20+ years as Tech leader
Alana Karen is an award-winning tech leader, author, and speaker whose work impacts many of our everyday lives. From Google Search to Ads, Fiber to Google Grants and beyond, Alana has been leading the charge to develop, scale, build and drive team and product development that has seen rippling industry impact.
Alana has spoken at conferences and summits on technology, leadership, DEI, talent and innovation. Alana’s book, “Adventures of Women in Tech” (coming Fall 2020) aggregates hundreds of stories on these topics.
Upcoming Book – Fall 2020
Titled, “Adventures of Women in Tech”, Alana’s book takes a close look at the lives of women forging their careers in Tech. What do their paths look like and how are they navigating the ongoing stressors of an environment where they are in the minority? Do women feel like they are thriving, or just surviving? Are they satisfied, or are they tempted to give up?
Speaking & Events
WITI Virtual Summit, June 23/24th. Panel Host. “Our Adventures in Tech: Our Career Journeys and How We Sustain”
enrich Fireside Chat: Writing and Self-Publishing a Book. July 10th.
Natural Resources SF “Ask the Expert” Session. August 25th.
HRD Summit US, Boston, October 2020. Co-presenter: Restructuring Your Talent Strategy Around Your People: Facilitating Internal Mobility.
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