Cassi Janakos, MS

Healthy Horizons Chief Operating Officer

Cassi has 13 years of experience in leading teams of 10 to 600 people and is passionate about supporting women in the workforce. She has her Masters of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.


She is an engineer, designer, and serial problem solver leveraging her experience in product management, engineering, leadership coaching, and design to make disruptive changes in how companies retain women in the workforce and ease the transition of new moms returning to work in Silicon Valley and beyond.


  • Chief Operating Officer, Healthy Horizons, 2015-Present

  • Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, 2012-2015

  • Thermal/Fluids Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, 2012

  • Berkeley Micromechanical Analysis and Design Research Assistant, UC Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, 2010-2011

  • Speaker, 20+ Conferences, Trainings and Summits, 2009-present


Community Leadership and Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Society of Women Engineers, 2018-present 

  • Life Member, Stanford University Alumni Association, 2015-present

  • Board of Directors, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2014-2015

  • Lead/Chair-Elect, Leadership Coaching Committee, Society of Women Engineers, 2010-2018

  • Life Member, University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association, 2012-present

  • University of California Campus Ambassador, 2008 – 2011

  • Member, Society of Women Engineers, 2006-present


Awards and Honors

  • Women Engineers You Should Know, 2018

  • Distinguished New Engineer, Society of Women Engineers, 2017

  • Emerging Leader Award, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Region A, 2013

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award, The United States Government, 2012

  • UC Berkeley Leadership Award, 2010, 2011

  • The Frank Jarrett Design Award and Machine Design Prize, UC Berkeley, 2011

  • National Outstanding Collegiate Member Award, Society of Women Engineers, 2011

  • SWE Region A Service Award, 2011

  • UC Santa Cruz Service Award, 2009

  • Commendation from San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 2006

  • NASA SHARP Excellence Award, 2005



  • Stanford University

    • Masters of Science (MS) in Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, 2015

    • Ignite Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Executive Leadership, Graduate School of Business, 2015

  • UC Berkeley

    • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2011

    • Certificate in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship, 2011

  • UC Santa Cruz

    • Bachelors of Arts in Business Management Economics, 2009

  • Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP)

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