Women in Tech

This program promotes diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and aims to inspire women. We are a community who support each other and exchange perspectives on topics such as health, gender equality, education, abilities, race, wellness, physical ressources, age, economic and social position, and more.

Powered by Orange Silicon Valley

 
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We promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry

Orange Silicon Valley’s year round events provide a community of women who wish to advance each other professionally and personally.

 
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Our stories: OSV CEO Mireille Helou explains her leadership philosophy

In 2019, Orange Silicon Valley welcomed Mireille Helou to San Francisco as its new CEO. As a veteran leader within Orange, she arrived at OSV after serving as CEO of Orange Réunion Mayotte and Chief Business Market Officer of Orange Telkom Kenya.

During her first months Mireille has already hosted discussions on social good and corporate goals and proudly championed OSV’s Women in Tech event series, which will return to our event space on May 7.

In a brief interview, Mireille explained how she navigated her career in tech up this point and how she views her leadership role going forward.

 
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Thank you for coming to our FemTech event on May 7th

 

From fertility solutions to period care subscription boxes, technologies designed by women for women are booming. During this event, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented when creating or investing in a Femtech startup. Our speakers will help us understand what makes this space so unique, and why one of the fastest growing markets today was still considered niche not so long ago.

One challenge in the FemTech space is explaining how your product will be expanded into a platform of sorts, and figuring out a way to justify a large evaluation.
— Vanessa Larco
 

Our speakers

 

Fatima Perez - Qurasense

Fatima is a biomedical engineer specializing in business administration of health biotechnology companies. She has 3 years of experience in biomedical startups, two as a research engineer and one as a product manager. Fatima moved to San Francisco to specialized in Entrepreneurship and Finance at Berkeley. She has recently worked for Qurasense running patient recruitment strategies for women studies. She is deeply passionate about health care innovation."

Nitasha Syed - Founder at Unboxd

Nitasha is building a new narrative for women in the media through her company Unboxd. She is a Computer Scientist by background and has worked on gaming and digital health products. She has spent the last two years interviewing women in STEM from all over the world and sharing their stories on Unboxd in hopes of inspiring girls to pursue science and technology careers. 

Vanessa Larco - Partner at New Enterprise Associates

Vanessa Larco joined NEA as a Partner in 2016 and focuses on Enterprise SaaS and Consumer Services investing. She is passionate about technology, services and products that enable people to be more productive and efficient at work and at home. Vanessa has led investments in Cleo, EvidentID, Greenlight Card, Feather, and Lily AI. She is also a board observer at Robinhood and OmniSci.

Prior to joining NEA, she was the Director of Product Management at Box (NYSE: BOX) where she worked on building the next generation of productivity apps across web and mobile. Her passion for design and analytics stems from her experience in the gaming industry, which includes leading the Speech Recognition Experience team at Xbox Kinect v1, and building a top grossing gaming studio at Disney Social.

 

 

Sponsored by FemTech Collective

 

FemTech Collective is the premiere network connecting innovators in the female focused health technology space through unique and impactful events, media, and an online platform. They are a growing collective of over 500 FemTech startups, established companies, investors, and industry professionals coming together to catalyze innovative female focused health technology in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally.

 
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Past speakers

 
Kari Sulenes   Executive Director at Project Atlas

Kari Sulenes

Executive Director at Project Atlas

Rokhaya Solange   Head of CSR for Sonatel

Rokhaya Solange

Head of CSR for Sonatel

Aude Anquetil   Managing Director, US, at Epic

Aude Anquetil

Managing Director, US, at Epic

Darren Sabo   Principal Emerging Countries at Orange Silicon Valley

Darren Sabo

Principal Emerging Countries at Orange Silicon Valley

Julie Leclercq   Partnership Lead at Orange Silicon Valley

Julie Leclercq

Partnership Lead at Orange Silicon Valley

Fatima Perez   Marketing at Qurasense

Fatima Perez

Marketing at Qurasense

Vanessa Larco   Partner at NEA

Vanessa Larco

Partner at NEA

Nitasha Syed   Founder at Unboxd

Nitasha Syed

Founder at Unboxd

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Want to attend?

Want to get involved?

Are you interested in sponsoring one of of our Women in Tech events? Are you curious to learn more? Send an email to Alice Brisset

 

Want to speak?

Are you interested in speaking at one of our event? Send an email to Alice Brisset

ABOUT US

Orange Silicon Valley (OSV) is the Bay Area presence of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving 265 million customers across 29 countries. Through research, development, and strategic analysis, we actively participate in the disruptive innovations that are changing the way we communicate. 

 

CONTACTS US

Orange Silicon Valley

60 Spear Street

Suite 1100

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

+1 415 243 1507

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