Journey of a CTO – SheTO.org

December 14, 2022
, 5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Career paths are never linear. And leadership roles are often not cookie cutter. Join us to learn about journeys and roles of two leaders.

As you grow in the ranks of leadership, you become a business leader first, engineering leader second. What does a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), or Executive Vice President of Engineering do? What skills does one need to get there?

Join us to learn about the journeys of two of our amazing SheTO leaders, Tacita Morway, CTO @ Textio, and Shadi Rostami, EVP Engineering @ Amplitude. Moderating this panel will be Nidhi Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder, SheTO.


This event is hosted by SheTO (formerly divhersity), a community of women and non-binary engineering leaders, where we help our members get to CTO roles! This event is open to all women and non-binary members of the tech community. Sorry no recruiters/HR folks please.

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Please Note: Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.


Tacita has over 20 years of demonstrated product and technology leadership. By focusing on company-wide strategic alignment and cross-functional collaboration, Tacita helps organizations bring impactful and emerging technology solutions to market. She has a track record of building and scaling effective and empowered R&D organizations. She cultivates environments where people achieve their highest aspirations, fostering individual and team growth, and inviting engagement and ownership of the challenging work teams take on. Tacita’s own career path has taken her from engineering, to operating large earth moving equipment, to founding her own landscape design & build company, to auto mechanics, and ultimately back to software development. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Wellesley College, complemented by a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Shadi is senior/executive VP of engineering at Amplitude. She is a passionate, seasoned technology leader and architect experienced in building and managing highly proficient engineering teams. Prior to Amplitude, she was VP of engineering at Palo Alto Networks. She has innovated and delivered several product lines and services specializing in Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine learning and Security. She has a Ph.D. in computer engineering from University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology. Shadi has published several peer reviewed conference articles and journals as well as several patents.