In conversation with Badass women

April 28th: Jane Allard: Director of Engineering at Akamai Technologies

So excited to be in conversation with Jane Allard, Director of Engineering at Akamai Technologies. Some of the topics of conversation will be the role of Employee Resource Groups during this crisis.

Tuesday, April 28th at 7 pm EST, 4 pm PST.

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Jane is Director of Engineering at Akamai Technologies and has 20 years of experience working in the software industry. Prior to Akamai, she spent over 15 years at MathWorks working as a Trainer, Tester, and Tools Manager. Over the years she has specialized in applying Lean Techniques to improve the software development life cycle and make it easy for engineers to do their jobs. She is passionate about how to make STEM more inclusive with a focus on women.

She was the chair of the Akamai Women’s Employee Resource Group for two years and continues to support diversity and inclusion at her company.


Next Up!

How to create an effective pitch with serial entrepreneur Barbara Tallent. She will be giving feedback to pitches from two Latinx lead startups.

When? Tuesday, May 5th at 5 pm PST, 8 pm EST.

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Barbara is the CEO of @TheCompany. She has over 25 years experience in the computer industry where her leadership experience includes being the GM of the Z-Mail division of Network Computing Devices which she sold to Netmanage, being the CEO of Boldfish - enterprise email marketing software which she sold to Siebel, and being the Co-Founder of LiveBinders an educational SaaS company with over 1M registered users.

In her spare time, she volunteers with Astia, a non-profit that helps women get their startups funded. Her focus there is helping with investor pitches. She loves helping people make their pitch to the next level.

We had a great session with the entrepreneur, Georgina Miranda, on spirituality and business. Some of the highlights here:

  • How do you act in alignment with what you really want?

  • How can you surrender and also have goals at the same time?

  • How can we manage energy more effectively?

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