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Elephant in the Valley and Beyond

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Challenges Faced by Women in the Workplace

Co-author Michele Madansky, will share the results of their interviews with 200+ executive level women in Silicon Valley. The inspiration for this survey came out of the incredible conversation from the Ellen Pao & KPCB trial. For further background:

Dr. Madansky shared her research from the most cited publication on gender bias in Silicon Valley, The Elephant In the Valley on Nov 8, 2016 (a more memorable night for other reasons).   She is looking forward to sharing new insights from her research including:
– Trending data from Elephant In the Valley
– Original research on Breadwinner Moms
– Impact of COVID on working moms



Michele Madansky, Ph.D.
Michele Madansky Consulting

Michele runs a media and market research consultancy specializing in digital media and advertising. Her clients have included Spotify, Disney+ BuzzFeed, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Postmates, Chegg and BabyCenter. She is also the co-author of Elephant In the Valley, and was on the board of Wogrammer, a non-profit focused on inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in STEM (now part of Anita Borg Institute).

In the early 1990s, Michele was the first interactive specialist at BBDO (pre-Netscape). She also authored the first Ph.D. dissertation focused on online advertising. From 2003 to 2007, Michele was Vice President of Global Market Research for Yahoo! Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was managing partner at Grey Insight Partners, an analytics consultancy.

Michele holds a Sc.B. from Brown University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She is on the Advertising Research Foundation’s Women in Analytics Advisory Board and on the program board for i-com (Global Forum for Marketing Data and Measurement). She has also been a lecturer at Haas Graduate School of Business.


Event Details:

Thursday, November 11th
4:00 PM Greeting/Presentation
5:15 PM Post Networking

Registration closes at noon day of the event.


CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBA

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Registration is closed, please contact Micky at [email protected] for questions.