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For nearly two years, many felt a loss of human connection due to the COVID lockdowns. The next guest on our Leadership Lessons episode is the leader of a company whose mission is to help people connect with each other. Host Jason Nazar will speak with Deb Liu, president and CEO of Ancestry, the largest private online genealogy platform that allows users to create virtual family trees to trace their lineage and others who may be related to them. Liu joined Ancestry in March 2021 with nearly 20 years of experience at some of the largest technology companies.
As a Silicon Valley woman who rose to the top of the corporate ladder, formerly a vice president at Facebook and a senior leader at eBay and PayPal, Liu knows firsthand the challenges and obstacles in the workplace and the ways to overcome them. In addition to sharing concepts from her new book, Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work, other topics of discussion will include:
How to find your voice and chart your own course
Build a learning mindset
What really tests the strength of a leader
How to frame a problem in three points
Combat introversion as a leader
The traffic light frame: what it is and how to use it
About the speaker:
Deb Liu is the president and CEO of Ancestry, with nearly 20 years in the technology industry. Previously, Liu was a senior executive at Facebook, where she built and led Facebook’s Marketplace product group, led the development of its first mobile ad product for apps and its mobile ad network, and built the business games and the company’s payments platform, including Facebook Pay. Prior to Facebook, he spent several years at eBay and PayPal, where he led the integration of the two products. Liu is actively involved in promoting diversity and women in technology and co-founded the non-profit organization Women in Product. She serves on the board of Intuit and Ancestry, and is a seed investor and advisor to several startups. Actively involved in promoting diversity in technology, Deb founded Women In Product, a non-profit organization with over 30,000 members, with the goal of connecting and supporting women in the field of product management. products She is a member of the Committee of 100, a group of outstanding Chinese Americans, and was named an A100 by Gold House, an honor that recognizes impactful Asian Americans. She was also named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Engineering and one of PaymentsSource’s Most Influential Women in Payments.
Jason Nazar is Co-Founder/CEO of Comparably, a leading workplace culture employee review site. A serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor, he was previously co-founder/CEO of Docstoc (acquired by Intuit). Jason was named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs and was named the City of Los Angeles’ inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence in 2016. The Los Angeles native received his BA from UC Santa Barbara and his PhD and MBA from Pepperdine University.