Janete Perez

Co-Founder, Present Company

As a co-founder of Present, Janete Perez focuses on bringing Present to the masses as well as the overall strategy for the company. She leads a team of rockstar engineers and marketing mavens. Janete is passionate about creating spaces for women to connect, support each other and have impactful, meaningful conversations. Before founding Present, Janete spent her career working at some of the world’s top technology companies. Most recently, she worked as a Product Manager for Messenger’s growth team at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she was a Senior Product Manager at Zynga where she led teams across various verticals including analytics, machine learning and mobile. Janete also spent five years at Microsoft helping to advance projects within the Visual Studio team for Microsoft Expression. Janete is a first generation college student and earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Brown University.

Janete incorporates her past experiences in her career and applies the same dedication and motivation to her community involvement, volunteering, and mentoring. She continues to help promote women’s right and advocates for diversity and inclusion in tech to drive innovation for our growing diverse communities. Janete is an active mentor for Sequoia’s Ascent program that promotes inclusion of more women in the tech field. Janete also currently serves as co-lead for the Women's March San Francisco Chapter which is part of a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights. She leads the technology and community programming committees and held a large part in organizing the second Women’s March “Hear Our Vote” this past January. During her free time, you’ll find Janete hiking, doing yoga, and enjoying the outdoors. The most inspirational woman in her life? Her hard-working, single mother, who immigrated from the U.S. from Mexico when Janete was three years old.


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