This article by alumna Sarah Downey, Principal at Accomplice, originally appeared on Medium. Sarah is living proof of our mission to create great leaders and foster inclusion in the tech community. We couldn't be more proud of her and Accomplice for bringing attention to great female leaders through the creation of Rev Boston and to the overall importance of recognizing the women who are moving the innovation sector forward. We're proud to share it on The Whiteboard in celebration of all of the honorees, including our own CMO Dana Córdova.
It’s year two of Rev Boston and we’ve got a new group of women in Boston tech who should be on your radar.
Rev is an event and award for the top women in Boston tech. They’re all at the Director or VP stage in their careers, so they haven’t been CEOs or founders yet, but they’re our bet on who’s going to be running this ecosystem in a few years. They’ve already accomplished great things and they’re on a trajectory to do even more.
- Amanda Carbonneau, Head of Product, Wellist
- Rene Chen, Head of Experience Design, Catalant
- Ellen Chisa, VP of Product, Lola Travel
- Lindsey Christensen, Director of Marketing, TetraScience
- Dana Córdova, Chief Marketing Officer, Startup Institute
- Kristen Craft, Director of Business Development, Wistia
- Molly Donaher, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Toast
- Alison Elworthy, VP of Operations, HubSpot
- Liz Graham, VP of Sales and Service, Wayfair
- Jess Iandiorio, SVP Marketing, Mirakl
- Maria Loughlin, SVP, Engineering, Veracode
- Laura Miyakawa, Senior Director of Engineering, Catalant Technologies
- Julie Marobella, VP of Product, Barkly
- Sandra O’Sullivan, VP of Customer Success, Carbon Black
- Mahshid Pirzadeh, VP Customer Success, Yesware
- Neala Polachi, Senior Director, Strategy and Account Mangement, Drizly
- Karen Murphy, Senior Director, Business Development, clypd
- Jen Reddy, VP of Marketing, IdeaPaint
- Amy Spurling, formerly CFO, Jana Mobile
- Carla Small, Senior Director, Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Sarah Welch, SVP Consumer Marketing, CarGurus
Rev brings the honorees a day and a half of programming designed to help them reach the next level in their careers. World-class experts run private sessions for the group on topics including joining boards, problem-solving, angel investing, and understanding venture capital.
The team at Accomplice from left to right: TJ Mahoney, Jeff Fagnan, Ryan Moore, Sarah Downey, Cindy Ferrazzani, Allison Lenz, and Zoe Anetakis.
Rev 2’s experts are Maria Cirino, partner and co-founder of .406 Ventures; Jeff Fagnan, partner and co-founder of Accomplice; Frances Frei, Harvard Business School UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Planning and Recruiting; Miro Kazakoff, communications lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management; Janet Kraus, CEO of Peach; Sharon Kan, co-founder of Pepper Lane; Donna Levin, co-founder of Care.com; TJ Mahony, venture partner at Accomplice and managing director of Boston Syndicates; and Katie Rae, managing director at Project 11. Diane Hessan, Chairman of C Space, and I are Rev’s founders and event facilitators and backed by Accomplice’s funding.
Our goals with Rev: build an army of stellar women in Boston tech, with each year’s group as a special ops team. Connect them to each other. Tell the world about them. Bring them resources that are truly useful. Support them in what they do now and next.
We’ve watched with pride as Rev 1 women made big moves over the past year, like starting their own companies (including Janet Comenos with Spotted and Jillian Kando with Cut & Fold), heading to new ones (like Sarah Hodkinson becoming VP of marketing at Trip Advisor and Siobhan Dullea becoming Chief Growth Officer at The Grommet), or rising even higher at their current companies (like Di Hall, now Chief Strategy Execution Officer at Carbon Black, or Megan Hall, now VP and General Manager at Iora Health).
If you know someone who should be included in the next Rev, please nominate her here.