CEO & Co-Founder
Angie is CEO and co-founder of Girl Geek X. She started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in 2008 to network women across the Silicon Valley.
Prior to that, Angie co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006, a media company promoting female entrepreneurship, where she was editor-in-chief. Angie led partnerships with employers at Hackbright Academy (a women’s engineering school), building valuable hiring partnerships with Slack, Redfin, Indiegogo and more. She created the mentorship program which enlisted 700+ industry engineers as volunteers for over four years, and connected countless women to new jobs in tech. Angie was named in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”. She holds B.A. degrees in English & Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.
CTO & Co-Founder
Sukrutha is the CTO and co-founder of Girl Geek X, and a Director of Engineering at Salesforce. Sukrutha graduated from USC with an M.S. in Electric Engineering.
Sukrutha wants to change the world for girls, one geek dinner at a time, and she is passionate about technology, gender diversity, and engineering leadership. She was named in Business Insider’s list of “30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech“ in 2014 and “San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40” Tech Titans in 2016. Outside of work, Sukrutha is a mom to a rambunctious toddler.
Lety is the Web Developer at Girl Geek X. By day, she works as a software engineer at TechCrunch.
She is a self-starter with passion for technology as well as diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Before TechCrunch, she worked in engineering at Wipro, and was an engineering intern at KallDoc and CampusKribz. Lety holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from San Francisco State University.
Rachel is the Podcast Producer at Girl Geek X. She produces podcasts and storytelling events with You Had Me At Black and StorySlam Oakland. Since graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Film and Radio, Rachel has worked to develop platforms for underrepresented voices. This passion has taken her around the world, from producing short films with filmmakers in Ethiopia, to teaching digital storytelling to students in India. Most recently, Rachel led a youth journalism program on Chicago’s South Side with Free Spirit Media. When she’s not producing podcasts, you can find her searching for the best boba and ramen in the Bay.
Head of Marketing
Amy is the Head of Marketing at Girl Geek X, and she has been helping launch & grow tech companies as a marketing leader and demand generation consultant for nearly 20 years.
Amy previously ran marketing at SaaStr, where she helped scale the world’s largest community and conference for B2B SaaS Founders, Executives and VCs from $0 to $10M and over 200,000 global community members. She also served as Director of Marketing at Sales Hacker, Inc. (acquired by Outreach) which helps connect B2B sales professionals with the tools, technology and education they need to excel in their careers. In her spare time, Amy dabbles in photography, plays guitar, and tries her best to not get lost in the woods.
Amanda’s first office job was in IT, where she trained the entire company on Microsoft Outlook 95. Since then, she’s worked her way up from receptionist to editor and volunteer coordinator for a non-profit focused on families with children with special needs.
In 2012, Amanda founded Celebrating Womanhood, a blogging event dedicated to lifting up and encouraging women. She loves working with Girl Geek X sponsors and speakers to keep everything running smoothly. Her hobbies include trying to convince her cat the humans are in charge, listening to her kids talk for hours about anime, and learning languages – including PHP for WordPress development.
Erica Kawamoto Hsu
Erica learned to photograph in middle school, and develop and print images in the darkroom. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she gained experience as a copywriter in Taipei, Taiwan. She is now based in Berkeley, where she enjoys bike riding, acupuncture, running, and community building.
Erica has over 15 years of marketing experience, and has worked with organizations such as The Kresge Foundation, Downtown Women’s Center, The San Francisco Marathon, Women in Technology Japan, and TechZulu. She has worked as a webinar producer for a fast-growing startup, been trained in digital media at the Bay Area Video Coalition, and documented events and conferences for Women 2.0 – her photos are featured in news stories including Bloomberg Businessweek.
Eric is the videographer at Girl Geek X. He has over 12 years of video experience after graduating from USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Eric’s ability to emotionally connect audiences through video has awarded him recognition, from 90seconds.tv as a top creator, and W Hotels as a preferred vendor. When Eric isn’t busy juggling his video production projects, you can find him at home hanging out with his boyfriend, Chayce, and their 2 twin dogs, Arrow and Fin.