October 23 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
Title: Male-to-Female: A CEO’s Story in the Tech Industry, How I found my authentic self, became a better leader, and started a company to help everyone live their truth
Speaker: Natalie Egan, CEO and founder of Translator
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Location: Northeastern University, 805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120, Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC), Auditorium – Room 102
Natalie Egan, CEO and founder of Translator, and her team are on a mission to scale empathy and equality through technology. She lives her life at the intersection of technology and Diversity & Inclusion, combining her 20 years of experience driving digital change, developing high performing teams, and selling enterprise solutions with her experiences as an openly transgender B2B software entrepreneur. In this customizable and highly interactive session, Natalie will use Translator’s Diversity & Inclusion technology platform to guide the audience through an anonymous virtual “Privilege Walk” (no app or download required). After a quick debrief, Natalie will share her life story (to pictures) highlighting her personal journey to self-awareness and empathy through the lens of her transition from male-to-female as a CEO in corporate America and the lessons learned along the way.
About the Speaker
Natalie Jane Egan is an openly transgender B2B software entrepreneur and a recognized thought leader living her life at the intersection of technology and Diversity & Inclusion.
Natalie has over 20 years of experience driving digital change, developing high performing teams, building complex products, and selling enterprise solutions.
Today, she is the CEO and founder of Translator, where she and her team are on a mission to scale empathy and equality through technology.
Prior to founding Translator in 2016––and prior to her transition––Natalie was CEO and founder of PeopleLinx, a venture capital backed sales technology solution that was acquired in 2015. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Natalie has also worked in leadership positions at large public companies like LinkedIn, Autonomy, and Ecolab.
Outside of work, Natalie is a parent, a runner, and a consummate activist for transgender rights and representation. Based in New York City, Natalie received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her MBA from The Villanova School of Business, and is currently writing her first book about her transition from a Male-to-Female CEO in corporate America and the business lessons learned along the way.
Key topics & themes:
- Toxic masculinity & “bro” culture
- Empathy & authenticity
- Transgender education & representation
- Digital solutions for Diversity & Inclusion