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20NTC Session

Hacking Pay Inequality and Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in Tech


Pay disparity for women in tech is a fact. And compensation decreases if you are a woman of color. So what now? Join us for a panel of women in leadership roles, and learn how they have overcome obstacles around pay/promotion/title disparity. We will share tips on how to find the role you deserve, use language and negotiation to secure fair pay, and how to avoid getting cut as you take a hammer to the glass ceiling. Allies and accomplices are welcome to join the conversation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will gain context for the state of pay disparity for women in tech.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to contemplate and discuss their own challenges with pay/promotion/title.
  • Participants will develop strategies for navigating important negotiations

Target Audience

Women in leadership positions or seeking leadership positions, and their allies


Marisa Lopez



Marisa Lopez is a wearer of many hats. She is the President of Amplify, a nonprofit organization that strives to create a world where underrepresented voices have equity and representation in all areas of technology. She is also a Senior Business Development Manager at Attain, focused on enabling Higher Education Institutions and Nonprofits through the power of the Salesforce platform. She has been an active member of the Salesforce ecosystem for more than 13 years and is passionate about enabling the social sector through digital transformation.

Sara Chieco

Director of Technology, Social Impact


Sara Chieco is the Director of Technology for the Social Impact Practice at Presence. She is a passionate and accomplished Non-Profit Business Analyst, Software Architect, and Technical Lead with extensive services and product experience. Sara has worked with Salesforce for Nonprofits for over a decade delivering custom solutions. Prior to this she designed and coded both enterprise and client/server applications as a software engineer. She received a B.A. in Math from Wesleyan University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow.





March 25, 2020


10:30am – 11:45am

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