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Women in Tech Series Introduction


In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve interviewed women from the community about their experiences in the tech world.

Get to know the FileMaker, explore the software world, and hear from some awesome women who have built careers in tech.

Jamie Parenteau, 42 Silicon Valley

Jamie is the Corporate Relations Manager for 42 Silicon Valley, which means that she is in charge of building relationships with local businesses. She also helped to create the FileMaker, Inc. and 42 Silicon Valley Internship Program. Because of her work, many 42SV students will now have the opportunity to receive in depth FileMaker training with top notch teachers. After that, they can then match with Platinum level FileMaker Business Alliance Partners from around the world.

Molly Connolly, Thorsen Consulting, Inc.

Molly Connolly is the owner of Thorsen Consulting and has a great deal of experience with the FileMaker world. She’s a developer, business coach, and founder of the online training program JumpStartFM. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Art Institute of Chicago. Furthermore, she received an Outstanding Contribution to the FileMaker Community Award in 2010.

Susan Fennema, Beyond the Chaos 

Susan is the Chaos Eradicating Officer, or CEO, of Beyond the Chaos. Beyond the Chaos is a consulting firm that helps small business owners gain control of their lives. Susan has over 30 years of experience in the software development and marketing industries. She also graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in journalism. As the Lead Facilitator for Women Innovating Together, she leads the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the group. Susan also assists the committee chairwomen in their pursuits and communication with FileMaker, Inc. She is also the head of the Board of Directors and acts as chair of the Finance Committee.

At Codence, we believe in the value of diversity. We want to bring together the most talented people regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

Our series will highlight just a few of the amazing women in the tech community by sharing their stories, advice, and insights.

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