Congratulations, you’re a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don’t really know what you're doing.
That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of twenty-five in the early days of Facebook. She stared at a long list of challenges—from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching—and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? How could she be a good steward of her reports’ careers? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations?
Now, having managed teams spanning tens of people to hundreds, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: Great managers are made, not born. Her new book (due out March 19) The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed with everyday examples and transformative insights. Whether you’re new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the manager you’ve always wanted.
Join us for 'The Making of a Manager' workshop led by Julie and an intimate Q&A hosted by Ladies Get Paid founder Claire Wasserman, followed by a book signing!
Julie Zhuo is one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives. She leads the teams behind some of the world's most popular mobile and web services used by billions of people every day. She writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog The Year of the Looking Glass and in publications like the New York Times and Fast Company. She graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and lives with her husband and two children in California.