Celebrating Success: Outstanding Women@Sun
September 28th, Main Stage, Burlingame, CA
Sun has been the genesis for successful careers for many, many female alumni. These were just
a few women who built on their experience at Sun to go on and have great accomplishments in the industry.
- Linda Popky, moderator - Founder and President, Leverage2Market Associates
- Eva Sage Gavin - Senior Managing Director, Accenture's Talent & Organization Practice
- Neha Sampat - CEO, Contentstack
- Denise Peck - Executive Advisor, Ascend
- Nancy Hauge - CHRO, Automation Anywhere
Bios of the Panel
Eva Sage Gavin
Eve is the senior managing director and leads Accenture's Talent & Organization practice. She brings
with her more than three decades of senior leadership and human resources (HR) experience with Fortune 500
global consumer, technology and retail corporations. Serving in executive HR and C-suite leadership roles
at Disney, Gap Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Sage-Gavin has shaped the business and human capital strategies
for top global brands to compete in an increasingly connected world.
In addition, she has served as a senior advisor to G100 companies and is on the board of directors of BroadSoft.
Nancy is a veteran of five IPOs and five positive acquisition exits. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere
as the Chief Human Resources Officer, she served in senior HR management positions at HotChalk, Silicon Image,
K12 Inc, Noah's New York Bagels, Gymboree and Sun Microsystems. She also founded 2nd & Nun Street Group
A former stand-up comedian, Hauge is also a sought after public speaker for her work in organizational
dislocation, corporate courage and humor in the workplace.
Named one of Silicon Valley's "100 Women of Influence" in 2015, she is the author of Consulting Adult
, a blog focusing on how the workplace is changing.
Denise is passionate about helping Asian professionals reach their career goals
through coaching, public speaking, and publishing research on the Asian glass ceiling. She spent 14 years at Sun and
14 years at Cisco in executive positions in marketing and business operations.
Currently, as Executive Advisor to Ascend, the largest Pan-Asian business organization in North America,
Denise facilitates leadership workshops for mid-level managers to prepare them for senior leadership positions.
She has co-authored multiple papers detailing the leadership gaps for ethnic minorities in Silicon Valley companies
and has helped to launch a leadership talk show for early-in-career
professionals who work in global corporations.
Linda is the founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, a strategic marketing company that helps organizations transform their business through marketing.
If it relates to marketing, Linda has done it. Her expertise includes corporate marketing, communications and messaging, marketing team development, facilitation,
sales training and support, partner and channel programs, market sizing and intelligence, field marketing, marketing operations, industry/market development, and product marketing.
She is also the Executive Director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC).
Neha is CEO at Contentstack(tm), a leading Content Management System (CMS) and Content Experience Platform (CXP).
Previously, Neha was Founder and CEO of Digital Experience Platform Built.io®. She also founded digital transformation
consultancy Raw Engineering, which helps large organizations adopt API-first, cloud-native and SaaS technologies.
Neha is a recognized industry leader, entrepreneur, a proponent of diversity and an outspoken advocate for women in leadership.
She was most recently honored as "CEO of the Year" by Aragon Research in December 2018.
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