Guess Our Next 2 Keynote Speakers! (Hint: Yahoo & Facebook Might Be Involved)
See who will join NEST’s (Google) Yoky Matsuoka and Jawbone’s Monica Rogati as keynote speakers at our Fall “How To” Conference.
By Shaherose Charania (Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)
We’re so excited to announce our next two keynote speakers for the Women 2.0 Fall “How To” Conference in San Francisco: Kathy Savitt, the CMO of Yahoo and Jocelyn Goldfein, the Director of Engineering at Facebook.
These amazing leaders have so much knowledge and insight to share about their experience in tech, and we can’t wait to bring them to the stage in September! Here’s a bit more background about Kathy and Jocelyn — you can certainly see why we are thrilled for them to share their insights, inspiration and knowledge. (Have you grabbed your tickets yet?)
Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo
Kathy Savitt is an entrepreneur at heart with a wealth of high-impact experience in media, marketing and customer-focused innovation. She’s helped build some of the world’s most recognizable brands — from leading Amazon’s strategic communications and pioneering explorations with digital content, to heading up global marketing, ecommerce and entertainment programs at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
As CMO of Yahoo, she is responsible for leading global media, marketing, and customer experience. She has been instrumental in defining Yahoo’s brand renaissance and architecting a powerful new content strategy for the company. No stranger to start-ups, Kathy first built and sold a successful PR and marketing agency, and in 2009 founded a startup called Lockerz, creating a disruptive model to connect advertisers with young people.
Just as she did with her startup and previously with other brands, she is focused on data-driven insights — mainly the specific behaviors and consumptive patterns of users — to revolutionize Yahoo’s media platform and content and create inspiring and entertaining daily habits.
Kathy believes in taking risks and thinking creatively – while always using the customer as your compass. According to Kathy, “At Yahoo, our users are at the center of everything we do – we are laser focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining.”
Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering at Facebook
As one of the tech industry’s highest-profile engineers, Jocelyn Goldfein leads the teams who are responsible for many of the features on Facebook you use every day — or perhaps every hour. Every time you search on Facebook, browse your NewsFeed or peek at photos from way back when, you’re interacting with a piece of the social network that she has had a hand in creating. Currently, she is focused on Facebook mobile projects.
Prior to Facebook, Jocelyn worked at a variety of companies of varying sizes, from MessageOne (a messaging and email management startup that was acquired by Dell) to VMware, a giant software company founded by the iconic Diane Greene that was technology’s largest IPO in 2007 (before Facebook came along.) She’s held the title of engineer, co-founder and vice president, which speaks to her varied experience and skill sets.
Jocelyn is also a huge supporter of bringing more women to tech. She encourages more women to pursue computer science degrees so that tech companies who are actively diversifying their development teams could open their doors to more women.
“I think this is actually really a Rosie the Riveter moment, and that is that women are the great untapped bench.,” she said in She++: The Documentary.
Two iconic Silicon Valley companies, two iconic leaders, two very exciting keynotes at yet another awesome Women 2.0 conference, we can’t wait to see you there!