Best of ELEVATE 2024: From Non-Linear Paths to LLMs, Staff Engineering, Being Visible, & Human Impact

June 5, 2024
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June, 5, 2024 – Girl Geek X: ELEVATE Conference and Career Fair for mid-to-senior women in tech hosted over a thousand women & allies globally, with 85% attendees interested in hearing about jobs, over two dozen speakers, & recruiting at virtual Employer Booths. Help a girl geek land her next job in tech!

Here are the most-watched 15 sessions from June’s ELEVATE 2024 Conference & Career Fair! Videos are publicly shared to Girl Geek X’s YouTube channel:

  1. My Non-Linear Path to Vice President of Engineering – Rashmi Channarayapattna (Salesforce Vice President of Engineering)
  2. Career Fair Kickoff: Employer & Company Introduction – Attentive – Katie Ledoux (Attentive Chief Information Security Officer), Neha Srivastava (Attentive Staff Software Engineer at Attentive), Margho Dunnahoo-Kirsch (Attentive Director of Recruiting)
  3. LLM-Powered Agents: GenAI’s Next Frontier – Shelby Heinecke (Salesforce Senior AI Research Manager)
  4. 5 Practical Tips To Be An Effective Staff Engineer – Swathi Sundar (Benchling Head of System of Record Engineering)
  5. Connect to Thrive: The Power of Building Networks – Eirini Syka Lerioti (ASML Developer Relations Program Manager)
  6. Self Advocacy for Introverts – Shradha Doshi (Comcast Senior Product Manager)
  7. Be Visible: Overcoming the Queasiness of Self Promotion – Lade Tawak (UX Researcher)
  8. Reducing Bias in the Workplace – Boomie Odumade (Senior Director of Engineering, MIG)
  9. From SWE to Executive Director – Sweta Sinha (Executive Director, Data Products Platform, JP Morgan Chase)
  10. Responsible Use of Generative AI – Pratibha Rathore (Meta Tech Lead, Applied Research Scientist)
  11. From Code to Consequences: Software’s Human Impact – Christina Liu (Cisco Senior Security Engineer)
  12. Finding Your Voice in Tech as a Non-Technical Woman, Non-Binary Product Manager – Sowmya Subramanian (Development Seed Product Manager)
  13. Everything You Need To Know About Customer Facing Roles in Tech – Rosie Sennett (Splunk Staff Sales Engineer)
  14. Scaling Key-Value Stores: Adaptive Strategies for Diverse Access Needs at Any Scale– Vidhya Arvind (Netflix Staff Software Engineer)
  15. Create Your Own Custom GPT on OpenAI’s ChatGPT – Dimitra Charalampopoulou (Intel ML Engineer)

About Our Sponsor: Attentive® is the AI marketing platform for leading brands, designed to optimize message performance through 1:1 SMS and email interactions. Infusing intelligence at every stage of the consumer’s purchasing journey. Watch Attentive’s Employer Intro for insights on product, teams, hiring process, open remote & hybrid jobs.


Check out open jobs at Attentive!

If your company is looking to recruit more women this year, please don’t let them miss out on our next ELEVATE Virtual Conference & Career Fair sponsorship opportunity on June 5.

We also partner with companies monthly on Girl Geek Dinners in the San Francisco Bay Area, booking now for 2024 summer and fall.

Please email sponsors@girlgeek.io and we’ll be in touch.

Thank you in advance!

Angie Chang, Sukrutha Bhadouria, Amy Weicker, Amanda Beaty and the team at Girl Geek X


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