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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 5 - Career Acumen [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 24
 

5:30pm PDT

EASTSIDE - Captaining Your Own MentorSHIP
Hear from a cross-generational panel of Tech leaders in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s about navigating the world of mentoring

One Bellevue Center (corner of 108th & 4th Avenue)
411-108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Parking is paid for by the attendee.
OBC parking is directly after the building (on the 4th Street Side)
Pass the building on your right
Next immediate right into alleyway (sign on your left for Potbelly’s and hi rise apartment building) and next right into the garage
Other garages in the area:
https://www.bestparking.com/bellevue-parking/








Speakers
avatar for Mona Akmal

Mona Akmal

Head of Product, Amperity
avatar for Dilpreet Kaur

Dilpreet Kaur

Founder, Think.Act
avatar for Janis Machala

Janis Machala

Founder, Paladin Partners
Senior business executive and entrepreneur with extensive expertise driving the formation, growth, and market success of technology-based or vertically-focused organizations. Recognized expert in strategic partnerships. Skilled at getting growth companies connected to the right... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Modjeska

Jeremy Modjeska

Director of Engineering, Moz
avatar for Kara Ottewell

Kara Ottewell

Software Development Manager, Amazon
Kara got into computer programming in the 1980s, writing experimental control software, and data analysis for her Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics. She was a physics researcher at CERN, DESY and the University of Manchester. Her first software job was at a small Stockport company... Read More →
avatar for Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Chief #NinjaCat-Windows Insider Program, Microsoft


Tuesday April 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Ebay - Bellevue

5:30pm PDT

Resume Rescue: Tips, Tricks, & the Impact of Social Presence
Learn from this panel of experts how to leverage the job description, highlight your superpower, and find out why creating multiple resumes are necessary.  Also, hear how your social presence and networking can impact your job prospects. Participate in panelist run small group discussions. Bonus: Bring your resume and questions to the Closing Celebration Pop In Resume Review and get immediate feedback from experts!  

Speakers
avatar for Ellenore Angelids

Ellenore Angelids

Global Director Kindle Content Risk Management, Amazon
avatar for Vicki Bartelt

Vicki Bartelt

Talent Scout & HR Generalist, Team Red Dog
avatar for Ted Dworkin

Ted Dworkin

Senior Vice President, Product Management and Customer Experience, Sonos
Ted Dworkin is Senior Vice President of Product Management and Customer Experience at Sonos. In this role, he leads a diverse team of hardware and software product managers as well as teams focused on customer success, user experience, and user research. His team is responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner

Founder/CEO, uniquelyHR
avatar for Marleen Eitzen Shanks

Marleen Eitzen Shanks

Principal, Team Red Dog


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

12:00pm PDT

Strategic Storytelling: Take Your Message from the High Seas to Ship Shape
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.

Why should we say yes to the adventure of telling stories in business? Aren’t facts
and data simply enough? Well-told stories cut through the noise, build community,
transport ideas, create understanding, and inspire action. But great storytelling is
easier said than done. Learn how to navigate the art of the business narrative, how
to get your key audiences on board, and how to craft a compelling message so you
won’t be lost at Storytelling Sea.

This session will also be offered on the Eastside at Ebay April 25 at 5:30pm 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Williams Argilla

Laura Williams Argilla

Director of Product Management, Adobe
avatar for Catharine	Gately

Catharine Gately

Founder, The Narrative Co.
avatar for Paul Estes

Paul Estes

Senior Director | Microsoft Office, Microsoft
avatar for Sheila Oh

Sheila Oh

Director, Computer Science Fundamentals Certificate Program, Seattle University
avatar for Ross Smith

Ross Smith

Director of Engineering, Skype in the Classroom,, Microsoft
avatar for Vidya Srinivasan

Vidya Srinivasan

Senior PM at Microsoft, Microsoft


Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Capital One

3:00pm PDT

Co-Storm Interactive: Connections That Make Things Happen
Limited Capacity filling up

There is a parking garage under the building: 645 Elliott Avenue West
(entrance off W Roy Street) Sorry there is no parking validation.  Additionally, bus routes 19, 24, and 33 stop either right in front of the building or directly across the street.  Routes D, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, and 33 also stop within a 10 minute walk from our building.


The concept behind CO-STORM is about how much more we’re able to see (brainstorm) for each other, than we see for ourselves.  There’s a creative back and forth energy in getting outside your own head.  Fresh eyes see our blind spots and filters.  They also mirror back to us what’s really going on.  A CO-STORMER’S insight can clarify what steps to take next, highlight your strengths, and make you see what should happen naturally.  It can solve a problem in your field with an outsider’s perspective.
During this session, each participant will have time for an introduction and a chance to discuss their most pressing pain point, project or idea in a safe and empowering environment.  Your CO-STORM  partners will brainstorm with you on solutions and positive changes.

This session includes an incredible group of mentors, ready to give back by sharing their experience and expertise.



Speakers
avatar for Helen Bakker

Helen Bakker

VP, Technology, Expedia Group
Helen is an energizing and passionate leader who thrives in aligning business strategy to platform design and architecture. With Expedia Group for 14 years, Helen is currently Vice President of Technology and Analytics for Expedia Group Media Solutions.  Her career, always rooted... Read More →
avatar for Mamtha Banerjee

Mamtha Banerjee

Director of Technology at Expedia, Expedia
Mamtha Banerjee is currently Director of Technology at Expedia and a Startup Mentor. Mamtha is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of providing technology and product leadership at both startups and companies like Expedia. She has developed and launched innovative... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Buchanan

Nicole Buchanan

Executive Director, Ada Academy
avatar for Connie Chung

Connie Chung

Sr. Director, Global Product Management, Expedia
avatar for Shelly Dallman

Shelly Dallman

Director, Information Technology, Expedia
avatar for Leslie Ekas

Leslie Ekas

VP Technology, Expedia
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 →
avatar for Lori Hofmann

Lori Hofmann

Director, Expedia Group
avatar for Dilpreet Kaur

Dilpreet Kaur

Founder, Think.Act
avatar for Elle Lin

Elle Lin

Director Technology, Expedia
avatar for Keela Robison

Keela Robison

VP, Global Product, Expedia
Keela Robison is Vice President, Global Products at Expedia where she oversees product strategy for growth business lines including car rentals, cruise, rail, and local activities. Prior to Expedia, she was CEO of Urbanspoon, a top mobile app and website providing restaurant reviews... Read More →
avatar for Liz Sheperd

Liz Sheperd

Vice President, Enterprise Data Platforms and Services, Expedia
avatar for Ambika Singh

Ambika Singh

CEO, Armoire
avatar for Wendy White

Wendy White

Vice President, Expedia
Wendy White is vice president of marketing for Egencia, Expedia Group business travel. A business-to-business tech executive, she’s led teams all over the globe for tech giants Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and CenturyLink. Wendy has a deep connection to both the startup landscape... Read More →


Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Expedia

5:30pm PDT

EASTSIDE - Strategic Storytelling: Take Your Message from the High Seas to Ship Shape
Why should we say yes to the adventure of telling stories in business? Aren’t facts and data simply enough? Well-told stories cut through the noise, build community, transport ideas, create understanding, and inspire action. But great storytelling is easier said than done. Learn how to navigate the art of the business narrative, how to get your key audiences on board, and how to craft a compelling message so you won’t be lost at Storytelling Sea.

One Bellevue Center (corner of 108th & 4th Avenue)
411-108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Parking is paid for by the attendee.
OBC parking is directly after the building (on the 4th Street Side)
Pass the building on your right
Next immediate right into alleyway (sign on your left for Potbelly’s and hi rise apartment building) and next right into the garage
Other garages in the area:
https://www.bestparking.com/bellevue-parking/








Speakers
avatar for Laura Williams Argilla

Laura Williams Argilla

Director of Product Management, Adobe
avatar for Catharine	Gately

Catharine Gately

Founder, The Narrative Co.
avatar for Paul Estes

Paul Estes

Senior Director | Microsoft Office, Microsoft
avatar for Sheila Oh

Sheila Oh

Director, Computer Science Fundamentals Certificate Program, Seattle University
avatar for Ross Smith

Ross Smith

Director of Engineering, Skype in the Classroom,, Microsoft
avatar for Vidya Srinivasan

Vidya Srinivasan

Senior PM at Microsoft, Microsoft


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

12:00pm PDT

Jump Ship: How to Successfully Change Careers Midstream
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.

What floated your boat early in your career may give you a sinking feeling now. Seasoned professionals will discuss how they navigated a successful career change and the impact it has had on their professional and personal lives.

Speakers
avatar for Mamtha Banerjee

Mamtha Banerjee

Director of Technology at Expedia, Expedia
Mamtha Banerjee is currently Director of Technology at Expedia and a Startup Mentor. Mamtha is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of providing technology and product leadership at both startups and companies like Expedia. She has developed and launched innovative... Read More →
avatar for Mary Blalock

Mary Blalock

Owner, Mary Blalock - Career Coaching
avatar for Keyana Corliss

Keyana Corliss

Director, Public Relations, Tableau Software
avatar for Robin C. Martin

Robin C. Martin

Chief of Staff for Retail & Direct Investing Technology group., Capital One
avatar for Amanda O'Shannessy

Amanda O'Shannessy

Community Marketing Manager, LiquidPlanner
avatar for Jerod Rubalcava

Jerod Rubalcava

Executive Director of Professional Development, Metis


Thursday April 26, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
thinkspace SEATTLE
 
Friday, April 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Captaining Your Own MentorSHIP
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.

Hear from a cross-generational panel of Women Tech leaders in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s about navigating the world of mentoring.

This session is also offered Tuesday April 24 at 5:30pm on the Eastside at Ebay.

Moderators
avatar for Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Chief #NinjaCat-Windows Insider Program, Microsoft

Speakers
avatar for Dilpreet Kaur

Dilpreet Kaur

Founder, Think.Act
avatar for Jeremy Modjeska

Jeremy Modjeska

Director of Engineering, Moz
avatar for Gillian Muessig

Gillian Muessig

General Partner, Outlines Venture Group
Gillian Muessig is the Managing Director of the global gender-lens investment fund ‘Sybilla Masters Fund’; cofounder of both Moz, the world’s most popular search marketing software and brettapproved, the world’s fastest growing standardized accessibility rating, review, and... Read More →
avatar for Kara Ottewell

Kara Ottewell

Software Development Manager, Amazon
Kara got into computer programming in the 1980s, writing experimental control software, and data analysis for her Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics. She was a physics researcher at CERN, DESY and the University of Manchester. Her first software job was at a small Stockport company... Read More →
avatar for Yan Yan

Yan Yan

Senior Data Scientist, Amperity


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