Second Annual Elastic{ON} Women’s Breakfast: Now with Leadership Panel

At Elastic, we take the philosophy of open source technology beyond just code. In that spirit, last year we hosted our inaugural Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast at Elastic{ON}16, which included roundtable discussions with trailblazing women in tech. Our impetus was to connect and inspire women throughout the Elastic ecosystem, and our attendee feedback was incredibly positive.

“Women's breakfast was the highlight for me. As someone new to the industry, it was quite reassuring and helpful to hear from my peers and the women who have gone before me.”

“Your women's breakfast was one of the best networking events I've ever been to. Kudos.”

This year, we're excited to build on that tradition of bringing female-identifying members of the Elastic community together by hosting the Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast event featuring a candid panel discussion with outstanding women in technology as well as our CEO (elect), Co-Founder and CTO, Shay Banon.

We hope you'll join us for a half hour of networking time, followed by a moderated panel discussion, and Q&A session. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. on March 8 at Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street in San Francisco. Shuttle transportation to Pier 48 will be available when we wrap things up at 9 a.m.


Elastic VP of Global Human Resources, Leah Sutton
Leah Sutton is currently the VP of Global Human Resources at Elastic. Prior to Elastic, she was the Senior Director of HR at Plum Organics where she was responsible for supporting the leadership team through a period of high growth and change post-acquisition by Campbell Soup Company.

Elastic CEO (elect), Co-Founder and CTO, Shay Banon
Shay Banon is the creator of Elasticsearch, the open source, distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine. Before creating Elasticsearch, Banon spent more than a decade building complex distributed systems and open source search solutions.

Elastic Machine Learning Team Lead, Sophie Chang
Sophie Chang was the VP of Engineering for Prelert prior Elastic acquisition. In this role, Chang is responsible for managing all aspects of the team’s activities and helping to enhance Elastic’s machine learning-based anomaly detection engine.

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor, Shikha Srivastava
Shikha Srivastava is a lead Hybrid Cloud architect, where she brings her expertise in architecture, design, and leadership towards collaboratively creating innovative pragmatic solutions that leads to enabling Hybrid solution for the clients. Srivastava enjoys leadership role focussed on making things happen and shipping.

Salesforce EVP of Global Employee Success, Cindy Robbins
Cindy Robbins is executive vice president of Global Employee Success at Salesforce. In this role, Robbins leads the company's efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Robbins has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources.

Tinder VP of Engineering, Maria Zhang
Maria Zhang leads development efforts at Tinder, building and scaling the app for its global user base, assembling and guiding a world-class team of engineers and challenging everyone to create software instilled with purpose. Prior to joining Tinder, Zhang served as Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo Mobile, garnering the highly coveted Apple Design Award and shipping major product releases.

Whether you're looking for insights into the latest industry trends, want to network with other women who are succeeding in technical and leadership roles, or hungry for solutions to the challenges posed by today's ever-evolving business climate, join us for breakfast to learn, grow and most importantly connect.

If you're already registered for Elastic{ON}17, watch for an invitation to the event in your email . Feel free to reach out to us at if you don't see one come your way or if you have any questions about the event.

To start connecting with our community, join the Women of Elastic Group on LinkedIn.

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