Yelp + PowerToFly Connected with the San Francisco Tech Community on 2/11
On February 11th, PowerToFly partnered with Yelp to present an evening of conversations and connecting, highlighting Yelp's women tech leaders.
Hosted by PowerToFly's Cristina Duke, the evening kicked off with a keynote address by Swetha Prasad before transitioning into an intimate fireside chat featuring several Yelp's impressive technologists, including:
- Alexandra Phillips, Engineering Manager
- Manasi Goel, Engineering Manager
- Susanne Lehmann, Database Engineer
- Suraksha Pai, Engineering Manager
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!
Taking in the evening's programming.
A packed house in San Francisco!
A look at our amazing fireside chat.
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Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
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We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.