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CR211: Technical to Manager: Making the Leap or Not

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Ballroom O

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Student/Early Career
Session Type: Panel

You’ve built a reputation for technical expertise and you’ve dreamed of being a leader. You see others around you becoming managers and ask yourself, “Is it time for me to I do it, too?” Research shows that women make great managers, but it is not a career for everybody. This panel features women with different experiences on transitioning to management and the lessons they learned along the way.


Branka Billante, Software Engineering Manager, Optum
Ha Lee, VP of Software Development, Financial Engines
Chitra Ramesh, principal engineer and manager, Qualcomm
Jennifer Lu, Technical Lead, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Almira Niciu, Software Architect, Intuit