I’m a coach, speaker, author, and passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. I coach women to be stronger leaders and men who want to be better allies for underrepresented groups. I speak about inclusive workplaces, tech leadership, and women in tech. And, to bring more diversity to speaker lineups at tech industry events, I teach public speaking workshops and co-authored Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.
Previously, I spent 25 years building software products. I started off writing code and over time moved into executive leadership. Most recently, I was a vice president of engineering at Adobe Systems, where I led cross-company engineering services.
Outside of my commercial ventures I work with a number of non-profits. Currently, I’m on the Brown University Computing and Information Technology Advisory Council. I’m also on the advisory boards for The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley, WEST (Women Entering & Staying in Technology), Women Serve on Boards, and Brown University’s Computer Science Department Diversity Committee. And through the Brown University Women’s Launch Pad, I mentor young women about to start their careers.
I’m also a bit of a public speaking geek. I’m a TEDx speaker, and I frequently give keynotes at conferences.
In 2015, the California State Assembly honored me with the Wonder Women Tech Innovator Award for outstanding achievements in business and technology and for being a role model for women.
Are you looking for a leadership coach who understands what it takes to be successful as a woman in Silicon Valley? Are you a leader who wants to create a more inclusive workplace? Are you seeking an inspirational speaker for your next event? Contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
In my spare time, I like to knit with wire. Yes, wire. I share my designs and patterns at KnitOutsideTheBox.com.