Thought Leader & Change Agent of Data, Product/Program Management & Data Governance. Socially charged activist committed to supporting causes focused on empowering children with the tools to become independent.
My passions are solving complex business problems, building lasting relationships, delivering solutions in the cloud or on premise and navigating uncharted territory. I take a whole person approach to every relationship; where I consider Head, Heart, Body which allows me to foster high, wide and deep engagement. With over 20+ years in the high-tech industry, I have had the privilege to work with some of the greatest minds and game-changing companies through transformations and pivotal inflection points. Currently, I am proud to be a part of the Adobe Information Data Services team and have come to realize that the IP of the future will be data. Now more than ever it is important to focus on trusted insights coming from governed data. Let's govern data so we can set it free.
I continue to stay connected with my social goals and take my purpose to the technology companies that I have been a part of throughout my career, Accenture, Netscape, AOL, Salesforce and Adobe. Those who know me know that this aspect of my whole being is a big part of my identity and if I can make a difference to even one child by introducing children to careers in STEM and STEAM areas, providing mentorship to women early in their careers, and volunteering hours of my time to Girls Who Code and Grace Hopper. I consider it an honor.
Twenty years ago I was inspired by Dr. Nilima Sabharwal who founded HOH - a simple cause that met my passion, helping orphan children get an education, care and knowing someone cared. I did for this "no-fluff" organization what I do best, technology and process. I created databases, tracked funding, and captured profiles of students to show where and how these donations were helping. A few years in, I learned a valuable lesson that charity begins at home. Working full time, mom of a toddler, wife, daughter/in-law, and another tot on the way, I couldn't have it all at once but knew I would come back.
It's 2020 and I'm back with the same passion to this 100% volunteer run organization as a member of the Board, with a simple mission that aligns with my personal, "Providing educational opportunities to empower disadvantaged and underprivileged children to become self-sustaining adults of tomorrow."