Elevate 2021 Virtual Conference
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re gathering for a full day of inspiration on Monday, March 8th, to celebrate women in tech with the Girl Geek X team, 25+ speakers, and over 5,000 mid-to-senior level women and allies.
TUNE IN to learn first-hand from technical leaders sharing successes, tips, tricks, and career insights focused on the unique set of challenges mid-career women face. You’ll hear from accomplished and relatable leaders from companies like: Atlassian, Slack, OpenAI, US Digital Service, Etsy, Change.org, Nvidia, Affirm, Zumba Fitness and more! (sessions)
Some key topics and takeaways:
- Leading through change & embracing the mess
- Communication for remote teams
- Real-talk learnings & advice from women in the roles you aspire to
- Panel of experts on the journey from being a manager to a leader
- Choosing your next career opportunity
- And of course, the best tech talks!
- … plus SO MUCH MORE! We’ll be announcing new sessions weekly!
Connect virtually and network with fellow girl geeks during and after the event using the hashtag #girlgeekxelevate and take advantage of opportunities to ask questions live of our speakers with real-time Q&As on Zoom!
Here’s the short version of the agenda (Pacific Time) — click here for more details on each session:
10:00am – Welcome to Elevate! (Girl Geek X Angie Chang & Sukrutha Bhadouria)
10:10am – Leading Through Change – Morning Keynote (Atlassian VP of Product Anu Bharadwaj)
10:30am – Delivery a Connected Digital Experience (Nvidia Director of Digital Marketing Faylene Bell)
10:50am – Integrating Inclusive Research into Design (Google UX Research Kat Chiluiza)
11:10am – Team U.S. Digital Service: School House Rock Didn’t Prepare Us For This (U.S.D.S Engineers Julie Meloni, Amy Quispe, Elizabeth Schweinsberg & Gina Maini)
12:00pm – Transforming Intervention with MONARCH® Platform (Johnson & Johnson Hedyeh Rafii-Tari Principal Research Scientist, Robotics & Digital)
12:20pm – Prompt Design & Engineering with GPT-3 (OpenAI Technical Director Ashley Pilipiszyn)
12:40pm – Mentorship, Sponsorship & Impact (GitHub Director of Product Dimah Zaidalkilani & Manara CEO & Co-Founder Iliana Montauk)
1:00pm – Resilience – Afternoon Keynote (Salesforce VP of Engineering Ashley Dudgeon)
1:25pm – DevOps Is A Product, Too (MaestroQA Infrastructure Team Lead Amrisha Sinha)
1:45pm – Building High-Performance Teams in a Pandemic (Salesforce Director of Engineering Sukrutha Bhadouria, Etsy VP of Engineering Rachana Kumar, Change.org CTO Elaine Zhou & Transposit CTO & Co-Founder Tina Huang)
2:25pm – Atlassian Coffee Break – Building Resilient Products (Atlassian Head of Confluence Experience Engineering Swati Raju)
2:40pm – Modernizing Mobile Codebases (Slack Senior Staff Software Engineer Tracy Stampfli)
3:00pm – Communication Strategies for Remote Teams (Zumba Product Manager Nicole Salzman Page)
3:20pm – Start With Who: Choosing Your Next Career Opportunity (Affirm Director of Client Success Kellee Van Horne)
3:40pm – Building Problem-Oriented Teams (Carta VP of Product Vrushali Paunikar)
4:00pm – Responsible AI: Why & Why Now (Intel AI Director of Technology Advocacy, Ai4good)
4:20pm – Proactive Security (Slack Senior Engineering Manager of Product Security Suzanna Khatchatrian)
4:40pm – 90-Second-Dance-Party: Who’s Yellen Now? (Rapper Dessa)
Kellee Van Horne
Nicole Salzman Page
Girl Geek X is a community that has grown to 40,000+ women in tech over a decade from Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. At Girl Geek X events, women share thought leadership in STEM expertise, as well as career advice in the fast-paced tech industry – hosting over 250 dinners at over 150 tech companies and startups across the San Francisco Bay Area – and globally we host annual virtual conferences. Girl Geek X events feature women at the mic sharing industry knowledge and career advice, for the retention and recruitment of mid-level / senior women in tech – a critical lever to increase the ratio of female CEOs, executives, engineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders.