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Women in Tech Panel

Tech in Motion Silicon Valley is proud to hold its first Panel event!! In celebration of Women's History Month, 2014, we are proud to host an in depth panel discussion with highly notable women in the Silicon Valley Tech community as we dive into today's topics surrounding women in technology. We are thrilled to be hosting this insightful event at the beautiful Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley.

The Art of Institute offers AS & BS degrees in Web Development, Graphic Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Gaming! The Culinary Art Institute Students will be showing off their exquisite culinary talents for this event by generously providing food for our attendees.

We are thrilled to have Perri Blake Gorman, CEO/Founder @archively, Co-Founder of @unrollme, and moderator @StartupGrind moderating our event!

Panelists for the evening:

Kimber Lockhart, Director of Engineering at Box

Kimber leads the web and core engineering teams. Previously, she co-founded Increo, a web-based service that allows users to share and review documents in a secure space. Increo was acquired by Box in 2009.  In her free time, Kimber enjoys training on the aerial rope and flying trapeze. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Sophia Perl, Director of Product Management for Mobile Ads at Yahoo!

Sophia focuses on mobile search monetization. Previously, she has held various engineering and product management roles at eBay and IBM in areas of e-commerce identity and databases. In her spare time, Sophia dabbles in web / iOS programming and blogs about tech topics. She holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and an MBA from UC Davis.

Lisa Falzone, CEO and co-founder of Revel Systems

Revel Systems is the award-winning leader in iPad point-of-sale (POS) systems for restaurant, retail and grocery. Since starting the company from the ground up in 2010, Lisa has been an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. She leads the day-to-day business operations and spearheads new business growth, and has also been instrumental in securing more than $13M in venture capital funding to date and assisting in international expansion of the San Francisco-based startup. Lisa has been recognized as Forbes ’30 Under 30’ as well as San Francisco Business Times ’40 Under 40’ and ‘Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.’ She holds a BA in History from Stanford University.

Marissa Louie, Principal Designer at Yahoo!

Marissa is a product designer whose designs have been experienced by over 1 billion people. As a Principal Designer at Yahoo, she has led design efforts for Stream, Social, Growth, and a new product in Search. Previously, Marissa was an iOS Art Director at Apple Inc. and a Product Designer at Ness Computing (acquired by OpenTable). In addition to being a designer, Marissa has worn the hats of Product Management, Branding, Marketing, PR, Sales, and Engineering. Marissa enjoys connecting top product designers with the most promising early stage startups, and grooming designers to become first designers and designer cofounders. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Industrial Engineering, Economics, Business) from UC Berkeley.

Ewa Ding, Director of UX

Ewa specializes in product design for modern business apps. At Model N, she established UX function and designed a brand new SaaS product with consumer-grade user experience. She has over 10 years’ experience in social network and SaaS business products. Ewa holds both B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. She also has a M.S. in human factoring pending completion.


6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking and food.

6:30pm - 8:15pm: Panel Discussion, Moderated by Perri Blake Gorman.

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking and food. 

Prepared by the culinary students of the Art Institute.

As always, huge thank you to our generous sponsors Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners

Special thanks to The Art Institute for generously donating their event space, food and drinks! 

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley is located at 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Parking is free.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Please contact Justin Miller ([masked])

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  • Joey L.

    New Blog: Covering #womenintech and the future of gender equality in the workplace =)

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Martine F.

    I enjoyed especially the answers to Tanya on how to handle discouraging experiences. One minor complaint that there were no women over 40 on the panel.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Desiree S.

    Great turnout and amazing speakers!

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Judy


    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Scott P.

    Great panel and amazing venue!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Kristina

    Super excited

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Scott P.

    Looks like a great panel! What are the topics that people would like covered at the Meetup?

    1 · March 12, 2014

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