Speaker Series: The Making of a Manager, with Julie Zhuo (Evening Event)
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Speaker Series: The Making of a Manager, with Julie Zhuo (Evening Event)

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Cadence Design Systems
2655 Seely Avenue
San Jose, California  95134
United States
Contact: Erin Tselenchuk

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PRICING*: Prestige Members: Complimentary + $25/book

Basic Members: $50 (includes book) | Non-Members: $65 (includes book)

*Autographed copy of the book is included in the price of all tickets. Personalization available at the end of the event.

"Are you a new manager? Are you a little scared? Fear not. Julie Zhuo is here to help. This book will get you on the right track and keep you there." - Daniel H. Pink, Author of When and Drive

The Making of a Manager: Now one of Silicon Valley's top product design executives as Vice President of Product Design at Facebook, Zhuo started her career in tech as an intern at Facebook and became a rookie manager at 25. She felt lost and unprepared to succeed in this new role. Could she be a great manager with almost no prior managerial experience? What did being a manager exactly entail? Has they made a mistake in promoting her? As a first-generation American and minority female leader, Zhuo was excited about the idea of being a leader, but didn't know where or how to being.

During this personal evening event with Julie, she will walk you through The Making of a Manager, which combines practical, action-based advice with the tools and confidence you need to lead a great team.

Acting as a field guide, you'll receive valuable and practical tips:

  • Challenges of being a minority female manager in technology
  • Awkwardness of managing former peers
  • Delivering hard feedback
  • What to ask in an interview
  • Ability (and confidence) to make real-time decisions

PRAISE FOR The Making of a Manager

"I wish I'd had this book when I started managing a team at Instagram. Julie covers the full range of becoming a manager, from your first meetings with you team to accomplishing huge goals together." - Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram

"Julie does a great job simplifying the role of a manager. She pulls you in with all the awkward, funny and tough moments of being a first-time manager, and then takes you on an engaging journey. She sets forth a crystal clear playbook of how to drive impact and get the most out of your teams. If you're a first time manager, you'll learn how to hit the ground running, and experienced managers will level-up their game." - Logan Green, CEO and Co-founder of Lyft

"Every business book I read as a consultant and later as a CEO was written by a man. Julie brings an entirely fresh perspective on leadership as a brilliant hacker, first-generation American, and young mother. This book is everything Silicon Valley appreciates in Julie: humble, inspiring, and whip-smart." - Leila Janah, CEO and Founder of Samasource and LXMI, and author of Give Work

About Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo is one of Silicon Valley's top product design executives, as Vice President of Product Design at Facebook. She leads the teams behind some of the world's most popular mobile and web services used by billions of people every day. She writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog, The year of the Looking Glass, and in publications like the New York Times and Fast Company. She graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and lives with her husband and two children in California's Bay Area. 




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Recommended for: Emerging Executives; Mid-Senior Executives; Graduate Students; Women; Men (open to all)