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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Janis Machala

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 people to achieve successful market adoption and realize their full potential. A proven executive leader and corporate director known for leadership recruitment, talent management, and executive coaching. Experienced in strategic planning, corporate relationships, marketing strategy and execution, and creating corporate value via innovation.

Most recently served as the Dean for Continuing Education at Bellevue College. Co-Founder of IQ Insights, an optimization and analytics firm specializing in leveraging cutting-edge technology and market research tools/methods to generate superior conversion rates in customer funnel. Additional roles include serving as Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Partners, a boutique executive search and business advisory firm, as well as past senior management roles in Fortune 500 companies and multiple permanent/interim/board appointments with vertical market companies.

Industry expertise spans companies and products in Publishing, Education, B2B Services, SaaS, Cloud, Web 2.0, Web Analytics, Digital Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, and IT Infrastructure. The scope of these tenures ranges from large-cap organizations to mid-size (pre-IPO) growth firms and early-stage (Seed, Series A, Series B) startups.

Board work and community involvement includes past/present Board Member roles with Seraph Capital Forum, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, University of Washington Center for Commercialization, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and the WTIA.