API women face a double-paned glass ceiling when it comes to career advancement.
one-day virtual leadership conference for API women professionals on Friday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET). This exciting new event has been developed with input from more than 100 API women professionals and 30 API employee resource groups.
What to expect from API Women’s Leadership Conference:
- 250+ attendees from 50+ companies
- 3 keynote speakers
- Visible, accessible API female role models
- 9 workshops in 3 tracks
- Track 1: Leading Yourself for Growth
- Track 2: Leading Impactful Communications
- Track 3: Leading Effective 360° Relationships
- virtual breakout rooms
- focus circles
- networking happy hour
API Women’s Leadership Conference keynotes
Sanyogita Shamsunder (Opening Keynote)
Sanyogita leads an impressive technology portfolio that has encompassed augmented reality, computer vision, location, quantum, and other security technology projects. She manages a diverse team of engineers, technologists, product managers and a triple digit $M budget. She also actively mentors and advocates for women in technology, participating in Grace Hopper Celebration, Tech Up for Women, Women in XR, SWE and multiple other women in technology conferences. Sanyogita received her MBA from the Wharton School and Ph.D in electrical engineering and math from the University of Virginia.
Jie Xue (Mid-Day Keynote)
Jie leads the global team that is responsible for product innovation, commercial growth and customer collaboration to bring new and innovative solutions to the market while providing a better experience for healthcare providers and their patients. Prior to this role, Jie was the President & CEO of GE Healthcare’s X-ray business. Jie holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and a master’s degree in computer engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She lives in Delafield, WI with her husband and two sons.
Gefferie Yee-Madera (Closing Keynote)
Gefferie leads engineering execution across all space programs and new business activities within the Space Systems sector, a premier provider of space and launch systems serving national security, civil and commercial customers. Her responsibilities include engineering strategy, training and career development, processes and procedures for engineering excellence and implementation and effectiveness measurement. She joined Northrop Grumman in 1988 as a digital design engineer. She holds six U.S. patents relating to electronic payloads that perform on-board processing in satellites.