Upcoming Events

It’s time to speak up!

Make 2018 the year you master the art of tough conversations, become your own best career advocate, and create a supportive community of mentors to make it all possible.

Join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Place:  Heroku
Salesforce East Building, Ohana Floor
350 Mission Street, San Francisco


6:00pm Icebreaker: Cocktails and Conversation
7:00pm Facilitated Expert Panel Discussion: How to traverse change and controversy, win friends, and make a positive impact
8:00pm Wrap-up: More cocktails and conversation


In today’s frenzied world of wacky news headlines, social media controversies, and the fast-paced demands of our industry, collaborative relationships are the key to gain mindshare, inspire commitment, and create positive action. We believe mentorship communities fundamentally provide one of the best environments to foster confidence and help us:

  • Have responsible conversations in the midst of controversy
  • Provide safe spaces to push barriers, ideate, and solve problems
  • Quell the fear of backlash, when advocating for oneself

 Be ready to learn, exchange views and hear insights from our experts:

Varsha Kanwar, Chief of Staff, TS Global Go to Market, Cisco. See bio>>

Karen Catlin,  Speaker, Author, Coach, Advocate for Women in Tech. See bio>>

Daryn Kelley, Manager Business Development, Box. See bio>>


Vanessa Shaw, Founder at Human Side of Tech .  See bio>>

Thank you to Heroku for continuing to underwrite our events and providing a safe zone to elevate our voices and engage in positive action.

Heroku, a Salesforce company and industry pioneer in platform as a service (PaaS), enables developers to build and run applications entirely in the cloud, without the need to purchase or maintain any servers or software. Over 8 million apps, including ones from Product Hunt, Casper and Citrix run on Heroku. With support for the most popular languages such as Ruby and Node.js, high-scale data services including Postgres, Redis and Kafka, and an add-ons ecosystem featuring over 150 cloud application services, Heroku provides companies from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises with a faster and more effective way to create, deploy and manage beautiful apps in the cloud.

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