Tech Ladies SF x NerdWallet: Strategies to Lead Through Change

Professional change is something all of us encounter, whether you’re an experienced tech leader or in your first tech job. During this panel, you’ll get a diverse set of perspectives from both leaders and individual contributors with backgrounds in product, engineering, product design, and analytics. They’ll share their experiences and guidance on how to navigate through different kinds of change, including: When the type of work you or your team does shifts. When team members join or leave. Leadership changes in your team, department, or company. Taking a leadership role as an individual contributor. Tech Ladies brings you this event in partnership with NerdWallet’s NerdWomen group. Drinks and light appetizers to be provided. Agenda 6:00-6:45pm Networking 6:45-7:45pm Panel and Q&A 7:45-8:30pm Networking and wrap up Panelists Tracy Mahnken — VP, Product Tracy leads a diverse team of product managers and business development pros who are busy growing NerdWallet’s emerging businesses. She has over 20 years of product management, marketing, research and sales operations experience in the real estate and CPG industries.Tracy has a BA in Economics from the University of Washington. Ana Martinez — Manager, Engineering Ana is an engineering Manager with a passion for developing and growing engineering teams. She is a true believer of highly collaborative PEDD teams and has experience managing platform and product facing teams. She is skilled in Ruby on Rails, Python, and React. Ana has a M.S. focused in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University Gianna Sen-Gupta — Product Manager Gianna is a product manager and business development leader with 5 years experience working at the intersection of consumer services, Fin-Tech and the consumer lending industries. Her work includes developing consumer product experiences and cultivating strategic partnerships to build both the supply and demand sides of a business. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA. Kori Maughmer — Product Designer Kori is a user experience design lead, with a focus on systems-thinking problem solving. She’s worked in a range of environments, from start-ups, to well-established product teams, as well as traditional design agencies. Kori has her B.A. from Penn State University, and studied Graphic Design at The Creative Circus. Christina Whittle — Senior Manager, Business Analytics Christina leads the analytics team at NerdWallet, working to bring data driven answers to business and product questions across the company. She has over 6 years experience working in product and marketing analytics across Fintech and Edtech. Prior to transitioning into tech, she was a Scientist with a capital S, working on hard questions in genomics as part of an international consortium of researchers. She has a PhD in Genetics and BS in Molecular Biology. Maria Can (moderator) — Software Engineer Maria is a backend engineer working on products that help consumers manage their finances and grow their life’s savings. She joined NerdWallet shortly after graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Computer Science and Economics. About NerdWallet NerdWallet offers consumers clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. Whether it’s regarding credit cards, insurance, loans or investing, people lack the clear, unbiased information they need to make the best choice. With NerdWallet, consumers have free access to user-friendly tools and advice that save time and money, and give them the freedom to do more. For more information, visit Access details NerdWallet is located on the 5th floor at 875 Stevenson, near the cross section of 10th St and Market St. Civic Center or Van Ness are the closest stations. If you are getting dropped off by car, we recommend you drop a pin on Jessie St behind the 875 Stevenson building. The 875 Stevenson lobby is located through the building entrance next to the SF Fitness gym, not the main Twitter building lobby. Once you enter the lobby, please check in at the Tech Ladies table and they will help you access the elevators to the 5th floor. A note on Tech Ladies Events: Tech Ladies events are open to all genders. Please review our Code of Conduct before attending a Tech Ladies event. Interested in what we’re doing? Join Tech Ladies!

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