Chicago Women in Tech
4

Friday, 4 June

11 am – 12:30 pm EDT

FREE!
Cost

In Partnership With:

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Chicago Women in Tech | June 4

Kyoko Crawford Photo


CEO, SkinIO

Caitlin McAllister Photo


Chief Operating Officer, Workbox Company

Tiana S. Clark Photo


Soci Circle Founder and Creator | Microsoft Channel Sales Chief of Staff

Payal Chodha Photo


Data Engineer, Vertical Trail

4

Friday, 4 June

11 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Online

Anywhere
Online
FREE!
Cost

In Partnership With:

TechNexus logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Join five inspiring female leaders from the tech and business world as they share their learnings, challenges and secrets to success.

This event is an opportunity to learn from the best - serious wisdom, from seriously cool women, all designed to supercharge you and your organization’s success. Come along if you want to learn, be inspired, connect with great people and have some fun while you’re doing it.

This event is of course open to all genders — anyone who supports the careers of women in business and tech is welcome to attend.

Stay afterwards for small group networking sessions!

About the Speakers

Kyoko Crawford Photo

CEO,
SkinIO

Inspired by her father-in-law's melanoma scare, Kyoko joined forces with renowned dermatologist and surgeon, Dr. Jean-Christophe (JC) Lapiere, to found SkinIO, an innovative service that powers full-body skin cancer screening on a mobile device. Before joining SkinIO, Kyoko co-founded Nexops, Inc., a boutique technology design and development consultancy whose clients included Sutter Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merial. She also headed up Nexops' Venture Services program where she worked with partner entrepreneurs to launch new technology start-ups. She has a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University.

Caitlin McAllister Photo

Chief Operating Officer,
Workbox Company

Caitlin McAllister is the COO of Workbox. Prior to Workbox, Caitlin was the Executive Director of Catapult Chicago, one of Chicago’s oldest tech incubators. Caitlin has also held executive roles at Starwood and IHG responsible for managing teams of up to 75 employees while developing experiential programming and managing strategic partnerships within the luxury brand segment. Caitlin holds a BA from the University of Portland.

Tiana S. Clark Photo

Soci Circle Founder and Creator | Microsoft Channel Sales Chief of Staff

Tiana S. Clark is the Channel Sales Chief of Staff for Microsoft Corporation. Over her 9-year tenure at Microsoft, she’s also been the Marketing and Operations Enterprise Commercial M365 Marketing Director, leading product marketing for the $21B business; Services Sales Enablement Leader, where she built the first-ever Microsoft Sales University supporting $2B in quota; Services Sales Specialist, where she managed a territory of some of the largest and most strategic Enterprise Commercial accounts; and Strategic Account Manager, where she led the way for process improvement and role upskilling.

Known as the "Oprah for Tweens," Tiana is also the Hollywood-award-winning creator of Soci Circle, a preteen web series critically acclaimed as the modern-day Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Soci Circle prepares the next generation to leave the world better than they found it through confidence, inclusion, and kindness, and builds a strong community of young girls who will lead the future with empathy.

Prior to Microsoft and Soci Circle, Tiana was a Global IT Program Management and Business Analyst for Fortune Top 10 Valero Energy Corp, where she led the IT adoption and change management efforts for the global acquisition of Chevron UK -- a role created by Tiana when she saw a gap in the business.

Tiana is also a United States Air Force Veteran. In the Air Force, she trained fighter pilots on enemy missile systems evasion, led war target strategy during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (while completing her college degree), and led the digital transformation from paper to digital mapping of pilot training routes in the United Kingdom.

Tiana is also a former at-risk middle school teacher, who brought exceptionality out of her students when they succumbed to the low expectations that had been set for them. She was hand-selected by Susan L. Taylor of ESSENCE magazine to found and lead the San Antonio CARES Mentoring Movement, a nonprofit mentor recruitment organization awarded by Big Brothers Big Sisters for recruiting mentors for its long waiting list of youth seeking guidance and direction.

A strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, Tiana is a Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Chicago Senior Leadership Team member, and has been a guest speaker, panelist, and voice for many organizations including Microsoft and The Tory Burch Foundation.

Tiana and her husband, Royal, have four amazing children – Mikayla (14), Madysan (11), Royal IV (6), and Elle (4). She loves to travel internationally (she lived in the UK for 3 years), and one of the coolest things she's ever done is fly an F-15 Eagle fighter jet over England and sip champagne on the tarmac afterwards.

Some of Tiana's most notable achievements include:

United States Air Force Airman of the Year
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM Kuwait Airman of the Month
San Antonio Black Chamber of Commerce Future Leader of the Year
US Air Force Leadership School Distinguished Graduate
Microsoft Gold Club Award, Impact Award, Great People Great Performance Award, and Diversity & Inclusion Award

Payal Chodha Photo

Data Engineer,
Vertical Trail

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