Who We Are

Extraordinary Women In Tech is an initiative for people who believe in and strive for gender equality. It all started as a series of talk shows and live webinars interviewing C-level female leaders in the tech market.

All women, many voices, one community

Our mission is to create a networking platform for female executives and rising tech stars that cultivates an open exchange of innovative thinking, groundbreaking technologies, and mentoring toward personal and professional development.

Learning from these women and being inspired by their stories, we have hosted over 25 virtual and in-person editions. In October 2022, we hosted the first Extraordinary Women in Tech Global Conference in San Francisco, CA.

We are around the world!

Our community is present in many countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Colombia, and many more!

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Global Conference

In 2022, we held the first edition of our global conference. Meet a few of our speakers and stay tuned for information on our 2023 conference!

Hepsi Premkumar

Vice President of Strategy and Operations
Cisco

Hepsi Premkumar is the Vice President of Strategy and Operations and Chief of Staff to the General Manager of Cisco AppDynamics and Full-Stack Observability. In her role, she is responsible for navigating and driving transformative and business-critical initiatives for the organization. Hepsi manages strategy, technical program management, data insights, business operations, university hiring and talent training, and internal and executive communications teams. Hepsi has been with Cisco for 15 years and was most recently the Senior Director of Cisco Cloud Networking Technical Program Management and Operations. She also serves as the Chair of Howard University’s Computer Science and Engineering Industry Advisory Board, representing Cisco.

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Breaking Through: The Journey from Within

Description

This panel discussion will offer valuable insights into the personal journeys of successful tech industry leaders, their strategies for self-confidence and resilience, approaches to embracing change, promoting diversity and inclusivity, and balancing innovation with stability in an ever-evolving industry, serving as a timeless source of practical advice for aspiring professionals in the tech sector.

Rama Akkiraju

VP, Enterprise AI & Automation
NVIDIA

Rama Akkiraju has 20+ years of leadership experience at IBM as an IBM Fellow and Master Inventor. Formerly CTO of IBM Watson AI Operations, Rama developed AI services such as Personality Insights, Tone Analyzer, Emotion Analysis, and Sentiment Analysis. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA from New York University.

Rama has co-authored 100+ technical papers, holds 50+ issued patents and 25+ pending, and has received multiple awards, including being named one of Forbes ‘Top 20 Women in AI Research’ in 2017. In 2022, Rama was named ‘USA Industry Innovator of the Year 2022’ by Women in AI and ‘AI Industry Leader of the Year 2022’ by Women Leaders in Data & AI (WLDA).

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