Learning from women throughout the tech sector, let's discuss challenges, lessons learned, and the "Aha!" moments we've had on our professional journeys.
Join us for a speed networking/mentorship event hosted by WITI (Women in Technology International) and ICE Mortgage Technology. Leaders from various industries will come together to share tips/tricks and get to know you. All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Speed mentoring sessions will be held in small groups on a variety of topics. Previous conversations have included:
1) Continuous Learning/Certifications
3) Working in the post COVID world
4) Conquer Self
5) Personal Branding
6) Building Personal Agility
8) Auditing and Compliance
9) IT Program & Project Management
10) Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery
Niharika Srivastav, Vice President, Sales Enablement & Products, Women In Technology International
Niharika leads sales enablement and special events focused on technology at WITI.
She has extensive experience in information technology and is very passionate about educating people on cybersecurity threats and risks. Niharika co-hosts a radio show on the USA's South Asian Radio Station, Radio Zindagi.
Cathleen Shriner Gates
, President, SimpleNexus
Schreiner Gates is a career technologist who for the last 35 years has played a prominent role helping early-stage and global software organizations drive growth. She began her engagement with SimpleNexus in April 2020 when she was appointed to the board of directors.
Previously, she served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at cloud-based mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae. During her tenure at Ellie Mae, the company spent six consecutive years on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and negotiated a $3.7-billion purchase by private-equity firm Thoma Bravo.
Schreiner Gates is also founder and CEO of independent consulting firm Trifecta.
, Sr. Director, People Business Partner
Evelyn Gilbert currently is a People Partner for Tech Ops & Engineering with ICE Mortgage Technology. She has experience in several aspects of human resources including: Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Coaching, Performance & Change Management, Employee Engagement, Retention Initiatives, and Mergers & Acquisitions. She has proven success in creating cultures of collaboration and enhancing the overall employee experience. Evelyn has served People teams in multiple industries and understands there is nothing more important than the people. Evelyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Virginia Tech and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University.
, Director, IT for Gilead Sciences
External Partnerships Lead for Women at Gilead, an Employee Resource Group
Shilpi is a senior Information Technology executive with diverse leadership experience in health care, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, agile software development lifecycle in a highly regulated and matrix organization. She has held leadership positions in Quality, IT, Technical Services, and Manufacturing with proven ability to launch global products, generating revenue and accelerating customer acceptance in collaboration with IT, R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Partners & Customer. She is well versed with Consent Decree remediation, computer system validation, merger & acquisitions and organizational restructuring, and large system implementations and have strong working knowledge of CFR Parts 11, 58, 210, 211, 820, and ICH, EU Annex 11, SOX and GAMP.
Shilpi is very passionate about people and believes in authentic leadership and serving the people.
, Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Claudine Rezek currently leads Global Talent Acquisition, DE&I and Immigration with ICE Mortgage Technology, and is a passionate advocate of inclusion and belonging in the workplace. She believes that Talent Acquisition is not just about growing a great team and building a bright company, it's about inspiring the story of our collective corporate experience and elevating the new narrative we're creating together. Claudine has served People teams ranging from startup to Fortune 50, and knows this to be true: always value making authentic connections. Claudine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.
, Sr. Principal Computer System Analyst, Aerospace Defense Industry
WITI East Bay Leadership Team Member - witi.com/profiles/janet-tsai/328846/member/
Janet Tsai brings over 21+ years of experience in IT and in the Aerospace and Defense industry. She has responsibility for internal IT auditing, compliance, information system continuity plans, and vulnerability management. Janet has also worked in various IT functions from technical support, mobile support, process and planning administration, project management, IT data security, and cybersecurity. Janet is part of the East Bay WITI Leadership Team. She also serves on the advisory board for SiberX and various employee resource groups. A distinguished and active Toastmaster member and a trusted advisor, coach, and mentor. Janet is also a STEM advocate and a diversity and inclusion champion promoting all abilities!
, Vice President of User Experience, Intercontinental Exchange
Misha comes to us with 20 years of experience in user experience, ranging from enterprise software to mobile design to web sites. She's helped guide multiple design organizations through transformation and developing new ways of working; whether it's understanding how machine learning can best be used in a user interface, developing a leap ahead vision for a product, shepherding an established market leading product through a non-disruptive design refresh, or integrating acquired software into a design ecosystem. She loves making products simple, intuitive, and integrated.
Originally from Austin, Texas, she went to graduate school in the Midwest, and now she and her family live in Fremont, California. Her hobbies include tech gadgets (ask her about the HeartMath sensor she loves), drinking other people's wine, making plans to exercise, avidly reading, and two teenage daughters, because -- let's get real -- that's a whole other job. Her husband and cat have retreated to the study.