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Join Me for Coffee: Amazon Manager, Asa Kalavade

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This event series is exclusive to MASS AWIS members registered with National AWIS,
with paid Massachusetts chapter dues or a MASS AWIS student chapter member.

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MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The upcoming ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event series will feature Kathryn Crawford. If you would like to participate in this ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event, first complete the event application form. A committee will then review all applications and select 4-6 participants for each event. Selected applicants will be notified by email at least one week prior to the event. Upon selection notification, you will be required to formally register for the event and pay the registration fee via our secure website. Selected applicants who fail to complete registration on time forfeit the opportunity to participate.

Asa Kalavade
General Manager, Amazon Web Services

Asa is currently a General Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she is responsible for a number of hybrid storage and data transfer services. Prior to AWS, she founded two venture-backed startups: Zettics and Tatara Systems. Asa was the founding CEO of Zettics, a big data and analytics startup. Zettics solutions are used in mobile operator networks world-wide. Prior to Zettics, Asa co-founded Tatara Systems, where, as CTO, she led the design and launch of the Tatara Mobile Services platform. She started her career at Bell Labs where she invented patent-pending technologies for wireless multimedia streaming, reconfigurable networks, and real-time multiprocessor DSP systems after graduating with a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from the University of California, Berkeley. Asa holds over 20 patents and was named one of the 10 “Women to Watch” by Mass High Tech in 2007 and the TIE-Boston Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. With over 20 years of experience, she is well-versed in a range of industries, including cloud computing, hybrid storage, big data and analytics, and mobile.

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 11:55 PM
Application fee (upon acceptance): $5

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Join Me for Coffee: Amazon Manager, Asa Kalavade


Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Tatte Bakery & Cafe
318 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.