- Communicator, writer, end-user-focused technical documentation lead
- Multidisciplinary product manager and innovation services technologist
- Respected community strategist and global social media lead
- SAP Mentor; Technology Ambassador; Top Performer; Top Talent. Recipient: Team Professionalism Award, MVP Innovation Award
- YWCA Tribute to Women Award Honoree
I have been working with software and hardware technology in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. From 2001-2019 at SAP, I enjoyed forging progressively innovative approaches to technology leadership in a variety of disciplines, from technical communications to product and community evangelism to leading collaborative experimental communications platforms.
Since 2020 at Tesla, I am proud to be contributing to the mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
In tandem with my work, I am passionate about the potential that online organizing brings to the causes of social justice and equality. And everywhere, I am interested in the vast expanses between formal messaging and raw expression.
YWCA Silicon Valley 2018 Tribute to Women Awards
SAP’s wrap at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2018
Having a lot of fun demoing SAP Cloud Platform Gamification Service together with the fabulous Michael Ameling at SAP TechEd in 2016
News and Other Media
- Lesbians Who Tech: Solving Tech’s Billion $ Problem — SAP; May 24, 2017
Emceeing a panel and introduction to recruiting tool include.io.
- Profiled for SAP People Behind The Technology series in 2016
- SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley — SAP; September 23, 2016
Emceeing the full-day SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley 2016 #SITsv!
- Be Yourself. Everyone Wins. — SAP News; February 2, 2016
Profiled at SAP for the “People Behind The Technology” series.
- Local Bay Area Community Takes a Stand Against Teen Bullying — CNN iReport; July 3, 2012
I’m included in the reel of interviews that took place after the It Gets Better: SAP Employees premiere night and panel on June 7, 2012 at SAP Labs Palo Alto. A proud night with tragic precedent but hope for a brighter future
- Milk’s legacy lives on through students at school that bears his name — Bay Area Reporter; March 11, 2010
A B. A. R. reporter asked me for my thoughts before we marched with my daughter’s elementary school Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy to protest massive budget cuts to schools
- Some Celebrate While Others Deplore Court Decision — NBC Bay Area; May 26, 2009
In which (at about 1 minute in) I openly state that “I wept” when I got the court decision that upheld Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-passed initiative that stripped the right for same-sex couples to marry in California
- Tomasky talk: California votes on Prop 8 — guardian.co.uk; October 29, 2008
Leanne and I are interviewed on the upcoming Prop 8 vote by the Guardian’s Michael Tomasky. We were sitting at Cafe Flore for the interview, next to campaign HQ where I was volunteering.
- Lesbian Couple Hopes Third ‘I Do’ Proves Charm — NPR; June 13, 2008
Melissa Block interviews us on “All Things Considered” about our wedding(s) and the then-upcoming Prop 8 vote.
Also Found …
- MonkeyView: Before there was Flickr!
- My first web site ever
- SAP Community Network profile
- Technically Women