International Women's Day is a global holiday to celebrate women's rights. On this day, in addition to learning about new tech and sharpening our skills, we want: To gather together and share our tales and stories of our achievements and failures. To teach each other not only the new technologies but also how to navigate in a male dominant industry. To discuss our experience in having a voice, being assertive and tenacious without being called bossy or too much. To investigate imposter syndrome, and share about all the times we felt short. To hold each other's hand and pave the way for the next generation of women in tech.
Site Reliability Manager
Enterprise Sales Engineer
Dana Suslovich Rabl is a Site Reliability Manager at Google, working on an internal platform for production change management. Dana started her career in an elite tech unit in the Israeli Defence Force, serving in technical and managerial IT roles. Later Dana focused on software development, founded (and closed) a startup, and then joined a not-for-profit startup, working as a CTO to lead tech training programs for web development and data science. 6 years ago, she relocated to the Boston area to join Google.
Kate is a Data Analytics & AI/ML Specialist at Google Cloud, where she helps customers achieve business goals through the use of Data and AI. Before Google, Kate was an analytics consultant at Applied Predictive Technologies and Mastercard Data & Services, advising clients from various industries such as Retail, Financial Services, Automotive, and Healthcare in North America and Japan. She is a certified Google Cloud Data Engineer and Machine Learning Engineer.
Kate grew up in Tokyo and Shanghai and enjoys exploring the Asian food places in Boston, where she currently lives.
GDG Cloud Boston
Cloud Architect / Developer Advocate
Senior Research Scientist
Roya firmly believes that there is a solution to every problem, and there is always a way if one is committed.
Roya relies on her math and statistics background to break the problem into simple pieces. She uses her coding skills and my expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to find the most efficient solution in the least amount of time.
Every new challenge is an adventure to her, and she won't stop until she find its solution.
Associate Director in Digital Medicine Data Science
Assistant International Student & Scholar Advisor
Digital IC Design Verification Engineer
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Principal Information Security Engineer
Jamie Lustig is a Fulbright Scholar and education professional from Long Island, NY. She studied Neuroscience, Spanish, and Communications at Syracuse University before departing to Madrid, Spain to teach the Global Classrooms program to high school students in preparation for debate conferences. She now works with international students at Northeastern University and is passionate about youth mental health and women's empowerment.
Ana-Maria Mandrila Vacca is a digital IC Design Verification Engineer from the Boston area. She has worked on radar systems, missile guidance, server SOC hardware, and most recently digital IC’s. Her undergraduate degree is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and her graduate studies are from Columbia University. As a young girl hailing from Eastern Europe, she threaded gold wires to IC pins on “take your children to work” day, spoke with a NASA astronaut from space, and made rings out of resistors. Her passion for getting children and young girls interested in STEM culminated with her coaching a Junior First Lego League called the Space Llamas. She has held several leadership roles in the Society of Women Engineers and is actively recruiting brilliant women for technical roles. She loves traveling and Alpine skiing with her children or walking her dog.
Jiwon is a growth marketer pursuing a master's degree in Business Analytics at Bentley University. Her goal is to humanize digital marketing experiences with data-driven strategies and to communicate business insights effectively. Marketing experience includes Microsoft, Samsung Display, Insider (B2B SaaS unicorn), and Girls in Tech Korea.
Anitta Patience Namanya is a Principal Information Security Engineer in the Broad's Information Security Team (Blue Team). She holds a Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on Cyber Security and a master's degree in Network and Performance Engineering from the University of Bradford (UK) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is a wife to a fellow cybersecurity enthusiast and a mother. Anitta is a self-claimed forever-budding activist, an advocate for girl child education in Uganda, and an eternal student who also likes dancing and reading. In her current role, her team works with Broadies on reducing misconfigurations in Google Cloud (GCP) and also owns various automation deployments in the GCP.
Startup Ecosystem Lead
Analytics By Design
Cloud Solution Architect