Women in Leadership - Meet the Best

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  • This is a session specifically tailored for Women Who Code. We invited the leaders, mentors and investors to share what it takes to be a leader.

    You are looking for next step in your professional career, you are thinking to start your own business, you are thinking of working for government to switch to work in academia. If this resonates with you ... YOU NEED TO FIND TIME TO COME and participate in this panel.

    Carol will help to answer questions what is expected when you want to build your professional career or if you decided to build your own business what Intel Capital is looking in Startups.

    We need your questions, we need your input and active participation.


    Carol Wilder - Director of Strategic Planning - Data Center Group at Intel Corporation

    o Experienced Cradle to Grave Product Management Leader
    o Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    o Innovation Catalyst / Entrepreneur
    o People Manager and Mentor
    o Demonstrated Leadership, Employee Training, and Team Building
    o Excellent Presentation and Negotiation Skills
    o Problem Resolution and Decision-Making
    o Deep Understanding of User Experience Design & Research

    Chia-Lin Simmons - Founder / CEO at LookyLoo

    Chia-Lin Simmons is the CEO of LookyLoo, a technology startup that brings together social, big data and machine learning AI to help identify fit in apparel, increase conversion, increase customer confidence and drive down return rates for apparel and online retailers. Chia-Lin is active in the automotive, transportation, digital media and e-commerce technology space as a consultant and advisory board member for a number of companies in the space. Her interest and expertise in the automotive technology space stems from her role as the former VP of Marketing & Content for Harman International’s (NASDAQ: HAR, now a Samsung business) Connected Car business. Chia-Lin helped build and launch Harman’s Connected Car service Aha which is featured in Honda, Subaru, Porsche and other automotive partners and availability in millions of vehicles and more than 50+ countries worldwide. Prior to her starting her own company, Chia-Lin was an executive at a number of high visibility technology companies. She was the former Head of Global Partner Marketing for Google's digital business Google Play Music and the Google Play Store, the VP of Marketing and General Manager of Playphone North America, a senior business development executive at Time Warner/ AOL, as well as the VP of Strategic Alliances at Audible (an Amazon company).

    Chia-Lin serves on the Board of Directors for Servco Pacific, a $1.3B global automotive / goods company, and recently gave presentations on Autonomous Vehicles and legal concerns to more than 400+ autonomous car experts in Silicon Valley. In her free time, Chia-Lin founded the #bindersproject, which helps connected women tech founders with global funders looking to accelerate female founded startups. Chia-Lin graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. San Diego and received her MBA from Cornell University, where she was a Park Leadership Fellow. Chia-Lin is a licensed New York State attorney and earned her JD from George Mason University School of Law.

    Dr. Anuradha Basu is Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Silicon Valley Center

    Dr. Anuradha Basu is Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurship Area Chair in the School of Global Innovation & Leadership, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University, USA. She joined SJSU in 2003 to launch its undergraduate entrepreneurship program, and also teaches on the Lucas Graduate School’s MBA programs. She is faculty advisor to the student-led Ideas Club at SJSU. She has advised numerous aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage startups during her tenure at SJSU. Before joining SJSU, Prof. Basu was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center for International Development. Prior to that, she held faculty positions at the University of Reading and Oxford Brookes University, UK. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, immigrant and global entrepreneurship. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles in her field and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship. She earned MPhil and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India, and a BA (Honors) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. Before moving into academia, Dr. Basu worked at the Bank of America in India and the UK.

    Maya Strelar-Migotti - Managing Director, Golden Seeds Venture Fund, Member of the bord for ACG Silicon Valley

    Maya Strelar-Migotti is a highly accomplished Senior Executive with a consistent history of maximizing revenue and profitability through the effective management of global organizations. Her international experience has included roles of increasing responsibility. Ms Strelar-Migotti was Executive Vice President at Marvell Semiconductors where she also served as Interim Co-CEO of Marvell. Ms. Strelar-Migotti was Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley and Vice President of the IP and Broadband Development in Ericsson. Ms. Strelar-Migotti held a number of senior executive roles within Ericsson and directed organizations and customer projects in North America, Europe, China and India, with dramatically improved innovation of globally successful products in the IP, Packet, Microwave and Optical Networks. Ms Strelar-Migotti is actively engaged in promoting women in corporate world as well as women entrepreneurship through her role as Managing Director of Golden Seeds.

    Ms. Strelar-Migotti graduated Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and Informatics from University of Zagreb Croatia and has completed executive training at New York's Columbia University. She earned the Swedish Business Week's IT & Telecom Star of the Year Award in 2008 and has been listed among the Most Powerful Women in the Swedish Industry from 2007-2014. In 2013, Silicon Valley Business Journal listed Ms. Strelar-Migotti among Women of Influence. In 2014 Ms. Strelar-Migotti was a YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry Award) Honoree and in 2016 receiver of Gold Winner for the Women Executive of the Year by the Golden Bridge Awards and Bronze Stevie Ward for Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - Computer Hardware, Software and Electronics.

    Ms. Strelar-Migotti served on Board Of Ericsson Germany and Board of Ericsson Finland. Ms. Strelar-Migotti is actively engaged in promoting cultural and gender diversity and serves on the Boards of Watermark, ACG Silicon Valley and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.


    Donald Steiny - Principal at Donald Steiny Coaching


6:30 p.m - 7:15 p.m. - Food, Drinks, Networking

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m - Panel Discussion

8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Q&A and informal networking

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