Join LWT and the CLUB to hear from an incredible panel of women in executive roles across functional areas in technology. How did they handle challenges and opportunities along the way? How have they put the skills we cover in our programs into practice? This event is not just a great opportunity to hear from this leading group of women but also a chance for LWT and CLUB members to mix and mingle.
6:30PM-7:00PM: Registration & Networking
7:00PM-8:30PM: Panel Discussion
Laura Marino, Vice President of Product Management, Topia
A senior product executive with extensive experience in product management and product marketing, M&A analysis, and definition of corporate strategies, Laura is passionate about helping companies successfully transition from the start-up stage to the next, high-growth stage. She builds high-performing teams and defines the strategy, structure, and processes needed to successfully deliver new technologies to market. Laura holds two Master of Science degrees from Stanford University. She is a guest speaker at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and a member of the extended teaching team in the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Department, lecturing on Entrepreneurship and Product Management. A board member of Leading Women in Technology, Laura is an advocate for diversity and is dedicated to helping women advance professionally.
Shannon Nash, COO and CFO, InsideSource
Known as a business renaissance innovator, Shannon leads teams to success in operations, processes and company culture. With over 20 years of experience as a business executive, Shannon's entire career path has been about adapting to the moment, building versatility across all elements of a company and providing cross functional value. She uses her tenacity and natural inquisitive nature to spark action in teams to deliver superior results. Her extensive business operations experience includes overseeing finance, human resources, information technology, sales operations, legal, procurement, and business processes. Shannon is both an attorney and CPA who is passionate about building things -teams, companies and people.
Erin Rand, COO, ServiceRocket
Erin currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at ServiceRocket, a company dedicated to software adoption and amplifying the impact of disruptive technology companies by helping enterprise customers adopt, get the value out of, and LOVE their software. Her passion is helping tech founders identify the keys to igniting accelerated growth, prioritizing the most critical focus areas that will speed their trajectory. She has broad experience designing and implementing strategic operational initiatives at companies such as IBM, Brocade, NetApp and ServiceRocket, and is the recipient of the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence 2015 Award. Erin is a ginger, a TEDx speaker, a hiker, a Las Vegas poker player and a bit of a geek who holds degrees in engineering and mathematics. She serves as a Director of ServiceRocket Inc. and on the Advisory Boards of Quarrio Inc. and The Club (theclubsv.org), a non-profit accelerator of women leaders.
Sheryl Savage, General Counsel, NEXTracker Inc.
Sheryl serves as General Counsel for NEXTracker (a Flex Company). NEXTracker designs, builds, installs, and services the most advanced solar trackers and energy storage systems in the renewable energy industry. In her role, Sheryl works closely with the NEXTracker engineering teams to bring new products to market, including their new intelligent cloud-based Digital O&M™ that software provides real-time and historical data analysis and monitoring to utility plant owners. Throughout her legal career (which includes large companies such as Flex and TD Ameritrade) Sheryl has been a champion of technology, and believes that machine learning and AI will not only affect how we do business but how we practice law. An avid cyclist and two- time Ironman Finisher, Sheryl resides in San Jose with her husband.
Margret Schmidt, VP of Product Development, Intuit
Margret is VP of Product Development at Intuit, where she leads the engineering teams for QuickBooks Payroll. Prior to Intuit. Margret spent 16 years at TiVo, where she served as Chief Design Officer and VP of Product Development, and led the engineering and user experience teams for domestic and international TiVo products, including DVRs and set-top boxes, and iOS, Android, and Web apps. Margret is an alumna of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She has a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television, was one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable for seven years, and was named an iTV All-Star for her lifetime achievement in interactive television. She is a YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women honoree, and one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence. Margret serves on the Advisory Council for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and holds 16 patents.