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Come Connect with Yelp’s Women Tech Leaders and Allies on 2/11

If you are a San Francisco area based tech professional and you would like to attend this event, please email events@powertofly.com with your name and LinkedIn URL to be considered for an invite.

Yelp and PowerToFly are all about connecting people with the larger community. That's why PowerToFly is excited to announce an opportunity to connect YOU with Yelp's women tech leaders and allies at a dynamic evening of tech talks and networking on February 11th.

This unique gathering will be a great opportunity to meet and learn from the women leaders and allies at Yelp that are responsible for building and maintaining a global platform that's home to approximately 171 million cumulative reviews.

This invite-only event will take place on Tuesday, February 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm at Yelp HQ, located at 140 New Montgomery Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco. Closer to the event, PowerToFly will be supplying a Lyft code to help you get home.


Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 6:00pm - Check-in and networking over light bites and refreshments
  • 6:30pm - Event kickoff by PowerToFly
  • 6:35pm - Keynote Address by Yelp
  • 6:45pm - Panel Discussion featuring leaders at Yelp
  • 7:15pm - Audience Q&A
  • 7:40pm - Networking continues over light bites and refreshments

Our panel will be diving deeper into their current projects, their career journeys, and discussing such hot topics as work-life integration and thriving (not just surviving) as a woman in tech. Best of all, we'll be devoting a large portion of the night to answering your questions and the Yelp team is looking forward to hearing from you.

While you don't need to be looking for new opportunities in order to attend the event, Yelp is hiring. Their five-star perks include a 401k program with company matching, an employee stock purchase plan, gym subsidies and truly impressive healthcare benefits.

About Yelp's Belief in Diversity and Inclusiveness: Yelp believes that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and that's just a few. We're committed to increasing diversity and transparency both here at Yelp and in Silicon Valley. At Yelp, inclusiveness is just as important as diversity. We cultivate a sense of belonging through company supported employee resource and affinity groups: Awesome Women in Engineering, Colorcoded, DiverseBurst, Health & Wellness, OUTburst, VetConnect, Women at Yelp, Yelp Parents, YelpCares and many more!

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they'd like to network with. Over the past two years, we've produced over one hundred events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires. Visit http://powertofly.com to learn more.

About PowerToFly's 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.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Yelp cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

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