HQ Leadership Team
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Founder and Executive Director
Janice is owner and principal of Embla Consulting, a marketing and business consulting firm for small businesses. She is also co-founder of trovi, a seed-stage tech startup located in Portland, Oregon. Janice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself. LinkedIn
Jennifer is a Computer Science PhD candidate at Oregon State University. Her research focus is in human-computer interaction, specifically involving older adults in the design and development of open source software. Aside from research, she enjoys doing outreach with women in technology. She is a Systers member and helps with ChickTech. In her free time, she’s a live music goer, beer enthusiast and road tripper. You can find her on twitter @jewifer. LinkedIn
Renee comes from a technology background with experience in the software development world of Microsoft and Corporate IT at Russell Investments. She has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems and an MA in Organizational Communications. She was a charter member of the Microsoft diversity group “Hoppers” (named in honor of Grace Murray Hopper) which was founded to air the concerns of technical women. Her involvement in ChickTech brings her full circle to encouraging girls and women in technology. Renee likes coordinating, communicating, and generally getting stuff done for ChickTech, as well as working with this great group of women. LinkedIn