I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.
You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.
It is wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people. It challenges you to think and work on a different level. If you play with better players, you learn a lot: perspectives, intellectual arguments, new ways of thinking about things.
If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.
If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
I realized in all the cases where I was happy with the decision I made, there were two common threads: Surround myself with the smartest people who challenge you to think about things in new ways, and do something you are not ready to do so you can learn the most.
If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force.
Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.
Success is never getting to the bottom of your to-do list.
Really in technology, it's about the people, getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate.
Pick something and make it great.
You can be good at technology and like fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.
Employees, especially young people, want more than a paycheck.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow.
Your rhythm is what matters to you so much that when you miss it you're resentful of your work...So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it..
Right now is a great time to be a woman in tech, but there's not enough women in tech,
I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do - and the business side.
I think the most interesting thing is what happens next.
If I had been more self-conscious about being a woman, it would have stifled me.
The internet creates more of an appetite for media - it doesn't replace physical books, radio or TV.
I think it's very comforting for people to put me in a box. 'Oh, she's a fluffy girlie girl who likes clothes and cupcakes. Oh, but wait, she is spending her weekends doing hardware electronics.'
I definitely think what drives technology companies is the people; because in a technology company it's always about what are you going to do next.
You can wear ruffles; you can be a jock, and you can still be a great computer scientist, or a great technologist, or a great product designer.
Do something youre not ready to do. In the worst case, youll learn your limitations.
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