Groupon is excited to be a sponsor for the Grace Hopper Celebration. Leading up the conference, we’ll introduce you to some of our employees who are attending. Make sure you say hello when you see us!
What does GHC mean to you?
I make it a point to go to Grace Hopper each year. This year I am serving on the organizing committee in Groupon for GHC with other amazing women. GHC is like an energy shot for me! Going there and meeting thousands of women in engineering makes me feel inspired, energized, thrilled and humbled.
Why is it important to you for (more) women to make careers in tech?
I feel very passionately about women in our industry and bring that passion to work and outside. Diversity brings a beautiful balance to our world and having a workplace that encourages and respects that balance is amazing.
I have been actively involved in a lot of women in engineering events. For example, I have been a panelist twice in Girls Who Code events speaking to young girls about engineering. Despite efforts of people all around the industry, the disparity between men and women in our industry is still pretty large. Hence, working at the grassroots level to encourage young girls to take up engineering means a lot to me so that in our future we see this disparity get smaller and smaller.
Where will be seeing you around GHC?
I can be found at the keynotes and Groupon booth at the career fair.