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A former executive at Google and Facebook, Marissa brings an entirely new and fresh perspective on diversity and female leadership.

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Marissa speaks on the topics of female leadership, diversity, the gender gap, innovation, and creativity.

“Everyone at Twitter is still talking about your women’s leadership presentation. It was one of the most engaging we’ve ever had.”

Balaji Sankaran
SVP Global Sales Operations & Marketing, Twitter

“You crushed it and your energy was contagious. A great ending to our conference!”

Geraldine Conquest
Business Lead, Women@Google New York

“With humor and grace, she challenged us to look at things from a wholly new and useful perspective; one which we’d not heard before, and one we’ve been talking about ever since.”

David Mishkin
MD, FACEP, Chief Innovation Officer, Sheridan Health


HarperCollins released Marissa’s first book, Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace, in June 2019.

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“This book will make you think differently about what it will take for women to succeed in American business by exploding myth after myth with cogent arguments and simple common sense.”

~ Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe

“For the first time in a long time, I finally read a book that states clear facts around the gender issues, with sound research backing the assumptions.  This book should be read by leaders of all types, as it provides a fresh perspective on valuing oneself without shame or blame, while preparing the reader for the corporate ladder.”

~ Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice President California Bank & Trust and author of #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life