About WomenOfAI.org

Our mission is creating women leaders in AI.


Erica Lee

Founder & Chief Evangelism Officer

Erica Lee is an AI leader and entrepreneur. At WomenOfAI.org, she is the Chief Evangelism Officer & manages the executive team. Erica has served as an AI Manager at Apple, AI Director at Grabango and CTO/Founder of an Machine Vision startup. Erica studied at MIT & Johns Hopkins. Erica won the Presidential Volunteer Award by Kids Korp for 10 years of service to her community.

Jamie Lee

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Lee is a Strategy and Operations Leader with experiences in company strategy development and implementation. At WomenOfAI.org, she leads Operations to ensure we have the right structure to grow and scale. Jamie has previously worked as a Senior Director at GE across Lighting, Healthcare and Aviation. She has an MBA degree from Columbia University.

Yael Pe'er

Chief Marketing Officer

Yael Pe'er is a Growth Marketing Expert working with startups—from seed to Series B—on growing their user bases and businesses. At WomenOfAI.org, she leads Marketing. Yael is the Marketing Director at Squareloot and has worked at IronSource and ClickTale.

Steven Zhang

VP, Growth

Steven Zhang is a serial entrepreneur having founded hardware, software and service companies. Steven leads the growth efforts at WomenOfAI.org. Steven currently serves as the Co-Founder and the Chief Growth Hacker at UpChannels. He is based in Silicon Valley and China.

Cindy Yu

VP, Engineering

Cindy Yu is a Software Engineer in Ecosystem Automations at Teradata. At WomenOfAI.org, she leads the engineering efforts. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Data Science from UCSD. She is fascinated by the progression of AI and the impact it will have on our society.

Lauren Long

Director of PR & Media

Lauren is a marketing consultant who utilizes her experience and energy to create and implement the next big success story. An avid tech aficionado with a soft spot for startups, she enjoys being part of teams that cover a wide range of subjects that all make tomorrow's world better. She is based outside Washington DC.


Priyanka Makhijani

Ambassador, SF

Priyanka Makhijani is an Ambassador at WomenOfAI.org where she leads events in the SF Bay Area. Priyanka is an ML Engineer at a stealth startup in the Bay. Priyanka has worked as a Deep Learning Engineer at Siemens Healthineers USA. She has a Masters in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Christina Warren

Ambassador, Boston

Christina Warren is a CS Student at MIT and a full stack engineer. At WomenOfAI.org, she is an Ambassador at WomenOfAI.org in the Boston area. She has worked as a software engineer at Cadence, technical writer at Cloudera, & researcher at UCSF. She's passionate about the future of AI and how it can help humanity.

Hayde Martinez

Ambassador, Mexico

Hayde Martinez is a Data Engineer at Brightcove. Hayde has a graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan, as a JICA scholar. Hayde is currently teaching and managing a Data Science course, and providing training and consultancy services for various companies, universities, and government in her region.

Nour Zabaneh

Ambassador, SD

Nour Zabaneh is an Ambassador at WomenOfAI.org where she leads events in the SD Area. Nour is a entrepreneur at SDSU. At WomenOfAI.org, she facilitates AI education to the Universities in the San Diego area. Nour has worked on AI in natural language processing at Inbenta.

Olayide Olumeko

Ambassador, Nigeria

Olayide Olumeko is an Ambassador at WomenOfAI.org where he leads events in Nigeria. Olayide is the co-founder at Girls Code Initiative and a manager at The Startup Club. He studied at Lagos Business School.

Minakshi Bajpai

Ambassador, India

Minakshi Bajpai is an AI Product Manager from India, where she leads events as a WomenOfAI.org Ambassador. With expertise and strong technical acumen, she manages full product life cycles that comprise of diverse landscapes in Web, Apps & Data Analytics with a focus on AI & ML.

Cece Chen

Ambassador, SF

Cece is an entrepreneur who has founded startups such as: AI Venture, Cognitive World and Canteen. As a WomenOfAI.org ambassador, she leads events in SF. She is a graduate of Columbia University and UC Berkeley. Her hobbies include: hosting events, sourcing investment deals and teaching yoga.


Matt Stepka


Matt Stepka is a Tech Executive and Venture Capitalist. At WomenOfAI.org, he advises the team. Matt is the Managing Partner of Machina Ventures, an AI investment firm. Matt has worked as a VP at Google, VP at Drugstore.com, and a manager at McKinsey & Co. He has a JD from UCLA and BS in CS from CWRU.

Joyce Croft


From typography to augmented reality, Joyce has worked with several mediums over her 12 years as a designer in the tech industry, where she has brought her creativity to design agencies, early stage tech startups, and more recently, Amazon and Google. She is currently leading design at FOSSA.

Jiun Kimm


Jiun is a diversity and inclusion leader with extensive experience in education, philanthropy, and tech. She is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Samsung NEXT, the innovation arm of the Samsung Group. Jiun has worked at Squarespace, Two Sigma, and Teach For America. She has a MS from Hunter College and BA from Wesleyan University.

Nathana Sharma


Nathana Sharma is General Counsel at Labelbox, focusing on product counseling and complex commercial transactions. Concurrently, Nathana serves on Singularity University's faculty board. Nathana is a JD/MBA graduate of the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.

Bryan Houser


Bryan is the AI/ML Talent Partner at Investment Adviser firm, Andreessen Horowitz, where he is currently building a network of AI/ML engineers, scientists and leaders. Previously, he supported teams at Amazon Lab126 and Luminar Technologies by leading talent sourcing efforts in self-driving HW, SW and Perception.

Nicole Pitts


Nicole is an Account Executive on the global sales team at Kogniz AI. She has worked at a variety of AI/ML start-ups, created sales processes and built customer engagement. Nicole also serves as the Chair for the Friends Committee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which works to bring STEM and Art experiences to young children.

Aku Srikanth


Noted by Entrepreneur Magazine as the "Youngest Influential Woman in AI," Aku (Aakriti) Srikanth was a part of the founding team at IBM Watson and created investing opportunities for AI innovations with Microsoft for Startups. She is currently on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the co-founder of Cognitive World.