YaleWomen Leveraging Tech For Social And Environmental Impact

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888 Brannan Street

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YaleWomen Northern California presents a thoughtful panel discussion on how to create positive impact through tech and innovation

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Join us on Thursday, March 12th at 6pm for a discussion with accomplished YaleWomen on how they leverage technology (hardware and software) to achieve social and environmental impact. We encourage all Yalies to attend, bring a friend!

Come and engage with fellow Yale alumni in the tech for impact space, while enjoying a lovely cocktail reception at the stylish Airbnb headquarters.

YaleWomen events provide opportunities for learning and networking with the larger YaleWomen Northern California community.

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6:00-6:30pm Networking

6:30-7:30pm Panel Event

7:30-8:00pm Networking

MODERATOR:

Lisa Veliz Waweru (Yale FES/SOM '17)is a climate resilience and adaptation professional, transforming forward-looking climate data into business-relevant insights, decisions, processes, and products to help organizations adapt to climate change. She has a decade of international development & sustainability experience in the U.S., India, Bolivia, and South Africa. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA/Master of Environmental Management from Yale.

PANELISTS:

Katie DeWitt (Yale College 2007) has spent the past eight years building and leading cross-functional teams and taking new products to market at clean energy and electric mobility companies, including SolarCity, Tesla, Scoot and Bird. She began her career working in economic development for the City of New York and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Latin America. Katie graduated from Yale in 2007 with a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics and received her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in 2013. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Barry, and 9-month-old daughter, Hana.

Ali Fenn (Yale College 1996) is the President at ITRenew, where she oversees all revenue and leads the Company’s circular data center initiatives, including market development and business model innovation. Ali has been building enterprise and cloud technology companies for 20 years; previous to ITRenew, she was the CEO of Impact Atlas, a real-time analytics SaaS platform company in the global development sector, and led Advanced Storage and WW Market Development for cloud solutions at Seagate. She is also the founder of Rethink: Circular, which provides advisory services to circular economy companies, with a principal focus on business model and technology innovation to enable systems change and broad scale adoption of circular models. Ali holds an Economics degree from Yale and an EMPA from the London School of Economics.

Meredith Hitchcock (Yale College 2010) is a user experience researcher who focuses on technology for social impact. She currently works on Airbnb's Open Homes program. Meredith was the co-founder and COO of the pre-arrest diversion startup RideAlong. At RideAlong, Meredith built software to provide first responders with real-time information so they could more safely interact with people experiencing mental illness and divert them away from jails and ERs. Previously, Meredith was the User Experience Lead at the criminal justice reform startup Promise, a Safety & Justice design fellow at Code for America, and spent 5+ years at Google.

YaleWomen of Northern California is Northern California’s chapter of the global YaleWomen organization. Founded in 2010, our mission is to create a vibrant, engaged community of alums, drawn together by the common thread of our Yale experiences, that is committed to advancing women's voices and perspectives and to enriching and inspiring one another, Yale, and the world.

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