service strategy and operations delivered through our network of reverse logistics providers. Wini is passionate about helping organizations re-architect their operations to better position themselves for growth. Prior to joining SquareTrade, Wini was a management consultant at ZS Associates and Infosys Consulting, driving transformations in product operations, customer engagement and overall brand performance in retail, tech and biotech. Wini began her career at Nokia (Alcatel Lucent), earning a Bell Labs President’s award for supply chain excellence. Wini holds an M.B.A. and MS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management as the Intel Noyce Memorial Fellow, as well as MS and BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Margaret ReevesMargaret Reeves, VP of Product, SquareTrade
Margaret leads the product management team responsible for
Squaretrade’s service platform. The team aims to build intuitive user experiences that make complex logistics processes seem
easy. Prior to joining Squaretrade, Margaret worked in product management at Snapfish and in various international and billing operations roles at eBay. Margaret holds an undergraduate degree in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and a masters degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.

Nupur SrivastavaNupur Srivastava, VP of Product, Grand Rounds
Nupur is responsible for product at Grand Rounds, leading a team of product managers, designers and growth marketers. She and her team are responsible for delivering end-to-end solutions that deliver improved health outcomes for members. Prior to Grand Rounds, Nupur was Head of Product for AliveCor, a leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices. Before AliveCor she held product positions in Cisco’s telemedicine group as well as DRev, a product development company focused on affordable health technologies. Nupur earned her MBA from Stanford, where she gained deep experience in design thinking from the Stanford Institute of Design. She also has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Bonnie ShuBonnie Shu, Product Compliance Manager, Harbor
Bonnie is currently Product Compliance Manager at Harbor, an online compliance platform for tokenizing private securities. She is responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure that the product meets the applicable regulatory requirements. Prior to coming to Harbor, she was a Senior Product Manager at Zenefits, where she and her team launched the new Zenefits Payroll product in 2015. In addition, she oversaw the Zenefits Payments system, which moved over a billion dollars annually, and led the Payroll Audits team, who were tasked with ensuring data quality and system accuracy. Before Zenefits, Bonnie was a practicing attorney in labor and employment law in Sacramento and has a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

About SquareTrade:

SquareTrade is the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers and offered by top retailers including Amazon, Costco, Staples, Sam’s Club and Target. We have more than 200,000 fans on Facebook, consistently win industry awards and have received tens of thousands of 5-star reviews. SquareTrade is profitable, growing 90% year on year, and attracted the largest insurer-tech acquisitions in 2017, with a $1.4 billion purchase price by Allstate.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X Stella & Dot Dinner – June 19th in Brisbane

Girl Geek X Stella and Dot Dinner

Join us for a Stella & Dot and Girl Geek X Dinner on June 19th for a night of food, drinks, and a panel discussion focused on building tech for women!

In 2017, only 17% of startups have a female founder, a smaller percentage are companies that cater to women, and even smaller is the percentage of those companies that have women in executive roles. We’ve put together a fantastic panel of senior leaders/founders of companies focused on building innovative technology for women.

Come hear as the panelists share more about their career path and their decision to join companies geared towards women. You’ll hear the good, the bad, and the ugly! get your ticket now for dinner!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in, Networking & Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 8:30pm: More Networking & Mingling

About Stella & Dot:

Stella & Dot Family Brands (Stella & Dot, KEEP Collective, and EVER Skincare) is a mission-driven global social selling platform company that spans women’s lifestyle categories and operates in 6 countries. To date, our brands have helped over 50,000 independent business owners earn over $450 million in flexible income. Our mission is to give woman a modern way to earn flexible income that works when they do and helps them create a life they love.

Speaker Bios:

Meera BhatiaMeera Bhatia, Chief Product Officer, Stella & Dot
Meera began her career at PWC, but found her passion for online businesses while working at ZEFER, a boutique internet strategy consultant firm. Meera spent 6 years at Microsoft in both the US and London before leading Global Product Management for, an Expedia company. Most recently, Meera was at LinkedIn where she lead a team delivering products for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business. Meera was drawn to Stella & Dot because of the opportunity to help build a company empowering women to live bold and joyful lives. Through her role, she will be enabling Stella & Dot’s Stylists and Customers with market leading technology solutions. Meera received her BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Donna BoyerDonna Boyer, VP of Product, Stitch Fix
Donna joined Stitch Fix as the company’s first head of product, leading product management and product design. Most recently, Donna ran product for Airbnb’s host side of the business and led the development of Airbnb Plus. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech, and serves on the Board of Directors of Girls in Tech, The Biden Institute’s Policy Advisory Board, and San Fransisco’s Enterprise for Youth. In her free time, you can find her practicing taekwondo, playing board games, or riding roller coasters with her family.

Sabrina EldredgeSabrina Eldredge, VP of Product, POPSUGAR
Sabrina combines her design and development skills to create best-in-class tools for the editorial staff, engaging interactions for readers, and cutting-edge experiences for brand partners. Sabrina joined POPSUGAR in 2006 and has held a variety of roles, including blog platform evangelist, game producer, and food editor. Prior to POPSUGAR, Sabrina led UX design for, developed software for technology companies, and was blogging from her Palm Pilot before “blogging” was a verb. She earned a BA in computer science and fine art from UC Santa Cruz and is a proud Banana Slug. When she’s not dreaming up new product ideas, you can find her baking chocolate chip cookies while binge-listening to podcasts.

Sophia YenSophia Yen, CEO & Co-Founder, Pandia Health
Sophia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, a digital health company improving women’s lives by providing convenient, confidential, and reliable online doctors’ visits and medication delivery, starting with birth control. She’s an advocate for turning off women’s periods #PeriodsOptional and educating men and women about Emergency Contraception. She founded the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, grew up in the Bay Area, went to MIT, UCSF Medical School, Children’s Oakland for pediatrics residency, UCSF for adolescent medicine fellowship, and UC Berkeley for her MPH in Maternal Child Health. She co-founded SheHeroes to show that women can be anything they work hard towards and overcome obstacles.

Alejandra MezaAlejandra Meza, Director of User Experience Design, Stella & Dot
Alejandra is the UX design Lead at Stella & Dot with over 15 years of design experience. At Stella & Dot she focuses on customer e-commerce and creating experiences that help Stella & Dot Stylists run their business more efficiently. Alejandra was among the first employees to join Stella & Dot in 2005 and has done everything from web development to making custom jewelry for orders. Her role has changed over the years, but her passion for the Stella & Dot mission has stayed strong. She has a degree in Art from Stanford University.

Event Tickets & Details:

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