Achieve Your Goals with an Accountability Group

Tuesday, December 14th 2021

Community is the secret weapon to career advancement. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to build deeper bonds within your network and find those who will advocate for you when you’re not in the room. Led by executives Mona Sabet, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer at UserTesting and Eleanor Lacey, General Counsel at Asana.

Mona Sabet

Mona Sabet is a technology business executive and board member with over 25 years of experience in technology transactions, acquisitions, technology ecosystem, software business models and corporate finance for small and large technology companies.

Ms. Sabet currently serves as Chief Corporate Strategy Officer at UserTesting, a San Francisco based company powering exceptional customer experiences through on-demand human insights. At UserTesting, she leads the corporate development and ecosystems and alliances teams, building out new sources of revenue through partnerships and inorganic growth. She also works closely with the CEO and CFO on corporate finance activities.

Prior to UserTesting, Ms. Sabet was Managing Director of Tribal Advisors where she advised early-stage technology companies on their growth and exit strategies. Prior to Tribal Advisors, she served as Corporate Vice President, Business Development at Cadence Design Systems, where she led acquisitions, strategic transactions and venture investments, delivering tens of millions of dollars in incremental revenue. She also led the definition of the company’s acquisition and partnership strategy, enabling Cadence to expand into adjacent growth markets. Ms. Sabet has also been an operator in two early-stage startups: Coverity led the market in the automation of the identification of software vulnerabilities; Viblio pioneered automated tagging of user generated videos using machine learning and computer vision.

Ms. Sabet serves on the board of Taiga Robotics, an early-stage technology company developing robotic interface systems for use in dynamic environments and industrial operations, and ENT4.0, a special purpose acquisition company. Previously, she served on the board and audit committee of ChIPs Network, Inc., a nonprofit advancing diverse discussions at the interaction of law, technology, and policy.

Ms. Sabet is passionate about bringing more diversity into the businesses of the future. She serves on the advisory board of Women in Data Science conference and datathon. She led the strategy and implementation that took The Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest annual convention of women technologist, from 8000 to 15,000 attendees in 2 years. She is also the founder and a member of HiPower, a group of leaders championing executive women who drive big changes. Ms. Sabet holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from Western University, and management certificates from Simon Fraser University and UC, Berkeley.

Eleanor Lacey

Eleanor Lacey is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Asana, Inc, a leading work management software platform. Eleanor oversees Asana’s global legal department including all areas of public company reporting, corporate, equity, commercial, product, and legal operations. Prior to joining Asana, Eleanor served as Chief Legal Officer for the global cybersecurity software company Sophos. Before her time at Sophos, Eleanor led the legal teams for a number of leading B2B and B2C companies including SurveyMonkey, Corel Corporation, and Niku Corporation.

Eleanor received her JD from Yale Law School and her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in addition to studying Chinese history at Shaanxi Normal University in Xian, China and Mandarin at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Tunghai University in Taiwan.

Eleanor lives in Menlo Park with her husband and two daughters and is looking forward to traveling when the world opens up again.