Kimberly is successful finance, technology, and strategy executive with impressive achievements in highly competitive organizations and industries. Strategic, financial, and technical leadership across diverse services, products, and technologies. Demonstrated leadership and qualifications include operational management, team building, problem-solving and critical decision-making. Results-driven with unfailing bottom line achievement.
Results-oriented technology executive who delivers game-changing products by obsessing over customers and building amazing teams. Created successful new businesses at Nextdoor, Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, delivering both strategy and tactical team execution
Sandy Carter is Vice President of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at Amazon Web Services (AWS) focused on helping companies to innovate using technology. She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her research with Carnegie Mellon. Sandy was named Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement' for 2019, Top 10 AI Influencers for 2019, Top 39 Engineers by Business Insider 2018, Top 50 AI influencer by Onalytica 2018, Top 10 Future of Work influencer in 2018, and Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley.
World-class problem solver and experienced leader with a passion for driving talented teams to deliver extraordinary results. Systems thinker providing vision and direction while staying in touch with the critical details. Proven ability to lead product teams for software as a service (SaaS) and high tech to drive growth and innovation.
A passionate builder of communities and networks, Wahab Owolabi is the Founder of URx OneReq, a company who’s mission is to build a diverse and inclusive workforce for everyone. In addition to OneReq, Wahab is a Diversity Business Partner at Facebook. Previously, Wahab built the University Recruiting and Talent Programs function at Rubrik. Rubrik became an employer of choice amongst top engineering students and ranked in the top 10 of Linkedin's Career Launching Startups. Prior to Rubrik, Wahab was a Talent Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, building a network of top university talent and supporting portfolio company recruiting efforts. Wahab has worked at both Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University helping technology companies recruit university talent and helping students launch amazing technical careers
As SVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sri Shivananda plays a critical role in helping PayPal remain at the forefront of innovation. In his role, Sri oversees Technology Platforms & Experiences, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver innovative products and services to consumers and merchants all over the world.
Prior to his appointment as SVP and CTO, Sri was Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure at PayPal and spent 15 years at eBay, working his way up from a software engineer to Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure.
Sri is a geek at heart and his passion for learning is evident – he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, encouraging creative ideas and solutions that solve complex problems with technology.
Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay. During his career, he has played the roles of the modern technology product organization. Marty is also the author of INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love, and the upcoming EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products. Marty continues to inspire product leaders by being invited to speak at major conferences across the globe
Wayne is the Vice President and all-up business and product leader for AWS File, Edge, and Data services. Wayne started and continues to lead the AWS development center in Boston, MA. Wayne is passionate about creating and scaling teams, services, and businesses, and delivering highly disruptive value for his customers.
Hope Cochran was the CFO of King Digital, the creators of Candy Crush. At King she not only led the company through an IPO and acquisition to Activision, but became a rockstar Candy Crush player. Prior to that she was the CFO of Clearwire through its sale to Sprint in 2013 and was the founder of her own company, SkillsVillage which she went on to sell to PeopleSoft.
In 2013 Fortune named her to the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming and in 2018 Women’s Inc named her Most Influential Corporate Directors. She is a lifelong supporter of YoungLife, and has passion for the arts. She holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Music/Opera from Stanford University.
Hope is currently a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. She is also on the boards of three public companies, Hasbro, MongoDB, and New Relic.
Seasoned product and engineering leader focused on innovation in the e-commerce industry. Over 15 years of experience leading product and engineering teams at PayPal, E*TRADE, and Shopify. Proven track record of the understanding market and customer needs, delivering strategies to enter new market segments and building out product and engineering teams to deliver against those opportunities. Talented in delivering world-class products that drive major business revenue through product & engineering leadership and innovation.
Sabrina worked in Silicon Valley since 1997. Her background is in Systems but in nearly all her positions she has been promoted as a lead or manager because of her ability to inspire teams to work hard and complete projects while setting a high standard that she follows herself.
She push herself to exceed expectations and implement solutions that scale and stand the test of time. She has worked in small companies that have grown to mid-size, mid-size that have grown large, and large companies that sometimes have had to struggle to not let its size hinder its progress. All have different challenges and enjoyed them all.
Hema intrinsically believe that technology is a force for good and that it is our collective responsibility to make it so. She loves building products, platforms and teams that can contribute to building a better world. With 20+ years of experience building products and teams in iconic companies such as Oracle, Nokia, Amazon, eBay, Paypal and Facebook. Hema is currently at Google to create a positive change for people and the planet using Google's mapping capabilities.
Lead global product management for Fitbit, spanning our devices (smartwatches, trackers and scales), software including the Fitbit app and social experience and health solutions. Have launched 5 devices, including the Versa, and many software features including Female Health and new family features.
Dedicated and passionate product executive. Experienced in leading technical teams and working in a global engineering & product organization. Excels in cultivating inclusive work culture, empowering teams to do their best work, and building products our users love.
Fearless leader with a passion for building and leading high performing global teams and cutting edge platform adoption. Team builds innovative risk experiences that utilize the strengths of PayPal in machine learning in a unique ecosystem of a 2 sided global network. These solutions and experiences span across consumer, seller fraud and credit underwriting challenges. She and her team thrive on solving complex business problems and enabling world class customer experiences using the intersection of technology and data. Deeply motivated by making strong impact through technology and customer empathy. Believes strongly in leadership across organizational boundaries and always investing in learning.
Product and business leader in analytics space with experience in taking an idea to all the way to building a business unit through the stages of innovation, strategy, product development, business development and sales. Experience working with large scale analytics implementations for Advertising, Financial Services, Retail, and Telecom industries.
Originally from the middle of Canada (Saskatoon!), experiences include founding organizations and scaling teams across private, public, and academic sectors. Scientist turned social scientist turned data scientist turned product person to date. Musician and artist by training. Culturally international in mindset. Evangelist for best practices in data and human-centered design. And - definitely fired up by a good challenge. (an underdog challenge, you say? even better).
Cecile Alper-Leroux is vice president of product innovation at Ultimate Software. She is a keynote speaker, author of From Dissonance to Resonance, and a visionary on HR trends and global strategies. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience, she focuses on helping companies design person-centered experiences that enable all people to achieve highly purposeful and productive work lives. A recognized voice in the HCM industry, Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal; she was named a Top HR Influencer of 2019 by FitSmallBusiness.com, a Top 100 Influencer by HR Executive Magazine, and a 2020 Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award Honoree.
Vijay Raghunathan is the SVP of Engineering & Product at Expanse. Prior to this Vijay has led Engineering at ASAPP, UnderArmour and MyFitnessPal. VIjay is a recently returned SF-er and is navigating this pandemic by combating his baking hobby with his peloton bike.
A passionate technology leader with the combination of fast-pace startup spirit and solid large-organization management skills, I enjoy getting deep into the technology while growing a high-performing team in scale. I am a high-energy individual who takes on ownership and loves problem solving. I enjoy visiting customers and present at various conferences because I always learn from my customers and enjoy the possibility to quickly bring their feedback into our solutions. I have a strong passion for diversity and volunteering activities and believe that I can start with the smallest effort possible - and it does count.
Bobbie founded Innovation Women, Innovation Nights and Carlton PR & Marketing. She also founded Carlton PR & Marketing, a boutique integrated marketing agency.
Leading product development, engineering operations, and marketing for global eCommerce, my interest and experience have been in understanding how customers around the world search, plan, shop, purchase, prepare, enjoy, then repeat their trips. From content strategy to mobile app tracking, this machinery can usually be extended to other eCommerce verticals.
Chaitra Vedullapalli is recognized as an influential Business Leader with a passion to enable digital equality and access to achieve economic prosperity in our communities. She is the Co-Founder and CMO of Meylah focused on helping customers to modernize their business with Cloud solutions. She is also the Co-Founder of Women in Cloud, sits on the board of several companies and drives global conversations with the United Nations and top corporations.
Using the power of AI, Cloud, and IoT, Chaitra is fiercely committed to empowering business owners to access the digital economy. She is also recognized as an author, speaker, change leader, holds a patent, TEDx and United Nation speaker, and recognized as the Woman in Influence. She has connected lives by the values of 'the rising tide lifts all boats' and believes that together we can go further.
Bindu is an accomplished leader with 20+ years of experience in a variety of Product Ops, Product Management and Engineering leadership roles. At PSEG, Bindu leads a team of IT professionals responsible for driving operational excellence and alignment with business SLAs via: Agile and DevOps transformation, ITSM, Processes, Metrics, and KPIs. As chief of staff to the CIO, she provides strategic input and tactical support on a wide variety of items.
Previously, Bindu managed a diverse team of Product and Program Managers at Dell EMC, and was responsible for a broad product portfolio that ranged from pre-concept products to mature businesses with thousands of customers and a revenue of several hundred million dollars.
Bindu is also the founder of the Boston chapter of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP).
Hélène is multi-talented accomplished Executive with 20 years of experience in the areas of acceleration and operational execution in a complex, international and multicultural industrial environment, with expertise in business strategy, innovation acceleration, marketing and digital transformation. She funds and chairs Umantex, and she adds 15 years of expertise in B2B2C services and her leadership expanded from Operations Director, Subsidiary Deputy CEO, Business and Operations Transformation Director, and VP Innovation et Marketing for Teleperformance. Founder and CEO of Pink Innov’, an association which gathers women and men innovators. Advisor to the Governance Committee for an industrial defense group and VP Board Member of Comité Richelieu. Helen is committed to her peers success and to a collective, she was sometimes known as Helene, The Disruptive
Lou is an Executive, industrial leader, speaker, business achiever with a particular expertise in energy and climate change. Martinez Sancho has over 20 years of progressive experience managing teams in an array of industries including bio-tech, energy, automotive, and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).
Martinez Sancho has focused on accelerating the innovation of the energy industry by developing strategic integration of technologies as key solutions against climate change, guaranteeing energy supply security, and competitiveness of energy prices.
Martinez Sancho is the former Chief Innovation Officer of Spie Batignolles and also served as Vice President of Global Innovation at Framatome Groupe (formerly AREVA). Martinez Sancho earned a bachelor’s degree from Ramon Llull University in Barcelona and obtained two Master of Science degrees in Physiology and Biomechanics at Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI University, and in Human Factors Engineering at René Descartes-Paris V University. Martinez Sancho is Master Black Belt Lean Six Sigma certified by The Ohio State University.
|10:00AM - 5:00PM||Sponsor Virtual Booths|
|10:00AM - 10:50AM||[Keynote] Breaking the Cycle: Systematically Dismantle the Blockers Preventing Minorities from Advancing in Tech (45 min + 10min Q&A)|
|10:50AM - 11:00AM||Break|
|11:00AM - 11:50AM||[Panel] Session 2: Leadership in Uncertain Times (40 min + 10min Q&A)|
|11:50AM - 12:00PM||Break / Announcement|
|12:00PM - 1:00PM||[Working Lunch] Creating a sustainable diversity recruiting strategy|
|1:00PM - 1:50PM||[Panel] Session 3 - Mobilize the other 50%: Male allyship (40 min + 10min Q&A)|
|1:50PM - 2:00PM||Break|
|2:30PM - 3:10PM||Session 4 (Track A): Executive Peer Roundtable (40 min Roundtable Session)|
|2:00PM - 3:00PM||Session 4 (Track B): Cultivating executive sponsorship & building influence (45 min + 10min Q&A)|
|3:15PM - 3:45PM||[Keynote] Building a strong product organization|
|3:45PM - 5:00PM||Closing Keynote + Virtual Happy Hour (45 min) - Quiz Winners and Breakout Rooms for Networking|
|10:03AM - 10:10AM||Open the AWIP Female Founder Track|
|10:10AM - 10:30AM||Fireside Chat : Investor + Founder Relationship [ A Journey Into Investor and Founder Relationship]|
|10:32AM - 11:12AM||[ Investor Panel] : What If.. Gender Lens Investing Becomes the New Norm|
|11:15AM - 11:50AM||Future Tech Enterprise Ready Solution Demos - Future Tech Solutions|
|11:50AM - 12:00PM||[ BREAK] Transition to Breakout|
|12:00PM - 12:40PM||Investor/Founder Networking & Breakouts|
|12:15PM - 12:55PM||Live Chat with HubSpot's CPO and CCO - Alignment Matters|
|1:00PM - 2:00PM||Diverse Teams Win - Investing in Product Teams to Win a Diverse Customer Base,|
|2:00PM - 3:00PM||EXPANSE Live Talk - Building Products to Help Organizations Manage Internet-Scale Attack Surfaces|
|3:00PM - 4:00PM||AWS Executive Interviewing Workshop: Acing Your Next Leadership Interview|
Two women executives from diverse backgrounds (one an immigrant and the other a Black woman leader): Tatyana Mamut (Chief Product Officer at Nextdoor, and AWIP’s inaugural Exec Advisor) and Kimberly Ellison (Executive Director for Oracle’s Financial Thought Leadership) will open the 3rd Annual AWIP Executive Summit with their unique paths to leadership and how they broke the cycle to successfully advance themselves to leadership roles.
Strong leadership is necessary in times of rapid or sweeping change. 2020 has been a challenging year, from a global pandemic to civil unrest and Black Lives Matter. Furthermore, we’re coming up on a national election that will significantly impact our national and world agenda. Change by its nature creates uncertainty and how leaders address and respond to change has a profound impact on employee health, productivity, and morale.
Our panel will share their experiences in navigating change in their careers, teams, and organizations: sharing with us what worked, what didn’t, and how to plan for unforeseen change.
Our panel will showcase what successful allyship can look like in the workplace. Our male allies will share their personal stories around how they’ve allied themselves to causes and groups. We will explore common myths and stereotypes encountered by male allies, and how to navigate them to create impact.
A workshop Roundtable discussion that will offer a forum for like-minded execs that have all dealt with similar situations to come together in constructive dialog to share learnings, and distill said learnings for their aspiring counterparts and orgs.
As we get more senior in our career, success is no longer defined solely by our functional abilities. Rather, being an executive requires one to not only be good at their job, but also good at rallying others to their cause. One common trait of successful execs is their ability to build influence (even without direct management authority) in their orgs and their ability to get executive sponsors to advocate for their continued growth.
Execs face common challenges. They've had to manage their orgs through the various crises this year with the evolving D&I landscape during times of uncertainty. Marty Cagan will deliver 30 minutes opening Keynote on "What's required to transform to a strong product organization, one that leverages the talents of their people."
a. Landscape: Gender Lens Investing,
b. Why it is important for your organization?
c. Investor- Founder Relationship – Case Study
d. Criteria for investing
e. What access do you provide founders in your network other than investment?
As Product leaders, we solve problems for our customers and users. We have lots of methodologies for that, from gathering input to building and iterating on a solution. But how can we make sure that our product efforts are working hand in hand with our go to market? How you sell is at least as important as what you sell - and to win, the “how” and the “what” must reinforce each other. Join for a live chat and Q&A with HubSpot execs Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer and Yamini Rangan, Chief Customer Officer. They’ll discuss how they think about alignment, why it’s so important, and how you can grow as a product leader by leaning into the relationship with your go-to-market counterparts.
As your business seeks to reach a diverse audience and grow a broad customer base, you've probably heard that having diversity within your product teams is important. Why is that the case? How are product leaders building diverse teams in real life? What outcomes are they seeing? Join an experienced panel from a variety of industries to explore these questions.