Office Hours: I run a leadership program for women and was previously at PayPal & Intercom. I’m the CEO & Founder of Ascend. I’m Shivani Berry.Featured
Hi everyone! I am Shivani Berry, CEO and Founder of Ascend, which offers online leadership programs to help women advance into leadership. Our participants from companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Box gain confidence, consistently get buy-in from stakeholders, and grow in their careers. www.weascend.coPrior to founding Ascend, I was a product leader with experience in go-to-market and finance at PayPal, Intercom, GetYourGuide, and Credit Suisse. I have a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and MBA from Harvard Business School. I learned critical leadership skills by making a lot of mistakes. As I developed these skills, I felt more confident, accelerated my career growth, and made an impact, not just on my teams, but also on executives and boards of directors.I wanted to create the leadership program that I wish I had access to when I was transitioning to leadership. I quit my job in tech to found Ascend so I can help elevate more women into leadership.I’m from San Francisco but recently lived in Berlin so the European weekend getaways were amazing.Ask me about leadership, working with dominant personalities, imposter syndrome, how introverts can get their ideas heard at work, getting buy-in, creating systems for accountability, the founder journey, and anything else!