Power Women in Tech: Founder/CEO Fireside Chat


85 Devonshire St
Boston, 02109
United States

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Join Women Who Code Boston for a candid conversation featuring women leaders in Boston tech!

----- Panelists -----

Sandra Y. Richter is Soofa's CEO and Co-Founder. While at MIT, she worked with municipalities in South Africa, Japan, China, and Europe on smart transportation systems in collaboration with companies like Volkswagen, Lockheed Martin, and Verizon to define smart city strategies and evaluate business models. She co-founded Soofa in 2014 to deploy smart, social, and sustainable city technology in neighborhoods all around the world. She is a city dweller in Cambridge, MA.

Polina Raygorodskaya (@polinatravels) is the co-founder and CEO of Wanderu, the leading bus and train travel booking platform in North America and Europe. Prior to establishing Wanderu, Polina was the founder and president of Polina Fashion, a boutique fashion, travel and luxury PR firm based in New York City.

In 2015, Inc. Magazine included Polina in their annual 30 Under 30 roundup of the best young entrepreneurs and Fortune Magazine featured her in their list of 40 Under 40 Women to Watch. In 2016, Polina was featured in Forbes annual 30 Under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category. In October 2017, Polina was on the cover of Inc. Magazine as one of the most innovative women entrepreneurs in America.

Polina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. In 2019, Polina received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Babson as a recognition of her commitment to solving the worlds problems through innovation and sustainable business practices.

Our panelists will share their experiences and journeys that led them to start and lead successful companies in the Boston tech industry. We will get to hear the stories and insights from where they started, how they navigated challenges, and how they got to where they are today!

----- Schedule -----

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Sign in + Mingle
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Fireside chat
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking

Well open the discussion to attendees at the end, so feel free to come with questions!

Food and beverages will be provided.

----- Code of Conduct ----

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