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

Lean On Is the New Lean In

Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 412
500 E 4th St

Two successful co-founders sit down for a tell-all about founding and leading a Silicon Valley tech startup as a man and a woman. For the first time, they are sharing the biases that came out, completely based on chromosomes. Yes, people wondered if they were hooking up. Yes, well-known investors made it clear that they wouldn’t support a woman on the founding team. Yes, there were some things that took getting used to. And yes, they will give details on all of the above.

Join the co-founders who started CloudFlare, a high-growth technology company that has moved into the Billion Dollar Startup Club, as they discuss the male and female dynamics in business. A cross between The Dating Game and 21 Questions, this humorous yet raw joint interview will cover how co-founders of opposite sexes struggle and succeed.


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Lee Holloway

Co-Founder, Lead Engineer


Lee Holloway is the Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at CloudFlare, the web performance and security company. Lee attended high school and college at the same time, earning a degree in Computer Science...

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Michelle Zatlyn


CloudFlare Inc

Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder & Head of User Experience of CloudFlare, the web performance and security company.

Prior to CloudFlare, she worked at Google and Toshiba and launched two successf...

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