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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Leadership Panel Discussion

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5738 Pacific Center Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121, United States


Come join the AITP San Diego chapter as they host a wonderful panel & luncheon showcasing some of the top female technology leaders in the STEM space in San Diego on Thursday, February 28. 


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM   Networking/ Luncheon
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM   AITP News by President Donna Hale
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM   Women in STEM Panel Discussion
 12:50PM - 1:00 PM     Question & Answer

*** Optional Data Center Tour to Follow***


- Being a successful woman in tech
- Finding your support network
- Advice for the generations to come


Lillian Maestras, Panel Moderator, Co-Founder Knowledge Made Solutions, Inc.

Ms. Lillian Maestas has more than twenty-five years hands-on experience in software engineering, project development, management and business development. One of her passions is the STEM Initiative which promotes grade school through high school students to choose an educational path and career in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.  She leads the annual San Diego Science and Engineering Festival, SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge, and Navy Fleet Week events for NDIA bringing students interested in Robotics, Cyber Security and other Engineering skills, to meet and talk with leading Industry and Department of Defense professionals about real world needs and opportunities in the STEM fields. 

Theresa Burke
, Sr. Manager IT, Qualcomm

Outstanding ability to build, lead and drive teams to work at their best. Known for nurturing strong bonds with partners, and improving communications and processes. Results driven, and seasoned in all aspects of the product life cycle.  Her background includes both product (hardware, software, embedded), cloud solutions (SaaS) and mobile solutions. She has over 20 years of experience delivering products/services to all markets, from small to medium to enterprise. Experienced with waterfall and agile methodologies. Certified Scrum Master.

Randi Dunn
, Chief of Staff to Revenue Officer, Teradata

Helping organizations envision and develop future business success, strategies, opportunities and priorities while executing on today’s concrete business objectives is her professional passion and expertise. She tackles new business challenges by taking a broad strategic perspective, drilling down to the detailed level as appropriate, then creating actionable transformation strategies, processes and plans. 

Joy Hanawa
, VP Technology, Thunder Funding

A strategic technological thought leader, Hanawa identifies problems and/or opportunities and takes action on aggregated intelligence, creates compelling new product offerings, Online/Offline monetization strategies, channel enablement in both emerging international and domestic markets, and formulates go-to-market strategies. 

Sujata Yellaepeddi, Manager Software Development, American Specialty Health

Passionate about producing quality code. Sunjata prides herself in being an excellent communicator, strong team player with expert negotiating skills. A natural leader with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization such as executives, technical staff, managers and customers.


$20 for Members pre-registration/ $30 at the door
$25 for non-members pre-registration/ $35 at the door
$10 for Students pre-registration/ $15 at the door

*Government issued photo ID is required for admission into the facility.


5738 Pacific Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121


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