After spending over 25 years building software products, Karen Catlin is now an an advocate for women in the tech industry, a leadership coach, a TEDx speaker, and co-author of "Present! A Techies Guide to Public Speaking." A sought-after public speaker, Karen regularly gives talks at leading tech companies, conferences, and universities.
Outside of her commercial ventures Karen works with a number of non-profits. Through Brown University Women's Launch Pad, Karen mentors young women about to start their careers. She’s also on the Advisory Boards for The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley, WEST (Women Entering & Staying in Technology), Women Serve on Boards, and Brown University’s Computer Science Department Diversity Initiative.
In 2015, the California State Assembly honored her with the Wonder Women Tech Innovator Award for outstanding achievements in business and technology and for being a role model for women.
Formerly, Karen was a vice president at Adobe Systems. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.