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    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom!

    Fireside Chat with Female Founders!

    Presented by WiV x Alexa Startups

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Virtual
    11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time | Look up your time zone!

    Join us for an intimate fireside chat with four BRILLIANT women founders. Ever thought about starting your own company? Learn how these founders created products, founded startups, and what's next!

    Featured Founders:

    • Akshita Iyer, Co-Founder and CEO of OME 
    • Maria Berruezo, Co-Founder of LactApp 
    • Megan Gray, Founder and CEO of Moment AI 
    • Donnamaree Ryder, Founder and CEO of Tania AI 

    This is a great opportunity to bring your questions, or simply be inspired by their work and stories of entrepreneurship.

    RSVP and you'll be entered to win a free Women in Voice mug, shipped to you internationally!

    Sponsored by Amazon Alexa Startups

    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom!

    9am – 10am - Optional Coffee Connect Social! 
    10am – 11am - Live Panel Discussion!

    Look up your time zone here → 

    Topic: This panel will explore how some of the world’s biggest brands build and execute their innovative product roadmaps. 

    Who's Invited: This event is VIRTUAL + FREE for all. No matter your experience with product teams, you’ll leave with key business insights in voice!

    Networking session is intended primarily for women and minority genders.


    Stacie Chan Headshot

    Stacie Chan, Partnerships Lead, Google Assistant UK

    Panel Moderator

    Stacie Chan leads Google Assistant Partnerships in the UK, partnering with innovative companies and brands on mobile & voice experiments.

    Previously, Stacie lead Search & News Partnerships in Google Asia-Pacific. Before joining Google, she was a journalist in San Francisco, and an actress in Los Angeles.


    Shyamala Prayaga Headshot

    Shyamala Prayaga, Product Lead Conversational AI, Ford

    As a product manager for the Autonomous Digital Assistant, Shyamala currently leads the company-wide Ford’s Autonomous Digital Assistant innovation for voice and chatbots by owning the roadmap and overall vision and working with cross-functional teams to bring that vision to reality.

    She is a self-driven evangelist for UX and voice technology and recognizes the societal and cultural benefits of voice tech evolution. She possesses the insight and knowledge that comes with experience and leadership from her technical, development, and design roles. Her design and research work is presented nationally and internationally to general and field-specific audiences, and she has 18 years of experience designing for mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces.

    Shyamala has more than six years of experience designing voice interfaces for Connected Home Experience, Automotive, and Wearables. Publications: Her work on research into usability, accessibility, speech recognition, multimodal voice user interfaces, and user interfaces for research and educational use cases has been published internationally, and her interviews have been published with several magazines and podcasts, including Forbes, the healthy code, Automotive, and TU-Auto magazines.

    Sponsored by Google Assistant

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom!

    THE FINALE | It's the Final WiV Pitch Event of the Year!

    Presented by WiV x Alexa Startups

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | Virtual
    11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time | Look up your time zone

    Join us for one last round of women founders pitching their voice startups!

    RSVP and you'll be entered to win a free Women in Voice mug, shipped to you internationally!

    Featured Founder Lineup:
    Coming Soon

    Want to pitch your startup? Apply here!
    • Application Portal closes after October 22, 2021

    Sponsored by Amazon Alexa Startups


Past events

30 Sep 2021 On The Way Up: Pitch Event #2!
28 Jul 2021 Career Accelerator: Cohort 1

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