“Being Unapologetically You”: Sandra E. Lopez with Intel Sports (Video + Transcript)
Sandra Lopez been named one of the 50 most powerful women in tech by the National Diversity Council and one of Latina Style’s Top 10 Latina executives. She is Vice President and General Manager for Intel Sports. In other words, #boss. In this Girl Geek X: Elevate 2019 session, Sandra shared the advice she shares with the women she mentors on being unapologetically you, being kind, and networking while prioritizing support over competition.
Girl Geek Amplitude Lightning Talks (Video + Transcript)
Over 100 girl geeks enjoyed dinner then lightning talks at Amplitude HQ in San Francisco to discuss careers in tech, and how leaders can make inclusive, safe workplaces. Hear from Cathy Nam and Samantha Puth (Software Engineers), Sandhya Hegde (VP Marketing), Lisa Platt (Senior Director, Head of Design) and emcee Nisha Dwivedi (Sales Engineering Manager).
Girl Geek X Strava Lightning Talks (Video + Transcript)
Over 200 women gathered at Strava’s San Francisco HQ on February 12, 2019. Kicked off by Strava CEO James Quarles and hosted by Chief Product Office Stephanie Hannon, six of Strava’s amazing women shared their advice and experience on growth, performance, managing your career, data, product and brand design.
Girl Geek X Postmates (Video)
Over 150 girl geeks came to Postmates Girl Geek Dinner to hear women share insights on leadership, product engineering, growth, learning to code and more on November 7, 2018 at Postmates HQ in San Francisco! Speakers from Postmates: Allie Morse (Director of Launch & Expansion), Heather Pujals (Growth Product Manager), Samantha Phillips (Product Manager), Bianca Curutan (Mobile Engineer), Christine Song, (Software Engineer) and Amrit Bhatti (Technical Recruiter).
“Designing Products Scaling Human Experiences”: Samihah Azim with Lyft (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Samihah Azim (Product Designer, Lyft) discusses designing products at One Medical and Lyft by considering all sides of the user journey, and balancing their needs with business/product metrics. Startups aim to transform the world, and designers create artifacts visualizing that North Star vision with the users at top of mind. Monitoring the health of the business with the user in mind helps achieve successful, human-centered products along the journey to the North Star.
Girl Geek X GroundTruth (Video)
Over 100 girl geeks met at GroundTruth for a Girl Geek Dinner on October 18, 2018 in Mountain View. GroundTruth speakers include: Sarah Ohle (VP, Marketing Insights), Carol Chen (Senior Director, Software Engineering), Lauren Stephenson (Director, HR Business Partner), Shanshan Tuo (Senior Data Scientist) and Alicia Huang (Senior Product Manager).
“Using Statistics for Security: Threat Detection at Netflix”: Nicole Grinstead with Netflix (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Nicole Grinstead (Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix) will discuss anomaly detection project, Trainman, and how it enables Netflix to find and act upon high risk corporate user behavior. Threat detection has become increasingly valuable in today’s complicated corporate security landscape.
“Focus On Your Story, Not The Glory”: Leah McGowen-Hare with Salesforce (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek Elevate 2018 Leah McGowen-Hare (Senior Director, Developer Evangelism, Salesforce) shared how doing the work with a focus on adding value – and everything will fall into place – rather than focusing on self-branding.
“Absorbed into the Borg: What Happens After Your Startup is Acquired” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Claire Vo (VP of Product Management, Optimizely), Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Gixo/Evite) and Sarah Allen (Founder, RailsBridge & Engineering Manager, Google) shared their journeys in entrepreneurial leadership with Shanea King-Roberson (Senior Technical Product Manager, eBay). What’s life like after your startup is acquired by a larger company? How does your role as a leader change?