I wasn’t always a tech CEO, but it turns out I was always a nerd… back in highschool, I wasn’t the kind of dork that was in the computer science club; I had my first government appointment. I served with a bunch of grown-ups behind a dias informing other grown-ups about health policies that affected teens like me (we now call that "customer discovery"). I was too young to drive and there was no Uber then, so they sent a cab to highschool for me. Sounds cool, right? I thought so!
From there, I followed my passions for public interest: I clerked at the Texas Senate, studied gender policies in The Netherlands, got a government and women’s studies degree, and then I worked on big campaigns locally, statewide and even on a presidential campaign. I’ve focused mainly on women’s issues and have worked on campaigns that have elected more than 30 women in my home state of Texas. Because of my work, I've become a recognized leader on women and family issues, including another appointment to a government commission (this time 'round I was old enough to drive!).
Oh, and along the way, I had two kids… Like many working parents, I found out that the only way it was possible for me to win -- at work and at home -- was because of amazing childcare partners. But, finding them was not easy… and it turns out I was not alone (not by a long shot!). My personal and professional experiences gave me the insight to take on building new infrastructure to support our modern workforce, starting with childcare -- something 11 million kids access every week in America.
No one does anything big alone. So, I hope you'll join me! If you like challenges, I promise you that you will not be bored!