Women of Thoropass: Celebrating the Women Behind Thoropass

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of women’s contributions to society throughout history. Here at Thoropass (formerly Laika), we know women in tech are under-represented and deserve to not only be acknowledged but celebrated.

What Thoropass is saying

As part of our celebration and recognition of the women who work at Thoropass and in tech, we asked everyone at the company to share some positive words with those women they work with daily. Unsurprisingly, the responses received were nothing but astounding words of affirmation that show how special the women of Thoropass truly are. 

Word chart of how Thoropass team members describe the women of Thoropass

The responses didn’t stop at just a few honorable words. After receiving various responses, we thought to include some specific shout-outs to those on our team.

Leah Rang, Product Manager, Content “Leah is the BEST! She tackles every project with empathy, excitement, and skill, no matter the scope. Her leadership style is incredibly approachable and adaptable, making her a fabulous person to work with.”

Jenn Orlando, Senior Manager of Customer Experience “I have the privilege of working with Jenn very closely and I get to witness on a daily basis what a true powerhouse she is. Jenn has been so instrumental in helping me get up to speed in a new role and really teaching me the ropes of learning to be a good leader. She is incredibly patient, and also is one of the most creative & strategic thinkers I’ve ever worked with.”

Ana Naranjo, Operations Coordinator `Most of the team’s activities require huge coordination and Ana has always been great at making sure they are a success. She is quite worker behind the curtain and is responsible for the success and continuity of all LATAM (and some of US’) activities..”

Erin Conway, Compliance Architect “Erin is such a hard worker, and I think she deserves recognition for the work she does… always says yes to the difficult project, always open to helping a coworker. Erin is an amazing asset to Thoropass.”

Amalia Simpson, Compliance Architect “She shares her knowledge of compliance, the Thoropass platform, and her valuable experience with everyone, and in turn, makes the team a much stronger unit. Amalia has had a great impact on my career here at Thoropass, and I am truly honored to be able to service our customers with her.”

Yiyang Wang, Sales Manager “Her patience and care for customers and partners shows Thoropass in its best light: truly focusing on our customers.”

Olivia Trieu, Customer Success Manager, CX “Olivia is a backbone of Thoropass – simply put. She started out as a wide-eyed and eager intern and came on full-time, ready for the challenges. Since then, she has gone on to hold one of the highest books of business in the company – dominating expansions and renewals, difficult customers, and challenging the status quo. She is a force, and Thoropass is lucky to have her.”

Jamie Gutkin, Product Marketing Specialist “Jamie is one of my favorite people at Thoropass. She is so fun to chat with, she’s real and willing to be vulnerable in personal and work situations.”

Sneha Nair, Account Executive, Sales “Sneha is always looking for ways to help others and share her EXTENSIVE knowledge around Thoropass and compliance (she helped me onboard when I started). She goes out of the way to reach out to other women in sales to make sure they feel supported.”

Bianca Gordon, Project Manager “Bianca excels at being a team player, juggling multiple tasks, and cross-functionally collaborating. She shines in every aspect of her job. Additionally, she is a gem of a human who leads with empathy and kindness.”

Thank you to the Women of Thoropass

Did you know only 26.2% of those in tech are women? Women are generally underrepresented in tech, but women comprise approximately 33% of Thoropass workforce (and growing—Thoropass is still hiring!) At Thoropass, we commemorate, encourage, and celebrate women in the tech space, we even have an internal group dedicated to this cause. Every woman at Thoropass contributes to our success and feels gratitude and appreciation for their work. Thank you to:

Annie Gregory, Rebecca Houser, Melissa Chacon, Ana Alice Figueiredo, Jen Bowen, Jenna Keegan, Megan Broome, Courtney Gretz, Margaret Chandler, Evdoxia Pittas, Anesha Rao Kristal Aygoren, Stephanie Gere, Giselle Trivino, Suzanne Caruso, Sarah Doh, Jamie Gutkin, Jennifer Orlando, Ivonne Castro, Melissa Calderon Osorno, Yiyang Wang, Tattiana Alfaro, Cristina Bartolacci, Crystal Shen, Erin Conway, Tracy Villafuerte, Monica Zuniga, Jackie Fessler, Nina Diab-Ghanem, Rachell Weiss, Lindsey Gomez, Amalia Simpson, Angela Nguyen, Paige Roseman, Leah Rang, Olivia Trieu, Amber Stevens, Jeta Bardhoshi-Rizo, Suzette Richards, Amanda Levine, Ana Naranjo Herrera, Laura Furlong, Sara Jacobi, Bianca Gordon, Emily Blumenthal, Francesca Vazquez, Vicky Pham, Victoria Mai, Alexandra Roque, Brianna Crowl, Hurleen Veen, Sneha Nair, Dominique Carvajal, Lauren Shouest, Mariah Rhodes, Erin Claxton, and Ritu Mitra

for all that you do! Each and every one of you has made a profound impact on making Thoropass what it is today.

Women of Thoropass with headshots

Celebrating outside of work

Thoropass celebrates women’s achievements, helps educate and raise awareness for women’s equality, calls for positive change advancing women, and fundraises for female-focused charities. Below, please find a list of charities we encourage you to support throughout Women’s History Month.

Malala Fund: Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organization that advocates for girls’ education. It was co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and her father, Ziauddin.

Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science.

Women for Women International: Women for Women International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides practical and moral support to female survivors of war.

Girls, Inc.: Girls Inc. is a United States 501 nonprofit organization that encourages girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy.

Equality Now: Equality Now is a non-governmental organization founded in 1992 to advocate for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls.

Dress for Success: Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Women’s Refugee Commission: The Women’s Refugee Commission is a 501 Non-Governmental Organization that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of Women, Children, and Youth displaced by conflict or crisis.

Ms. Foundation for Women: The Ms. Foundation for Women is a non-profit organization for women in the United States, which has a deep commitment to diversity, and aims to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.

Women’s Empowerment Coalition: WECO combats global gender inequality by creating a network of international grassroots organizations working for women’s rights in their communities. 

UN Women: UN Women is the UN organization delivering programs, policies, and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

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