Techlandia Issue 3 - 2019/2020 - Page 43

"Victoria is a true product management professional and has been honing the craft of Product Management for 8 years at various successful Portland tech companies. Her leadership skills shine through in every interaction people have with her. She mentors many people in truly learning product management as a craft and understanding how roles and responsibilities work together to make product development a well oiled machine. This is something that we need more of in the Portland tech community."

"Amy has built a career as an experience design and strategy leader, guiding creative teams. Since joining Vacasa, Amy has built a product design organization that is scaling to support the company’s fast-paced growth, while delivering high quality products people need and love. Her teams don’t just make beautiful designs, but partner closely with Product Management and Engineering to implement an empirical, metrics-based approach that ensures the business hits its goals. As a recognized leader heading up one of the fastest growing design teams in Portland, she is someone to watch in the regional tech community."

"Anna is a software engineer who tackles and solves every problem that comes her way. Her skillset spans the full stack of software development (browser to server side to storage), reliability, testing, and leading projects while consistently keeping her eye on what our customers need. As she moves toward leadership, her fearless approach to taking on challenges will power her ability to succeed in any role she sets her mind too."

"Currently a student at Oregon State University wrapping up her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Avery is an Engineering Assistant, and her name is currently being submitted alongside other inventors on nine provisional patents (pretty significant at age 23). Avery is an incredibly kind and thoughtful with striking parity between her right and left brain; allowing her to think in creative ways not usually seen in mechanical design engineers. A brilliant engineer and, equally important at Lora DiCarlo considering that we always work with a bias towards action, she is a risk taker, always moving the needle from concept to reality. We all feel very fortunate to have her on our team and I predict that she will go very far, no matter what she puts her mind to."

"Heather joined the technology industry just a mere 3.5 years ago when she made the leap from receptionist to QA tester in Ruby’s small but growing technology department. In that short span she has not only become a top-notch QA Engineering Manager, but she has built and cultivated an awesome team, who are all also former receptionists, and like her, had no background in technology before starting in QA. Heather is a great example of how to make a career in technology more accessible to everyone, even those who don’t have formal education or background in tech. She is a becoming an active participant in the Portland tech community as a fierce advocate for diversity and for opening up tech to more people."

"Blaire brings a decade of experience working in tech as the Director of Learning & Development at ZoomInfo powered by Discover Org. While she leads a customer-centered training organization as her day job, Blaire is driving a growing diversity, inclusion and equity program, founding and leading her company's first employee resource groups.As a black woman in tech she has said that she is not a token but a chosen individual and encourages everyone to put down their biases, be authentic and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Her dedication to customer success and commitment to diversifying the tech sector are inspiring and definitely make her a woman to watch!"

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