- Email: katy.dickinson at-sign gmail.com
- Company: Mentoring Standard
- Historic Office: WP668 Caboose Story
Katy Dickinson makes mentors shine. She is the Founder of Mentoring Standard and has designed and managed successful mentoring programs in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia – while holding a variety of senior executive roles in the Silicon Valley. At Sun Microsystems, she created and managed the global Engineering mentoring programs for 10 years, after creating and managing the Sun Labs archiving system, the Software development life cycle process, and other large corporate infrastructure. Katy Dickinson is an Accredited Mentor by the University of the South, was the Process Architect for the first class of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen mentoring program, a member of the TechWomen Alumnae Council and the Anita Borg Institute Advisory Board, and a lecturer for 12 years for a University of California at Berkeley Engineering class on entrepreneurship. She is part of the team that created the Notable Technical Women cards and posters. She is an author, speaker, and popular blogger on Katysblog.
Katy Dickinson and her husband John Plocher live in San Jose (in the South of the San Francisco Bay Area). Their daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman is married to Matthew Holmes. Their son Paul D. Goodman is now a Senior at San Jose State University, in the Spatial Arts BFA program. Katy spends her free time gardening and restoring WP668, a 1916 Western Pacific steel framed wooden caboose in her backyard.