ELEVATE Conference 2024 – March 7-8

Careers are hard. Join us March 7-8, 2024 for real-talk
inspiration & networking online!

FREE TO REGISTER!
Inspiration

Join thousands online at the ELEVATE Virtual Conference & Career Fair for mid-to-senior level women in tech globally!

Learning

Inspiring talks on leadership, engineering, interviewing, resume tips & tricks (free resume reviews!), career insights, tech trends, AI & more!

Connection

Network with attendees & employers at ELEVATE Conference & Career Fair – Sign up for FREE to attend online!

Schedule

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
8:00 AM (PT) / 11:00 AM (ET)

Speed Networking!

Meet fellow conference attendees with 1:1 SPEED NETWORKING for 5 minutes each session, with the option to extend the conversation. Be sure to ADD YOUR INTERESTS into your profile in the virtual conference platform to optimize your matching!

Angie Chang CEO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria, CTO & Co-Founder of Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria CTO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
9:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Morning Keynote: How to Build Your Personal Brand

Corliss Collier (Amazon Head of Product, Research & Science – Amazon Seller Satisfaction & Insights) is here to share how this introvert built her personal brand for career success. The goal is so that when you are not in the room, people are whispering your name continuously, so you maintain your core and rise successfully and are continually sought over and come back.

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Corliss Collier Head of Product, Research & Science - Amazon Seller Satisfaction & Insights / Amazon
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
9:40 AM (PT) / 12:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

The Unique Position Of Women In Tech To Drive Political Change

Politics is everywhere, but many of us feel disconnected or uncertain about how to meaningfully engage. How can women in tech bridge the gap and make a difference?

Shawna Martell (Carta Senior Staff Engineer) shares her journey from novice to community leader, working at the intersection of technology and community organizing. By sharing practical examples based on her own experiences, Shawna showcases the power of leveraging technology to implement solutions for political campaigns and community organizations. Learn how women in tech can use their skills to move our communities forward today.

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Shawna Martell Senior Staff Engineer / Carta
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
9:40 AM (PT) / 12:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Women Leading The Way In Research & Development To Empower Innovation

Explore the variety of traditional and non-traditional ways in which women at Boomi have navigated their tech careers, and what transferable skills they’ve brought to their careers at Boomi. Hear about how they have overcome challenges while building their careers in tech.

Donna Matthews Boomi
Donna Matthews Global SAP Ecosystem Manager / Boomi
Patricia Moore Boomi
Patricia Moore Solutions Strategist, Boomi Innovation Group / Boomi
Raji Venkatesh
Raji Venkatesh Senior Engineering Manager / Boomi
Swagata Ashwani Boomi
Swagata Ashwani Principal Data Scientist / Boomi
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
10:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Networking Is Working

With over 25 years of experience, Orit Greengrass (Cadence Vice President of Research & Development) believes that networking is an essential key to advancing in your career. She acknowledges that networking does not come natural to everyone, and has her own ideas for ways for attendees to practice networking for their professional success.

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Orit Greengrass Vice President, Research & Development / Cadence
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
10:10 AM (PT) / 1:10 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

From Inside Government: Bringing Data, Voices, & Focus to the Table

Building cross-functional relationships is important to any job, and who would have thunk that within government, building connections across the table (across agencies) to create more data sharing collaboration is one of the biggest opportunities for impact?

Join us as we share how you can bring data, voices, and a focus on the end-user to the public sector, as well as the private sector.

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Esther Sportello Product Manager / United States Digital Service
Karin Underwood USDS
Karin Underwood Product Manager / United States Digital Service
Pooja Shaw USDS
Pooja Shaw Senior Advisor for Policy Implementation / United States Digital Service
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
10:20 AM (PT) / 1:20 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Leading With Vulnerability: A Practical Guide

Research shows psychological safety — team members feeling safe to take risks — is the most important dynamic that sets successful teams apart.

Christina Chan (Wealthsimple Staff Engineer) shares her personal journey with vulnerability, as she reframed discomforts as opportunities for growth and eventually learned to be vulnerable at work. Attendees will leave with her strategies for practicing vulnerability without over-sharing and respecting your personal boundaries.

Christina Chan
Christina Chan Staff Engineer / Wealthsimple
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
10:40 AM (PT) / 1:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Empowering Communities Through Mobile App Development: Inspiring Girls & Women with AI & App Inventor

Dr. Natalie Lao (App Inventor Foundation Executive Director) showcases how mobile apps serve as the most accessible pathway for under-resourced populations to acquire technology skills. She spotlights the remarkable applications girls and women worldwide develop with artificial intelligence and App Inventor to uplift their communities.

Attendees will learn ways to contribute to this empowering movement, including volunteering as community judges for global Appathons, translators to bring the platform and curricula to more communities across the world, and technical contributors to the open-source project.

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Dr. Natalie Lao Executive Director / App Inventor Foundation
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
10:40 AM (PT) / 1:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Optimize Your Potential: Planning For Senior IC Vs. Manager Career Tracks

Chelsea Zhou (Chainalisys Senior Product Design Manager) believes choosing the right career path starts with deep and honest inward assessment of yourself and your motivations. She will discuss the realistic day-to-day of a senior IC vs. manager at work, and how to realistically intuit what works for you.

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Chelsea Zhou Senior Product Design Manager / Chainalysis
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:00 AM (PT) / 2:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Accelerating Value Delivery & Empowering Autonomous Teams

Jen McVicker (Atlassian Senior Enterprise Technical Architect) is an expert at building cross-functional teams responsible for the entire lifecycle of an application or service with over 25 years of experience in the field of software development and delivery. She discusses how to reduce risk by adopting a loosely-coupled architecture & categorizing services into tiers. Attendees will leave with one key takeaway – measure the right things!

Jen McVicker
Jen McVicker Senior Enterprise Technical Architect / Atlassian
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:00 AM (PT) / 2:00 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Technical Interviewing For Leadership & IC

Technical interviewing is not about tricking you with riddles, or brain teasing you with impossible questions, but deriving real world solutions.

Flora Jha (Wells Fargo Developer) will discuss technical resumes, from hiring platforms to the ATS buzzwords to know. She will go over technical screenings (e.g. data structures, algorithms, time & space complexity), including for systems design and design leads. She will help attendees build confidence preparing for a successful technical interview.

Flora Jha
Flora Jha Lead Java Developer / Wells Fargo
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:20 AM (PT) / 2:20 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Don't Be Elizabeth Holmes: When To Make That Difficult Decision To Cut Scope

Sometimes, it’s hard to know when to push for excellent products and when to cut scope.

Natasha Harpalani (Amazon Web Services Senior Technical Product Manager) will share her framework for knowing when to cut scope on a project. Attendees will learn to measure the tradeoffs associated with delivering a project on time and as planned versus cutting scope, execute a decrease in scope through communication and planning, and how to cut scope without compromising on an excellent customer experience.

Natasha Harpalani
Natasha Harpalani Senior Technical Product Manager / Amazon Web Services
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:20 AM (PT) / 2:20 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Strategic Interviewing: Pursuing Roles Despite Skill Gaps

Amie Dsouza (Southwest Airlines Cybersecurity Program Manages) wants to help you prepare for an interview for a job you want, but don’t have all the required skills. She will encourage attendees to prepare for the interview and to share additional information about yourself before the interview to demonstrate how you suit the role.

Amie Dsouza
Amie Dsouza Cybersecurity Program Manager / Southwest Airlines
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:40 AM (PT) / 2:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Is Crochet Turing Complete?

Christina Burger (Runway Senior Software Engineer) shares her musings on the computational complexity of traditionally “female” crafts, how their intricacy is misunderstood and under appreciated, and whether the halting problem could also refer to problematic yarn-buying habits.

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Christina Burger Senior Software Engineer / Runway
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
11:40 AM (PT) / 2:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Decoding What Recruiters Are Looking For In A Resume

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

AI In Exercise Optimization, & Why It Matters

Former Olympian swimmer Shikha Tandon (svexa Chief Resilience & Partnerships Officer) delves into AI in Exercise Optimization; exploring its significance and implications in the field of sport, fitness, and well-being. Understanding this is crucial not only for fitness enthusiasts but also for healthcare professionals, researchers, and society as a whole.

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Shikha Tandon, OLY Chief Resilience & Partnerships Officer / SVEXA
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Live Lightning Resume Reviews

Attendees should come to the live lightning resume review session with a PDF of their resume ready to share their screen, and raise their hand in the session to be brought onstage for a live lightning resume review with Tal Flanchraych (ApplyAll Founder). Please be aware that this and all ELEVATE sessions are recorded and posted on the Girl Geek X YouTube channel.

Tal Flanchraych
Tal Flanchraych CEO & Founder / ApplyAll
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
12:20 PM (PT) / 3:20 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

AI & The 2024 Election

AI is playing a significant role in the 2024 election and others. Understanding how AI can impact your vote and what you need to do to protect it is more important than ever.

Susan Gonzales (AIandYou CEO & Founder) will discuss why this election is different, what you should expect with AI, and how to protect your vote. Women and other marginalized communities greatly influenced recent elections – now is the time to understand the impact.

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Susan Gonzales CEO & Founder / AIandYou
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
12:40 PM (PT) / 3:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

How To Give A $H*T - Drive High Performance & Engagement

With nearly two decades of experience in global, award-winning customer success teams, Hannah Hosemann (Affinity Director, Onboarding & Implementation) believes in the power of genuine care – Every interaction is a mentoring opportunity. She will explore the impact of authentic, personal connections on team dynamics and performance, and how genuine care can foster a positive work culture.

Attendees will learn practical strategies for developing emotional intelligence in leadership to understand and respond effectively to the unique needs and motivations of team members. Discover actionable techniques for leaders to create an environment where team members feel valued and supported, leading to higher engagement and sustained high performance.

Hannah Hosemann
Hannah Hosemann Director, Onboarding & Implementation / Affinity
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
12:40 PM (PT) / 3:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Data-Driven Product Development: Leveraging Data Analytics To Build Great AI Products

Kelsey Brown (Sourcegraph Analytics Manager) will share how to find the metric that matters most, and obsess over it! She will discuss how to make A/B testing quick and easy. Attendees will learn to embed analysts with product and engineering teams for data-driven product development success.

Kelsey Brown
Kelsey Brown Analytics Manager / Sourcegraph
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
1:00 PM (PT) / 4:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Navigating the Engineering Manager Odyssey

Join us for an exploration of the tech lead and engineering manager’s journey, featuring leaders from Adobe, Airbnb, Cash App, and Workday. Gain practical wisdom on transitioning to an EM role, mastering performance management, and navigating challenges such as PIPs. Discover effective strategies for fostering a feedback-rich culture and elevate your leadership skills in the dynamic tech environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to glean firsthand insights from industry veterans and sharpen your toolkit for success in engineering leadership, from consumer to AI/ML.

Megha Krishnamurthy
Megha Krishnamurthy Senior Engineering Manager / Adobe
Namrata Ghadi
Namrata Ghadi Senior Engineer / Tech Lead in AI/ML at Workday / Workday
Nono Guimbi
Nono Guimbi Engineering Manager / Airbnb
Seetha Annamraju
Seetha Annamraju Engineering Manager / Cash App
Angie Chang CEO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
1:40 PM (PT) / 4:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

AI In The Detection Of Breast Cancer

Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell (Mass General Brigham Product Manager) shares how user interviews provide insight into product adoption. Attendees will learn how understanding model details helps bridge the gap between technical and business goals, and the ways statistical analysis of inter-annotator variability provide a ceiling of model performance.

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Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell Product Manager / Mass General Brigham
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
1:40 PM (PT) / 4:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Leading With Quiet Strength, Overcoming Layoffs, & Surpassing 'Not-Enoughness'

Wen Hsu (Coach & Founder) dives deep into her stories of turning introversion into a superpower in leadership, having navigated the complexities of the tech industry for over 15 years.

In this session, Wen will tackle the daunting experience of layoffs, sharing insights on not just bouncing back but advancing your career with renewed vigor. Attendees will learn to confront the pervasive feeling of ‘not-enoughness’ head-on, and will be provided perspectives to help dismantle self-doubt and fully embrace your potential with confidence. Attendees will leave with insights to inspire actions that will elevate both your professional path and personal growth.

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Wen Hsu CTO & Founder / Wen Coaching
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Explore How Generative AI Can Enhance Your Career

With the changing landscape of Generative AI, discover how this innovative technology can fuel your career, unveil learning pathways, and empower you to navigate its evolution.

Eileen Quan (2U Senior Director of Data Science) will talk about how to leverage generative AI to excel in your career and make an impact. She will discuss how to acquire the skills needed to thrive in this evolving field, and encourage collaboration among women in tech to drive innovation in AI.

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Eileen Quan Senior Director of Data Science / 2U
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

From SME To Published Author: Writing A Book As A Woman In Tech

How do you transition from subject matter expert to author?

We will cover topics like proposing your book idea, finding a publisher, working with an editor, and the realities of being a published author. We will discuss the realities of being a published author, from potentially opening doors professionally, but requiring a major time investment. Attendees will gain insights into how to balance writing with your career, and learn about strategies to stay motivated and complete your book.

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Danielle Barnes CEO / Women Talk Design
Leemay Nassery
Leemay Nassery Author / The Pragmatic Programmers
Margaret Eldridge
Margaret Eldridge Managing Editor / The Pragmatic Programmers
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
2:30 PM (PT) / 5:30 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

The New Rules Of Executive Presence: Inclusivity As Leadership Skill

Join us for a conversation inspired by new research from economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett that shows the criteria for leadership have shifted in the last decade.While confidence and decisiveness continue to be important, recent studies highlight the significance of inclusiveness — showing respect for others, actively listening, and embodying authenticity — as top valued factor for executive presence. The lively conversation will include practical tips and tactics that the audience can use as they lead their teams (or think of their own leadership growth).

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Misty Gaither Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging / Indeed
Paria Rajai
Paria Rajai CEO & Founder / ModelExpand
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
2:50 PM (PT) / 5:50 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Insights On TPM Career Paths, Pivots & Leadership

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
3:00 PM (PT) / 6:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Product Management In Public Health: Fireside Chat With The U.S. Digital Service At The White House

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on a product team that revolutionizes efficiency and impacts millions? Our groundbreaking work has amassed over 40 million test results, saving an astonishing 852,000 work hours over 2 years – a testament to our dedication to transformative innovation.

Join this fireside chat to learn first-hand from product managers at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) who are detailed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During this session, you will learn how to tailor and adapt product management principles for the unique needs of government organizations, bridge the gap between product teams and government stakeholders, and get a glimpse into how product management thinking has had a positive impact on public health initiatives.

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Itir Cole Product Manager / United States Digital Service
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Mary Moreno Product Manager / United States Digital Service
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Purvi Desai Product Manager / United States Digital Service
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
3:30 PM (PT) / 6:30 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

AI's Transformative Role In Mental Health

Ayushi Agarwal (United We Care Head of Data Science & Analytics) explores AI’s transformative role in mental health: advances in AI-driven diagnosis, personalized therapy, and reducing stigma. She focuses on how AI is reshaping mental health care, including AI-driven diagnostics, therapy chatbots, and personalized treatment strategies. Attendees will learn about AI in mental health: advancing diagnosis, personalized care, and destigmatizing therapy.

Ayushi Agarwal
Ayushi Agarwal Head of Data Science & Analytics / United We Care
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
4:00 PM (PT) / 7:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Networking!

Stop by the FLUID virtual lounge in for another fun way to mingle with fellow attendees.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
8:00 AM (PT) / 11:00 AM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Mentor Hour!

ASK MENTORS in the Mentorship Lounge about engineering leadership, IC career growth, product, product design / UX design, project / program management, career development / upskilling, coaching & more – Join the virtual Mentorship Lounge to discuss career stuff, interviewing, promotions, & more! Mentors are here to answer your questions on International Women’s Day alongside thousands of mid-to-senior level women in tech!

Angie Chang CEO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria, CTO & Co-Founder of Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria CTO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
9:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Keynote: Navigating Change & Uncertainty

Raji Subramanian (Opendoor Chief Technology Officer) will share tips for navigating uncertainty and the corporate change that follows suit. She’ll share how she led her team with three key tactics in mind – innovation, optionality, and adaptability – while discussing the importance of maintaining a positive and inclusive mindset, even during difficult times.

Learn how to unlock value for customers and rally behind their cause, the importance of finding the right balance between cost efficiencies and innovation in an uncertain climate (all while keeping customer centricity), how to turn adversity and failures into opportunity (while thinking long-term, being patient and embracing hard-core problem-solving), and more gems of wisdom, as moderated by Merav Bloch (Opendoor Vice President & General Manager of Opendoor Exclusives).

Raji Subramanian CTO / Opendoor
Merav Bloch
Merav Bloch Vice President & General Manager / Opendoor
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
9:40 AM (PT) / 12:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

How to Leverage AI to Speed Up Your Job Search & Land Your Next Role

Are you tired of the traditional job search process? Learn how AI can make the process easier, faster, and more effective.

Nic Amos (Kohl’s Product Manager Leader) will cover the latest tools and strategies to improve your cover letter and resume in 5 minutes, get rid of imposter syndrome in your interviews, and increase your productivity.

Nic Amos
Nic Amos Product Manager Leader / Kohl’s
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
9:40 AM (PT) / 12:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Learning in Public & Working Out Loud

Your manager and peers can’t sit by your desk and watch you work all day (even if you’re back in the office, that would be weird!) or be inside your head listening to your thoughts. Now that many of us are working remotely much or all of the time, we’re more hidden than before. It takes intentional effort to open ourselves up and make our work more transparent to others.

Erin Doyle (Lob Staff Platform Engineer) found that one of the most effective ways to increase her visibility as a technical leader, to management as well as peers, is to adopt a habit of working out loud and learning in public. She will share her techniques, which offer numerous benefits where you can greatly help others while also helping yourself. This approach to working does require some courage to be vulnerable and share your imperfections, and it also makes the great work you’re doing very visible in an authentic and humble way.

Erin Doyle
Erin Doyle Staff Platform Engineer / Lob
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Chart Your Own Career Path: Taking Responsibility For Your Career

Careers do not always follow a standard path but there are phases to consider, with changing responsibilities, expectations and challenges.

Eiman Hassan (Alphawave Semi Vice President of Program Operations) will share her story traversing a career in engineering and operations, what these phases looked like, lessons learned, and key decision points along the way. Attendees will learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of a VP operations for a public company in the fast-growing semiconductor industry.

Eiman Hassan
Eiman Hassan VP, Program Operations / Alphawave Semi
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Breaking Barriers: How To Lift As You Climb

Ready to break through the glass ceiling in engineering and become a leader who empowers others?

Monica Bajaj (Okta Vice President, Engineering – Developer Experience, Customer Identity Cloud) will delve into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women aspiring to senior roles. You will learn about your own barriers, how to break them, with the 5C framework to help you lift others up as you climb.

Monica Bajaj
Monica Bajaj VP, Engineering, Developer Experience / Okta
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:20 AM (PT) / 1:20 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Breaking Barriers: Navigating Challenges As A Leader In Trust & Safety

Sarika Oak (Udemy Director, Trust & Safety Operations) discusses navigating stereotypes and bias. She shares strategies for overcoming preconceived notions and establishing credibility based on merit and expertise. Attendees will glean insights on creating work environments that empower women and underrepresented groups, and the positive impact of diverse perspectives on addressing complex trust and safety issues. Last but not least, she will discuss the importance of mentorship, networking, and advocating for oneself, while also emphasizing the significance of collaborative leadership in driving positive change within the trust and safety domain.

Sarika Oak
Sarika Oak Director, Trust & Safety Operations / Udemy
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:20 AM (PT) / 1:20 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Using Data To Guide Product Strategy & Product Roadmap

Data can help product managers understand the needs, preferences, and behaviors of their customers, as well as the performance, strengths, and weaknesses of their products.

Poornima Muthukumar (Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager) will share how data can help product managers validate their assumptions, test their hypotheses, and measure their outcomes. By using data to guide product strategy and product roadmap, product managers can make informed decisions, prioritize features, optimize user experience, and deliver value to stakeholders.

Poornima Mamuthukumar
Poornima Muthukumar Senior Technical Product Manager / Microsoft
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:40 AM (PT) / 1:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Effective Communication - Get to 'Yes": The Art of Persuasion

Dotty Nordberg (Pure Storage Senior DevOps Engineer) shares strategies ensuring a positive outcome when presenting your ideas. Attendees will learn how to effectively use various forms of communication (e.g. email, slack, zoom), who you should talk to (and what you should talk to them about), and how can you get those key stakeholders to buy-in to your plan.

Dotty Nordberg
Dotty Nordberg Senior DevOps Engineer / Pure Storage
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
10:40 AM (PT) / 1:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

Zero To Metrics-Driven Hero

Courtney Shar (Splunk Senior Program Manager, Security) discusses organizing the flow of work to sophisticated forecasting models. She shares how the team learned to bring metrics into each part of their own development lifecycle, and how the team was able to measure success with their consumers.

Courtney Shar
Courtney Shar Senior Program Manager, Security / Splunk
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
11:00 AM (PT) / 2:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Employer & Company Introductions!

Employers will share more about a company’s culture, values, and mission, as well as the opportunities for growth and development within the organization. Learn about how the company grows employees professionally, any initiatives or projects that the company is working on, more about the roles and teams hiring, and the interview process!

Danielle McLaughlin
Danielle McLaughlin Founder / 18C
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Holly Gardner Director of Software Engineering / AppFolio
Susana Rivera AppFolio
Susana Rivera Manager, Quality Assurance Engineering / AppFolio
Erin Shaw
Erin Shaw Talent Acquisition / Boomi
Jeremy Thibault
Jeremy Thibault Talent Acquisition / Boomi
ravi shankar
Ravi Shankar Senior Engineering Manager / Boomi
Mariah Casimir
Mariah Casimir Talent Operations Specialist / United States Digital Service
Shavonne Holman
Shavonne Holman Deputy Director of Talent Management / United States Digital Service
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) ∙ ALL TRACKS

Meet Recruiters at Virtual Employer Booths - Booth Hour!

From 12pm-1pm Pacific Time on Friday, March 8, 2024, join us in Airmeet to check out Employers Booths online and meet cool folks!

Learn about their job opportunities! Meet recruiters, staff & more at the discussion tables in the virtual booths.

ELEVATE’s partner companies are actively hiring for many roles. Let them know you’re interested!

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Meet with Recruiters online at / United States Digital Service
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Meet with Recruiters online at / AppFolio
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Meet with Recruiters online at / Boomi
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Meet with Recruiters online at / Opendoor
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Meet with Recruiters online at / 18C
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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
1:40 PM (PT) / 4:40 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Conquering Unforeseen Challenges That Arise When Breaking Generational Curses

D’Janae Robinson (RHJ Consulting Chief of Staff) defines what being the first means as a framework, helping identify how it shows up in lived experiences. She shares how the challenges impacting lived experienced (e.g. workplace, family, society). Attendees will learn to conduct an inspiring self-analysis of ways to conquer challenges.

DJanae Robinson
D’Janae Robinson Chief of Staff / RHJ Consulting Group
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
1:40 PM (PT) / 4:40 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

So You Want To Be A Technical Program Manager?

Technical Program Management (TPM) is a booming career option for many entry-level, mid-level and executive level professionals. Now, more than ever, TPMs are in high demand across the tech industry.

Candice Quadros (Roku Director of Program Management & Productivity) will speak about building an understanding of the “TPM toolbox”, creating an actionable plan for switching into TPM careers, and growing your TPM career.

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Candice Quadros Director, Program Management & Productivity / Roku
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Fast Tack Your Leadership Career By Pivoting To Startup Roles: Tips for Interviewing, Negotiation

Accelerate your career shift from big tech to startups with insights on mapping your leadership skills, showcasing them in interviews, and negotiating startup compensation successfully, including equity.

Danielle McLaughlin (18C Partners Founder) will share strategies for mapping tech leadership scope to startup scope, helping you understand what roles you are qualified for. She will discuss preparing for interview and selling your experience as a big tech leader, and talk about what startups look for when negotiating (e.g. equity). Last but not least, she will reveal how to get connected to leadership roles at startups.

Danielle McLaughlin
Danielle McLaughlin Founder / 18C
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
2:20 PM (PT) / 5:20 PM (ET) ∙ TECH TRACK

How To Get Promoted: What They Don't Tell You About Promotions

İren Azra Coşkun (TandemAI Senior Software Engineer) believes being the most hardworking engineer will not necessarily get you to be promoted – you need to show leadership and initiative. She will teach you how to align with your managers and their managers about what they value, as not all leadership and all initiatives are rewarded equally unfortunately. She will discuss improving your visibility and personal brand, and what do you do if none of this works out for you.

İren Azra Coşkun
İren Azra Coşkun Senior Software Engineer / TandemAI
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
3:00 PM (PT) / 6:00 PM (ET) ∙ CAREER TRACK

Changemakers: Insights From Visionary CEOs & CTOs Shaping Social Entrepreneurship

Join us for an inspiring exploration of purpose-driven entrepreneurship with visionary leaders discussing their startups, from innovative retirement planning for generational wealth to empowering female engineers in Palestine. Learn how these entrepreneurs navigate challenges and create meaningful impact.

Attendees will gain concrete ways to contribute to the evolving landscape of social innovation.

Baat Enosh
Baat Enosh CEO & Co-Founder / Nia
Iliana Montauk CEO & Co-Founder / Manara
pamela martinez
Pamela Martinez CTO & Co-Founder / Snowball Wealth
Sarah Ko Yung Lee
S.K. Lee Angel Investor & Scout / Fika Ventures
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SPEAKERS

Corliss Y Collier
Corliss Collier
Head of Product, Research & Science - Amazon Seller Satisfaction & Insights
Amazon
Raji Subramanian
CTO
Opendoor
Monica Bajaj
Monica Bajaj
VP, Engineering, Developer Experience
Okta
orit greengrass
Orit Greengrass
Vice President, Research & Development
Cadence
Eiman Hassan
Eiman Hassan
VP, Program Operations
Alphawave Semi
Merav Bloch
Merav Bloch
Vice President & General Manager
Opendoor
EIleen Quan
Eileen Quan
Senior Director of Data Science
2U
candice quadros
Candice Quadros
Director, Program Management & Productivity
Roku
Sarika Oak
Sarika Oak
Director, Trust & Safety Operations
Udemy
Soumya Lakshmi
Soumya Lakshmi
Director of Engineering
Adobe
Misty
Misty Gaither
Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Indeed
holly gardner
Holly Gardner
Director of Software Engineering
AppFolio
natalie lao
Dr. Natalie Lao
Executive Director
App Inventor Foundation
Shavonne Holman
Shavonne Holman
Deputy Director of Talent Management
United States Digital Service
Hannah Hosemann
Hannah Hosemann
Director, Onboarding & Implementation
Affinity
Swagata Ashwani Boomi
Swagata Ashwani
Principal Data Scientist
Boomi
shawna martell
Shawna Martell
Senior Staff Engineer
Carta
Erin Doyle
Erin Doyle
Staff Platform Engineer
Lob
Pooja Shaw USDS
Pooja Shaw
Senior Advisor for Policy Implementation
United States Digital Service
Christina Chan
Christina Chan
Staff Engineer
Wealthsimple
Yulia Eskin
Yulia Eskin
Staff Technical Program Manager, Platform
Envoy
Natasha Harpalani
Natasha Harpalani
Senior Technical Product Manager
Amazon Web Services
Poornima Mamuthukumar
Poornima Muthukumar
Senior Technical Product Manager
Microsoft
Mary Moreno USDS
Mary Moreno
Product Manager
United States Digital Service
Namrata Ghadi
Namrata Ghadi
Senior Engineer / Tech Lead in AI/ML at Workday
Workday
Nono Guimbi
Nono Guimbi
Engineering Manager
Airbnb
chelsea zhou
Chelsea Zhou
Senior Product Design Manager
Chainalysis
Dotty Nordberg
Dotty Nordberg
Senior DevOps Engineer
Pure Storage
Courtney Shar
Courtney Shar
Senior Program Manager, Security
Splunk
İren Azra Coşkun
İren Azra Coşkun
Senior Software Engineer
TandemAI
Cynthia C Harbor Elevate speaker
Cynthia C. Harbor
Senior Technical Program Manager
CACI-Federal
Jen McVicker
Jen McVicker
Senior Enterprise Technical Architect
Atlassian
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Esther Sportello
Product Manager
United States Digital Service
Susana Rivera AppFolio
Susana Rivera
Manager, Quality Assurance Engineering
AppFolio
Patricia Moore Boomi
Patricia Moore
Solutions Strategist, Boomi Innovation Group
Boomi
Karin Underwood USDS
Karin Underwood
Product Manager
United States Digital Service
Donna Matthews Boomi
Donna Matthews
Global SAP Ecosystem Manager
Boomi
Amie Dsouza
Amie Dsouza
Cybersecurity Program Manager
Southwest Airlines
Raji Venkatesh
Raji Venkatesh
Senior Engineering Manager
Boomi
Ayushi Agarwal
Ayushi Agarwal
Head of Data Science & Analytics
United We Care
Flora Jha
Flora Jha
Lead Java Developer
Wells Fargo
Linda Avendaño
Technical Program Manager
Ex-Google
Shayla Gibson
Shayla Gibson
Technical Services Operations Manager
Treasury Prime
christina burger
Christina Burger
Senior Software Engineer
Runway
Kelsey Brown
Kelsey Brown
Analytics Manager
Sourcegraph
Aubrey Kelley Cogdell
Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell
Product Manager
Mass General Brigham
Nora Hamada
Nora Hamada
Founder
Recruit Rise
Danielle McLaughlin
Danielle McLaughlin
Founder
18C
Shikha Tandon Updated
Shikha Tandon, OLY
Chief Resilience & Partnerships Officer
SVEXA
pamela martinez
Pamela Martinez
CTO & Co-Founder
Snowball Wealth
Iliana Montauk
CEO & Co-Founder
Manara
wen hsu
Wen Hsu
CTO & Founder
Wen Coaching
Paria Rajai
Paria Rajai
CEO & Founder
ModelExpand
Baat Enosh
Baat Enosh
CEO & Co-Founder
Nia
Tal Flanchraych
Tal Flanchraych
CEO & Founder
ApplyAll
purvi desai USDS
Purvi Desai
Product Manager
United States Digital Service
Sarah Ko Yung Lee
S.K. Lee
Angel Investor & Scout
Fika Ventures
susan gonzales
Susan Gonzales
CEO & Founder
AIandYou
DJanae Robinson
D’Janae Robinson
Chief of Staff
RHJ Consulting Group
Danielle Barnes Women Talk Design
Danielle Barnes
CEO
Women Talk Design
Leemay Nassery
Leemay Nassery
Author
The Pragmatic Programmers
Margaret Eldridge
Margaret Eldridge
Managing Editor
The Pragmatic Programmers
lamya alaoui hala systems
Lamya Alaoui
Chief People Officer
Hala Systems
itir cole usds
Itir Cole
Product Manager
United States Digital Service
Dorcas Litunya
Dorcas Litunya
Software Engineer & Mentor
Technovation
Mariah Casimir
Mariah Casimir
Talent Operations Specialist
United States Digital Service
Angie Chang
CEO & Co-Founder
Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria, CTO & Co-Founder of Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria
CTO & Co-Founder
Girl Geek X
Seetha Annamraju
Seetha Annamraju
Engineering Manager
Cash App
Anran Li
Anran Li
Engineering Manager
Riot Games
Megha Krishnamurthy
Megha Krishnamurthy
Senior Engineering Manager
Adobe
Coming Soon
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