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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