Who We Are

Extraordinary Women In Tech is an initiative for people who believe in and strive for gender equality. It all started as a series of talk shows and live webinars interviewing C-level female leaders in the tech market.

All women, many voices, one community

Our mission is to create a networking platform for female executives and rising tech stars that cultivates an open exchange of innovative thinking, groundbreaking technologies, and mentoring toward personal and professional development.

Learning from these women and being inspired by their stories, we have hosted over 25 virtual and in-person editions. In October 2022, we hosted the first Extraordinary Women in Tech Global Conference in San Francisco, CA.

We are around the world!

Our community is present in many countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Colombia, and many more!

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Global Conference

In 2022, we held the first edition of our global conference. Meet a few of our speakers and stay tuned for information on our 2023 conference!

Grace Song

Data Operations & Governance Director

Jessica Wakefield is the VP of Engineering & Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment. She leads globally diverse teams who deliver the PlayStation platform facilitating business operations, empowering decision-making, and providing crucial insights for PlayStation products and services. With over 100 million monthly active users, 47 million active subscribers and 15 million daily concurrent users for a $16+ billion-dollar business.

As a site leader and global lead for the Women @ PlayStation eNet/Employee Resource Group (ERG), she is also a notable cultural champion making PlayStation the best place to play and work. Prior to SIE, Jessica was with Intuit where she held key roles in the Consumer Tax Group and TurboTax Online Banking capabilities for Intuit. While at Intuit she went to USC’s Marshall School of Business and obtained her MBA, with an emphasis in Globalization.

In addition, Jessica is an active volunteer at her daughter’s school, Vice President of the San Diego Children’s Museum Board, and CEO of the Loving Amber Foundation, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for kids impacted by rare bone marrow and blood disorders.

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Igniting Passion: Unleashing Your Potential and a New Era in Tech


The panel discussion showcased the pivotal role of passion, purpose, and leadership in the tech industry. The panelists’ insights provided valuable lessons on fostering innovation, empowerment, diversity, and inclusion, adapting to change, overcoming challenges, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, making it an informative and inspiring discussion for both aspiring and seasoned tech leaders.

Yulia Pavlova

Director Technology Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Yulia Pavlova is the Director of Technology Innovation at Reuters News Agency. With over 10 years of experience in Applied Research and Development, Yulia leads an Applied Innovation lab at Reuters that focuses on AI/ML enhancements and MLOps lifecycle of enterprise products. She develops new technological opportunities to improve the company’s offerings and works cross-functionally with business partners and stakeholders to ensure business and customer impact.

One of her recent achievements is the development of a customer-facing AI tool for Reuters video content that generates automated time-coded transcripts, translation of many languages into English, and identification of public figures. This tool is part of the Reuters Connect service, which offers access to over 600,000 videos, six live streams, and 23 million pictures from Reuters journalists.