The CLUB
An incubator of women leaders

Board of Directors

Manju Abraham
Vice President, Engineering, Delphix

Manju is an accomplished engineering leader with over 25 years of experience. Manju has built, grown and scaled global teams and organizations for companies such as HP, NetApp and Delphix.

During her career, she has led enterprise product operations, driving initiatives across distributed teams to develop and deliver high-quality products on schedule. She brings her passion and energy into these initiatives and has a proven track record as a change agent, transforming organizations and software development lifecycles to improve agility, effectiveness and efficiency. She focuses on building relationships to inspire, motivate and bring people across organizations together to execute effectively to the company’s product and business goals.

Manju is passionate about supporting women and diversity and inclusion to help improve the workplace environment. She is the executive sponsor for the women’s employee resource group at Delphix and is actively involved in mentoring and learning from other leaders across the industry.

She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters. She loves traveling, hiking, reading and art projects.


Lamya Alaoui
Chief Talent Officer, CREDAS


Lamya Alaoui is a co-founder and the Chief Talent Officer of CREDAS.

Lamya’s corporate background includes 15+ years experience in HR, Talent Acquisition and Management, where she had the opportunity to build and lead teams for companies such as Bertelsmann, Orange, Intelcia, Groupon, Google, and Microsoft.

Her work focuses on improving workplace performance, morale, and engagement through a better understanding of behavioral dimensions, thought processes, and motivational drivers.

She is also a mentor for Silicon Valley accelerators, including Plug and Play and The Alchemist, where she works with startups on talent strategies and leadership development.

Lamya lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three daughters where she enjoys horseback riding, cooking and writing.


Tanal Basma 
Diversity Advocate, Senior HR Operations Manager & Business Partner.

Tanal is a diversity advocate with experience across multiple industries and a history of achieving business objectives through empathic, forward-thinking, motivational style. She is a thought partner to CEOs and has helped organizations grow by setting the framework of operations while balancing a people-first culture.

She's passionate about a top-down approach to diversity, equity and inclusion through personal experience and a heightened awareness of how our differences enhance the workplace. She now leverages empathy among teams to build thriving workplace communities that enable innovation and collaboration. Outside work, she enjoys mentoring and advising early-stage founders on designing inclusive cultures.


Jeanel Carlson
Global Client Relations & Marketing Communications Leader

Jeanel is a dynamic sales, marketing and communications leader with over 15 years of experience with global Fortune 500, business-to-business technology, and consumer companies. An exceptional hands-on leader, Jeanel loves a steep learning curve and digging into new challenges as shown with her well-rounded career from sales, account management, communications, integrated marketing to product, brand, social, and digital.

Jeanel is a co-host for the Wonder Women and Business podcast and consultant for Freeman Means Business.

Additionally, Jeanel is passionate about supporting women through the CLUB saying, “The CLUB’s membership of successful women - who are connected, supportive, and inclusive - is unique. Brought together by the drive for career and professional success, but bonded together with the goal of helping each other accelerate their leadership journeys and potentially beyond.”

Jeanel holds an MBA in marketing from Georgia State University and a BA from the University of Minnesota. A health and wellness enthusiast, she loves staying active—hiking, biking, walking her dogs and frequenting the gym.

Open for new Bay Area sales or communications opportunities, you can connect with Jeanel on LinkedIn or email her directly at jeanel.carlson@gmail.com.


Julia Andrianova-Figg
Major Account Executive, Sharp Electronics

Julia is a successful B2B technology sales professional. She helps businesses to streamline and automate their business processes, mitigate risks, find better ways to share and collaborate, and explore creative ways to message their brands.

By nature, Julia is a connector and collaborator, successfully working across borders, cultures, and genders. She works with people from different backgrounds, different agendas and points of view to collaborate and agree upon the most beneficial solution for their organizations as a whole.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband where they enjoy hiking with their dog. They also run a travel blog, showcasing California and international destinations.


Svetlana Kamyshanskaya
Attorney & Startup Advisor, Primum Law Group

Svetlana Kamyshanskaya is an accomplished attorney with 20 years of successful experience in legal practice and business. Svetlana has extensive experience with providing full legal support to privately-held businesses in connection with various corporate matters including entity formation, corporate governance, advising clients on a wide range of commercial and financial issues including capitalization, debt and equity financing, director and officer liability, corporate governance compliance, and contracts.

Before starting her firm, Primum Law Group, Svetlana worked at a business consulting company assisting seasoned businesses as well as start-ups in a process of US market entry through development and implementation of their market entry strategy conducting risk assessment of commercial transactions, identifying a potential area of compliance vulnerability and risk, developing and implementing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues as well as negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Svetlana assists her clients in conducting international business transactions by identifying the risks related to transactions as well as potential corporate governance and compliance problems while helping to address them.


Galina Livitina
Program Manager, NCR Corporation

Galina is a dynamic program manager with a strong execution and relationship building skill set. For the past seven years, she’s successfully developed and led programs at NCR corporation, ServiceNow, and most recently at Google. Her areas of expertise are intercultural team management, process improvement and customer experience.

Galina has a Master’s Degree in International Business from Georgia State University, Program Management Certificate, and Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

As a CLUB Board member, she is focused on the membership experience. Galina is excited to give back to the CLUB community by ensuring a positive, engaging experience.

Outside of her professional activities, Galina is a competitive ballroom dancer, enjoys local and international travel, and loves spending time with her husband and toddler.


Sherry Hashimoto Main
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, UC Irvine

Sherry specializes in high-level communications and marketing strategy including audience experience, social media engagement, creative storytelling, multi-channel content development, information design and architecture, and long-term business planning with an eye on efficiency. Additionally, Sherry has significant experience in issues and crisis communications management, particularly in areas related to reputation management.

Sherry has led innovative and award winning communications teams in higher education for nearly 20 years. She recently completed board service to the University of California Board of Regents as a staff advisor. In 2018, Sherry was recognized for her commitment to diversity and inclusion in leadership by being named a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence.

In her personal time, she can be found exploring the local arts, food, and culture scenes or conducting culinary experiments in the Main kitchen. She enjoys indulging in all things tech, design, and business. Sherry gets her breath of fresh air from traveling, outdoor adventures, and photography.


Laraine McKinnon
President, The CLUB
Founder, LMC17
Advisor, Talent & Culture Strategist, Emtrain

Laraine McKinnon is the founder of LMC17, a strategic consulting firm that blends behavioral science, big data and practical implementation ideas to address challenges and opportunities in the retirement industry, diversity & inclusion and talent development. She is also an Advisor to, and Talent & Culture strategist for Emtrain, a CultureTech firm providing harassment prevention and unconscious bias online training and analytics to help create healthier workplace cultures.

Prior to this, Laraine was an acknowledged retirement readiness expert, and helped improve retirement outcomes for millions of Americans through key roles at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, and Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors. Laraine currently serves on the Advisory Board of Betterment for Business.

A tireless advocate for high potential underrepresented talent, Laraine launched the CLUB Incubator, a women's leadership advocacy program. She’s a frequent speaker, blogger and facilitator on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Laraine is a graduate of Wellesley College. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two daughters where they enjoy hiking in the local hills and sailing on San Francisco Bay.


Tamar (Tammy) Serna
Treasurer- The CLUB

As a licensed CPA and MBA, Tammy has over 20 years of accounting experience spanning from semiconductors to SaaS. Working in start-up environments, Tammy thrives in new and ambiguous situations and has proven to be a resilient leader. A Silicon Valley native with deep roots in the community, service has always been important to Tammy. She is a proud former member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and also supports the YWCA, Red Cross, and her University Alumni Association.
Tammy currently leads the global accounting function of a foreign currency trading platform. She enjoys hiking with her husband and two sons, and going to punk rock concerts.


Advisory Board

Angie Chang
Serial Entrepreneur, Executive

Angie is the Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy, which runs a 10-week accelerated engineering fellowship exclusively for women in San Francisco. In 2008, she started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to network women in technology. Dinners are sponsored by companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Box and Intel. Prior to that, she co-founded Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. She was named in Fast Company's 2010 "Most Influential Women in Technology" and more recently Business Insider named her one of "30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech". Connect with her on Linkedin.

Karen CatlinKaren Catlin
Advocate for Technical Women, Karen Catlin Consulting

Karen is an advocate for women in the tech industry. She is a leadership coach, a speaker, and a writer. In 2014, Karen delivered a TEDx talk: "Women in Tech—The Missing Force." She is co-author of "Present! A Step-by-Step Guide to Public Speaking" and has published articles in Inc., FastCompany, The Daily Beast, Women 2.0, and other leadership sites. 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. Karen holds a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

Kristiane Koontz
President, The CLUB 2016/17
EVP, Director of Banking Transformation at Zions BancorporationAs Director of Banking Transformation for Zions Bancorporation, Kristiane is responsible for driving strategic, technology-enabled business transformation initiatives for the bank.

Prior to joining Zions, Kristiane was a Director in PwC's Digital Banking practice where she helped banks and financial technology companies envision and execute complex business transformation projects. She led complex systems implementation and re-engineering programs, merger / acquisition, international market entry, product development, cost restructuring, process improvement and regulatory-driven change programs for banks, payments, and financial technology companies.

Kristiane is also the Founder of internet marketing firm k2 Web Development & Marketing LLC.

Erin Rand

Erin's passion is mentoring and providing strategic guidance to early stage tech companies, especially those who want to reshape the enterprise. She is skilled at navigating through growth barriers that could stall a company’s trajectory and finding the keys to ignite accelerated growth. She has broad experience designing and implementing strategic and operational initiatives at companies such as IBM, Brocade, NetApp and ServiceRocket.Erin currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary at ServiceRocket, a rapidly growing company that helps fast-growing software companies scale by providing their enterprise customers with training, support, implementation and tools. In her current role, Erin is responsible for worldwide operations, talent and all administrative functions (including IT, finance and legal). She brought visibility, transparency and accountability to the company by implementing the cloud-based financial system Netsuite, rolled out the initial stock plan for employees and ensured regulatory and tax compliance as the company transitioned headquarters from Australia to the US and opened locations in the UK and Chile, all while growing at a rate exceeding 40%.

Annie Rogaski
VP and General Counsel, Avegant

Annie recently co-founded, with CLUB co-founder Julie Stephenson, HIPLegal LLP, an IP strategic counseling, prosecution, licensing and litigation support firm that delivers practical IP solutions to its clients. Annie leverages 17 years of technology-based litigation to partner with clients to design and implement IP strategies that align with their business values and anticipate future issues. Upon this foundation, she helps maximize clients’ opportunities in identifying, valuing, licensing and maximizing their IP.

Mona Sabet
Managing Director, Tribal Advisors  

Mona is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, with decades of experience in corporate negotiations and management, combined with a strong science, legal and business education, all against the personal backdrop of being a westernized middle-eastern women. After a long and successful career in law, she moved into significant executive business roles with Coverity and then Cadence Design Systems. And after helping Cadence articulate and implement the company’s mission through a targeted acquisition and partnership strategy, she changed up her life again and co-founded VIBLIO, a new software company that helps to make your personal videos the glue to building your personal communities.


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