Olga V. Mack is the General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for ClearSlide, a leading sales and marketing engagement platform headquartered in San Francisco. She is a tech lawyer by design, obtaining her Certificate in Law and Technology from Berkeley Law and then starting her career as an IP litigator at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before she began her in-house career at Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, and then moving to Visa and another tech start-up, Zoosk.
In addition to her day job, Olga is incredibly active in the start-up world. Olga is an advisory board member of two early stage startups, ChannelMeter and TimeJoy. She is also member of the leadership board of Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Olga is also a prolific writer and speaker, and contributes regular articles that focus on IP, tech, privacy, security, and gender issues (among other topics) to TechCrunch, GigaOM, Venture Beat, The Daily Journal, Women’s eNews, California Lawyer, StartUp Grind, and ACC Docket. Olga also co-authors a column for ACC Docket about board service and how lawyers might approach a journey to landing a position on a board, with an emphasis on women lawyers who have successfully navigated the path. Her purpose in writing is to try to contribute to the intellectual dialogue going on around issues she cares about in tech law and the legal and business worlds generally.
Olga is eager to effectuate change for women in the business and legal professions. She founded the Women Serve on Board movement (WSoB) that makes a fiscal and social case for gender equality on corporate boards of directors. Through her active social media campaigns, writing, and speaking, Olga is focused on changing the conversation about women in corporate leadership. She urges companies to stop focusing on the supply of qualified women. The talent pool is already there. Companies just need to make a greater effort to recruit from it.
Olga is also a co-founder of SunLaw Network, an organization focused on grooming the next generation of women general counsel and in-house leaders. To this end, SunLaw helps the members with peer mentoring and connecting with current general counsel to accelerate their in-house legal careers to leadership.
Olga’s work was recently recognized by being nominated and selected as a change maker for The White House United State of Women Summit. The Recorder has also named her one of 2016 Women Leaders in Tech Law.
B.A., UC Berkeley (2003)
J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (2006)