Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. She is the first investor and founding board member of Salesforce and has served on the company's board from inception to post-IPO. Currently she is on her fourth startup Informed that introduces technology to the auto financing industry to take the pain out of the car dealership experience. Magdalena will share her learnings using anecdotes, both as an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. She will discuss topics such as:
Owning career choices while managing risk
Getting credit for your work
Managing sexual dynamics in the workplace
Venture capitalists or customers, where to focus when growing a company
Recruiting allies in the movement toward a supportive workplace for everyone
Her talk will be pragmatic, incisive, and full of highly actionable advice for anyone who wants to climb to the top, in the New Silicon Valley-and beyond.