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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #15: Sponsored by Yammer
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
What is Yammer? Come to Yammer's headquarter's and meet the women behind the enterprise social network that is changing the way you work. With over 85% of Fortune 500 companies and 4 million users, Yammer has seen 3x growth in both users and revenue in the past three years.
Enjoy refreshments and drinks while speakers from various teams (engineering, product, marketing and sales) talk about their roles and how they contribute to Yammer's product and growth. There will be demos and an in-depth discussions about the technologies and strategies we implement to make Yammer iterate and grow as quickly as possible!
Yammer Girl Geek Dinner
5:30 - 6:30 – Registration and Networking Over Refreshments
6:30 - 8:00 – Lightning Talks By the Women of Yammer
8:00 - 9:00 – Breakout Sessions, Networking, Refreshments, Giveaway
About the Speakers:
|Tanya Loh||Senior Marketing Manager||
As Sr. Marketing Manager, Tanya leads a customer marketing team that aims to nurture, harness, and promote customer passion for Yammer. She loves geeking out about how companies and employees can best use Yammer to get more done and feel more connected. Tanya brings over ten years of global experience working with organizations big and small.
|Maria Ogneva||Head of Community||Maria is in charge of social media and community programs, fostering internal and external education and engagement. You can follow her on Twitter at @themaria or on her blog.|
|Corporate Account Executive||
As a sales rep at Yammer, Katherine helps companies transform and accelerate their business. Prior to Yammer, she lived in Vietnam and worked with the team at POPS Worldwide to launch the first digital media company offering licensed mobile content in the country.
|Customer Success Manager||
As a Customer Success Manager, Amelia leads our enterprise client implementations and ensure long-term adoption, organizational change, and business value. Before joining Yammer, she was at Salesforce.com for 5 years.
Amelia strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with Yammer’s customers.
|Cindy Alvarez||Director of User Experience||
Cindy Alvarez runs User Experience and Product Design for Yammer. She has been helping companies build better products through intensely understanding their customers for over 13 years. Her background spans product management, interaction design, customer research, and rapid iteration/lean startup thinking. She writes a blog called The Experience is the Product at http://www.cindyalvarez.com and tweets regularly as @cindyalvarez.
|Anna Do||Front-end Engineering Manager||
Anna manages the front-end team at Yammer. She was previously at Yahoo! and graduated from Stanford with a CS degree.
*There should be ample street parking in-front of 410 Townsend. Someone will be at the front door to let you in.
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 Senior SW Test Engineer at Citrix Online, where she is responsible for maintaining the high quality of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. 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.