Business and HR leaders discuss to how to hold your workplace together, when the world seems to be falling apart.
Alina Vandenberghe, Alisa Cohn, Dawn Sharifan & Tatyana Mamut
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10AM PST
Armed with a Master in Computer Science Alina Vandenberghe traveled to US in 2007 from her hometown of Romania. She was in search of opportunities in the tech industry and two years later she was working with Steve Jobs developing an app for the first iPad. Her career was on fast ascension and in 2016 she decided to found her own company Chili Piper, a platform dedicated to inbound conversion for B2B companies, which is rapidly approaching a valuation of over a billion with customers like Airbnb, Facebook, and Shopify.
Alisa Cohn is an executive coach who helps start-up founders develop into world-class CEOs. She was named #1 Start-up Coach in the World at the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaching Awards. She writes for Harvard Business Review, Inc. and Forbes, and has been featured in The New York Times and on the BBC and Bloomberg. She is also a guest lecturer at Harvard University, MIT, Cornell University, and Henley Business School.
Dawn Sharifan is the SVP, People at Slack Technologies. She has 15+ years experience in both public and private organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She also teaches in the Business Department at San Francisco State University. Her three life maxims are: (1) Self-Awareness is the key to everything, (2) Personal Growth is a b*tch, (3) Have courage and be kind. Educational credits include: BS from the University of Utah, MBA from St. Mary's College, coaching certification from The Hudson Institute and pilot's license from the FAA. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and 3 cats.
Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader in Silicon Valley who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful new businesses at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO. She currently serves as an advisor to Startup Founders and C-Suite executives, guiding them through Innovation, Customer Centricity, Scaling, and Digital Transformation journeys. Tatyana has a PhD in cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley and a BA in economics from Amherst College. She is a refugee from eastern Ukraine and comes from three generations of Soviet professional women. She lives with her spouse, two daughters, and Siberian street dog in San Francisco.