Thursday, March 2, 2017

Why this Silicon Valley exec thinks more women should have side gigs like she does - CNBC

by Harriet Taylor
Originally published: March 1, 2017
Publisher: CNBC.com 

Having a side job is not stealing from your employer, but can actually make you a better employee, said April Underwood, vice president of product at workplace collaboration company Slack.

One of the unique things about Silicon Valley is that there is a real culture around having a career that — at any given point — looks more like a portfolio, said Underwood.

"The men who have been leaders in our industry have been doing this for quite some time, so I think there's certainly something to it," she said.