Leah McGowen-Hare

Leah is Senior Director of Developer Evangelism at Salesforce. She has 20+ years of experience in technology; mastering a variety of roles including Consultant, Developer, Manager and Technical Trainer. Her career reflects the evolution of computing technology. She’s worked in mainframe, personal computing, client-server and cloud computing. Her work has included systems integration, system implementations and conversions. Leah holds a BS in computer science and an MS in tech education. She uses her knowledge and experience to demystify and make technology more accessible to youth, girls, communities of color and Vets through organizations such as BlackGirls Code, Technovation, Girls Who Code and Vetforce and was recently awarded Powerful Woman of the Bay 2016 Honoree for her efforts.



Focus On Your Story, Not The Glory

At Girl Geek X "Elevate" conference, Leah McGowen-Hare (Senior Director, Developer Evangelism, Salesforce) believes that doing the work with a focus on adding value – and everything will fall into place – rather than focusing on self-branding. Leah shared her story about how focusing on development -- not just as coding but creating and using your whole toolbox -- made her a better developer and leader.