First, mentoring matches are out- and I hope you're enjoying your pairings as much as I enjoyed matching you! With that being said, if you havent reached out to me on Networks to be connected with the mentor of your dreams, there's still time! We're celebrating Mentor Month until the end of February, so don't wait, send me a message on Networks today!
This week, we'd like you to meet our Chief Talent Officer, Rachel Valdez. Rachel is the fearless leader of our company's "Dream Team" and is by far one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. She is an entrepreneur, educator and community builder. In 2009, her company was named the most favorite startup in the Seattle Times People's Pick Awards and she holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Communications from the University of Washington. In 2017, Rachel was named a LWT Tech Fellow in Washington D.C. and is working on a mentoring app for the Tegan & Sara Foundation.
In her past lives, she has been in senior roles for Microsoft and T-Mobile and has also worked for startups in the Seattle area. She plays the piano and guitar and has recently formed a band! Rachel believes in mentorship and has been both a mentor and mentee throughout her career.