2019 Women In Technology Dinner

Join us for Softec’s 5th Annual Women In Technology Dinner!

Retaining Talent: Diverse Strategies for a Diverse Workforce

Co-sponsored & hosted at MINDBODY

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 at 5:30pm

Women In Technology Dinner—an evening of networking, “TED Talk” style presentations, and Q&A discussion.

Don’t miss this informative networking event, including great talks, meaningful discussions, and opportunities to meet locals who are changing the landscape of tech right here in San Luis Obispo County. Keynote speakers will address this year’s theme: retention. Talks will focus on retaining diverse talent at the individual, organizational, and community levels. We’ll also have raffle prizes and enjoy delicious food—including appetizers, salad, taco bar, and desserts—catered by our local Splash Café. Local wine and cider are also included.

All are welcome to join us for this fantastic evening. We believe these talks will equally benefit those who will be soon entering the workforce as well as those in senior management positions and all of us in-between. This event is encompasses technology, career building, supporting women, and helping organizations develop a competitive edge through diversity.

Additional Information:



Don’t forget to bring your business cards to participate in our raffle drawings!

Bring your business cards to participate in the raffle drawings!

This event fills up fast, so buy your tickets now!

Our Distinguished Speakers:


Ashley Fry, VP of Agile Development & Quality at Dassault Systemes, IQMS

Ashley has about 10 years of experience working in fast-paced Agile Scrum environments and has led large product development teams, creating both SaaS and on-premise solutions. She also consults with businesses as a Leadership & Organizational Strategist and Scrum Coach.

Ashley is passionate about creating psychologically safe, experimentation-based work cultures centered around learning, autonomy, and celebrating failure. She is a devout believer that cultivating this type of environment ignites employees’ passion, ownership, and empowerment. Ashley is also a champion for women empowerment and engagement in leadership roles- specializing in tech.

Farah Bernier, Head of Human Resources for Google’s Android, Pixel, Play, Wear and Unicorn Product Area

Founder & Principal Coach of Farah Bernier Coaching

Farah is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, earned her MBA in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Babson College, and her CPC and ELI-MP through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Farah consults with senior leaders in the organization to assess both business and individual progression and partners across leadership teams to define and execute on agreed upon individual and team strategies for success. Farah frequently delivers workshops on cultural dexterity, personal branding, and other various professional development focus areas. Her motto around operating with confidence and authenticity is “living fabulously fierce through intentional self-discovery, self-definition and self-distinction”.

Regina Wallace-Jones – VP of Product Operations at MINDBODY

Regina Wallace-Jones is a dual career professional, leading in the capacity of tech executive and public servant.

Regina is the Vice President of Product Operations at Mindbody Inc., a company whose mission is to connect the world with fitness, beauty and wellness. Regina has previously worked as a tech executive at Yahoo, eBay and Facebook in various capacities.

Regina is a big believer in civic engagement. She is the founding board president of StreetCode Academy, a patron of Black Girls Code, a board member for Women Who Code, and a partner of the Lean In Foundation which advocates for women pursuing their professional ambitions.

Most recently, Regina was elected to East Palo Alto City Council and is now serving in the capacity of Vice Mayor of the city. In this role, Regina hopes to support the city and its residents in a robust evolutionary journey as it realizes its potential as the gateway to and the conscience of Silicon Valley.

Regina holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters from UCLA in Public Policy with Emphasis in Technology Policy.

She is married to Steffond Jones, a Sr. Software Engineer and Apple veteran. Together, they have two beautiful daughters, Addison and Jocelyn Jones.

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