2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

She's a C-Word! Lessons From Tech’s C-Suite Women

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1
110 E 2nd St

The c-word. Some women might cringe at the thought of it, yet others light up. They choose the latter when the word is C-level. But what does it take for women to break through the C-suite glass ceiling, especially in the tech industry’s notorious boy’s club.

Silicon Valley is a cutthroat job market where unbelievable talent line the streets. We’re currently at a time when “leaning in” is encouraged, but is that really the right path to success? What are the real challenges – personal and professional – that women need to navigate in order to succeed?

Moderated by Re/Code’s Kara Swisher, this panel will feature powerful women who’ve made it to the C-suite in Silicon Valley – Lyft’s CMO Kira Wampler, Pandora’s CSO Sara Clemens, and BlogHer’s CEO Lisa Stone. Together, they will share their approach towards problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal challenges. They will also share their own stories about how they got their start, how they’ve landed where they are now.


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Kara Swisher

Co-Founder, CEO, & Co-Exec Editor


Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, “BoomTown,” originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and...

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Kira Wampler



Kira Wampler, Trulia's CMO, is responsible for leading the company’s consumer marketing and product teams. She brings nearly two decades of experience building delightful consumer products and runn...

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Lisa Stone

CEO & Co-Founder

BlogHer Inc

Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005. With Lisa as CEO, the company has grown from an idea for a grassroots conference into a diversified media company reaching 100 million unique visitors m...

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Sara Clemens

Chief Strategy Officer

Pandora Media Inc


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