Emily Nguyen

Emily Nguyen

Emily currently works as an Associate Product Manager at Wattpad. I’ve worked with her over the past few months and I’m continually impressed by her passion for constant learning and discovery, and her innate drive to solve meaningful problems. She is a strong advocate for diversity in tech, and has been one of the driving forces behind this movement at Wattpad – be it through sharing her research, gathering internal sentiment insights, or pushing for important conversations around diversity. I’m excited to share my chat with her, where I learned more about how she landed in product, her learnings throughout this journey, and her views on diversity and equality.

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Seema Lakhani

Seema Lakhani

Seema currently works as the Head of Core Products at Wattpad. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a number of discussions with her on product, diversity, and our mutual love for Salsa (mainly, who our Salsa instructor likes best), and have always come out of them enlightened or entertained! She continually inspires me, be it through stories of her unconventional journey into product, her inquisitive and analytical approach to problem solving, or her contagious passion and excitement for the things she holds dear. I was excited to connect with her to hear more about her experiences and learnings over the years, and her thoughts on some of the gender and diversity problems we face today.

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I-Yana Tucker

I-Yana Tucker

I-Yana currently works as a Talent Specialist at Wattpad. I first met her during her internship at Wattpad, and was immediately drawn by the positive energy and excitement she brought to her role. (I was also very happy to see someone like me join the team!) To me, she serves as a great example of what you can accomplish with hard work and a lot of determination. It was inspiring hearing about her unconventional path into the startup world, the impact it has had on her life, and her hopes for the future of women and diversity.

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Wendy Foster

Wendy Foster

Wendy currently works as the Data Science Manager at Wattpad. For me, she has always been a force to be reckoned with, known for her candor, determination, and hard work. She is a strong advocate of feminism and diversity, and has in many ways pushed me to explore beyond my scope of expertise for which I am eternally grateful! I was excited to hear more about her unconventional journey into the world of Data Science, the various challenges she continues to overcome, and her thoughts on the ongoing fight for equality.
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Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda doubles as part of the Community Support Team and the International team at Wattpad. I met her about a year ago, on the first day I started working at Wattpad. I have had the pleasure of sharing a work space (and many, many morning coffees) with her where we have discussed  a variety of things, including life, career, relationships, and our mutual love for fashion. She was the second person I told about this blog idea and so featuring her as my first interviewee was a no-brainer. What I find inspiring about her is her resilience and thirst for learning. I was honored to chat with her about her move to Canada, exploring various career options, and her thoughts on tradition as a barrier to advancement for women.
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