Founding Members

Parents in Tech Alliance Founding Members

Alison Crawford

Alison Crawford is currently at Uber as their Sr Global Program Manager supporting over 24,000 employees spread across 250 offices internationally. Before joining Uber three years ago she was a Sales Leader at Yelp for seven years and also spent 20% of her time dedicated to empowering women, parents/caregivers, the queer community in addition to Black and LatinX employees. Alison has a BFA from California College of the Arts and lives in San Francisco with her husband and six-year-old daughter, Lucy.

Sarah Johal

Sarah Johal (she/her) is a marketing professional building beloved tech brands (Pandora Radio, Lyft, Runkeeper, Workday), while leading employee inclusion practices. Intersections of data storytelling, social impact, and diversity & inclusion are her favorite spaces to collaborate. She's been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Slate, and Fast Company for her impact getting Lyft to expand its corporate paid family leave policies. Sarah is currently writing her first business book, The Hidden Costs of Matahara: How Motherhood Bias Puts Innovation on Timeout.

Jenni Synder

Having built many successful database infrastructure systems and teams over the past ~20 years, Jenni also cares deeply about how organizations work and support each other. After the birth of her daughter, Jenni co-founded the Employee Resource Group Yelp Moms, advocating for improved benefits for mothers and parents, streamlining the return from leave process, and organizing a mentorship program for mothers returning from leave. She has also developed worksheets and other tools for employees to plan for and return from leave."

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is a parent of two kids, partner to an incredibly inspiring wife, and works in the employee and performance management space during the daytime. Founder of the employee resource group for Parents at Thumbtack, he is passionate about relationship-building while continuously working to improve the experience of the working parent.

Henri Loh

Henri Loh, the co-lead of Airbnb’s parents’ group, has been advocating on behalf of parents at Airbnb for many years.  At their company summit in 2016, when Henri addressed on stage the challenges she experienced as a working parent, she was the only speaker to receive a standing ovation.  Henri has since gone on to lead a listening tour within Airbnb to learn more about the experience of other parents; she then shared the results of this process with the executive leadership team.  Henri’s work on behalf of parents’ has been featured in Fast Company, on NPR, and more.

Sarah Johal

Sarah Johal (she/her) is a marketing professional building beloved tech brands (Pandora Radio, Lyft, Runkeeper, Workday), while leading employee inclusion practices. Intersections of data storytelling, social impact, and diversity & inclusion are her favorite spaces to collaborate. She's been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Slate, and Fast Company for her impact getting Lyft to expand its corporate paid family leave policies. Sarah is currently writing her first business book, The Hidden Costs of Matahara: How Motherhood Bias Puts Innovation on Timeout.

Jenni Synder

Having built many successful database infrastructure systems and teams over the past ~20 years, Jenni also cares deeply about how organizations work and support each other. After the birth of her daughter, Jenni co-founded the Employee Resource Group Yelp Moms, advocating for improved benefits for mothers and parents, streamlining the return from leave process, and organizing a mentorship program for mothers returning from leave. She has also developed worksheets and other tools for employees to plan for and return from leave."

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is a parent of two kids, partner to an incredibly inspiring wife, and works in the employee and performance management space during the daytime. Founder of the employee resource group for Parents at Thumbtack, he is passionate about relationship-building while continuously working to improve the experience of the working parent.

PTA Advisors

Parents in Tech Alliance Advisors

AnnieSartor

Annie Sartor

Paid Leave US (PL+US)
paidleave.us
OrlieCotel

Orlie Cotel

Paid Leave US (PL+US)
paidleave.us
Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson

Co-Founder of TendLab
tendlab.com

PTA Team

Parents in Tech Alliance Team

VanessaLoder

Vanessa Loder

Co-founder
Women’s Leadership Expert & TEDx Speaker
AmelZahid

Amel Zahid

COO
Founder of Equitable Workplaces (EqW)

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