Alaina Percival is Chief Executive Officer of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 180,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe. This thriving movement offers more than 1,800 free technical and leadership events, per year. In addition to her role at Women Who Code, Alaina is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ Tech Live, CodeMotion Milan, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, MIT’s Venture Capital and Innovation Conference, and more.
Alaina has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and other publications across the globe to share her expertise on best practices for increasing diversity in tech. Prior to Women Who Code, she worked at PUMA’s headquarters in Germany as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it—since acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also an angel investor, a Venture Partner at Valor Ventures, and a CodePath Advisor.
In addition to speaking on our panel featuring Trailblazers in Tech, Alaina will be honored as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award on the evening of Thursday, October 17 at the Cultural Vistas Awards Gala, which directly follows the Summit.