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EWiT: Multigenerational Leadership

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Hear from a Millennial, Gen X-er, and Baby Boomer share their experiences in making multigenerational workplaces more productive, efficient, and harmonious. They’ll discuss candidly the unique challenges and opportunities as women executives in tech leading multigenerational teams. Our panelists will also reflect on the different communication styles, stereotypes, and cultural expectations for each of these generations. 


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Anna Liotta, M.A. CSP, best-selling author of “Unlocking Generational CODES” and founder of The Generational Institute™,  has a deep understanding of how generational dynamics are affecting business success.

Anna holds a Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of inter-generational inclusion, communication and leadership. Anna is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Washington’s Executive MBA program, and she also serves as the chair of the Board of Governors for the Columbia Tower Club and sits on the National Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and Seafair. Perhaps most importantly, Anna is the youngest girl of 19 children and she grew up in a household of six generations, giving her an insider’s view into generational communication.



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Leen Kawas, Ph.D., is CEO & President of M3 Biotechnology Inc., an emerging biotech company based in Seattle. The company’s focus is to target growth-factor systems with a drug that could reverse the course of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson and Alzheimer’s.

Now, as the head of M3, Kawan has raised over $2 million in grants from— among other organizations—the National Institute of Health. These funds have supported M3’s development of therapeutics, particularly MM-201.

She is a recognized role model for women in science and business who’s committed to helping women succeed in these industries, Kawan was recently named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine.


Liz Pearce-LiquidPlanner

Liz Pearce is CEO at LiquidPlanner, the fast-growing Seattle-based maker of predictive project management technology. She is responsible for the company’s overall vision, strategic direction and growth. Liz is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 15 years of marketing, product management and technology leadership experience. She started her career at LiquidPlanner as Director of Marketing in 2007 before being named COO in 2011 and CEO in August of 2012.

Since taking over the CEO position, Liz has bootstrapped LiquidPlanner and grown the team from a handful of developers to a team of more than sixty and growing. Liz is an active member of the Seattle startup and technology community and is passionate about mentoring and advocating for diversity in technology and leadership. Liz is a Code Fellows and 9 Mile Labs mentor, a member of the City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Action Committee and a frequent judge and speaker at University of Washington events.


Elizabeth Tinkman

Liz Tinkham is a Senior Executive Leader with Accenture. She is an industry expert in the areas of telecommunications, media and high technology, and known for her ability to solve ambiguous strategic problems for clients.  Liz currently holds P/L responsibility for Microsoft, one of Accenture’s largest accounts. Liz sets vision and strategy for a global team of over 4200 people working across 12 countries. Liz graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.  She also has an Executive MBA from IMD, the international business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

***This event is exclusive to women holding a director or above title at a technology company or at a non-tech WTIA member company. This event is an invite-only event. If you are interested in attending, please email Julie Pham at jpham@washingtontechnology.org to request a code.***


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February 11
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