Women in Tech

Wonder Woman in Business, Cheryl Aufdemberge

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Cheryl Aufdemberge

CEO, Big Red Tech Works, LLC

I always say a woman alone has power; collectively we have impact. Traditionally we have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. It’s so clear that strategy doesn’t work. The truth is that raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration is truly how we’ll change the equation—and have a lot more fun along the way.

There is a boys’ club where women never felt comfortable, so we decided to create a Girls’ Lounge more than six years ago where everyone feels like they belong. We discovered two things:

1. There is power in the pack.

2. You realize your strengths make the table better.

~ Shelley Zalis

About Cheryl

Cheryl is passionate about helping lawyers reach their digital marketing goals. She always wanted to practice law but the opportunity never arose so she chose to become a marketing tech serving the legal community.

Cheryl loves all things tech and social. Her years of experience reside in the realm of websites, blogs, e-marketing, CRM, social media and online research. Cheryl is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City (FXofKC), International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC), and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

When she isn't working, you can find Cheryl planning/managing events for local nonprofit organizations.

There is so much about Cheryl that is special, different than most women. As the world tries to pit one woman against another — and many take the bait — Cheryl shows kind support for other women in business. She is a tech genius, understanding SEO and other social media strategies that help businesses and law firms succeed in raising their profiles and building their reputations.

Cheryl understand the art and science of lifting others. That, and she is a very funny woman. I love that about her. I am grateful to have Cheryl in my posse.

Cheryl Aufdemberge

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Wonder Woman in Business Jodie Baker, CEO of Xakia Technologies

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Jodie Baker, CEO

Xakia Technologies

Jodie Baker is an innovator, entrepreneur and business builder and advocate of #LegalTech. Jodie has a background as an in-house lawyer and financial analyst, is a Founding Member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association and Co-Chair of the College of Law Centre for Legal Innovation. Jodie was the architect, founder and MD of Hive Legal– winner of many of Australia’s leading innovation and law awards. 

Jodie and I had a most delightful podcast this morning, 5:00 AM her time to be exact! It’s warm in Melbourne, Australia right now and she was kind enough to join us from the land down under at 10:00 AM California time. I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast and you will too. In fact, you’ll likely be gob-smacked!

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Yes, it is a word. A great word.

Jodie Baker,CEO

Xakia Technologies

Xakia was created in response to a widespread research project targeted at understanding the daily demands on in-house legal team management. A comprehensive list of in-house needs led to the building of Xakia and continue to inform the user-designed approach to its functionality.

Xakia was built with a pure focus on legal in-house needs. This is and will remain the core driver of future product development.

Founder & CEO Jodie Baker draws on her own experience as an in-house lawyer and drives the vision for giving corporate legal departments the tools they need to improve visibility, reporting and efficiency improvements.

CONTACT JODIE:

Jodie Baker, Founder and CEO

Xakia Technologies

Phone: + 61 412 732 002

Website: www.xakiatech.com

Email: jodie.baker@xakiatech.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jodiebakerxakia

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Nikki Sokol: The Facebook Lawyer Who Laughs a Lot & Dances a Little!

Associate General Counsel

Facebook

Nikki Stitt Sokol is a determined, thoughtful litigator and advisor dedicated to protecting companies and helping the individuals who serve them navigate risk and achieve just outcomes. She is currently Associate General Counsel at Facebook, Inc., where she oversees Facebook’s litigation in the United States and Canada, including class actions, securities litigation, and business disputes, and advises product, regulatory, communications, and policy teams. Prior to Facebook, Nikki worked in private practice at prestigious large and boutique law firms in Chicago, Boston, and Palo Alto on a broad array of commercial litigation and white collar criminal investigations. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Michigan and grew up in Boulder, Colorado. 

Nikki is a community activist in Menlo Park and an outspoken advocate for providing women opportunities to relaunch their careers after a career pause. The Recorder listed Nikki as one of its 2017 Leading Women in Tech Law and the Silicon Valley Business Journal named her Bay Area Corporate Counsel of the Year (Innovation and Tech) in 2018.

I laughed a lot. I learned a lot. I feel as if I am a better person for having Nikki as a friend. I enjoyed the podcast. You will too!

Nikki Sokol, Associate General Counsel, Facebook

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