Encouraging women and girls to study STEM and pursue careers in tech is a topic that is near and dear to me. I feel incredibly lucky to have been part of the Women4Tech Summit on Women Encouraging Technology at the Mobile World Congress, Americas conference this week, and I thought I’d share my talking points here.
As told to the First Round Review by Frederique Dame, most recently a product leader at Uber, and before that at SmugMug, Photobucket and Yahoo!. Here, she talks about how cultivating happiness put her on her top-flight career trajectory.
When I was a teenager, I saw the movie Working Girl with Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver, and it had a profound effect on me. I wanted what they had. I wanted to be a savvy corporate sleuth and make big decisions for big companies — Harrison Ford and the skirt suits were just a bonus. …