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Angie Hilem

Founder & President, Heighten Social

Audrey Troutt

Software Development Manager, Tune
Successful Remote Collaboration

Audrey Troutt is an accomplished, hands-on technology leader and polyglot programmer. Today she’s building the next generation of in-app marketing tools for Tune. Audrey is passionate about clean code, beautiful apps, automation and vibrant communities.

Carol Fishman Cohen is the CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch. iRelaunch works with employers to create programs for hiring professionals returning to work after a career break, and provides strategies for relaunching individuals to resume their careers. Carol wrote the seminal Harvard Business Review article “The 40 Year
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As Shutterstock’s first Chief Product Officer, Catherine Ulrich is responsible for leading the Company’s overall product strategy and innovation roadmap. Catherine has expertise in creating global subscription products that delight customers and are easy to use regardless of platform or
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Cristina Greysman

Sr. Director, Partner Experience, Sungard Availability Services
The 4 People You Need on Your Personal Board of Directors

Cristina Martin Greysman is an enthusiastic promoter and idea generator who consistently seeks synergies among people and businesses in order to create new opportunities. An entrepreneur at heart, Cristina seeks out needs and fills them in her profession and in
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Deirdre Woods

Principal, Deirdre Woods Technology Advisors
When Things Break: Managing A Crisis

Deirdre Woods is a technology leader who combines systemic thinking skills and experience to constantly reimagine the central role of technology as a cause and facilitator of change. As Principal at Deirdre Woods Technology Advisors, she helps companies leverage their
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Erin Mullaney

Web Developer, Caktus Group
Staying a Woman in Tech

Erin Mullaney is a Django developer at Caktus Group. She’s been a developer for fourteen years, most recently helping to build the community portal for RapidPro, a UNICEF-backed SMS application platform, and TracPro, the RapidPro data visualization dashboard. She holds
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For over 20 years, Grace Killelea has been keenly focused on developing, supporting, mentoring, coaching, and connecting women. An accomplished human resource and talent executive, she retired as an SVP from a Fortune 50 company and in 2013 founded Half
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Kelly Hoey

Author and Investor

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25
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Kimberly Blessing

Vice President of Technology, Think Company

Kimberly Blessing is the vice president of technology at Think Brownstone, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, PA. In her nearly 20-year career on the Web, Kimberly has evangelized design, code, and accessibility best practices while holding senior engineering
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Kimberly Gress is known for her efficiency and preparing organizations for scale. However, her passion lies with building the next generation of leaders. Kimberly takes great pride in watching her former mentees and employees see their dream careers come true.
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Leigh Ann Shaffner

VP, HR Strategy, Comcast Technology + Product
Agile HR

Leigh Ann Shaffner is the VP, HR Strategy for the Technology + Product team at Comcast.  She leads a PMO and Analytics team that collaborates across Comcast to bring the T+P HR Roadmap to life.  Previously, Ms. Shaffer has spearheaded
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Sandra Lopez

Vice President, New Technology Group, New Devices Group Intel
The New Face in Engineering

Sandra E. Lopez is vice president in the New Technology Group and oversees strategic relationships and business development within its New Devices Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for establishing industry alliances and generating business for Intel in key
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Sarah Toms is the IT Technical Director of Wharton’s Learning Lab, responsible for creating innovative approaches to learning through EdTech.  Her team is the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award, and in 2015 won
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Terry Rice Hinders

Director, Virginia Tech Online Master of Information Technology (MIT)

Terry Rice Hinders is the Director of Virginia Tech’s Online Master of Information Technology (MIT) program, ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report. In her role, Terry engages with online students at every point in the student lifecycle, spearheading
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Tracey Welson-Rossman

CMO, Chariot Solutions; Founder, TechGirlz; Co-Founder, Women in Tech Summit
Staying a Woman in Tech

Tracey is the founder of TechGirlz. She is also a founding member of, and Chief Marketing Officer for, Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based Java and open source software development and consulting firm. Tracey has created the branding and marketing strategy for
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