There may be no better use case for Twitter than the crowd-sourced list.
Yesterday morning, a speaker for an upcoming USV Women’s Leadership breakfast event had to cancel at the last minute. With less than 3 days’ notice, I took to Twitter to seek last-minute guests to join the ~30 women who had already RSVP’ed to attend.
SF friends: Our speaker just dropped out for a Women’s Leadership Breakfast Event on Tues, which we are hosting at @goshippo from 9-11am.
Know any senior women who might be able to join us (and 30 @usv network employees) for a couple of hours to speak about career paths? DM me!
— Bethany Crystal (@bethanymarz) April 6, 2019
The results were astounding. In the end, I had a dozen Retweets or comments and even more DMs nominating the names of incredible women leaders all over the Bay Area and beyond.
We only needed a few speakers for our session on Tuesday, but I thought this list was so compelling that it needed to be shared even more broadly.
On my flight to the West Coast today, I aggregated everyone’s responses and nominations — 30 in total — and I thought I’d share them all below.
Whether you’re looking for a speaker for your own event or a few new faces for your Twittter feed, I hope you’re all as inspired as I was in reading through what these women have accomplished.
And to the three women who agreed to join us on Tuesday morning for our event — I can’t wait to meet you in person. Thanks, Twitterverse.
Women in Leadership Across the Bay Area and Beyond:
Lucy (Keoni) Baird
Customer Success Operations & Programs, Censia
Co-founder, Female Founder School
Chief People Office at Philz Coffee
Amanda Weeks Geveden
SVP, Managing Director at US Bank
Michelle E. Messina
CEO and Founder, Explora International LLC
Author: Product Marketing Debunked
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