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Thursday, June 15 • 1:20pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Luncheon: Why Women Leave Tech: Research & Interventions - Karen Holtzblatt, Founder, Women in Tech Retention Project & CEO, InContext Design

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Research shows that women are twice as likely as men to leave the tech profession mid-career. Using a 360 degree approach to the daily lives of successful women developer, product managers, UX professionals and managers, research scientist Karen Holtzblatt and her team identified the key factors crucial to retaining women in the workplace. In her presentation, Karen will discuss these factors as well as the @Work Action Framework companies can put in place to keep women happy, successful and thriving in the tech workplace. Following her talk, Karen will facilitate a diverse panel of women in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem to discuss their experience. Come ready to learn and engage -- audience questions are welcome!

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Karen Holtzblatt

Founder & CEO, Women in Tech Retention Project, InContext Design
Karen Holtzblatt is the founder of the Women in Tech Retention Project and creator of the @Work Action Framework for understanding women’s experience at work and interventions to help companies and individuals. She is also the co-founder and CEO of InContext Design and the visionary... Read More →

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Kim Bannerman

Technical Customer Engagement, Google
Kim has over a decade of experience in the tech industry leading diverse teams and working with enterprise customers. She is passionate about the people behind the technology, especially in the open source community. For the past seven years, she has transformed her love of learning... Read More →
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Cornelia Davis

Vice President, Technology, Pivotal
Cornelia works on the tech strategy for both Pivotal and with Pivotal customers. With a broad view across the various cloud-computing models of IaaS, App as a Service, Container as a Service and Function as a Service, her current focus is on how the use of container platforms such... Read More →
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Opal Perry

Divisional Chief Information Officer of Claims, Allstate Insurance Company
Opal Perry is Vice President and Divisional Chief Information Officer for Claims at Allstate Insurance where she leads a global engineering workforce focused on the digital transformation of claims including advancements in virtual estimating, digital payments and settlement.  Opal has... Read More →
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Kyla A. McMullen, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Dr. Kyla McMullen earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she was also a Meyerhoff Scholar. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan (2007-2012... Read More →
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Rachel Reinitz

IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM BlueMix Garage, IBM
Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM BlueMix Garage. The Bluemix Garages are consulting labs housed in startup communities that partner with clients of all sizes to transform how they design, develop, and deploy engaging cloud applications. She is a frequent conference... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:20pm - 2:30pm PDT
Winchester & Stevens Creek, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Santa Clara