Allison Esposito is the founder of Tech Ladies, a community that connects women with the best jobs and opportunities in tech; as well as companies with the best women techmakers.
Allison is a New Yorker through and through — loving the fast pace of the city and all it has to offer. Graduating with a Masters in Journalism in 2008, Allison had to find other ways to build a career. She put her writing skills to work as a consultant and copywriter/marketer with startups like Foursquare.
Allison later joined Oyster as one of the first hires, and quickly dove into all types of roles to help the company grow and set the bar for what mobile reading could be. Oyster was then later acquired by Google.
Allison found herself hosting a small meetup at coffee shops with other women who worked in tech. The group grew week-after-week until Allison decided to make Tech Ladies her full-time focus.
Allison joins us to share her story, how she got into tech and startups, what it was like working at Foursquare and Oyster, what motivated her to launch Tech Ladies, how they’ve grown to over 7,000 members worldwide in just a few short months, and much more!
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