AMA: Vanessa Gennarelli, Surviving change at work
Wednesday December 20, 2023 at 12PM ET, 9AM PT, 5PM GMT
The reality of working at a high-growth organization can be tough to endure. From product pivots to constantly shifting expectations to personnel turnover, it’s enough to cause whiplash. If this is your first (or second, or even third!) rodeo in a tech job, and you’re wondering how to stay upright amid the tumult, this AMA with Vanessa Gennarelli will give you the guidance you need.
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About Vanessa Gennarelli
Vanessa Gennarelli is the author of Surviving Change at Work from A Book Apart. She's also the principal of Fortuna, a change management firm, and the chief operating officer for Workbrew. She has led cross-functional teams at rapidly growing organizations, including GitHub Education through its acquisition by Microsoft. While at one of the largest tech companies on the planet, she learned how to navigate cultural differences, integrate new processes, and help direct reports thrive through change.
With a background in instructional design, Vanessa has a master’s degree in technology, innovation, and education (Harvard). She is a former research intern at MIT Media Lab and a graduate of the LEAD Program (Stanford Business School). At home in Philadelphia, she invests in small businesses through the Circle of Aunts and Uncles, a group dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus.