Chegg Attends the PBWC Conference

A group of 10 women from Chegg recently attended the Professional Business Women of California Conference in San Francisco. It was a wonderful day of powerful keynote addresses, seminars and professional networking.

Over 4000 women from throughout California enjoyed talks by Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, Governor Jennifer Granholm, actress and author Rita Moreno and Lareina Yee co-leader of McKinsey & Company’s research effort on Women in the US Economy. In addition to the keynotes, the conference featured sessions by over 30 presenters and thought-leaders on important issues related to professional businesswomen.

Members of the Chegg group attended sessions like Mastering the Art of Global Leadership, Disruptive Innovation for A Better World, and Body Language Tips for Women Who Lead.


Here’s what some of the Chegg employees said about the event:

“What I liked most about the conference was the positive energy of 4,000 other women professionals, who probably shared the same trials, tribulations and feelings that we all have about ourselves personally and professionally, especially when it comes to our careers. As a woman, a mother and working professional, it was empowering to learn that I work for a company who is very supportive of me and my career. I am very fortunate to be working for Chegg!” — Shannyn, Lead Designer

“I learned a lot in one day! Now I understand how important it is to speak up and not to be afraid to share what you think at work. And to make sure that the work will be done in the best possible way.” — Lana, Sr. QA Engineer

“I would recommend the conference to both men and women. I think it’s great to educate woman on these topics, but I feel that men are the ones who should attend if we want to see real change in the years to come. I would love to see some of these ideas and talks implemented at Chegg on a regular basis for ALL employees.” — Danielle, Product Analyst

“Gender aside, if you spent last Thursday at the PBWC conference listening to Sheryl Sandberg, Rita Moreno, Governor Jennifer Granholm and Jackie Speier among other influential females, you made the right choice, and you’re lucky.  The word ’empowering’ doesn’t even begin to describe the experience.  I hope this style of conference can touch many more nationwide than this year’s impressive 4,000 attendees in years to come.” — Angela, Communications Manager

“I went to an all-woman’s undergrad, but the PBWC was the largest gathering of women I’ve ever participated in.  It was a truly unusual and inspiring day that encouraged networking within Chegg and outside of Chegg!  The speakers were excellent, and many breakout sessions enabled us to network with other women.  I’d definitely recommend it to others and encourage them to attend this event.” — Lisa, Director, Product Analysis

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