As a recent graduate navigating my first “big girl” job on Yahoo’s PR team, the Women Working Wonders event hosted by Yahoo Women in Tech was nothing short of inspiring. While my department is female dominated (seriously – we only have two men on the entire US team!), I recognize that girl power is not as abundant in most facets of the tech industry. Learning how influential Yahoo women transcended obstacles motivated me to carve my own career path.
The evening started with a team-building icebreaker, where we were instructed to break into groups and craft a structure using nothing but raw spaghetti, tape, string and a marshmallow. Though silly, the task was a challenge. Combined with the open wine bar, attendees loosened up while chatting with peers from companies like Google and Zynga.
Next came an introductory speech by Yahoo Chief Development Officer Jackie Reses, which seamlessly transitioned into the Women Working Wonders panel. Moderated by Eileen Fernandes, principalRead More »from Women Working Wonders: how four panelists inspired one new Yahoo (By Mara Berg)