Who are we?

Group Leaders

Gemma Blezard – Founder πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Solution Architect, CEO & Founder
The Architech Club

Gemma founded Ladies Be Architects in November 2017, whilst on her own #JourneytoCTA. Based in the UK, Gemma has 16 certifications and 12 years’ experience working with the Salesforce platform. She failed her first attempt at the CTA Review Board in 2019 but says she’ll keep going! At Salesforce World Tour London 2018, she became the proud winner of the Golden Hoodie. Check out her video here:

Gemma lovesΒ blogging, cats, travelling, Game of Thrones, true crime documentaries and spending time with her little girl, Mollie. Gemma loves going to community groups and you can often find her giving talks about people-centric design & women in leadership, running workshops for Salesforce architects and discussing careers at various conferences around the world.

In 2019 Gemma was awarded Salesforce MVP status and was also recognised as a leader in the UK tech industry, with several awards and nominations including TechWomen100, BIMA100 and Computing’s Women in IT Excellence, where she was awarded “Role Model of the Year”.

Charly Prinsloo – Co-Leader

Salesforce Practice Lead 
Sense Corp

Charly joined Ladies Be Architects in April 2018. Based in Austin, Texas, Charly is 16x Certified and on the home stretch of her #JourneytoCTA. She has 15 years’ experience working with the Salesforce platform.

Charly loves spending her free time with her husband and 2 kids (and 2 dogs), doing creative designs, sewing, and anything blockchain. She’s also a RAD Women coach and a Salesforce MVP.

Susannah St-Germain – Co-Leader

Technical Architect
Odaseva

Susannah joined Ladies Be Architects as a co-leader in September 2018. 
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Susannah is an 18x certified Colombian-American Salesforce Architect. She has 11 years’ experience working with the Salesforce platform, co-leads the Boston Salesforce Administrator Community Group and volunteers as a RAD Women coach.

At TrailheaDX in 2019, Susannah was awarded the Golden Hoodie for her contributions to the Salesforce community. Check out her video here:

Susannah spends her free time playing classic arcade games, re-watching episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars, and playing with her dog, Parker.

Ambassador Programme

We’ve only just started our ambassador programme, but we can’t get everywhere! So we welcomed Vickie, Emily and Adrienne to our team as ANZ ambassadors, to help grow Ladies Be Architects in Australia and New Zealand. You can read their stories here: https://ladies-be-architects.com/category/stories/ambassadors

Our V2MOM

Take a look at our V2MOM for the current year.