Leah McGowen-Hare

Leah McGowen-Hare is currently an accomplished and dynamic Master Technical Trainer
with industry leader, Salesforce. She has more than twenty years of experience in the
technology field; mastering a variety of roles including Consultant, Developer, Manager and
Technical Trainer. Her career reflects the evolution of computing technology. She has
worked in mainframe, personal computing, client-server and cloud computing
environments. The scope of her work has included systems integration,
system implementations and conversions for leading companies in human resources,
health care and financial services. Often a featured panelist, Leah has also been a
Dreamforce top trainer since 2009; keeping a class of up to 300 engaged and converting
attendees to “Salesforce faithfuls.”

Leah holds a bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in technology
education. She uses her knowledge and experience to demystify and make technology
more accessible to youth, girls, and communities of color through organizations such as,
BlackGirls Code, Girls Who Code and Technovation. Leah fully embraces an active and
healthy living. She was especially gratified by her ability bringing new capabilities to Haiti
after the earthquake. Through her role at Salesforce she took part in a charitable effort that
involved moving the government of Haiti onto the Saleforce platform to better enable the
country to provide social services to the people of Haiti. Lastly, Leah is a dance instructor,
PNBA Fitness Model (Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association) and a lifelong
champion for fitness and nutrition.