Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Co-Founder

For over fifteen years, Rachel has managed websites for a variety of companies and organizations, small and large, including the World Health Organization. She has broad experience in understanding team dynamics, having managed web teams both abroad and stateside. She has worn many hats, from coding websites by hand to managing large migration and integration projects. After leaving her last day job in 2013, Rachel has consulted on web projects and continues to focus on building She Geeks Out as the premiere organization supporting women in STEAM. Rachel loves to travel and exercise, loves wine, and gets to the beach as often as a carless city dweller can.

Felicia Jadczak

Felicia Jadczak

Co-Founder

Felicia Jadczak is a recognized voice in the field of gender diversity. She has worked in the technology industry for over ten years, specializing in the creation and development of innovative programs and solutions for an R&D audience. She has extensive experience in providing strategic guidance for diversity and gender inclusiveness across cross-functional teams. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Information Systems from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. Felicia is the product of an entrepreneurial family and continues that tradition with her work on She Geeks Out. Felicia loves street art, fitness and wellness, wine and french fries.

Clare Mehta

Clare Mehta

Director of Research

Clare M. Mehta, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College, a staff scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, and heads up research for She Geeks Out. Dr. Mehta uses both quantitative and qualitative methodology to answer research questions involving gender diversity and inclusion. She has published several articles pertaining to gender.

Advisors

Julia Austin

Julia Austin

Senior Lecturer Harvard Business School, Board Member, Advisor to Emerging Tech Companies

Thomas Harwell

Thomas Harwell

Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at Boston University Questrom School of Business

C.A. Webb

C.A. Webb

Facilitators

Felicia Jadczak

Felicia Jadczak

SGO Co-Founder Felicia Jadczak is a recognized speaker, strategist, and voice in the field of diversity and inclusion. She has deep, extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, multiracial concerns, and disability. She has worked in the technology industry for over ten years before moving on to the startup and consulting life. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Information Systems from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

Katie Greenman

Katie Greenman

Katie is a recognized facilitator, speaker, strategist and scholar who bridges translational research, experiential program design, and improv comedy. She is an expert in transformational leadership, human development, and millennial engagement. Katie is the founding partner of HumanSide, a consultancy firm that delivers exceptional experiential programs to bring people together and accelerate leadership.

Chris Haigh

Chris Haigh

Chris founded True Change Associates in 2015 after 20 years of working with academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion, social justice, leadership development, and team building. TCA’s mission is to work in community with others in helping people and organizations move through personal growth to creating lasting institutional and systemic change around equity and inclusion.

Laura Parrott

Laura Parrott

Laura is a seasoned facilitator who is known for compassionately working with groups and individuals to shift their mindsets and enable effective behavior change. She has extensive experience coaching executives through organizational change, as well as with helping early to mid career individuals navigate personal and career development, through her years at Google, McKinsey and Intelligent.ly. She recently joined HubSpot as the VP of Leadership and Management, and is looking forward to helping managers and leaders build effective and inclusive leadership skills.

Karina Becerra

Karina Becerra

Karina is a facilitator specializing in leading training workshops that help promote heightened self-awareness, engagement and learning in the workplace with a diversity and inclusion lens. Originally from San Antonio via Mexico City, Karina Becerra is a Boston University graduate and current MBA candidate at Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She has used her 10+ years in client management/marketing to drive success within cross-functional teams.

Nikki Innocent

Nikki Innocent

Whether it be as a guide to new students during her academic years, a collaborative leader on the soccer field or a mentor to colleagues in her professional life, Nikki’s passion for connecting people and facilitating inclusive environments has shown to be an integral part of her DNA. She is a seasoned marketing professional with over a decade of experience across the management consulting, investing, advertising and biotech worlds. Nikki is the founder of Story & Voice, an advisory firm that helps businesses tell their story and amplify their voice. Last but most certainly not least, she is an SGO Ambassador — SGO’s advisory board that helps boost awareness of SGO’s mission, grow SGO’s network, and provide strategic input.

Kemi Sorinmade

Kemi Sorinmade

Kemi is a certified leadership trainer, speaker, and coach currently serving organizations and individuals in the area of personal and leadership development. With over twenty years of experience in various engineering and project management roles, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a unique perspective to her clients. She is the owner of The Growth Studio, a leadership development firm that equips science, technology, quality and engineering organizations with the strategies to attract and retain happy employees, and improve team performance.

Jared Karol

Jared Karol

Jared has spent his entire career in education, communications, tech, and social entrepreneurship collaborating with people who share his views on what it means to be an ally, and who share his values of connection, inclusion, equanimity, and empathy. The last two years, as the Founder of Storytelling for Good, Jared has helped dozens of mission-driven individuals and organizations tell more compelling and empowering stories; he has written extensively on diversity and inclusion and social justice issues; and he has facilitated workshops, trainings, and panels through the lenses of storytelling and equity––all with the goal of building a more inclusive and compassionate world.

Ambassadors

Karina Becerra

Karina Becerra

Originally from San Antonio via Mexico City, Karina Becerra is a Boston University graduate and current MBA candidate at Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She has used her 10+ years in project/account management to drive success in cross-functional teams. A proud geek, Karina loves fostering innovation, diversity and women inclusion in technology. In her free time, you can find her cooking at home with her husband, enjoying a cocktail with friends, or acting as an Instagram stage mom to her newly svelte 15 lb. cat, Santiago.

Sarah Beaulieu

Sarah Beaulieu

Sarah is the founder of The Uncomfortable Conversation, a campaign to bring sexual violence out of the closet and lift survivors to their full potential. She advises and consults with leaders and organizations on truth-telling, resource development, and social impact. Sarah graduated from Brown University, and has an MBA from Boston College.

Lorin Bond

Lorin Bond

Lorin Bond is a California girl who lived in Boston and is now back out west! She has a background in tech and business and geeks out for anything related to human behavior, music or the Golden State Warriors and is super crafty.

Melissa Carlson

Melissa Carlson

Melissa Carlson is an Emmy Award-winning Senior Digital Producer at WGBH Educational Foundation. She leads the development of digital games and experiences for children’s educational properties including PBS KIDS’s Design Squad and Plum Landing.

Rhiannon Chiacchiaro

Rhiannon Chiacchiaro

I am a mental health advocate, gamer nerd, singer, kitchen witch, and cat mom. If you want to talk about music, puzzles, psychology, ethical tech (what’s that?), writing, or just really good cheese, then I’m your lady.

Leslie Coles

Leslie Coles

Leslie Coles is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moms as Mentors, a non-profit dedicated to helping develop the next generation of influential female leaders, with an emphasis on helping moms foster girls’ confidence in STEM, entrepreneurship and politics. Leslie also serves as the Director of Programs at VentureLab, a non-profit organization that is helping today’s youth to become tomorrow’s innovators and changemakers through experiential entrepreneurship education.

Suzi Dao

Suzi Dao

Suzi is a front-end web developer at Cinch Financial. She used to work from home, alone, for a teeny-tiny, family-owned UI design agency, but then she went to the Startup Institute and fell in with the right crowd. They taught her how to be a person and talk to people. She knits a lot, plays board games, and is a newly-minted Star Wars fan. This is not her chicken.

Maggie Georgieva

Maggie Georgieva

Maggie Georgieva is a Product Manager at HubSpot focused on facilitating existing user flows and creating simple and prescriptive paths for navigation. In the past two years, Maggie worked to evolve HubSpot’s segmentation and automation tools to increase retention and usability. Prior to joining the Product team, Maggie was a member of HubSpot’s Marketing team where she produced some of the most downloaded marketing ebooks and some of the most attended marketing webinars.

Nikki Innocent

Nikki Innocent

Nikki is a marketing junkie who took the entrepreneurial leap from a decade in Corporate America to follow her passion. She founded Story & Voice, a marketing advisory firm helping brilliant business leaders grow their company’s reach and impact. Nikki geeks out about all things related to food & restaurants, sports & spinning.

Marlene Jandricic

Marlene Jandricic

Marlene is a visual communicator, driven by improving the human experience. She loves to create engaging digital experiences that connect with customers and satisfy business objectives within an agile inspired process. As a Product Designer for ThirdChannel in Cambridge, she enjoys working collaboratively with her team building interactive solutions grounded by solid qualitative and quantitative research, user-centered design principles and industry best practices. Marlene is a Canadian, an artist, world traveller, and a mad cookie baker…… she geeks out about throwing parties with epic cheese board spreads and living it up in East Boston.

Tracy Manty

Tracy Manty

With over 15 years in product management, Tracy has helped launch and create breakout products in industries ranging from healthcare to legal services to education for both b-to-b and b-to-c customers.  Tracy’s expertise is to extract business and product design from the ambiguity and morass of the marketplace through detailed research and contextual inquiry.  Working together with developers and user design teams, she translated requirements into a viable end-user friendly products that  contributed significant value and revenue to the organizations at which she worked, including athenahealth, Wolters Kluwer, and Harvard Business School.

Kelly McStay

Kelly McStay

Kelly McStay is a software product manager with experience in both consumer and enterprise products. She credits She Geeks Out with helping build her confidence while transitioning into a career in product management — and as a California native, for introducing her to a group of truly inspiring women in Boston. Talk to her about awesome software (and hair) products, travel bucket lists, and all things West Coast/Best Coast at an SGO event.

Laurel Ruma

Laurel Ruma

Laurel Ruma is a Strategic Content Director at O’Reilly Media in its Boston office. She has worked at the company for 10 years in various roles, including as an editor, open government evangelist, and most recently Director of Acquisitions. Laurel originally hails from Maine, brews her own beer, and geeks out over European noir fiction and cooking.

Yanina Wolfe

Yanina Wolfe

Russian-born, Brooklyn-made, Boston-redesigned. Yanina Wolfe is a geek who loves tech, innovation, and social enterprise. Yanina loves serving as everything from Chair of Acumen+Boston to Speaker Trainer at TedxSomerville to co-founding City Awake. In her day jobs she’s doing everything from optimizing operations and project managing at two startups. She excels in building movements that galvanize people. Yanina graduated magna cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a double major in Political Science and Critical Social Studies. After graduating, she bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok for a solo five-month trip to Southeast Asia. At home in Cambridge, Yanina is a foodie who enjoys live music and yoga.