This week's party @ the mother ship couldn't have gone any better.
Girl Geeks, including proud member & FB COO Cheryl Sandberg (check out her awesome video), celebrated progress and strategized on ways to keep moving forward...especially encouraging our little sisters in STEM fields. Check out her awesome video--she couldn't make the dinner b/c she was giving the commencement address @ Harvard Business School. We'll let it slide this time...(-:
Loved the other FB leaders who kept it real...smack in the middle of one of the most stressful weeks of their lives. Not only did they show up, when they had every right to bail, they were honest and genuine.
Yes, there were the usual work-life balance how-to questions ("You can't, so make sure you're doing something you love!") Super refreshing to hear candid opinions on crying @ work ("I did today--with someone who's worked w/me for 8 years") and technology intimidation ("Stop putting engineers on a pedestal. You can learn this, too...besides, every 3 years or so, their knowledge is obsolete.")
My favorite, though, was about what women should stop doing in the workplace--adding qualifiers like, "You've probably already thought of this" and "It's a stupid idea, but..." This was the perfect addendum to Fast Company's great piece last week on 3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Doing.
Kudos & love to the FB team for celebrating the true spirit of Girl Geeks--getting it done & supporting each other, 24/7...intelligently.
Special thanks to:
Cipora Herman, Treasurer & Vice President of Investor Relations
Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering
Robyn Reiss, Head of Internal Communications
Yvette Lui, Director of Global Marketing Solutions
Kerrie Ashley, Client Platform Engineering Team
Aidymar Bigio (Release to Production Manager)