A common theme from parental colleagues during this initial phase of distributed work from home are curious kids popping into video calls wanting to see mom or dad's "work." Remembering when I was young and wanting to see my parents workplace and colleagues, I took charge of that childhood curiosity and invited "the kids of … Continue reading Virtual Kid Happy Hour during COVID-19
Distributed Work: Meeting with Efficiency
Distributed work is a hot topic in this time of uncertainty, with many guides on how to be most productive, ergonomic and professional while working at home, away from a centralized office and colleagues. But what about working efficiently? Efficiency and outcomes should be top of mind, especially in group situations like meetings. Meetings are … Continue reading Distributed Work: Meeting with Efficiency
We Are City – What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Originally published on We Are City. Being a woman in tech in this fourth industrial revolution means opportunity. Opportunity to forge new paths as ways of working, means of communication, and technology itself continues to evolve. Women can work to design and develop new products and technology for other women in the world. Women can … Continue reading We Are City – What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Authority Magazine – 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a VP
Written for Authority Magazine, originally published here. Make sure you are empowered to build the team you choose, rather the team you inherit. When I took over an existing team at my startup, I thought it was a unique challenge since I had built great teams, but never “fixed” a team into greatness. I inherited many … Continue reading Authority Magazine – 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a VP
We are Tech Women – Inspirational Woman Series with Wendy
Written for We Are Tech Women and originally published here. Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I studied Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction at UC San Diego. During these years, I was painfully shy and quiet, but found a purpose in my university chapter of Society … Continue reading We are Tech Women – Inspirational Woman Series with Wendy
Productizing Experience: My First Week at P.S
Coming from a career of Silicon Valley tech start-ups, I had an encouraging first week at Publicis Sapient, who helps global end-ups think like start-ups via digital business transformation. Of course there were some operational surprises for me, such as using Microsoft Outlook and Teams instead of G-Suite and Slack and having to fill in … Continue reading Productizing Experience: My First Week at P.S
From Wizeline Wendy to Just Wendy: Lessons in Co-founding a Global Startup
Nearly six years after co-founding Wizeline with a team led by Bismarck Lepe, Vidal Gonzalez, and Matt Pasienski, it’s time to hand over the reigns! I’m exhilarated by the time spent growing our dedicated teams and clients in Mexico, Europe and APAC over the past years - here’s a snapshot of some of the things … Continue reading From Wizeline Wendy to Just Wendy: Lessons in Co-founding a Global Startup
Women of Wizeline Academy: Educating the Next Generation
We’ve all seen the numbers: only 35% of students enrolled in higher education STEM are women, and just 28% of researchers worldwide are women. Statistics like these, borrowed from UNESCO’s Cracking the Code Report, illuminate the long road ahead to developing gender equality in STEM. While the conversation in media has largely been focused on … Continue reading Women of Wizeline Academy: Educating the Next Generation
Culture. It’s the little things.
It’s the little things that show off a team culture. Yesterday after our weekly Wizeline UX team meeting, one of our UXers sent out the best recap email ever. What are the little things that make your team’s culture? :: Props to Isaac Valdez for this great email recap :: What uuuup 🎶 Team, If you … Continue reading Culture. It’s the little things.
Wizeline: 4 Years and Going Strong
4 years ago, Bismarck Lepe, Vidal Gonzalez, Matt Pasienski and I incorporated Wizeline as a Delaware C corp. Less than 2 months later, we hired our first engineer to build our platform. Our original philosophy was and continues to be our commitment to helping companies develop and deliver the best software applications that their customers love. Here’s … Continue reading Wizeline: 4 Years and Going Strong