2X WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Sports Agent & Attorney @ Young Money APAA Sports
Norton Rose Fulbright
Nicole Lynn brings intelligence, sass, and class to the world of sports. Her remarkable journey is certainly one to watch. Nicole’s business savvy and will to succeed has led her to become one of the youngest sports agents in the industry, signing her first client at only 26. Her extensive client list includes NFL players with the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, an ESPY nominated Softball star, an American Ballet Theatre ballerina and more! Nicole is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Doctor of Law (J.D.) with honors.
Co-Founder @ Poshmark
Tracy Sun is the co-founder of Poshmark, the largest social marketplace for fashion. At Poshmark, Tracy has pioneered a social commerce platform that is shifting the fashion landscape, allowing anyone to buy, sell, and share their style, right from their phone. Prior to Poshmark, Tracy was VP of merchandising at Brooklyn Industries, a New York City-based fashion retailer. Tracy has been highlighted as a “Top Female Tech Founder” by USA Today and TechCrunch, a “Woman Making Waves in Tech” by Refinery29, a “Retail Game-Changer” by Marie Claire and is a member of the BoF 500, the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry.
Founder & CEO @ Drawbridge
Kamakshi is the founder and CEO of Drawbridge, the leading identity management company that enables brands and enterprises to create personalized online and offline experiences. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technologies to build democratized solutions for identity, driving the intersect between mar-tech and other categories with applications including advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendations, authentication, and risk detection. Drawbridge has been listed on CNBC’s annual Disruptor 50 list of groundbreaking companies twice and named one of Fortune’s 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution.
Social Impact Manager @ Lyft
Jessica Hansen recently joined Lyft as their Social Impact Manager. She spent the last six years as Global Engagement Manager for Kiva, the world’s largest non-proft microfinance platform. Prior she lived and worked in rural Kenya with Nuru International. She has also worked at UNHCR, USCRI, the Women’s Refugee Commission, Mercy Corps, and Doctors Without Borders. Her work has focused primarily on the protection and empowerment of women and girls, increased access to education and finance, and the rights and safety of refugees and immigrants. Her fieldwork has been based mostly in East Africa and Southeast Asia.
VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact @ LendUp
Jotaka is a leading voice in social impact tech and pivotal force in connecting Silicon Valley and DC. Jotaka is VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement, & Impact for LendUp, a Silicon Valley-based, mission driven financial technology company. She is a member of LendUp’s Executive Management Team and represents LendUp’s regulatory, legislative, and social impact initiatives. Eaddy’s team is responsible for measuring how LendUp’s products benefit consumers. Additionally, Eaddy focuses on strategic partnerships with elected officials, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders.
Founder & CEO @ Hipcamp
In 2013 Alyssa launched Hipcamp, a mission-driven marketplace designed to help people discover and enjoy outdoor lodging and experiences. In the process, Hipcamp supports landowners to create new revenue streams for their businesses, empowering them to conserve their land and keep it wild. A lover of nature, camping, and the great outdoors, Alyssa is deeply motivated by the company’s mission to get more people outside.
Founder & Executive Director @ Code For America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She’s served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Jennifer also ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media. She graduated from Yale and lives in Oakland with her daughter, husband, and seven chickens.
Recruiting Director, Global Business Functions @ Facebook
Liz Wamai is Recruiting Director, Global Business Functions at Facebook. She brings over 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience having working at leading financial, media and technology organizations. Prior to Facebook, she was the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Bloomberg for six years. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Moi University in Kenya and a Masters of Business Administration from Baruch College in New York City. She is remains actively involved in Africa through organizations such as the African Leadership Network and Ongoza organization.