Google strives to cultivate a wholly inclusive workplace around the globe. A key component of that vision is empowering women to pursue their dreams and build tools that change the world. We believe that when organizations create the right environments, programs, and policies, women in technology can thrive.
That’s why, in conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8th, Google is partnering with Women Techmakers to launch a series of global events geared towards increasing visibility, community, and resources for technical women in our industry.
We’re excited to be hosting one of these local events right here in Cambridge -- and we hope you will join us! The event will include panel discussions with female technology leaders, networking opportunities, and more. In true Google fashion, there will be plenty of food and giveaways.
Welcome Address 6:30-6:40 PM
Organizations' Intros 6:40-6:45 PM
Panel Discussion 6:45-7:45 PM
Closing 7:45-8:00 PM
Networking/Departure 8:00-8:30 PM
Emily Bernier, Software Engineer, Google
Emily is the software engineering tech lead of the Android Edu platform team at Google. Android Edu is behind the Android tablet solution for K-12 education, combining tools for easy setup and cloud management with a new Google Play for Education app store for teachers. Prior to Google, Emily pursued graduate studies in developmental cognitive science, culminating in an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Harvard University. She also holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Yale University.
Nora Tgavalekos, Senior Manager, Raytheon
Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D., is senior manager of technical competency definition and development in the Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance (ET&MA) organization of Raytheon Company. Prior to joining Corporate Engineering, Nora was flight test director for the Sea-Based Radar (XBR) at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), responsible for the execution of all targets of opportunity and flight tests. Nora has been awarded patents in the fields of medical devices and radar discrimination and in 2012, she was was selected for Aviation Week’s “40 Under Forty” in aerospace industry. Nora holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Boston University.
Cecilia Gutiérrez Cole, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft
Cecilia Gutiérrez Cole is a Senior Technical Product Manager originally from Peru with over 10 years of experience building products that solve user problems in the telecom, mobile, video and enterprise services industries. In her current role at Microsoft, her main focus revolves around product development of cloud computing services for enterprise and SMBs. In addition to her technical abilities and interests, Ms. Gutiérrez Cole is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and several mentoring and leadership societies, including the Women's Leadership Council (WLC) at Microsoft. She has participated in other leadership events geared towards supporting women in technology (TechEd North America Luncheons) and is passionate about mentoring women journeying through the tech and science world.