OWN IT 2017
On April 15, 2017, Davis Women in Business hosted its first ever OWN IT Summit at the University of California, Davis. Inviting inspiring speakers from various fields of activism, science & engineering, business, and technology to speak in panels, the summit was an eventful day filled with meaningful discussions addressing stigma in the workplace and motivational speeches to embolden college women entering the professional workforce.
Laurie Lavaroni: Regulatory Compliance Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank
Brenda Dulger-Sheikin: Senior Vice President at State Street
Jyoti Sarin: Senior IT Manager at Cisco Systems
Shujan Bertrand: CEO & Founder at Aplat Inc.
Science and Engineer
Pratima Rao: Entrepreneur in Residance at NanoDimesnsion
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis: Dean of Engineering at UC Davis
Erin Cooke: Director of Sustainability & Environmental Policy at San Francisco International Airport
Rose Grymes: Deputy Director of Partnership at NASA
Sheryl Evans Davis: Executive Director at San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Emily Bender: Director of Programs at Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Rachel Michelin: Executive Director/CEO at California Women Lead
Ann Shimasaki: Chief Consultant at API Legislative Caucus
Somdatta Banerjee: Application Product Manager at Facebook
Jeanne Lim Biz: Systems Roadmap Manager at Facebook
Kate Lechner: Operations Program Manager at Facebook
Break Out Session
Ruth Globus: Scientist at NASA
Marjannie Eloi Akintunde: Senior Career Advisor at Genentech
Neesha Tambe: Startup Programming Manager at TechCrunch
Amber Ofiesh: VBA Developer at State Street
Ryan Flannigan: Sales Manager at Yelp
Ester Gordillo: International Trade Specialist at Center for International Trade Development
Christina Chin: Technical Assistant to the Vice President and General Manager at Intel
Connie Qian: Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Brenda Wood: Engineering Program Specialist at Fitbit
Yun Lien: Render Pipeline Engineer at Pixar
Tiffany Lin: Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture
Shelina Noorali: Economic Empowerment Specialist at International Rescue Committee
What some attendees had to say about OWN IT 2017
" OWN IT was just absaloutely amazing. Sheryl Evans Davis’s responses really resonated with me. The poem she recited was simple yet profound."
"I enjoyed the Linkedn workshop. Nicole provided excellent tips on how to portray yourself through social media."
"OWN IT was very fun and was well put together. I enjoyed the workshop about Women in Startups/Entrepreneurship by Neesha Tambe. It was inspiring to me."