Job Hunt, Resume Writing and Career Transition Panel Discussion

  • September 16, 2015
  • Foley & Lardner LLP, 975 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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The Next Big Thing— Join Leading Women in Technology (LWT) and Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (WIPLA) for a panel on resume writing, the job search, career transitions and what employers are really looking for! 

 Whether you want to be ready for your next career opportunity, or know that you are looking for a change, this panel discussion is for you!  If you’re considering moving from a law firm to in-house, from one department to another in your company, or starting over in an entirely different field, this panel will give you the tools you need to be ready for your next great opportunity!  The panel will provide tips and tricks, as well as a critique of resumes submitted by attendees.

Renee DuBord Brown, Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Knowles Corporation

Renee specializes in patent litigation, reexamination, and other IP litigation and counseling.  She was formerly a Partner at Howrey, before going in-house at Tessera as Senior VP of Litigation.  Following her time at Tessera, she transitioned to Motorola, and then just this past summer, transitioned to the Knowles Corporation as Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property.

Neha Sampat, Founder of GenLead

At GenLead , Neha focuses on leadership development of women and minorities as well as intergenerational workplace issues. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, obtained her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and received her Certificate in Graduate Applied Psychology from Golden Gate University. She practiced Technology Licensing and later Education Law and has worked as an attorney at both large and medium sized law firms. She recently completed ten years as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Law and Leadership at Golden Gate University.

Susan Tien, Founder, Susan Tien Search, Inc

Susan Tien is the founder of Susan Tien Search, Inc., a leading legal placement company supporting firms and companies, from venture-backed to Fortune 500. Susan graduated from Harvard College and University of Pennsylvania Law School. She worked as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before going in-house to such Silicon Valley companies as Exodus, eBay and SGI. She also was a founding partner with Virtual Law Partners, where she focused on technology transactions for emerging growth companies.  Susan co-authored the Vault career guide Conquering Corporate America for Women and Minorities.

Greg Benson, Engineering Manager Android Innovation at Netflix

Greg has been developing Android applications for over five years and creating software for over ten. These include the launch and improvement of the Netflix, Amazon Music, and Skimble Workout apps. Most recently, Greg transitioned into a management role where he works with engineers, designers, and product managers to create leading-edge interfaces as part of Netflix's mobile innovation program.

Katie Carter, Director, Global Human Resources, ForgeRock

Katie has extensive human resources experience at leading software companies.  Prior to joining ForgeRock, she held several positions at Deem supporting the people behind the technology and building a human-centric HR organization. Katie also worked at Google on the recruitment team during a period of accelerated growth.  She has a BS in Business Administration from the Eberhart School of Business at the University of Pacific, and holds several HR designations, including the SHRM-SCP, PHR, and GPHR.

Moderator: Natasha Hanson Allen, LWT Board Membe



About LWT and WIPLA

LWT is a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses. Our vision is to promote the advancement of women in technology by empowering women to become the best versions of themselves. We do this by offering intensive multi-tiered professional development programs to develop critical business and leadership skills.  In addition to our core programming, we offer networking and mentorship opportunities with the intent of encouraging and celebrating women on their journey to

WIPLA is a one of a kind Silicon Valley organization bringing women intellectual property lawyers and patent agents together in a collaborative and collegial environment where female attorneys across multiple disciplines and industries can share their experience, ideas, and support to reach the highest levels of success. Our members range in all levels in their career paths, and come together to enjoy networking, mentoring, and social and educational opportunities from the private, corporate and public sector in a confidential and collegial environment. 

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