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J Mendes

Founder / No Footprint Events

I have been organising events for years now, either virtual or hybrid, some are my own events others are from clients I consult for. I am mostly focused on virtual events as it allows me to continue my location independence lifestyle, and with my partners we have privileged access to the best virtual platforms available. Small networking sessions to full fledge conferences, we can do it all. Small budget or big budget with a full impressive 3D environment. Just reach out and let's discuss.


Limor Bergman Gross

Executive Coach

Limor is a former Director of Engineering at DigitalOcean with over 20 years of experience in the tech industry. She is now an Executive Coach for women leaders in tech that want to get to the next level in their careers and achieve more through a result-oriented coaching process.

Women she works with, say Limor enabled them to continuously tear down "ceilings" by challenging them to think bigger. They also say she opened their eyes to a new way of contributing to their careers.

Limor loves talking about career progression in the tech industry and how to build your brand in the company and externally.

Limor is married with four children; she loves running and working out at the gym while listening to electronic music.


Nadia Harris


Nadia Harris, LLM, MBA – Founder of, international remote and hybrid work expert, keynote speaker, author of numerous flexible working publications, including her own book called “How to tackle hybrid working”.


Dr. Bridget Beamon

Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Common Engineering Organization

Dr. Bridget Beamon is Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Common Engineering Organization. She has over 25 years of multi-disciplined experience, working in varied roles as lead researcher, software engineer, network engineer and systems engineer. She holds a PhD in Computer Engineering, completing a dissertation on the topic of: 'Adaptive High Level Context Reasoning in Pervasive Environments'. Her career experience has included data analysis and algorithmic refinement of IBM’s Watson cognitive computing product and significant contributions to multiple projects centered on machine learning, graphs analysis and natural language programming for DoD programs. She holds several patents for her work. Bridget is a life-long learner who is now completing a second master’s degree in Systems Engineering & Management while continually growing her AI/ML knowledge.

Most recently, her commitment to learning coupled with the ability to grasp and innovatively apply technical and theoretical knowledge to real world problems, proved critical to success as she led the productization of RI&S’s Automated Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) Requirements Analysis Tool. She is working to expand the tool’s capabilities, program’s adoption of its use, and application to RI&S’s Engineering’s Digital Engineering Goals.

As one with experience navigating the gauntlet of an engineering career path while balancing real life unforeseen challenges , Bridget is passionate about leveraging her experience in developing the next generation of minority and female engineers.

Bridget is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE), International Counsel of System Engineers (INCOSE) , Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE). She is also a 2023 recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA), as an Industry Outstanding Technical Contributor.


Vanessa Adams

Associate Director of Mechanical Systems & Externals at Tinker Air Force Base for Pratt & Whitney in Defense Sustainment

Vanessa Adams is currently the Associate Director of Mechanical Systems & Externals at Tinker Air Force Base for Pratt & Whitney in Defense Sustainment. She joined Pratt & Whitney in 2014. Mrs. Adams career began in 2010 as a Production Supervisor for General Mills – Yoplait division. She then transitioned to from food and beverage manufacturing to military defense in 2011, when she joined Raytheon as an Integrated Product Team leader. While at Raytheon, she also held a role as a manufacturing engineer. In 2014 she joined Pratt and Whitney as the lead Process and Methods engineer and later as the lead Logistics Engineer for Repair Development. In 2019 Mrs. Adams took a role with Collins Aerospace as the Tinker Customer Support Director, and in December 2020, she returned to Pratt & Whitney in her current role managing the Manufacturing, Repair & Overhaul Engineering team.

Mrs. Adams holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Masters in Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She has recently been recognized as a 2022 Science Spectrum Trailblazer by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards committee and is a 2022 STEP AHEAD Women in Manufacturing Honoree

Vanessa is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta and Jack and Jill of America where she finds time to serve her community. She tries to find a balance between, work, family, and outreach. Mrs. Adams is married to Mr. Kendrick Adams and they have two beautiful daughters.