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Join us April 23-27- 2018 for the Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at one of five ports. Create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests, by checking off the sessions below.

Monday Kick off opening party– Resource reception featuring over 30 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech- all during one night, under one roof.
Port Tracks: During the week we’re hosting over 30 breakout sessions across the city. Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at 1 of 5 ports. 
  • Port 1: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech)  We’ll be talking about everything from AI, to Crypto-Currency, to growing as a coder.
  • Port 2: Inclusive Culture (Allyship)  The focus here is on ending gender bias in the workplace & building stronger, more diverse teams.
  • Port 3: Leadership (CEO’s & Startups)  We’ll hear from a diverse group of CEO’s and startup leaders who will discuss multi-dimensional leadership, building credibility and avoiding isolation.
  • Port 4: All about YOU (Build your story)  This is all about you- being bold,  intentional and building resilience. Pump up your side hustle and put some mojo into your personal brand.
  • Port 5: Career Acumen (Building relationships) Learn about how storytelling, mentorship, and meaningful connections will help you meet your career goals and win the race.
Closing Celebration:  Enjoy the last day of the WiT Regatta Week at the Progressive Closing Celebrations. Participate in a variety of exciting pop in events: Complimentary headshots, fashion exhibits, interactive VR, candlelight meditation, résumé review, workplace hacks and more... Connect, nibble & sip with new and old friends. 

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Port 3 - Leadership [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 24
 

12:00pm PDT

Take Your Seat at the Table: Building Credibility
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Address:
501 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA  98109
The East part is key.  Capital One’s  logo is not yet on the building but there is Pro Sports Club signage.  When you arrive come up to the 4th floor.  There is a building garage with public parking but South Lake Union is a hot area so it’s not guaranteed.


To grow your career you need to be part of the conversation and have a seat at the table. But how do you get the seat? During this session learn the importance of building personal and professional credibility and presenting your most confident and authentic self.

This session is offered again April 26 at 5:30pm on the Eastside/Kirkland at Simplicity

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Guity

Felicia Guity

Channel Officer Worldwide Public Sector - Education at Microsoft, Microsoft
avatar for Aja Hammerly

Aja Hammerly

Staff Developer Advocate, Google
avatar for Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Vice President - Technology Strategy Implementation, T-Mobile
avatar for Cathi Rodgveller

Cathi Rodgveller

CEO and Founder, IGNITE Worldwide
IGNITE’s mission is to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities. IGNITE lights them up. Girls in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds interact with professional women in technology careers during the school day... Read More →
avatar for Siraj Sirajuddin

Siraj Sirajuddin

Co-Founder, Temenos+Agility
Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations like Air Canada, Siemens, Tennessee Valley Authority, TradeStation, Capital One, Extended Stay America, Ft. Huachuca AZ, DKB Household Brands, Railinc, Media Temple, EDF... Read More →
avatar for Alice Steinglass

Alice Steinglass

President, Code.org


Tuesday April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Capital One

3:00pm PDT

Leading with Vision is Vital!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Enter the building through the main entrance.  Take the elevators down to the first floor and follow the signs.

As a Leader, a well-articulated Vision is vital to all that we do. And having that Vision come from you and your team is critical to create a sense of belonging and alignment. Join Siraj Sirajuddin and Susan Gibson  in this 2-hour workshop where we’ll explore past influences and clean our slate of all that baggage that’s been sabotaging us, so that we can get to the good stuff! Articulating our personal visions and creating an action plan to put that vision into motion.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gibson

Susan Gibson

Co-Founder & CEO, Temenos+Agility
With over thirty years experience in the tech industry – from developer to project manager and pioneering Agile Transformation coach to Temenos Facilitator, Susan consistently seeks ways to bring authenticity and compassion to software and product delivery. Following the Agile Manifesto... Read More →
avatar for Siraj Sirajuddin

Siraj Sirajuddin

Co-Founder, Temenos+Agility
Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations like Air Canada, Siemens, Tennessee Valley Authority, TradeStation, Capital One, Extended Stay America, Ft. Huachuca AZ, DKB Household Brands, Railinc, Media Temple, EDF... Read More →


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
thinkspace SEATTLE

5:30pm PDT

Bird's-Eye View from the Top: How to Avoid Leadership Isolation
Enter the building through the main entrance.  Take the elevators down to the first floor and follow the signs.

Being the leader is a powerful responsibility...and it can be very lonely. Hear how CEOs keep up with with their teams, encourage truth-telling and how you can better support your leaders and become a better leader yourself.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Clise

Laura Clise

Founder and CEO, Intentionalist
Laura Clise is a corporate intrapreneur turned social entrepreneur with a passion for instigating impact at the intersection of business and society. She is the founder and CEO of Intentionalist, an online platform and guide that connects consumers to local businesses and the diverse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Buchanan

Nicole Buchanan

Executive Director, Ada Academy
avatar for Susan Gibson

Susan Gibson

Co-Founder & CEO, Temenos+Agility
With over thirty years experience in the tech industry – from developer to project manager and pioneering Agile Transformation coach to Temenos Facilitator, Susan consistently seeks ways to bring authenticity and compassion to software and product delivery. Following the Agile Manifesto... Read More →
avatar for Manny Medina

Manny Medina

CEO, Outreach.io


Tuesday April 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
thinkspace SEATTLE
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

5:30pm PDT

Leading from Every Chair: Multi-Dimensional Leadership
Enter the building through the main entrance.  Take the elevators down to the first floor and follow the signs.

Join this session to hear from conventional and unconventional leaders with vastly different leadership styles. Learn how they navigate rough waters, let out the sails to capture momentum and drop anchor when necessary. Bonus: Learn why you are already a leader, even if you don’t currently recognize it.

Moderators
avatar for Monica Guzman

Monica Guzman

Cofounder, The Evergrey
Monica Guzman is a 2016 Nieman Fellow and the co-founder of The Evergrey, a daily Seattle newsletter that connects locals to their city. She writes for Geekwire, the Daily Beast, and CJR.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Frey

Bridget Frey

CTO, Redfin
avatar for Brian Gill

Brian Gill

SVP Technology, Nordstrom
avatar for Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Sr. Director, Capital One
Julie Jensen, Capital One’s Senior Director of Digital Design, is based here in Seattle. Julie earned her Bachelor’s of Science in English from the University of New Mexico and her Masters of Science in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. She... Read More →
avatar for Smitha Shyam

Smitha Shyam

Senior Software Engineering Manager, Uber


Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
thinkspace SEATTLE
 
Thursday, April 26
 

3:00pm PDT

When Women Turn On Each Other: Why This Happens & How to Fix It
Note from Facebook
Session Address: 1101 Dexter Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109
Enter the first floor lobby, go past Starbucks on the right, and continue to the end of the lobby. Follow signs to your session. IMPORTANT: We must ask you to sign an NDA to access our offices. Please bring your photo ID and check in with security when you arrive. 
We are pleased to make our lobby available to use as a co-working space before and after our sessions. 

We’ve all seen it: women undermining other women. It happens more often than we’d like to admit and we ask, “Why would they do that?” Join this session to hear from experts in the field of female psychology and women leaders to understand what drives this behavior and how we can work together to change it. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Buchanan

Nicole Buchanan

Executive Director, Ada Academy
avatar for Cynthia Engel

Cynthia Engel

Professor, Central Washington University
avatar for Claire LeBeau

Claire LeBeau

Assistant Professor, Seattle University
avatar for Janice Lichtenwaldt

Janice Lichtenwaldt

Leadership & Professional Development Coach, AIC Coaching
I've spent the past 25 years navigating emerging technology businesses from online city guides (CitySearch.com) to online ticketing (Ticketmaster.com), online travel (Expedia) to building online communities (Allrecipes.com) focusing on marketing communications, product development... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Tee

Cynthia Tee

Senior Director of Engineering, Nordstrom
Combining her love of fashion and technology, Cynthia is Senior Director of Engineering at Nordstrom where she is responsible for services that power checkout, payments, and order management. With a passion for building inclusion and belonging in our tech industry, she is a trained... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Facebook

5:30pm PDT

EASTSIDE - Take Your Seat at the Table: Building Credibility
To grow your career you need to be part of the conversation and have a seat at the table. But how do you get the seat? During this session learn the importance of building personal and professional credibility and presenting your most confident and authentic self.











Moderators
avatar for Lisa Hufford

Lisa Hufford

Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Sydne Mullings

Sydne Mullings

Senior Director, Business Process Engineering, Microsoft
avatar for Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

CEO, The Riveter
avatar for Shannon Swift

Shannon Swift

Founder/CEO, Swift HR Solutions, Inc.
Shannon Swift is the CEO of Swift HR Solutions, Inc., a provider of strategic HR services and products for early stage companies. Shannon has more than twenty years of human resources experience, combined with successful executive level management and business development roles. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Rick Wong

Rick Wong

CEO/Founder, The Five Abilities LLC


Thursday April 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Simplicity - Kirkland

6:00pm PDT

Sail High for the Cloud: For Women Tech Entrepreneurs & Startups
Plot your course, set your sails and anchors away. Hear from an expert panel on what it takes to prepare, launch and sustain Cloud and Technology based start-ups (B2B, B2C). Find out about access to programs, mentors and accelerators to help prepare your way and chart your course. There will be sunny smooth sailing days but you will need to sharpen your skills to make it through the waves, winds and sometime whales that come your way. We will break up into small groups to share lessons and experiences on how you can map your way to a treasure chest of success.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Francey

Carrie Francey

Vice President Strategic Alliances, Hewlett Packard
avatar for Sonal Mane

Sonal Mane

National Programs Director, Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft
Sonal is the National Programs Director for the Microsoft for Startups team. In her role, she has responsibilities for strategic corporate initiatives to create a portfolio of high potential startups. Sonal focuses on extending the assets and resources from Microsoft among entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

CEO, Stylyze
avatar for Amy Ring

Amy Ring

CEO/Founder, PerXai, Inc.
avatar for Elizabeth Scallon

Elizabeth Scallon

Director, CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington
Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs & MakerSpace
avatar for Jacqueline Touma

Jacqueline Touma

Founder & CEO, Curious Enterprises LLC
My heart is marketing, my head is technology and my passion is innovation. I have worked with and in organizations from Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 businesses, to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. Having started my career in Bell Canada, I moved to the US in 2001 to work for Microsoft... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Juno Therapeutics

6:00pm PDT

Tech Sales 2.0: Diversifying teams and attracting women to sales professions
The digital age has caused a seismic irrevocable shift in the buyer/seller dynamic and the B2B sales landscape. Today’s buyers are savvier than ever and no longer rely on the vendor to access information and drive the process. This means that successful sales today looks very different than it did even 5 years ago. You need to adjust accordingly and reimagine sales with a fresh playbook. The female brain is wired to excel at many of the exact skills needed to sell effectively. Join this panel discussion for insights on the new sales world order, the skills needed to succeed, how and why women statistically are more successful than men at selling. Let’s change the fact that women only account for 11% of tech sales leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Frank

Lydia Frank

Vice President, Content Strategy, PayScale
avatar for Cassandra Gholston

Cassandra Gholston

CEO & Co-Founder, PartnerTap
Cassandra is responsible for the strategic vision of PartnerTap. Prior to founding PartnerTap Cassandra spent her career in sales as a top performer in SaaS companies. She obtained multiple President’s Clubs and awards. She is driven to make the jobs of salespeople more lucrative... Read More →
avatar for Autum Grimm

Autum Grimm

Co-founder/Chief Revenue Officer, Partnertap
Autum Grimm is a Co-founder/Chief Revenue Officer for Partnertap.  She is responsible for sales, demand generation, and business development. Over the past 15 years Autum has spent her time both selling to domestic and international companies as well as leading and developing top... Read More →
avatar for JoAnne Jaspan

JoAnne Jaspan

Founder, Principal, Jaspan Consulting
avatar for Samuel Sunderaraj

Samuel Sunderaraj

VP Sales, SkillJar
avatar for Rakhi Voria

Rakhi Voria

Chief of Staff | Sr. Business Manager to Corporate Vice President of Inside Sales, Microsoft
Rakhi has played a key role in building the digital sales force for Microsoft, growing the team to 2,000 sellers globally and the business to over $5B in under 3 years. Rakhi partners with the leadership team to drive and land Microsoft's inside sales strategy and global implementation... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
ATLAS Workbase