This month, we’re bringing a few coding leaders together to talk about how they got to where they are and all the lessons they’ve learned along their journey. RSVP to tune in and geek out with us and theligthouse!
Founder & CEO, thelighthouse
Courtney Brand is the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, and Beijing, selling and delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, and Danone. After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC’s Shanghai office to help launch the firm’s new digital and innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team. As the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, and support to thrive in their ever-changing careers and the fast changing world of work. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French and graduated from Georgetown University.
CEO and Co-Founder, CodeLn
Elohor Thomas is a Tech Entrepreneur with a mission of growing global businesses. She has a Masters in Systems Engineering (Artificial Intelligence Major), she has taken roles across software engineering, tech recruitment, education and sales.
She is now focused on helping companies hire their ideal programmers and, helping programmers find their dream jobs. As the CEO of CodeLn, she works as the vision driver, sales engineer and the business advocate.
She is a TEDx speaker, she enjoys public speaking and traveling…
Countries visited: Home, Ghana, Germany, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, USA
Software Engineering Manager, Twitter
Mallika Rao loves solving difficult problems in tech. At Twitter, as an engineering leader, she takes both the Engineering and Product aspects very seriously. Working for big companies and startups, she discovered she is someone who is deeply curious and will put in whatever work it takes to satiate that curiosity. She applies the first principles and life theories she loves formulating to her leadership. When she’s not working, she’s still working—on herself, in her backyard, or climbing a mountain.
With a relentless pursuit of growth, she approaches every job like the first job. She believes that her team and people are the company’s first customers and walks this talk every day. Her mantra, inspired by stoicism, is that happiness is in usefulness.stoicism, is that ‘happiness is in usefulness’.