Leah McGowen-Hare


Senior Director, Salesforce.com

Leah McGowen-Hare, MSEd is a Senior Director at Salesforce. As a Developer Evangelist, Leah inspires people to build and create on the Salesforce Lightning Platform.  Prior to her current role, Leah owned the learning strategy for Salesforce’s engineers using Trailhead, the fun online learning tool. Additionally, Leah was an accomplished and dynamic Master Technical Trainer for Salesforce. She has 20+ years of experience in technology; mastering a variety of roles including Consultant, Developer, Manager and Technical Trainer. Her career reflects the evolution of computing technology. She’s worked in mainframe, personal computing, client-server and cloud computing. Her work has included systems integration, system implementations and conversions. Leah holds a BS in computer science and a MS in technology education. She uses her knowledge and experience to demystify and make technology more accessible to youth, girls, communities of color and Veterans’ through organizations such as BlackGirls Code, Technovation, Girls Who Code and Vetforce and was recently awarded Powerful Woman of the Bay 2016 Honoree for her efforts.

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