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Women in Technology Keynote & Panel: Navigating the Corporate Jungle Gym
Women in Technology Keynote & Panel: Navigating the Corporate Jungle Gym
WhenWednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
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Women in Technology: Navigating the Corporate Jungle Gym
Brought to you by Infoblox and the UWT School of Engineering and Technology

Please join us Wednesday, October 24th from 4-6pm for a keynote presentation by Infoblox SVP of Global Customer Care & Services, Sonya Andreae, followed by an insightful panel discussion and networking session. Our panelists will share their experiences developing and navigating an evolving career path and will focus on the successes and challenges encountered. This is a fantastic opportunity to glean actionable advice for taking an agile approach to the development of your own career path, while identifying opportunities and rolling with the punches as you advance professionally. Refreshments will be provided.  Doors open at 3:30pm.

Keynote Address
Sonya Andreae
Sonya serves as Senior Vice President of Global Care and Services at Infoblox where she is responsible for maintaining customer health across all product lines.  Sonya is responsible for Infoblox’s global customer experience, including customer loyalty, service, and relationships, in addition to driving a customer-centric experience throughout the company. She leads Infoblox’s Professional Services, Customer Success, Technical Support, Critical Accounts and Maintenance Renewals teams.  She has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry where she had leadership roles providing support to customers for Drobo, TiVo, Packeteer, HomeWarehouse.com (acquired by Wal-Mart.com), and Apple Computer.  Sonya holds a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University.    She lives in Silicon Valley and her personal interests include travel, horseback riding, hiking, and gardening.

Panelists Include:
• Chair - Infoblox SVP of Global Customer Care & Services - Sonya Andreae
• Infoblox VP of Engineering – Padmini Kao
• SiteCrafting Director of Operations – Sarah Champion
• Former Director of Business Development in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems – Sharon Wong

Padmini Kao
Padmini serves as the VP of Engineering at Infoblox where she is responsible for the Research and Development of SaaS Platform and Security Product Lines. She has 18 years of experience in engineering and technology industry where she has held several senior technical leadership roles building and leading product development and quality assurance. Padmini holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University. She lives in the Silicon Valley and her personal interest include reading, gardening, playing soccer and mentoring and coaching middle and high school students.

Sarah Champion
Sarah is Director of Operations at SiteCrafting, a web design and development company headquartered in Tacoma, WA for over 20 years. Sarah has over a decade of experience in the tech industry developing and overseeing various human resources, marketing and business development functions. She is passionate about organizational development practices and how to maintain low turnover in a highly competitive market for skilled tech workers. She has previous experience across several industries including healthcare, retail and arts/entertainment, with a focus on building up and supporting strong organizational cultures. Sarah currently serves on several regional boards that focus on professional development, sustainable business communities and work/life balance.

Sharon Wong
Sharon is currently and Advisory Board member for the School of Engineering and Technology at the UWT and was former director of business development in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems, running programs to transform and accelerate innovation in the Engineering organization. She was most recently director of business incubation in the Emerging Technologies Group, which incubated new businesses with $1 billion revenue potential for Cisco. She is passionate about driving innovation and created the Cisco I-Prize global open innovation competition and I-Zone, the internal employee innovation site in pursuit of new ideas for Cisco to incubate.

Campus locationUW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)
Campus roomJane Russell Commons
Event typesConferences
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UWT School of Engineering & Technology
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