Tuesday, October 30th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM, lunch provided thanks to OODA Health
Come join us at Kiln’s newest location at The Gateway in Salt Lake City to hear our panel talk about a very important topic: Women in Tech. This panel will be moderated by Sara Jones, co-founder and COO of the Women Tech Council with an all-star lineup of panelists with Julie Skaff, co-founder and head of operations at OODA Health, Sophie Pinkard, co-founder and head of product at OODA Health, Kimmy Paluch, co-founder at Beta Boom, and Amy Dredge Engineering Manager at Pluralsight.
Sponsored OODA Health & Kiln with support from the Women Tech Council, Beta Boom & Girl Develop It
400 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Kiln is nearest to the Arena station, both Green and Blue lines stop there. Alternatively you can park in the North or South garage for free (located on 400 W)
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Sara Jones is CEO of InclusionPro®, where she consults thoughtful leaders on building inclusive cultures, with a particular focus on team performance and team innovation. As a consultant, she has keynoted or trained over 80 groups on inclusive leadership, high performing teams, talent strategies, and career skills. Her clients range in industries such as technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial services, legal services, e-commerce, and non-profit organizations. Sara was recently honored as Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year, a Distinguished Alumna from the University of Utah College of Engineering, and a Utah Innovation Awardee. Sara was adopted from South Korea and found her birth family after 42 years of separation. She spoke at TEDxSaltLakeCity about transracial adoption: https://youtu.be/RMM9FhZiP80.
Sara has 20 years of experience within companies leading vision, diversity and inclusion, talent, workforce, operations, partnerships, content/product, fundraising and legal strategies. Sara is also co-founder and COO of Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector. Sara currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake Valley Hospitals and as a D&I Advisory Board member for global company Dyno Nobel.
Sara was CEO of ApplicantPro, an HR technology company providing recruiting tools with a strong female workforce. She was VP of Strategic Development at Patent Law Works, an IP firm based in Silicon Valley that has received several diversity awards. She was head of business development at School Improvement Network, an educational technology company, where she led product development and business development. There, she developed professional development content on educational best practices delivered through on-demand video. She started her career as a patent attorney, leading diversity efforts and became a partner at Workman Nydegger. Sara has a J.D. law from Brigham Young University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Utah.
Julie is Head of Operations at OODA Health. Prior to OODA she served as the Vice President of Implementation & Account Management at Grand Rounds, Inc. She managed the growth in their customer base to more than 80 direct customers. Prior to Grand Rounds, Julie was the Director of Implementation at Castlight Health, where she led the strategic implementation group. Julie has also worked in Booz & Company's Global Health Practice and served Senator Dianne Feinstein as an aide for taxes, budget, and commerce.
Julie has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from Northwestern University. She is an avid guitarist and is learning to fly fish.
Sophie is co-founder and head of product at OODA Health. Prior to OODA Health, Sophie served as the chief product officer at Imagine Health, where she was responsible for selecting and contracting with providers for Imagine's high-performance networks as well as managing the member experience of employees enrolled in Imagine's health plan. Prior to Imagine Health, Sophie led the analytics team at Castlight Health. She has also worked at the Advisory Board Company, where she worked with health systems on data-driven revenue cycle management, and at Applied Strategies, where she performed analytic consulting work for large global health organizations.
Sophie holds a BS as a Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she was a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar. She loves to trail run, ski, and read fiction.
Kimmy is the co-founder and managing partner of Beta Boom, a regional pre-seed fund supporting early stage startups in emerging tech hubs with a focus on supporting female founders and minority founders. She’s also a Venture Fellow at Green D Ventures, an Alumni Ventures Group fund dedicated to supporting companies started by alumni from her alma mater, Dartmouth College in which she has a BA in computer science. Kimmy also has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. She’s worked for dozens of startups as a founder, product manager, and product designer and is currently focused on developing early stage ventures as an investor and mentor
Amy began her career as a developer, and then moved to a no-code role as an Engineering Manager at Pluralsight. She stepped into college without having written a single line of code, but after seeing her first application run she quickly fell in love with creating software. She then worked as a developer for several years, and discovered that her favorite way to work is on highly-collaborative cross-functional teams that are dedicated to shipping experiences customers love. Now as an Engineering Manager, Amy is passionate about guiding others as they learn and improve their craft.
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