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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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Tuesday, April 24
 

12:00pm PDT

Toxic Tech: Mindful Strategies to Build Resilience
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.


As the demands on your time and energy increase, what choices will you make? How will you stay strong when the inevitable storms hit? Discover simple and powerful methods to navigate and stay your course, no matter what comes your way.

Speakers
avatar for Kiesha Garrison

Kiesha Garrison

Business Development & Strategy, AI & Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft
avatar for Kathy Kyllonen

Kathy Kyllonen

General Manager, Global Solutions, Microsoft
avatar for Renee Metty

Renee Metty

CEO, With Pause
avatar for Greg Myers

Greg Myers

Agile coach, Capital One


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

5:30pm PDT

Side Hustle Success: Why Knot Dive into Your Side Hustle Now?
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. 

Are you tied up in knots about starting your side hustle. The gig economy era is now, learn what it takes navigate a successful Side Hustle, inside or outside your company. Panelist, Q&A, and interactive group breakout session.

Moderators
avatar for Gina Fresquez

Gina Fresquez

Founder / Speaker / Author / Coach, Gina Fresquez International
Hi, I'm Gina, best selling author, keynote speaker, and success and leadership coach with a commitment to support women in male-dominated industries (STEM) and female founders to get out of their own way by overcoming self-doubt and gain more confidence to succeed in all areas of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for André Bearfield

André Bearfield

Co-Founder, HERE Seattle
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 →
avatar for Sarah Worley

Sarah Worley

Program Manager, Amazon
Looking for ways to connect people, ideas, and opportunities in the community.
avatar for Lorraine Yu

Lorraine Yu

Managing Director, Sirius 6 Corporation


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

5:30pm PDT

Embracing Your Inner Wonder Woman
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. 

A roundtable discussion about navigating through you careers, stepping up to new opportunities, and how to be a "Wonder Woman" who has it all. We'll hear authentic stories from some Wonder Women of Tech.

Moderators
avatar for Taryn Varady

Taryn Varady

Founder, Ignite Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Blom

Bianca Blom

Founder, LINJA
avatar for SaraBeth Donaghy

SaraBeth Donaghy

Project & Program Manager, Facebook
avatar for Shadae Holmes

Shadae Holmes

UI Lead & Senior Software Engineer, Chef Software
Shadae Holmes has an established career in front end architecture and development, with a focus in accessibility best practices. She is a passionate advocate for inclusive and diverse cultures, and works to create safer spaces for underrepresented people in tech.
avatar for Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Chief #NinjaCat-Windows Insider Program, Microsoft
avatar for Janice Wilson

Janice Wilson

Software Developer Engineer, Amazon


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

10:00am PDT

#WhatWouldChadDo? Negotiate, Navigate, & Neutralize Situations
Limited Capacity filling up

Note from Facebook
If you have been joining the WiT Regatta at Facebook this week, we have moved this session one street over our new building on WESTLAKE.   
We look forward to welcoming you to our NEW office building. Our building is brand new and may not show up on maps yet. Use this address for rideshare and trip planning:
1101 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
 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.

Our collective female experience, backed by research, shows women and men behave differently in the workplace, at women’s expense. Studies show women tend to follow the rules more closely than men, do not push for salary increases at the same rate as men, and underestimate the value of networking to get ahead. During this session learn from experienced leaders how to negotiate, navigate and neutralize these situations. Let’s take a page out of our male colleagues’ playbook and ask ourselves “#whatwouldchaddo?”

Moderators
avatar for Taryn Varady

Taryn Varady

Founder, Ignite Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Marleigh Chiles

Marleigh Chiles

Engagement and Release Program Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Miriam Cortes

Miriam Cortes

Full Stack Developer, Zillow
avatar for Kim van der Hoek

Kim van der Hoek

Founder/Director, Spice Consultancy, Women In Tech Regatta Amsterdam
avatar for Dyana Langley-Robinson

Dyana Langley-Robinson

Director, Sales Operations, F5 Networks
avatar for Nick Peddy

Nick Peddy

VP, Engineering, Capital One
Nick Peddy leads the Emerging Products team in Capital One's retail bank, which is transforming the way we think about banking. Previously, Nick was steeped in the odyssey that is California’s Silicon Valley startup world, building furiously and wearing many hats as the CTO/Head... Read More →
avatar for Traca Savadogo

Traca Savadogo

CEO, Tall Poppy


Thursday April 26, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Facebook WESTLAKE 1101 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

5:30pm PDT

Be Flawsome! Turn Flaws into Awesome
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. 

Tyra Banks coined “Flawsome” to describe someone who embraces their “flaws” and knows they are awesome regardless. Nobody wins when you play small. During this session you’ll hear from people who have overcome tidal waves by making intentional choices to be bold, stand out, make mistakes, and still show up. Learn how leaders at multiple career stages sailed into a world without limitations, embraced their greatness and decided to say #notsorry.  Following a 45min panel, stay for an audience breakout and interactive workshop where you will explore and discuss how “Flawsome” plays into your life.



Moderators
avatar for Jen Hope

Jen Hope

Coach for Executives and Rising Leaders / Consultant / Speaker, Jen Hope
One part marketing executive, one part loving ass-kicker, and

Speakers
avatar for Tony Donohoe

Tony Donohoe

SVP and CTO, Expedia Worldwide Engineering, Expedia
avatar for Debbie Hutchings

Debbie Hutchings

Director, Commercial Performance Media, Microsoft
avatar for Nora Matson

Nora Matson

Client Solutions Manager, Facebook
avatar for Jeannine Woodyear

Jeannine Woodyear

Global Marketing & Enablement Lead, Microsoft.com


Thursday April 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Facebook
 
Friday, April 27
 

6:00am PDT

RISE & SHINE! Energy + Health + Yoga + Music
Don’t forget to join us bright and early tomorrow at 6 a.m. for high-energy beats, low impact yoga & breakfast at @facebook #Seattle! #SEAWIT18 #WITRegatta   Please bring your yoga mat.

Our friends at Facebook are excited to help you get your day started right. Join us for high-energy beats, low impact yoga, as well as a complementary espresso bar, smoothie bar, power foods…all before hitting the office.
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. 


Friday April 27, 2018 6:00am - 8:00am PDT
Facebook

12:00pm PDT

Integrating Career and Parenthood: The Tension, Balance, & Love
Limited Capacity filling up

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. 


Learn and discuss different stages of parenthood, staying true to your career and passions, nurturing and growing families. Parenthood has evolved with gender balance dramatically over the past 40 years. Workplaces are trying to keep up. During this session hear from working parents who have learned how to leverage flexible work schedules, remote working, setting boundaries, and to manage their commitments while staying true to themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Jane C. Allen

Jane C. Allen

Partner/Principal,, PwC
avatar for Sara Bromling

Sara Bromling

Cyber Security Analyst, Rubica
avatar for Nicole Grogan

Nicole Grogan

Chief People Officer,, Intellectual Ventures
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.
avatar for Renee Metty

Renee Metty

CEO, With Pause
avatar for Anna Steffeney

Anna Steffeney

Founder, LeaveLogic
Anna Steffeney is the founder of LeaveLogic, which is focused on improving the experience and lives for working families. A recognized thought leader in parental leave policies, she is profiled in television and print media. Most recently, Anna gave a TEDx talk discussing the role... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Facebook