OPENING DAY EVENTS (cont’d)
9: 30 - 10: 20 a.m.
Viv Maza, Chief People Officer, Ultimate Software
Yasmary Hernandez Diaz, Manager Cloud Engine Team, Ultimate Software
Many of the challenges facing women in their technology careers are attributed to the candidate funnel,
inadequate professional development opportunities, hiring for “cultural fit” and other similar circumstances that lead organizations to simply reinforce existing imbalances. Hear from both senior HR executives
as well as women who are in the early stages of their technology career on how their organizations have
made specific, repeatable and successful efforts to recruit, develop, support and retain women in technology roles. You’ll learn how these programs are structured, how they are executed and the impact they
are having. You’ll gain ideas on how you can improve or create your own programs and processes to help
you get more women and other under-represented groups into your organization.
10: 30 - 11: 15 a.m.
Robin Levine, Co-Founder, Scouted
Jacqueline Loeb, Co-Founder, Scouted
Kayla Mount, Co-Founder, SuperFanU
Kim Seals, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Erika Trautman, CEO, Rapt Media
Amy Wilson, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
In venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women, yet
women are majority owners in 36% of small businesses overall. And, according to a Harvard Business
Review study, venture capital firms with female partners are better able to evaluate and/or advise
female-led startups to the point that there’s no performance gap between startups led by women and
those led by men. However, if female entrepreneurs get their funding from VCs solely led by men, their
startups will be far less likely to be acquired or make it to an IPO than companies led by men. This panel
will discuss research that shows diverse management teams bring higher returns on investments, talk
with female CEOs backed by women-led funding, and explore what can be done to increase the number
of technology startups led by women. Finally, these female entrepreneurs will share their journeys to
becoming CEOs of technology companies, fundraising war stories, finding a good investor match, as
well as advice they would give to aspiring entrepreneurs and investors.
10: 30 - 11: 15 a.m.
Brenda Reid, VP, Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors
Loni Spratt, Senior Director of Customer Success, Entelo
Kieran Snyder, CEO, Textio
Technology can be one of the most important tools for HR and business leaders to support their efforts to
build more diverse, inclusive and equitable organizations. As the challenges and opportunities creating
diverse organizations become top of mind, modern HR technology solutions have been developed to
address the issue from many different approaches. Developing a more diverse set of candidates for job
openings, applying analytical tools to screen for pay equity, and using advanced AI techniques to better
identify internal candidates for promotion are just some of the HR tech solutions that speak to these issues. These leading HR tech solution providers will share with you how they are approaching building new
tools to support organizations in meeting their diversity and inclusion goals.
Tuesday, Oct. 10