About

Angie Chang

CEO & Co-Founder

Angie is the CEO and co-founder of Girl Geek X (formerly Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners). She served as VP Partnerships at Hackbright Academy (acquired by Capella Education Company, and was a co-founder of Women 2.0.

She led partnerships with employers from February 2013 to February 2017 at Hackbright Academy, building valuable hiring partnerships with Uber, Slack, GoDaddy, Redfin, Indiegogo and more. She also 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 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. A recovering product manager, Angie was was named in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”. She holds B.A. degrees in English & Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.


@thisgirlangie angie@girlgeek.io

Sukrutha Bhadouria

CTO & Co-Founder

Sukrutha is the CTO and co-founder of Girl Geek X, and a Senior Engineering Manager at Salesforce. Sukrutha graduated from USC with an M.S. in Electric Engineering.

Sukrutha is the CTO and co-founder of Girl Geek X, and a Senior Engineering Manager at Salesforce. Sukrutha graduated from USC with an M.S. in Electric Engineering. Sukrutha is involved in Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners because she wants to change the world for girls, one geek dinner at a time, and she is passionate about technology, gender diversity, and engineering leadership. Sukrutha 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 of 2016. In her spare time, Sukrutha trains for races – swimming, running, biking.


@sukruthasays sukrutha@girlgeek.io

Gretchen DeKnikker

COO

Gretchen is COO at Girl Geek X. From founding employee to founder, she’s been launching and scaling enterprise software companies since way back in the last century.

Most recently, she led SaaStr from a simple blog to the world’s largest global community of 100K+ B2B founders, execs and investors, and previously co-founded SocialPandas, back by True Ventures. Gretchen attended DotCom University double majoring in Boom and Bust and holds an MBA from UC Berkeley. In her spare time, she’s a diversity and inclusion advocate who loves bacon, bourbon and hip hop.


@gretchende gretchen@girlgeek.io

Rachel Jones

Podcast Producer

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.


@racheljones2014 rachel@girlgeek.io