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

Get a Seat in the C-Suite: Fostering Women Leaders

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

Research reveals that women only represent about 25 percent of the technology workforce. Narrow that down to women in executive leadership roles and the percentage plummets even further. By now, we’ve all read Lean In and know women are better positioned to gain a seat in the C-suite than ever before, but what does it truly take to get there?

Hear from Jan Ryan, successful software tech CEO and Founder of Women@Austin, and Virginia Miracle, Chief Customer Officer of Spredfast and Women@Austin Steering Committee member, as they lead a discussion about fostering and empowering a community of female leaders within the technology landscape. Discover the power of mentorship, listen to candid advice about successfully climbing the ladder, and make meaningful connections that will help you fulfill your leadership aspirations.


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Jan Ryan



Jan is an entrepreneur, start-up advisor, and recognized leader in social technologies, having helped to pioneer customer service in social channels. She is currently a Partner at Capital Factory, ...

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Virginia Miracle

Chief Customer Officer


Virginia is focused on Spredfast customer success at every stage of the partnership journey. She leads the team dedicated to the customer experience including account management, strategic services...

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