OWN IT 2017


 
 

Keynote Speaker

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Venita Sivamani

Co-Founder and CEO of Dermveda

Venita Sivamani is Co-Founder and CEO of Dermveda, an integrative resource directory for patients and practitioners. With a team of dermatologists in collaboration with alternative medical practitioners, Dermveda brings an interdisciplinary and personalized approach to skin care. Dermveda was founded in 2013 and has garnered support from industry associations, skin specialists, and product companies as a common platform for credible, science-backed information. Venita is passionate about education and empowering others to make the best decisions for their health and well-being.

She received her undergraduate degree and MBA from UC Davis where she was awarded the college medal and the university’s top leadership award. Venita was also selected as one of the “Top 30 MBAs to Watch” in the world by Poets and Quants and served on the Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory board. At the Graduate School of Management, she focused on entrepreneurship and was president of the Women in Leadership club. Venita enjoys volunteering abroad and serves on the board of directors for Visions Global Empowerment - a nonprofit working to change patterns of inequality for disadvantaged youth. Venita is also founding co-chair of Million Women Mentors California, helping support women and girls pursuing STEM careers. 

 

Panel Speakers

Davis Women in Business presents the 2017 OWN IT Summit. The summit will have panels that unite multiple women of diverse backgrounds, professions, and experiences on the OWN IT stage to spark an engaging discussion under one vocational theme.

The 2017 OWN IT Summit panels will include 45 minute discussions featuring women in business, women in activism, women in science and engineering, and women in tech.


WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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Jyoti Sarin

Senior Manager

Cisco IT

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Kristy Nguyen Junio

Senior Director of Industry Solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Oracle Marketing Cloud

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Shujan Bertrand

CEO and Founder

Aplat Co.

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Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

Senior Vice President

State Street Corporation

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Laurie Lavaroni

Regulatory Compliance Manager

Federal Reserve Bank

 

women in activism 

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Ann Shimasaki

Chief Consultant

API Legislative Caucus

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Rachel Michelin

Executive Director and CEO

California Women Lead

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Sheryl Evans Davis

Executive Director

San Francisco Human Rights Commission

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Emily Bender

Director of Programs

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

 

WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

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Pratima Rao

Deputy Director

Partnerships NanoDimension

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Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Dean of UC Davis Engineering

University of California, Davis

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Erin Cooke

Director of Sustainability and Environmental Policy

San Francisco International Airport

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Rose Grymes

Deputy Director of Partnerships, NASA

 
 
 

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: FACEBOOK, inc. INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM

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Somdatta Banerjee

Application Product Manager

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Jeanne Lim Biz

Systems Roadmap Manager

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Kate Lechner

Operations Program Manager

 
 

Breakout Session Speakers

Breakout sessions will be organized into smaller groups and will focus on a topic that aligns with the speaker’s accomplishments and experiences.


WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Amber Ofiesh

VBA Developer

State Street

Ryan Flannigan

Sales Manager

Yelp

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Christina Chin

Technical Assistant & Chief of Staff

Intel

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Connie Qian

Equity Research Analyst

Goldman Sachs

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Ester Gordillo

International Trade Specialist

CITD, SBDC

 

women in engineering

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Brenda Elwood

Engineering Program Specialist

FitBit, Inc.

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Yun Lien

Render Pipeline Engineer

Pixar

 
 

college to joining the workforce

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Tiffany Lin

Management Consulting Analyst

Accenture

Shelina Noorali

Economic Empowerment Specialist

International Rescue Committee

 
 

life as a scientist

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Ruth Globus

Scientist

NASA

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Marjannie Eloi Akintunde

Scientist and Advisor

Genentech / UC Davis Internship and Career Center

 
 

women in entrepreneurship

Neesha A. Tamble

Startup Programming Manager

TechCrunch