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There will be a panel discussion along with drinks, heavy appetizers, schwag, interactive games, and a photo booth with props. Girl geeks will also be treated to Polyvore kiosks and live demos.
About the girl geek panel discussion:
Meaningful product innovation is being applied to redefine the consumer experience for browsing, discovering and shopping on the Internet for the first time. In a panel discussion moderated by Polvore CEO Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, we will discuss the intersection of technology and style with a handful of women technologists and leaders driving Commerce 3.0 innovation:
Schedule of events:
6pm - 7pm: Registration, heavy appetizers & drinks, networking, demos, and photo booth
7pm - 8pm: Moderated panel discussion on "Reinventing Fashion Online"
8pm - 9pm: Networking, demos, and photo booth
About our featured girl geek panelists:
Jess Lee is the VP of Product Management at Polyvore, the web's leading fashion social shopping platform. Prior to Polyvore, Jess was a product manager at Google for 4 years, where she led front-end development for Google Maps and launched features such as draggable driving directions and My Maps. After falling in love with Polyvore, Jess decided to officially join the team and has done everything from writing code to ad sales to washing dishes. Jess holds a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Corinne Chan is the CTO of Chictopia, a privately funded social networking site for fashionistas which she co-founded with Helen Zhu and Richard Ho in April of 2008. Corinne spent 12 years as a software developer and systems engineer for companies such as Wells Fargo and other various startups in the Silicon Valley. Corinne holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Julia Kung is Director of Marketing for Moxsie. In her role at Moxsie, Julia utilizes the new media landscape to help grow the retailer's traffic, brand presence, and sales, earning Moxsie top industry attention from trade media including Ad Age, California Apparel News, Women's Wear Daily and more. Prior to her role at Moxsie, Julia has held marketing positions at Google as well as within the startup environment. Julia holds a B.A. from Stanford University.
Sandra Lin is the General Manager leading the re-launch of eBay’s fashion marketplace for an online and mobile experience. Before eBay, Sandra led strategy and operations for PayPal Mobile establishing partnerships with MTV, Fox, NBA, NBC, Sony BMG enabling them to reach consumers through the mobile medium. Her early career began at Procter & Gamble, before her product management and marketing roles in Silicon Valley. Sandra graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is CEO of Polyvore. She spent 5 years growing new businesses at Google as President of Asia Pacific and Latin America for Google and as the General Manager for Google Local & Maps. Sukhinder was also Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development at Yodlee, CEO-in-Residence at Accel Partners and previously worked for Amazon.com, News Corp and Merrill Lynch. Sukhinder has served on the board of J.Crew and is currently a board member at A Woman's Nation and Jobtrain. For her work in the Internet industry, Sukhinder has been profiled in numerous publications globally, including Fortune, Business Week, Canada Post, India Today, and the book Innovation Nation which includes Canada’s most innovative business leaders.
Polyvore is redefining how people around the world experience, create and share fashion on the Internet. To see more of what Polyvore does, please check out what Polyvore's all about. Polyvore’s easy-to-use virtual styling tool lets people mix and match products from any online store to create their own fashion collections called “sets.” With over 6 million unique visitors and 140 million pageviews per month, Polyvore is the largest fashion community site in the world. Polyvore is backed by leading venture capital firms Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners and consists of technology industry veterans from Google and Yahoo.
When & Where
Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners
Google hosted the first Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner in January 2008, inviting 400 girl geeks to enjoy sushi, an open bar, Google schwag, great conversation and even better networking at Charlie’s cafe on the Google Mountain View campus. Events sponsored by Facebook and Yahoo! soon followed. Startups like LOLapps and Polyvore followed suit.
Today, Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners have been hosted by a diverse set of companies including Genentech, Palantir, Microsoft, Citrix Online, Electronic Arts…
The ask is simple — buy dinner and drinks for girl geeks, and give away a piece of co-branded schwag (to extend the lifetime of the event). Invite female speakers in areas of their expertise, from well-known names to the up-and-coming. Encourage networking amongst the girl geeks and recruiting by the sponsoring company. Everyone wins.
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Meet the BAGGD Team!
Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria (Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners)
After earning her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from USC, Sukrutha now works as a Sr SW Engineer at salesforce.com. Sukrutha is involved in Girl Geek Dinners because she wants to change the world for girls, one geek dinner at a time. Follow her on Twitter at @sukruthasays.
Angie Chang (Founder of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners)
Angie is currently working as a Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy. She enjoys running the mentor program and finding partner companies for Hackbright. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. She has held positions in product management and web/UI production at startups in the Silicon Valley. Angie started organizing Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in January 2008 and was thrilled when Sukrutha joined the one-woman team at BAGGD in 2011. She holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.