Emily Hay is a Salesforce Women in Tech group leader, Dreamforce speaker, and Salesforce Certified Application Architect with over 9 years of experience working with the Salesforce platform. She’s a Kiwi currently living in Brisbane, Australia. We recently asked Emily to join the Ladies Be Architects team as an ambassador, spreading the word in the Land Down Under, and we were thrilled when she said yes! Here’s her story!
Prajakta Samant started her career with Accenture in 2006 as a Java developer and switched to Salesforce in 2009. She works for Eternus Solutions, based in Pune, India, as a Solution Architect. In addition to attending various inspiring user groups in her home town and speaking at community events such as Jaipur Dev Fest, Prajakta also leads the Women Who Code Pune initiative, inspiring women to excel in technology careers. She strives to make the world a better place by being kind to others. Her favourite book is “The Myth of the Nice Girl” by Fran Hauser.
Jessika says she is definitely an accidental admin. Born and raised in western Nebraska, Jessika went to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied bio-sciences. She was fortunate enough to work for a biotechnology as her first job after graduation. In 2007, they purchased Salesforce and it was the first system Jessika used to learn to build Sales reports. After listening to a talk given by Geraldine Gray at Jessika’s first Dreamforce in 2009, she knew Salesforce was her future. She currently works at FinancialForce.
Ashley Allen was born and raised in Southern California. USA. She is an entrepreneur, mother of 3, a non-binary lesbian and Salesforce consultant.
Shortly out of college, having just relocated to Buffalo, NY with her now ex-husband, Ashley found out she was pregnant with their second daughter. Broke and desperate for a job, she wanted to find work at home so that she could keep working after the baby was born. Ashley couldn’t afford to take time off because she was on partial government assistance at the time, and skipping work meant there wouldn’t be any food on the table.
Niki is one of our study group leaders; she’s been facilitating a weekly integration study group with Nadina, Susannah and Edith and it’s been a great resource. We are very pleased to feature her story.
Niki started out on Salesforce with an Admin bootcamp way back in 2002, then began her own consulting business in 2004 – working exclusively on Salesforce. She’s never looked back. When she’s not working, Niki loves to play board games and be on the water in any type of vessel.
Let’s spend a few moments with the lovely Priscila Renwick, Business Analyst and adrenaline junkie at Wandera! She lives in Highgate, North London with her husband, calls herself quite the geek and is always reading something, except now some of her reading includes Salesforce! Priscila has a pretty unusual hobby – flying trapeze – like that one you see in the circus where someone throws some somersaults and someone else catches you on the other side (!).
You can see some videos on Priscila’s Instagram if you’re curious.
We are very pleased to introduce you to Anchal Sharma! Anchal works as a developer on the core product team at ServiceMax. A passionate innovator and developer with 7+ years experience working for an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), Anchal is part of ServiceMax’s core product team in Bangalore, India, where she evaluates Salesforce features, using them … Read moreMember Stories: Anchal Sharma 🇮🇳
Meet Susannah Kate, one of our newest members. She lives just outside of Boston, MA and has been Salesforcing for about 7 years. Susannah started out as an “accidental admin”, working for a non-profit and now works as an architect at Boston Scientific – a large international medical device company. She is one of the … Read moreMember Stories: Susannah Kate St-Germain 🇨🇴🇺🇸