By Jessica Smith | April 8, 2019Print | PDF
On International Women’s Day, I had the pleasure of visiting Twitter Canada to connect with an impressive group of Lazaridis School Alumni working at the social media giant. Although they were not on campus at the same times, the experiences and connections they felt to the Lazaridis School and Laurier community were apparent throughout the conversation.
Joining us to chat was:
Michelle Slater, BBA ’97, Head of Business Marketing
Alyson Gausby, BBA ’05, Head of Research
Rachel Blake, BBA ’10, Regional Lead, Canada & LATAM Revenue Strategy and Operations
Olivia Everett, BBA ‘14, Revenue Strategy and Operations Manager
Walking into the office, it’s clear to see that sense of community pride is something that’s also important at Twitter. Pride in the space, in the work, and in their culture – which is a big piece of the Twitter environment. “We get to work with some of the brightest, most capable people in this market. Everybody is interesting, kind, and willing to help each other out.” Alyson told us. Michelle agreed, “It’s not just people who are smart, hard-working and driven, but they are very kind and the people here really care about each other. It makes all the things we do day in and day out that much better.”
We talked about their path from Lazaridis School alumni to their current positions, why Laurier was the right place for their post-secondary education, and their advice for new grads or those looking to work in tech.
Thank you to Twitter Canada for having us and to our interviewees for your kindness, openness and sharing – it was a fantastic morning!
Title credit to Rachel Blake for making the witty connection.