Women in Leadership Speaker Series

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Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field

Speaker: Sierra Modro, CSP, Technology Futurist

How often do you look around and wonder why you’re one of the only woman in the room? Do you have to work hard to find and maintain female friends because you rarely see or meet other women? Sierra Modro was a software and hardware engineer at a time when women were rare in the IT industry. Over her 25+ year career, she's done it all – software engineer, hardware engineer, technical marketing, technology evangelism, and tech futurist. Frequently the only woman blazing a new trail, she learned to be bold, brave, and even brazen in getting what she needed to succeed. Learn the lessons from the front line that you can apply to help you to thrive. Join us to discover how a refrigerator magnet completely changed Sierra’s career and life!



Meet technology futurist Sierra Modro. Sierra helped engineer the first Pentium processor motherboards, the screen technology on your Kindle device and the software that powers streaming music in your home. A former technology evangelist for Intel, Sierra has spoken for the best tech leaders in the world, including Bill Gates, Paul Otellini, Steve Ballmer, and executives from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and others.

Sierra has worked in the area of emerging technology for 15 years. She thinks 3 years in the future today, so you can get ahead of the disruptive technology that will change your business tomorrow. 


This event is organized by Portland SIM Women and sponsored by Propeller, a Management Consulting Company

11:15 AM Registration opens
11:30 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Keynote
1:00 PM Close



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When & Where
Oct 25
25th October 2018
11:15 AM - 01:00 PM
Portland, OR
2018-10-25 11:15 AM 2018-10-25 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Women in Leadership Speaker Series 1225 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, United States 97204

University Club of Portland

The University Club is located in the heart of downtown Portland at the intersection of Southwest Sixth Avenue and Jefferson Street on the northwest corner.

Online registration is available until 11 am on October 25

SIM Portland Member $20,
SIM Portland Non-Member $20,
SIM Portland Student $10.


11:30 AM Lunch Buffet
12:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
1:00 PM Close


About SIM

The Society of Information Management (SIM), Portland Chapter, is a professional organization of senior IT practitioners; CIOs to IT managers. The monthly SIM-Portland event is a NO SALES ZONE. IT vendors/service providers may contact marketing@simpdx.org for sponsorship opportunities