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Karen Wickre

2019 Speaker

KAREN WICKRE has been called “the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve never heard of,” and a “powerful but unsung resource for tech industry insiders seeking career advice.” She has worked for thirty years in technology businesses as a writer, editor, and communications pro, including long stints at Google and Twitter. Her long-time avocation is to connect people, which is what led her to write a book detailing ways to build an authentic personal network. Wickre has written for Wired and Medium and has been a guest on many business-related podcasts. The opposite of someone who works the room, don’t look for her at late-night parties or showy conferences. Instead she’s probably connecting with friends and strangers from the comfort of her laptop. She’s a long-time resident of San Francisco. @kvox