She's a C-Word! Lessons From Tech’s C-Suite Women
Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM
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.
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...Show the rest
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 also online at WSJ.com. Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues, as one of its first hires to cover the Web, and also wrote feature articles on technology for the newspaper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called “Home Economics.”
With Walt Mossberg, over the last 11 years, she has been co-producing D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries. Kara and Walt also have been co-executive editors of the AllThingsD.com Web site since 2007 until end of '13.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 running high performing marketing teams and campaigns. Kira brings award-winning Intuit experience where she deepened her consumer-driven DNA. While at Intuit she doubled her business, amidst a heated competitive battle for small businesses with Microsoft, and where she pioneered word of mouth marketing and social media as performance-driving marketing levers for the small business division. Most recently, Kira served as VP of Marketing at Lytro, a high growth venture-backed startup, where she launched the company out of stealth while running the company’s sales and international teams. Outside of the office, Kira is an avid runner, a rabid college basketball fan and an elementary school literacy and art volunteer. She earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Duke University.Hide the rest
CEO & Co-Founder
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...Show the rest
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 monthly. Lisa works across BlogHer on strategies that partner Fortune 500 brands with a new wave of content creators, and has shepherded the company to financial and critical success.
Lisa left the traditional newsroom (Oakland Tribune, CNN) for the Internet in 1997. Lisa was Editor-in-Chief and VP, Programming for Women.com, and then became the first Internet journalist awarded a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 2002.
Lisa has been honored among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, the Most Powerful Moms in Media by Working Mother Magazine, AlwaysOn Top 25 Women in Tech and the Influencers of Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury. Lisa is a member of the International Women's Media Foundation board of directors.Hide the rest