Women in the Tech Part of Tech
Female Engineering & Product Execs
Who We Are
We are an invite-only group of female executives in the areas of Product & Engineering (LA only, at least for now). Our goal is to be heard, to shift the balance of women in tech, and to mentor the next generation of female engineering & product executives.
VP, Engineering, Cruise
Bhavini is a proven software engineering & product leader, with a track record of 18 years of leading cross geo teams of 50+ and billion dollar businesses that deliver innovative products, organizational excellence and business results. She has a diverse spectrum of experience working on two startup products at Microsoft, and was the key member in acquisition and integration of two external startups at Microsoft while having multi-discipline experience in Engineering and Program/Project Management roles. She's then went on to be the CTO and SVP, Engineering for Heal.com, leading a highly diverse team of Software Engineers, Quality Engineers and Product Managers. After that, she headed up Engineering at Headspace, and she's now doing the same for Cruise.
Her passion for giving back to the community drove her to take on co-founding Women in Azure and becoming a Board member of Women @ NERD as well as being on the Leadership team of Women in Cloud & Enterprise. She participates in various non-profits to aid children’s education, stop child brides and spread a message of mindfulness.
Executive Coach, Evolution
Janine is a Hudson-certified Executive Coach, a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and a Partner with Evolution, which does Executive Coaching, Leadership Training and Culture work primarily for Venture-backed tech companies, such as Glassdoor, Slack, Tile, System1, Twitter, CreditKarma and more. She does 1:1 Executive Coaching, along with facilitating leadership and diversity training and running offsites. In her former career incarnations, she was a startup founder of a tech & product recruiting agency, Fetch Recruiting, focused on high tech, startup and mid market clients. She started off her career in technology, originally coding/consulting for Accenture, then growing to the C-suite, leading all of North American technology for TBWA Chiat/Day, Inc. Advertising, and finally scaling and leading a team of over 50 technologists at DirecTV when it was a in its growth stage.
She’s always been intent on leveling the playing field, and sits on the board of Women Founders Network. She's an Allstar Mentor for Techstars (only 1% of their 10,000 mentors receive this honor), as well as being a mentor for Backstage Capital and Grid110.
Vice President, Product Management - Dollar Shave Club
Head of Product - LeaseLock
CTO - Dia&Co
Irina Kukuyeva, PhD
Founder and Chief Data Officer - Kukuyeva Consulting
CTO - System1
VP of Product Management - System1
VP, Product Management - Dun & Bradstreet
Director of Software Engineering - Fandango
CTO/Co-Founder - Dwellwell
Director, Space Programs - The Design Knowledge Company