Lauren Cooney, Founder & CEO
Lauren’s career has been founded upon grit, determination and relentless support and enablement of her teams, companies and customers. She currently mentors, advises, and sponsors both men and women in the technology and larger business industry, and she herself utilizes mentors and sponsors to further her own career.
With 20 years of demonstrated leadership and executive experience in venture capital, non-profit, and Fortune 500 companies, she is often tapped to build and lead inclusive direct and cross-organizational teams to create or revamp products, programs, strategy, and marketing. Known for building communities around developer programs, open source, women in technology, mentorship and leadership programs, her expertise in business, technology, and community has been recognized by The Huffington Post, Business Insider, CIO Magazine, Light Reading, and other publications. Her experience building sustainable and successful programs and communities stems from experience in leadership and executive roles at BEA Systems (now Oracle), IBM, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems and Equinix.
Lauren lives in Marin, California with her boyfriend Cooper, dog, Milo, and two cats - all who you can often see featured on her Instagram feed. You can reach out to her via LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, or email her directly.