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Chantal Leonard: “There was no undercurrent to conform to gender norms”

This is the final installment of a three-part series featuring women technical leaders at Evernote. In our first article, we featured engineering director, Kathryn Koehler, and in our second, product design manager Kara Hodecker. Chantal Leonard (far left in the photo above) is a little surprised by her rapid rise in the high-tech world. Many have read stories of young people coming to Silicon Valley and becoming company leaders at

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Kara Hodecker, Product Design Manager: “We have to stand up for each other”

This is the second of a three-part series featuring women technical leaders at Evernote. In our first article, we featured engineering director, Kathryn Koehler. Kara Hodecker is stoked. With a recent promotion, she’s become one of three women in leadership roles on the technical side of the house at Evernote. “I oversee the design across desktop, mobile, and web, and I understand what we’re shipping on the different platforms. We’re

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“Nothing Surprises Me Anymore”— Evernote’s Director of Engineering on Gender Equality and Mentoring

The struggles of women in technical fields, particularly in Silicon Valley, has made headlines this month. It has never been a secret that women who go into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers face an uphill battle for equality and respect. Some find it difficult to be taken seriously enough to be considered for the job in the first place. Silicon Valley, in particular, has been called out as

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