Girls in Tech Fundraising Gala

Join Silicon Valley’s tech leaders and Girls in Tech for its second annual fundraiser, Havana Nights, a celebratory evening that will spotlight female innovators breaking barriers in the 21st century! Featuring hot Cuban salsa music, dancers, a three-course Cuban dining experience, rum tasting, cigar-rolling station, and an entertaining live auction — this dynamic evening will be prove to be a night to remember!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathy McElligott

EVP, CIO & CTO of McKesson

Kathy McElligott is the EVP, CIO & CTO of McKesson – a Fortune 5 global leader in pharmaceutical distribution and provider of health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools that help address the challenges healthcare organizations face today around the world. As CIO, Kathy is responsible for all technology initiatives within the corporation and as CTO, she guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provides support and guidance for application development processes companywide. Kathy made her way to McKesson via Emerson, a St. Louis-based global manufacturing and technology company, and prior, spent 22 years at General Electric.


Kathy was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology for 2016 by the National Diversity Council and an Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times. She has also received the Spirit of Women in Business Award from Kent State University – an honor that recognizes an alumna who excels in her profession and paves the way for women in business. At McKesson, Kathy champions women in the workplace through her participation in Leaders Teaching Leaders, Women in Leadership, and OWN IT (an employee resource group dedicated to enriching, encouraging and empowering women).

Entrepreneur of the Year

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz

CEO & Co-Founder, Eventbrite
Julia Hartz is an entrepreneur, investor and the Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite, which powers over 2 million events around the world each year. Under her leadership the company has generated billions in gross ticket sales, processes between 2-3 million tickets each week to events and experiences in 180 countries, and is consistently recognized for their award-winning culture and workplace. Julia has been honored as one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 business leaders (2015 & 2017), Inc.’s 35 under 35 (2014), Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs (2013), and has been profiled for her leadership and impact in top publications around the world. Julia landed in Silicon Valley via Hollywood where she began her career as a development executive at MTV and FX Networks.




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