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Silicon Valley Salon: ‘Insights into the Boardroom’

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Caroline Tsay, CEO, Compute Software; Independent Board Director for The Coca-Cola Company and Morningstar

Hosted by Kathryn Ullrich, Technology Partner and Head of U.S. Diversity Practice, Odgers Berndtson


Serving on a board is a drastic shift from an operating role. But exactly how do you apply your whole career story and value to a boardroom role? And how do you shift from that operating role to an overarching steward of a company’s long-term value and purpose?

Join us for an intimate fireside chat with Caroline, who by the age of 36, was already serving on three public company boards. You’ll hear the “fly on the wall” learnings from the boardroom. You will learn how to navigate a path to the boardroom, and how to ensure that you can deliver value once you get there. This is an opportunity to hear candid boardroom lessons in a friendly environment, as well as a chance to mingle with your local Athena community.


Meet Your Speaker




Caroline Tsay is CEO of Compute Software, an enterprise cloud infrastructure software company. Prior to Compute Software, Caroline was Vice President and General Manager of Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from 2013 to 2016. She previously held product leadership positions at Yahoo! across the e-commerce, search, and advertising businesses. Before Yahoo!, she spent three years at IBM Global Services as a Senior Consultant in Supply Chain and CRM.

Caroline serves as an independent board director for The Coca-Cola Company and Morningstar. She formerly served on the board of Rosetta Stone and as a Strategic Advisor to late stage VC-backed AdRoll Group. She has been recognized as Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and The National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. She holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science, both from Stanford University.


Meet Your Host



Kathryn Ullrich is a Silicon Valley based executive search consultant at Odgers Berndtson. She focuses on high tech, software, internet, and technology services companies, including disruptive technologies such as autonomous vehicles, cloud, cyber security, data science and analytics, digital marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), payments, and SaaS.


June 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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