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Second Annual Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast

Second Annual Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast

We have assembled a panel of seasoned executives and engineers to talk about their experiences within the software & technology space. They shared how they’ve approached growing their own careers, how they’ve navigated key challenges and difficult decisions, and how they use their influence now to promote diversity and equality in tech.

Brought to you by the Women of Elastic and IBM.


Elastic Co

March 08, 2017


  1. Elastic March 8, 2017 Elastic{ON} Women’s Breakfast Women in Technology

    Panel Kristina Frost
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  3. • Join us in the Be Bold For Change campaign

    by taking a selfie using the selfie cards at your table. Share your photo in the Elastic{ON} app or on social media: • #elasticon #BeBoldForChange
  4. Write ‘em on the index cards at your table. We’ll

    pick them up for the Q&A later. Got Panelist Questions?
  5. 5 “Fixing this will be a marathon, not a sprint.”

    - Freada Kapor Klein, Kapor Capital, Level Playing Field Institute
  6. 6 “The Problem”, Girls Who Code https://girlswhocode.com/about-us/#the-problem STEM Pipeline

  7. 7 “Let us pick up our books and our pens,”

    I said. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai
  8. Join the Conversation Women of Elastic: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7045074

  9. Our research findings show that on the lower rungs of

    corporate career ladders, fully 41% of highly qualified scientists, engineers, and technologists are women. But the dropout rates are huge: over time 52% of these talented women quit their jobs. “Stopping the Exodus of Women in Science”, HBR https://hbr.org/2008/06/stopping-the-exodus-of-women-in-science
  10. 32% United States 10 Women who say they are likely

    to quit within a year 22% Brazil 30% China 20% India “Athena 2.0”, Center for Talent Innovation http://www.talentinnovation.org/assets/Athena-2-ExecSummFINAL-CTI.pdf
  11. 29% Brazil 23% China 45% India Women who feel stalled

    “Athena 2.0”, Center for Talent Innovation http://www.talentinnovation.org/assets/Athena-2-ExecSummFINAL-CTI.pdf 27% United States
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  15. “Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've

    always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter- clockwise.” - Grace Hopper
  16. Here’s to Strong Women.

  17. 17 Sophie Chang Machine Learning Team Lead, Elastic Cindy Robbins

    EVP Global Employee Success, Salesforce Steven Schuurman CEO & Co-Founder, Elastic Leah Sutton VP Human Resources, Elastic Shikha Srivastava Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor,IBM Maria Zhang VP of Engineering, Tinder
  18. www.elastic.co