women in tech
Natalie Villalobos is the Head of Global Programs for Women Techmakers at Google. Her team's mission is to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in tech globally. Their work engages 100,000 women annually across 190 countries and they're just getting started. She's passionate about mentoring underrepresented people in tech, advising companies on how to develop diverse and inclusive programs and products, and believes in offering her access and privilege to increase opportunities for others.
She's on the Advisory Board for the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings Law School and XPRIZE's Women's Safety Prize, author of two patents for Google, and is proud to have launched a successful viral campaign to save 300 acres of the Amazon rainforest for the Quichua Nation.
Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer at HubSpot, where she oversees HubSpot’s global employment brand to attract top-level talent as the company continues to grow and enter new markets. She creates and delivers the optimal candidate and employee experience for HubSpot’s offices around the world. Katie manages the team responsible for HubSpot’s award-winning culture and commitment to transparency and autonomy. During her time at HubSpot, the company has received culture commendations from Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Boston Globe, Glassdoor, and The Boston Business Journal. Katie’s emphasis on a culture of inclusion, diversity, and support has also placed HubSpot on Fortune.com’s “100 Best Workplaces for Women” list. Prior to HubSpot, Katie was the Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships at Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance. During her tenure, the company was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and was featured on CNN Money, Yahoo!, ESPN, The New York Times, and more. Katie also served as a Brand Manager at EXOS. She attended Bates College and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Katie is an advisor at Flybridge Capital and was on the part of the inaugural Rev Boston Class of Top Women in Boston Tech.
Caroline Ghosn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Levo, a company that’s using technology to mentor and arm its members with the tools needed to build excellence – to develop their talent, make connections, and learn from each other. Launched in 2012 with an office in San Francisco, Levo was created as a means to an end, aiming to help young professionals navigate their careers and has quickly become a leading millennial movement in the workplace. Ghosn has raised more than $8 million from individual angel investors, including Sheryl Sandberg, Fran Hauser, Susan Lyne, and Gina Bianchini.
At her first job out of college – with McKinsey & Co. – Caroline and her co-founder were met with what most college grads experience: a lack of professional tools, as well as access to information and mentors who can help educate this new crop of talent about how to successfully build a career path they’re passionate about. Today, Levo has grown into a leading professional network that offers millennial talent great, educational content on a range of topics – including how to negotiate your salary, dressing for the job (or promotion) you want, finding the right mentor for you, and more – as well access to peers in local and national markets who share similar interests and values through Local Levo, insights andexpert advice from some of today’s leading business leaders and innovators, like Sheryl Sandberg Kathy Calvin, Warren Buffett, and Janet Mock, with Office Hours, and more. On the backend, Levo is a resource to employers and major businesses, providing real-time data about millennial talent and what’s driving them in business through the Levo Institute.
Born in Brazil and raised in Japan and France, Caroline is a true global citizen, having lived in six countries. In addition to being multilingual (she speaks fluent Portuguese, French and Japanese), Caroline is the first woman in her family to graduate from college, with 2 younger sisters and a brother following in her entrepreneurial footsteps.
Caroline, 30, has been honored as a Good Housekeeping Awesome Women Award recipient and was previously named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business, and by Mashable as a female founder every entrepreneur should know. She has spoken at prestigious conferences including: the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg’s The Next Big Thing Summit, and LeWeb, amongst others. Ghosn graduated with Honors from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Economics.
Caroline graduated with Honors from Stanford University in 2008, with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Environmental Economics. You can read more about her here: https://www.levo.com/caroline-ghosn
Matt Wallaert is a behavioral scientist and entrepreneur focused on building products and programs that change behavior to help people lead better, happier lives and teaching others to do the same. He started in academia, built and sold two startups, then went to Microsoft to build products at larger scale. After becoming a director at Microsoft Ventures, he left to spend more time with his one-year-old son. A published academic who continues to collect data and remain active in academia, Matt believes that research is only as good as its application and prefers to make change through responsible private enterprise. In addition to his job as Chief Behavioral Officer, he continues to build side projects, mainly oriented toward tools that correct for social inequities (particularly around gender and race), and is an active advisor to startups with underrepresented founders. Currently located in New York City (and a dedicated Harlem advocate), Matt prefers cowboy boots to dress shoes and Legos to blank paper. He also wears a uniform of used clothing that a script buys for him on eBay. He is a dedicated Oregonian and believes strongly that the Pacific Northwest is the best possible place to live. He is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (IB) and Swarthmore College (psychology and education), spent some time in a PhD program at Cornell University (social psychology) before joining his first startup, and is husband to Stef, father to Bear, brother to Josh, brother-in-law to Jelena, uncle to Sava and Teo, and son to Rick and Jo.
CEO & Co-Founder
Danielle Morrill is CEO and Cofounder of Mattermark, organizing the world's business information to help dealmakers find and prioritize targeted outreach to future customers. She has grown the company from zero to multi-million dollar revenues since its founding in early 2013. She is a college drop-out, self-taught software developer, and was formerly the first employee at Twilio. Danielle is an active angel investor, and also invests in female founders through X Factor Ventures.