Work Place Culture & Employee Diversity
Event on 2014-06-04 18:30:00
Women in Technology (WiT) and turnstone are bringing together four local startup CEOs to discuss company culture and how it impacts employee diversity. Come gain insight from startup leaders and network with other members of the Seattle tech community. All ticket sales will beneift IGNITE: Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Innovation.
Meet the Speakers
Sarah is the CEO of Moz. She is happiest when creating inclusive environments for people to learn and do their best work. She spends her days spreading TAGFEE and making software that helps marketers understand and improve their inbound marketing efforts. Oh, and doing email. Lots of email. She also enjoys cookies, her adorable son Jack, her handsome hubby Eric, binge reading, and walking down the street.
Rivet & Sway’s leading lady, Sarah Bryar, joined forces with company founder John Lusk to re-invent how women shop for glasses. She focuses on the core components of Rivet & Sway’s value proposition: serving time-strapped women high-quality, stylish, and affordable specs through an inspiring, fun shopping experience. Sarah initially came on board to lead Product Development, including the design of the eyewear collection and its customer-facing services, features and tools. She became CEO in July 2013.
David is a serial entrepreneur who founded NetConversions and sold it to aQuantive “AQNT.” David then started BuddyTV which was recently honored in 2011 with the Inc. 500 award as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. He is an active angel investor and advisor. David attended the University of California at Berkeley for his BA and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania for his MBA. David was the youngest recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at Berkeley, was named a “40 Under 40” recipient in the Seattle area, and is actively involved in the Entrepreneurs Organization “EO.” He loves to run, swim, bike, and snowboard. He’s completed a marathon and Olympic triathlon but is utterly intimidated yet intrigued about an Ironman.
Born and raised in west Texas, Peter began his early career in classical music as a trained opera singer. His travels and interests in internet content eventually lead him to explore user experience and online discovery in 2005 when he began to develop skills in online marketing from SEO and display to performance marketing. Peter met partners Lucas and Lee in 2009, which gave him an opportunity to provide a solution for marketers with a data driven product for tracking and attributing performance for advertising relationships. The original product, HasOffers.com, was a quick success and with only founder funds the company continued to grow at 100% year over year. In November 2011, the company launched MobileAppTracking.com which quickly became the global leader in attributing mobile app advertising with clients like Supercell, Kayak, ABC.com, Spotify, Uber, and HotelTonight, and in May 2013 HasOffers raised .4 million from Accel Partners. Peter resides in Seattle, WA, the location of the HasOffers headquarters.
Moderated by Berit Anderson
Berit Anderson is Managing Editor at Crosscut, where she follows tech, culture, media and politics. Previously community manager of the Tribune Company’s Seattle blogging network, her work has also appeared in YES! Magazine and on the Huffington Post, Geekwire, Q13Fox.com and KBCS 91.3 radio. She served as Communications Director at Strategic News Service, a weekly newsletter that predicts global trends in tech and economics, and Future in Review, an annual tech conference which gathers C-level executives to solve global problems. Her weaknesses include outdoor adventure, bananas with peanut butter and big fluffy dogs.
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