One way that our Women @ Twilio Employee Resource Group (inclusive of non-binary folks) chose to celebrate Women’s History Month was by highlighting the impact of some incredible Twilions who make our shared experience better with the work that they do.
Even as the current global crisis ramped up in recent weeks, dozens of nominations rolled in sharing stories of peers and leaders who we are extremely proud of and excited to celebrate.
Each work day this month we've featured the stories of one of these special individuals globally across various company-wide channels. Today, as Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re excited to share some of these stories with you.
"Jessica is an amazing leader who manages Flex Engineering. She is a 'no shenanigans' human who drives the Flex team to deliver their best work, showing how she is 'an owner.'"
"Hannah is the heart and soul of our London office. She's fun, she's creative, and she's able to keep things on track. Her support for our diversity and inclusion events, her willingness to help in a pinch, and her no-shenanigans approach make her an example of Twilio Magic for all of us. We'd be lost without her hard work and attention to detail!"
"Satang continuously takes on tasks and isn't afraid to push back or contribute. Everyone I have worked with that has worked with Satang says she is incredibly efficient and helpful."
"Renee has made such an impact on the EMEA sales and London office culture in her time at Twilio. She has not been around long, but she has jumped right in and supported many initiatives supporting women in the workplace. She is extremely efficient and is a great addition to the EMEA team!"
"Clair is a woman that doesn't seem to like to stand out, yet she continuously does it —without trying— and for all the right reasons. She has managed to scale a team that sets the bar in risk-taking and in delivering world-class projects at Twilio; she is a fair and kind leader. "
"Stephanie strives to continue to become the voice of others who were not being heard. She wields her influence to make the community of Twilio welcoming and the processes of our organization more effective for everyone. She creates, inspires, and brings the Twilio Magic to everything she works on."
"Megan single handedly started and cultivated the Twilio Champions program - honoring and highlighting outstanding developers in the Twilio Community. She is a tireless supporter of both new and experienced developers and the Twilio community wouldn't exist without her almost 5 years of work on this mission. Her role at Twilio has evolved a lot in her time here and she has made such a profound impact on the developer network, the company, and the developer community."
"Bronwyn wears so many hats, from field marketing, owning relationships with her stakeholders, being creative and thinking outside of the box, and volunteering event planning skills to support community events. If Bronwyn is running an event or leading an initiative, you know it will be well planned, inclusive, and successful!"
"Andréa is an amazing collaborator, co-worker, and diversity and inclusion advocate. She truly practices what she preaches and is not afraid to stand up and speak up for herself and others. Her great care and no-shenanigans communication style have resulted in many successful Twilio events. We are so lucky to have her."
"MK has been with Twilio for over five years, one of the senior leaders in Technology Platform. Her influence spreads past the Platform Engineering org and spans throughout all of R&D. She's fierce, direct and highly respected. Outside of her role, MK has served as a role and mentor for many using her experiences both in and out of Twilio to help advise others on their career."
"Lulu has made a massive difference since joining Twilio. She's always open to help anyone who needs support. A complete professional Lulu repeatedly goes above and beyond for her peers. She's been a key driver behind Twilio London's women's group which gathers more than 30 women each month. That group went on to launch a gathering called BuildHer, to empower women in the workplace."
Virginia Van Keuren
"Virginia joined our brand team from SendGrid, and she's been working behind the scenes on so many high-impact projects. She's helped make our processes better and has helped everyone our team understand their work styles, providing us with more perspective on how we can work together more effectively. Her work has made us a better team."
"Amber exudes Twilio Magic on a daily basis. Amber started at Twilio as a contract worker and has gone above and beyond to build out the culture as Workplace lead for the Atlanta office. Seeing her in action, she never disappoints and quite frankly the Atlanta office as a whole would not be the same without her. She continues to build out an inclusive and empowering work environment for all."
"Jennifer Kessler is one of the Sr Product Directors who has been super supportive and an inspiration for the women at the Redwood City office. She is a confidence booster and has constructive feedback to people grow and make an impact in our company. She is genuinely interested in supporting other Women in Tech."
"Karyn has been a mentor, colleague, boss and friend to many. She is a leader who pushes everyone to be better in the best possible way. She pushes people to always bring there A-game. And she reminds us to cut ourselves some slack when everything isn't perfect. She always makes time for people, no matter what is going on with her schedule."
"Laura is a huge positive force on the Growth team. She is always set on working towards solutions which are of high impact to the company and the individuals she works with. She handles the demands of multiple stakeholders (including her adorable 1 year old daughter) with ease. She always navigates tough situations with a positive mindset, while making everyone on the team feel included. She genuinely pushes her own boundaries and constantly empowers other women around her."
"Lauri is an amazing role model for women in Twilio. When she first arrived at Twilio 21 months ago one of the first areas she focused on was starting / building woman's recognition / acknowledgment inside Twilio. She connects woman across Twilio to build and increase the strength of women. She is a fabulous coach. She is able to peel back any issue/problem, get to the core and tackle it. She is a thought leader. She is NOT afraid to express her voice to make a difference. She has many young professional woman in Twilio seeking her thoughts / guidance. She promotes women to each other and across the company."