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How This Senior Product Manager Navigated Learning She Was Pregnant on Her First Day at Addepar

To learn more about Addepar and their open roles, visit them here.

"I found out I was pregnant on my first day at Addepar," Shonan Vora recently explained to us from her office in sunny Mountain View, CA, while taking a break as the lead product manager on Addepar's recently announced Schwab integration.

"I was in a confused state of mind. I had just started a brand new job. Before Addepar, I had spent my career in the financial services industry, where things are very different. I was very embarrassed, initially. What are they going to think of me? I had a meeting with my manager once I was past my first trimester. I said, 'I'm sorry, I know you just hired me, but I'm pregnant and I'm going to have to go on leave soon.' He was like, 'What do you mean, you're sorry? You have to go on with your life. You can't stop your life just because you got a new job.' I was always grateful for that, but not just for him. Everybody in the company completely supported me through it."

While other companies may have balked at receiving news like the update Shonan delivered within 90 days of starting her new role, Addepar, a financial platform bringing common sense to investing, proved to stay true to their pragmatic principles throughout Shonan's pregnancy and beyond. They know what all mother's know: just because a woman has children, it doesn't make her less competent or capable to do her job, and do it well.

"Whether it was my pregnancy, my maternity leave or something else, they didn't give me less responsibility. I was in the middle of some very big projects when I went on maternity leave. They didn't take anything away from me, which was my worst fear. I have had an excellent experience with the company starting from the first day."

Addepar even provided her with access to LUCY, a parental personal care service offering in-home or virtual sessions including lactation, sleep consulting, immediate post-birth support and back-to-work coaching. This incredible, 8-session benefit has allowed Shonan to continue to be successful at Addepar while maintaining work/life balance.

Shonan's daughter is now 15 months old, and she feels the need to negate any misconceptions about what it's like to be a working mom and the lead product manager responsible for data management at Addepar. "A lot of people ask me, 'How do you manage a one year old and working at a fast paced company?' Everyone at Addepar has been very supportive. I take advantage of Addepar's flexible policy by coming in at 7 AM. I get the bulk of my work done before everyone comes in so that I can leave at 4:30 PM. I'm able to spend a few hours with my daughter before she goes to bed. People understand that. I'm able to keep my own hours and the company is behind me 100%. I value this flexibility and it drives me to ensure that my projects are always completed on time."

Is your company behind you 100%, throughout your life's journey? Check out a company that stands behind their staff from day one. Click here to learn more about Addepar and all of their open roles.

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A Look at Recent NYC Event on "How to Rise as a Woman in Tech"

Featuring women leaders from AppNexus, Bluecore, Stash Invest and Thrive Global

PowerToFly recently partnered with four amazing New York companies, AppNexus, Bluecore, Stash Invest and Thrive Global to present an evening of networking and panel discussions at Rise NYC. Guests had an opportunity to network with women tech leaders and the other executives from our four featured companies as well as their fellow women in tech.

An energetic, insightful panel, moderated by PowerToFly CoFounder & CEO Milena Berry, featured four passionate women leaders, including:

  • Doa Jafri, Director of Engineering at Thrive Global
  • Bahar Shah, Software Engineer at Bluecore
  • Bavitha Sokhi, Lead Software Engineer at Stash Invest
  • Theresa "Tvu" Vu, Senior Vice President of Engineering, AppNexus
Our four featured companies are hiring! Visit AppNexus, Bluecore, Stash Invest an Thrive Global on PowerToFly and click "follow" to learn more about their open opportunities.


Big thanks to Rise NYC for hosting us!

AMC Networks

An Invite-Only Evening with Women Tech Leaders of AMC Networks

This is an invite-only event. Please review the highlighted roles below to see if this event would be a good fit for you and then email hi@powertofly.com to request an invitation.

On May 17th in NYC, PowerToFly will present an invite-only evening with AMC Networks' women leaders, executives and hiring managers. The event will include a candid panel discussion with AMC's women tech leaders, an audience Q&A; and a chance to network with other top women in tech as well as AMC executives.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking Over Light Food & Drinks
  • 6:20pm - Event Kickoff from PowerToFly
  • 6:25pm - Keynote Address
  • 6:40pm - Product Demos by AMC Engineers
  • 7:05pm - Fireside Chat 7:20pm - Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A;
  • 8:00pm - Networking Over Light Food & Drinks

AMC Networks has delivered quality programming for more than 30 years. They own and operate several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television including AMC, IFC, Sundance, WE tv, BBC America as well as IFC Films.

Also, AMC Networks is hiring! Their benefits include comprehensive health & well-being offerings, and a matching 401(k) plan. For more information about AMC Networks and their open opportunities visit their page at PowerToFly.

This event will be a great fit for a wide array of roles including Director of Engineering, VP Product Design and Growth, VP Subscriber Growth, Director of Consumer, Social Content Producer, Manager of Social Marketing, Social Marketing Designer, Manager CRM.

About our Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

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Unfortunately, PowerToFly and the company it is holding an event on behalf of cannot admit outside recruiters to that particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

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