Kate McArdle is a Sr. Director in the Salesforce Solution Engineering team. Since joining Salesforce in 2011, Kate has been guiding strategy and education for large enterprise customers in the Northeast. She leads 5 teams of 40 SEs focusing on Salesforce’s largest accounts. Kate is a co-founder of the Salesforce WISE (Women in Solution Engineering) program. WISE’s mission is to give female SEs a place to *learn*, *share* experiences, increase *sponsorship* opportunities, expand *networks*, and *collaborate* to propose enhancements to Salesforce operations. Prior to Salesforce, Kate had 20 years of experience in product management, customer service, sales and operations for Varolii (now Nuance), Aspect and MindSpring. Her strength is in building and developing teams to support internal and external customers. Kate lives in Glenside, PA with her husband and 2 dogs and is active in local STEAM & Junior Achievement activities.