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Kira Makagon Selected for YWCA Silicon Valley’s 2015 Tribute to Women Award

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kira ywcaRingCentral is proud to announce that Kira Makagon, our Executive Vice President of Innovation, was among a group of outstanding executive women selected for the prestigious YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award. As one of 36 women selected for the honor, Makagon will attend the YWCA awards dinner in May.

At the dinner, three women will be acknowledged as Emerging Leaders by the YWCA Silicon Valley, an organization that has been honoring women who display exceptional leadership skills and recognizing companies that promote women to executive positions since 1986. Over the years, the YWCA Silicon Valley has honored over 1,200 women executives and 400 companies in a variety of industries, including high tech, medical, education, law, real estate, non-profit and banking sectors.

The companies recognized by the YWCA range in size and structure, but they all share the same principle of valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their roles. Companies that have participated nearly every year include Applied Materials, Cisco Systems, El Camino Hospital, IBM, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, San Jose State University, and Xilinx. This year’s top event sponsors include Cisco Systems, Presenting; Gilead Sciences, Reception; and IBM, Honoree Luncheon.

Makagon was nominated by our CFO, Clyde Hosein. “Kira has an inspirational leadership style,” Hosein observed. “She has made a positive impact at RingCentral by championing gender equality in the workplace and in the larger community. She leads by example as a successful entrepreneur and innovator. We are proud to call her our colleague and congratulate her on this honor from the YWCA Silicon Valley.”

The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. As the first and only multi-service agency for women in Santa Clara County, the YWCA Silicon Valley empowers and heals and makes it possible for women, children and families to flourish. The organization’s interconnected programs serve over 18,000 people annually at more than 20 community-based locations and include rape crisis, domestic violence, counseling and child care programs as well as TechGYRLS, a STEM after-school program for girls.

[Visit YWCA’s Facebook and YouTube pages to learn more about the organization.]

Originally published Feb 18, 2015, updated Aug 07, 2020

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