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Amanda Kalk

Senior UI Developer, Think Company
Angular Jumpstart

Amanda Kalk is a Senior UI Developer at Think Company, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, PA. Amanda entered the world of tech from the design side and quickly developed a passion for front end web development. She is
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Andrea Forte, PhD

Associate Professor of Information Science, Drexel University, College of Computing and Infomatics
Information and Technology Career Opportunities in the 21st Century Economy

Andrea Forte leads the Drexel Social Computing Research Group, a collection of researchers who study and design technologies that mediate human collaboration, communication, and learning. Dr. Forte regularly publishes in academic tech venues with a focus on human-computer interaction and
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Angie Hilem

Founder & President, Heighten Social
Heighten Your Social: Be Your Brand

Angie started Heighten Social in 2015 to help other businesses effectively live online – through social media presence, community building, and copywriting.

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.

Brigitte Daniel Corbin

EVP, Wilco Electronic Systems and Founder of Mogulette
Uniqueness is an Advantage – For You & Your Company

Brigitte Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronics Systems, Inc., an African-American privately owned cable operation. For over 30 years, Wilco has specialized in providing affordable cable and technology services to low-income communities in Philadelphia. Brigitte is an
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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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Christine Martino

UI Developer, Think Company
Intro to Git

Christine Martino is a UI Developer at Think Company, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, PA. Throughout her 10-year career, Christine has practiced several disciplines, from Visual/UX Design, Front-End/Back-End Development, Digital Marketing and SEO, and Systems Administration. She’s been
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Courtney is currently a software developer at Webjunto but her journey here was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an
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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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Dean Yi Deng, Ph.D.

Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics
Information and Technology Career Opportunities in the 21st Century Economy

Yi Deng, PhD, joins Drexel as dean of the College of Computing & Informatics after a seven-year career as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Drexel University has named Yi
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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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Elise Wei

Chapter Leader, Girl Develop It Philadelphia & Software Engineer, Ticketleap
Uniqueness is an Advantage – For You & Your Company

Elise Wei is a software engineer, team leader, and educator who is passionate about technology in Philadelphia. With a background in fine arts and digital project management, Elise has been a developer and programmer for a global marketing agency, an
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Emily is a product designer at BuzzFeed where she focuses on the site experience as well as the CSS styleguide, Solid. Previously, she was a product designer at a 3D-printing marketplace called Shapeways. She enjoys a cross-disciplinary approach to design
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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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Gabriela Marcu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Infomatics
Information and Technology Career Opportunities in the 21st Century Economy

Gabriela Marcu is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics and a Research Fellow with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University. Her research applies human-centered design and ubiquitous computing to promote behavioral health and social
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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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Gulrukh Ahanger is a seasoned technology executive with years of experience of driving enterprise-level changes and inspiring actions. She has successfully led companies through technology transitions. She has worked on broad range of technologies ranging from award winning cloud-based cable
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Jessica Sant

Sr. Director, Software Development & Engineering, Comcast
Building Better Cross-Functional Teams

Jessica Sant is an engineering leader in Comcast’s Technology and Product organization. Her teams build and deliver dynamic mobile and web experiences for Comcast’s Internet and Customer Experience products.  Since joining Comcast in 2010, her teams have developed the My
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Judy McDonald

Associate Director and Head of Compliance Technology, Enterprise Risk and Enterprise Order Management - Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG)
From “Looking” to Hired: Advice from Tech Hiring Managers

Judy McDonald fell in love with technology as a freshman in college, where she learned to code Pascal on Macintosh PCs in her school’s brand new Mac Lab. Judy started her career working for the government in the DC area
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Jumoke K. Dada

Principal, Signature RED & Founder, Tech Women Network
Uniqueness is an Advantage – For You & Your Company

Jumoke K. Dada is a technologist, strategist, and philanthropist who recently launched her first online platform, Tech Women Network.com, to showcase women with technical and digital skills. Jumoke has 14+ years of experience working in corporate information technology divisions where she held positions
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Kathleen Mullins

UI Developer, Think Company
Intro to Git

Kathleen Mullins is a UI Developer at Think Company, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, PA. Kathleen is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she found her passion for Front-End Web Development and received a
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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
Building Better Cross-Functional Teams

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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Lindsey Maratta is a product designer at BuzzFeed where she designs editorial tools for content creators across the globe. She was previously a designer for Spartle, an Australian fitness startup distributed evenly across 3 continents. In another life she also
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Liz Brown

Co-CEO and Head of Design, Webjunto
Building Better Cross-Functional Teams

Liz Brown is Co-CEO and head of design at Webjunto, a user-experience-focused design and development company based in Philadelphia. After receiving a master’s degree in urban planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at SUNY Buffalo, and previous to
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Lori Widelitz-Cavallucci is a User Experience Designer who has a passion for creative problem solving and delivering great customer experiences. Her clients seek her guidance when they need someone to trust in finding the special connection with the user. She
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Maddy Russell

Lead Designer / UX Engineer, Webjunto
Hybrid Apps in a Snap

Maddy earned her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Drexel University. She currently works as the lead designer at Webjunto, a Philadelphia-based mobile and web development company. Design and Netflix are her two true passions. When she’s not working
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Mayuri Lakhani

Technology Manager, Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG)
From “Looking” to Hired: Advice from Tech Hiring Managers

Mayuri Lakhani always knew she wanted to work with computers. She began her career in IT in the defense sector before moving to finance. After landing at SIG, Mayuri started on the Fixed Income desk. She feels she has grown
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Melissa Hartz’s interests lay squarely at the intersection of information and aesthetics. She is passionate about making data beautiful, accessible, and easy to understand. Melissa is currently the Assistant Director of Institutional Research at Drexel University. She is an urban
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Michiko Quinones has been helping organizations to bring IT projects and product to market successfully for over 15 years.   She’s held Program Manager, Project Manager, Scrum Master positions at Fannie Mae, Comcast, and Headquarters Department of the Army to name
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Rachel Greenstadt, PhD

Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Infomatics
Information and Technology Career Opportunities in the 21st Century Economy

Dr. Rachel Greenstadt is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University where she teaches graduate-level courses in computer security, privacy, and machine learning. She founded the Privacy, Security, and Automation Laboratory at Drexel University in 2008. She has attracted
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Robin Campbell

Head of Software Development and Quantitative Research Recruiting - Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG)
From “Looking” to Hired: Advice from Tech Hiring Managers

Robin Campbell loves helping people find their dream jobs. She began her career in recruiting six years ago after finding her fit in talent acquisition while representing her former company at career fairs on campus. At SIG, Robin has spent
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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

IT Technical Director, The Wharton School
When Things Break: Managing A Crisis

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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Swati Vauthrin is Director of Engineering at BuzzFeed where she leads a team focused on creating BuzzFeed’s consumer experiences including BuzzFeed.com and the BuzzFeed apps. Swati is also a mommy and loves watching her little girl smile and grow every
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Tania Philip is a visionary and product leader with 11+ years of extensive global experience defining, building and launching award-winning digital products. In her current role as VP of Product at Shutterstock, Tania generates bold and innovative ideas for growth,
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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

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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