Speaker: Shawna Martell

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Senior Staff Engineer @Carta

Shawna Martell is a Senior Staff Engineer at Carta, Inc. Her previous experience includes Director of Software Engineering for Yahoo's Big Data Platform, and she was one of the original engineers on Wolfram|Alpha. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Beyond her professional pursuits, she channels her passion into volunteering in local politics and finds solace in the world of podcasts.

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Navigators: Decentralizing Decisions and Empowering ICs at Carta

As organizations grow, maintaining communication channels between individual contributors (ICs), managers, and executives is vital. At Carta, we have harnessed the power of this small group of senior engineers to bridge the gap between innovation and executive decision-making.

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Monday Apr 8 / 11:45AM BST ( 50 minutes )


Whittle (3rd Fl.)


staff+ leadership strategy decision making collaborative leadership ic authority