“Years ago, someone told me you should always keep a business card behind your driver’s license, because you should build your network before you need it,” Sukrutha Bhadouria told an audience of 400 women at Oracle’s second annual Girl Geek Dinner. “Make a friend tonight—you never know when you’re going to need one.”
Bhadouria, managing director of Girl Geek X (formerly called Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners), deflected hearty applause for the organization’s impressive 10-year trajectory of bringing women in technology together, with a smiling “Oh, stop it.” Bhadouria, who works by day as a senior engineering manager at Salesforce, often acts as the voice of the organization, but at events like the December Oracle event she’s never far from Angie Chang, the group’s founder. “I tell my husband that the person who changed my life was Angie, not him,” she said.
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