Rie Irish

• Director of Database Administration with Paymetric, Inc. a payment, integration and security company in Roswell, GA.  

• A single mom & lives with her teenage daughter just outside Atlanta, GA.  

• A senior SQL Server DBA & manager for over 15 years in various industries: financial, pharmaceutical, eDiscovery, online commerce, government contracting and non-profits. 

• Executive Director for SQL Saturday Atlanta, technical conference for database professionals hosted each year that brings 600+ attendees together with 75 technical instructors for a day of free training and networking.

• actively involved with the Atlanta MDF User Group.  

• Facilitates WIT Panels & speaking sessions on a variety of topics like encouraging young women to get involved in tech, identifying & combating Gender Bias and Inequality, fighting the wage gap and helping women deal with interruptions in the boardroom.

• Group Co-Leader , SQL PASS Women in Technology VC(@PASS_WIT)

• Idera Software ACE 2017 - SQL Community leader

• Promotes female speakers via Social Media & mentoring programs

• Organizing committee member, PASS Women in Technology keynote speaker and luncheon hosted in Seattle, October of each year

Rie's Session

Identifying, Understanding and Combating Gender Bias & Inequality