- Email: katy.dickinson at-sign gmail.com
- Company: Mentoring Standard
- Historic Office: WP668 Caboose Story
Katy Dickinson 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 (since 2011), 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.
Katy Dickinson is part of the team that created the Notable Technical Women cards and posters in 2014. Since 2015, she has been a mentor and teacher at Elmwood jail with the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy. Since 2018, Katy Dickinson has been a Master’s student at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is an author, speaker, and has been a popular blogger on Katysblog since 2005.
Katy Dickinson and her husband John Plocher live in San Jose (in the South of the San Francisco Bay Area) with their son Paul D. Goodman who is an artist in ceramics, wood, and metal. Their daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman is married to Matthew Holmes; they also live in San Jose. Katy spends her free time gardening and restoring WP668, a 1916 Western Pacific steel framed wooden caboose in her backyard.