Join SugarCRM and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in Sunnyvale on Thursday, May 12, 2016, for a fun evening of talks, networking, drinks and dinner — raffle prizes, a photo booth, and fun will be had by all!
SugarCRM’s popular panel discussion will center around identifying, developing and owning one’s brand both professionally and personally. The panel of inspiring women will provide insight on what to focus on and be aware of especially because what you project impacts your brand.
These women will knock your socks off so bring your questions!
SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution in the market. The company uniquely places the individual at the center, helping businesses transform the customer experience and enable highly personalized interactions that drive customer excellence and loyalty throughout the entire customer lifecycle. Recognized by leading market analysts as a CRM visionary and innovator, Sugar is deployed by more than 1.5M individuals in over 120 countries and 26 languages.
Twitter: @LifeAtSugar @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #SugarCRMGirlGeekDinner
SugarCRM Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Drinks, Dinner, Meet & Greet, Demos
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Dessert, Networking, Demos, Raffle
SugarCRM Girl Geek Speakers
Laura Adint (Vice President Sales Operations, SugarCRM)
Laura is the Vice President of Sales Operations at SugarCRM, responsible for the operations of the functions that directly support the worldwide sales team, including Sales Process, Infrastructure, and Sales Training & Enablement. Prior to Sugar, Laura ran operations for Kelly OCG’s global high tech practice and at Xilinx she helped setup their Asia Pacific Singapore Headquarters and led their CRM transformation program. Laura earned her MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and her Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Economics at UC Davis. When she is not working, Laura enjoys time with her family, husband, two kids, and German Shepherd, Duchess.
Katherine Andruha (Sales Development Manager, SugarCRM)
Katherine oversees the North America, LATAM and APAC Sales Development Representative teams. Katherine’s teams are the key drivers in building a quality pipeline for the Enterprise Sales Teams. Prior to her role at SugarCRM, Katherine managed a team of Inside Sales Reps at FinancialForce.com.In her career, Katherine has sold everything from CRM, ERP, 3D Virtual Holographic Devices and Networking hardware. When Katherine is not finding ways to break into new logos and mentoring her Sales Development Reps, she is spending time in her rose garden and her pumpkin patch.
Guadalupe Garcia-Pham (Senior Director, Legal, SugarCRM)
Lupe is a seasoned legal professional with over 14 years of experience advising both start-ups and large publicly funded corporations in a wide variety of matters, including commercial transactions, corporate governance, IP and labor law. She currently serves as a Sr. Director on the SugarCRM legal team and has been instrumental over the last 3 ½ years in establishing many of the Company’s legal processes and procedures as well as assisting with the Company’s commercial, legal, HR and compliance matters. Prior to joining SugarCRM, Lupe held commercial counsel roles at Apple Inc. and Symantec Corporation and associate roles at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP and Cooley Godward LLP. Lupe obtained a JD/MBA from Santa Clara University and an AB from Harvard University.
Jenny Gonsalves (Vice President Engineering, SugarCRM)
Jenny joined SugarCRM in 2006, as one of the early engineers on the team. She has since been an instrumental force behind the creation of SugarCRM’s core platform and product. Today, as the VP of Engineering, Jenny leads both a strategic vision and execution path for Sugar’s engineering team to create products critical to millions of users worldwide. She is responsible for ensuring the design, stability and scalability of the SugarCRM product lines and leads a team of dedicated engineering leaders to create and deliver one of the fastest growing CRM solutions in the world. Prior to joining SugarCRM, Jenny was an engineer at CRM leader E.piphany. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
Riley McLeod (Product Manager, SugarCRM)
Riley is the PM/PO for the frontend framework and common UI components teams at SugarCRM. She joined SugarCRM as an intern in 2013, and returned full time after completing her B.A.Sc. in Management (Industrial) Engineering at University of Waterloo. Riley is a process and Agile enthusiast with a keen interest in user-centered design. When she isn’t supporting her team as they save the world one bug at a time, Riley can be found getting lost on remote islands or enjoying a good book.
Shilpi Narang (Vice President Customer Success, SugarCRM)
Shilpi works for Sugar’s Chief Customer Officer and leads a team of Customer Success Executives who are aligned to Sugar’s largest and most important customers. Shilpi spent over a decade at Gartner in sales, account management, and leadership roles, working with both technology buyers and technology providers – customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Prior to Gartner, Shilpi spent several years at Motorola in systems engineering and technical account management functions. Shilpi has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from USC (Los Angeles), and an MBA from UCLA. In the workplace, Shilpi has always been passionate about supporting and advancing women in technology and leadership. At home, Shilpi and her husband have fun with their two daughters traveling, playing sports, and tinkering with tech toys.
Shana Sweeney (Director Human Resources, SugarCRM))
Shana Sweeney is Director, Human Resources at SugarCRM where she is responsible for HR activities around the globe. Prior to working at SugarCRM, she co-founded a startup and has worked at a variety of companies including Xactly, Google, Severn Trent Services, and BMC Software. She holds a BS in International Politics from University of California, Santa Cruz and an MS in Human Resource Management from Fox School of Business, Temple University.
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on May 6, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.