Trailblazing women in tech talk

Join General Assembly as they kick off July by profiling some women currently making history. Featuring trailblazing women in tech, we’ll hear the stories of four highly successful women from different fields within the tech industry. Afterwards, the floor opens up for an hour of networking with panelists and attendees.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other women involved in the San Francisco tech community and share their own stories about working in or breaking into the industry. These amazing women will be in conversation with Andrea Bouch, who will be leading the discussion.We, of course are opening up this event to both women and men (anyone who supports the growth of women in this industry).

Apply here.

When: July 2:nd 2014
Where: Women’s Building, 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, California 94110

 

About the Panelists

Alaina Percival Photo

CEO and Board Chair,
Women Who Code

Alaina Percival is currently CEO and Board Chair of Women Who Code, a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. She spent the first years of her career working at PUMAs headquarters in Germany managing PUMA’s most innovative products. After completing her MBA, she accepted the role of Brand Marketing Manager for a women’s performance footwear company where she rolled out the world’s first woman specific volleyball and basketball shoes. Four years ago, she moved into tech and last January Yahoo! acquired the startup where she was Director of Marketing. Percival spent the past year as Head of Developer Outreach with Riviera Partners and is an advisor to CodePath.

Kerrin Mitchell Photo

COO and Co-founder,
Fluxx Labs

Kerrin Mitchell is a technology entrepreneur working to bring big data to nonprofits, foundations and the public sector. She cofounded San Francisco-based Fluxx Labs in 2010 to help clients like CitiBank, Packard, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Government of New Zealand gain visibility into their investments, operations and community impact. Mitchell is a native of Silicon Valley and spent her early career in Finance and Operations at Cisco Systems.

Kirsty Nathoo Photo

CFO,
Y Combinator

As CFO of the incubator, she holds the keys to the kingdom – literally. She controls internal finances for YC, and helps YC Startups with outside financings, incorporation, tax issues, and other fiscal matters. She also serves as an accounting advisor, demo day coordinator, and even mediator at times. Before joining the YC team, she worked for 8 years as an Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Andrea Bouch Photo

Senior Account Manager,
Fluxx Labs

From startup social ventures to corporate giants (and many things in between), tech has been the one constant in Andrea’s career journey. She is currently a Senior Account Manager at Fluxx, working closely with foundations all over the word to implement grants management software. Her past work experience includes Google, Kiva, Hub Ventures, and a number of start-ups including her own – The IQ Collective. She has organized a number of events focused on supporting female founders and was a founding member of FEW (Female Entrepreneurs of the World). A Bay Area native, she has lived and worked in Switzerland, Chile, and Guatemala.

Maia Bittner Photo

CTO and Founder,
Rocksbox

Maia Bittner loves creating something from nothing, and so is passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship. She graduated from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a degree in Cognitive Science and likes to use information about the way our brains work to design interfaces that are fun and intuitive to use. Now, Maia is the co-founder and CTO of RocksBox, a startup in downtown San Francisco that’s working to make it easy and affordable for women to feel great about the way they look.

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