On June 27th, 2018, SquareTrade hosted close to 300 people for our first ever Lean In, Geek Out: Women in Leadership Dinner & Discussion in partnership with Girl Geek.
San Francisco came out in droves as this sold out event had the biggest turn-out of all Girl Geek dinners in 2018! Our very own, Wini Hebalkar, VP of Supply Chain and Operations, moderated a meaningful conversation between six incredibly successful women (including SquareTrade’s VP of Product Management, Margaret Reeves.)
Also leading the way and offering loads of motivation and advice on our super-talented panel were:
@GrandRoundsInc VP Product Management, Nupur Srivastava
@Udemy SVP Engineering, Claire Hough
@SFGiants EVP, Staci Slaughter
@Harbor, Product Compliance Manager, Bonnie Shu
@Nomiku CEO, Lisa Q. Fetterman
The evening was full of real-life lessons, insightful tips and of course, many laughs.
Here are just a few quotes from the night:
“You’ve got a job to do. Put your best effort forward and crush those insecurities!” said Bonnie Shu, Product Compliance Manager from Harbor
Staci Slaughter from the SF Giants says she had to step back and trust folks to do the jobs themselves.
Imposter syndrome? “Who cares if they don’t like you!” says Lisa Q. Fetterman
Demand what you deserve – Grand Rounds VP of Product, Nupur Srivastava
You can be head of engineering any where you want – Claire Hough, SVP Engineering at Udemy
But that’s not all, people weighed in on Twitter too:
I want a wake up call from @LisaQFetterman like, every morning for motivation. #girlgeekxsquaretrade — @runongirlrunon
Solid advice to the standing-room-only crowd at the @GirlGeekX Women in Leadership panel. – @itgirljs
Inspiration, empowerment & most importantly geeking out at #GirlGeekXSquareTrade. Thanks for the laughs @LisaQFetterman — @CourtneyWu
To follow all the awesome tips and shoutouts, follow the conversation using #GirlGeekXSquareTrade.