A Q&A with Shannon Toomey
It's hard to imagine life without Dropbox (how would we store and share files?!) but for their employees, it's harder to imagine life without working at Dropbox! From their amazing benefits to their holistic approach to wellness, to their intentional ways to make your life as a Dropbox employee easier, they pride themselves on making sure all people feel supported and connected at work no matter what.
Cue Shannon Toomey. Shannon has been working at Dropbox for over a year and a half as a Technical Sourcer, and she's looking for people with the creative energy needed to skyrocket their technology to the next level. Interested in joining? Click here to see all open opportunities at Dropbox, and don't forget to press 'Follow'!
On September 13th, PowerToFly co-hosted an exclusive evening for software engineers, web engineers, data engineers and other women in tech featuring women tech leaders from some of San Francisco's most exciting companies: collaboration platform Dropbox, online marketplace LendingClub, personal genetics company Helix, and sleep and wellness innovator Thrive Global.
PowerToFly's Cristina Duke greets our attendees.
A packed house!
Yardley Pohl, Rani Powers, Samantha Berg and Aisha Ferrazares with Cristina Duke
Our panel took questions from the audience.
Kari shares a little about herself and what feminist energy means to her
Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner Dropbox. Go to Dropbox's Page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
Our mission at Dropbox is to unleash the world's creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Creative energy is the force inside everyone that drives them to be inventive, imaginative and solve big problems — it's not about being a "creative person" so much as approaching work with possibility and optimism. Our Women's employee resource group took the idea one step further and created an internal campaign, "This is Feminist Energy" and asked Dropboxers what feminist energy means to them. In celebration of Women's History Month, we'll be featuring Dropboxers and sharing their thoughts on feminist energy.
This event is a great fit for mid to senior software engineers, fullstack engineers, and product managers. If you are interested in attending, please email hi@powertofly for an invite.
PowerToFly is excited to introduce you to women tech leaders at some of San Francisco's most exciting companies including Dropbox, Helix, LendingClub and Thrive Global. The evening will also include an opportunity for you to network with your fellow women in tech over cocktails and light food.
The event takes place on Thursday, September 13th from 6pm to 8pm at ConnectionsSF, located at 424 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to unleash the world's creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working.
LendingClub is America's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, facilitating personal loans, business loans, and financing for elective medical procedures and K-12 education and tutoring. Borrowers access lower interest rate loans through a fast and easy online or mobile interface. Investors provide the capital to enable many of the loans in exchange for earning interest.
Helix is a personal genomics company with the mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. Helix's products can help you map your ancestry, inform you how your genetic makeup is affected by sleep and caffeine, suggest your optimal diet and exercise plan and even recommend wine that's tailored to your DNA. With total funding of over $300 million, Helix has offices in San Carlos, San Diego, San Francisco, and Denver.
Thrive Global's mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Founded by CEO Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global relies on science and tech to help individuals prioritize well-being as well as increase their capacity for decision-making, creativity and productivity.
Agenda (Subject to Change)
- 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Drinks and Light Food
- 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with ConnectionsSF
- 6:35pm - Introductory Remarks by PowerToFly
- 6:40pm - Panel Discussion featuring
- Rani Powers, Computational Biologist at Helix
- Yardley Pohl, Chief Product Officer at Thrive
- Aisha Ferrazares, Software Engineer/Tech Lead at Dropbox
- TBD Speaker from LendingClub
- 6:55pm - Audience Q&A
- 7:10pm - Networking over Drinks and Light Food
About the Venue: ConnectionsSF is a modern, full-service flex work space for mobile professionals, start-ups, small businesses and independent consultants. Offerings include permanent and shared desks, private offices, and meeting and event spaces, all including fantastic amenities, free coffee and free snacks.
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