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Commemorating Women's History Month @ Expedia: An In-Person Networking Event

Austin, Texas, United States
Commemorating Women's History Month @ Expedia: An In-Person Networking Event

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Expedia Group celebrated women’s achievements during an empowering networking event.

Expedia Group is a diverse global community of travelers and technologists united behind the shared belief that travel is a force for good. They are proud of the open culture they've created, and they go out of their way to make Expedia Group a place where everyone can feel safe, supported, and empowered. The products they build have the capacity to bridge divides, open minds, and broaden horizons, making the world a better, more open place.

Attendees saw firsthand how they celebrate and elevate women — and learned how they might thrive there, too.

During an evening of in-person networking, participants:
  • 🔥 Met inspirational women leaders making an impact at Expedia Group
  • 🚀 Heard their personal journeys & career highlights
  • ⚖️ Explored the inroads Expedia Group is making for gender equity
  • ❤️ Dove into life @ Expedia Group
  • 💰 Discovered exciting career opportunities
  • 5:00 PM CT - Check-In
  • 5:45 PM CT - PowerToFly Kick-Off & Event Housekeeping
  • 6:00 PM CT - Welcome Address from Martta Howard, Distinguished Program Manager, Chief of Staff Experience Engineering
  • 6:15 PM CT - Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A featuring:
  • 6:55 PM CT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 7:00 PM CT - 30-Minute Optional Networking Session
  • 7:30 PM CT - Event Concludes
Location Details:

Austin Campus, 11920 Alterra Pkwy, Austin

About Expedia Group: Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™. For more information, visit

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,500+ events across the world with brands like Meta, Spotify, Microsoft, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

About PowerToFly’s Events: All RSVP’d attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to participate, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

→ PowerToFly cannot admit outside recruiters to this event. Please email if you have any questions about this policy.

Meet The Speakers

Martta Howard
Martta Howard
Distinguished Program Manager, Chief of Staff Experience Engineering

Martta Howard is a Distinguished Program Manager and Chief of Staff for Experience Engineering. Since joining Expedia Group in 2017, she led the Vrbo Product Operations organization responsible for planning, building, and facilitating internal events, including strategic planning and regular product reviews. She has held multiple operations roles across product, engineering, and design teams, most recently conceiving and launching the Design Program Management discipline and leading Design Operations. She previously worked for a decade in project controls and project management for organizations ranging from a large government contractor to a boutique custom software development firm before moving into development and operations roles. Martta has focused her career on the organization and optimization of people and resources to solve complex problems. Martta graduated from Virginia Tech with bachelor's and master’s degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She is based in Austin, Texas.

Adrianna Narvaiz
Adrianna Narvaiz
Resolutions Specialist

My name is Adrianna Narvaiz, and I am a Program Associate with the TPSP Call Center Program Team. My current work experience involves data analysis and visualization, and I specialize in using Microsoft's power platform: PowerBi, Power Automate, and PowerApps. As a detribalized Latina, I am passionate about supporting and building community. Outside of work, I read, crochet, and study astrology.

Samantha Rae Lopez
Samantha Rae Lopez
Digital Channels Manager

Former indie film producer Samantha Rae Lopez is the Digital Channels Manager on the Industry Relations team. Her remit includes managing social media advertising for top-of-funnel B2B initiatives and producing the Powering Travel podcast, the first podcast of its kind. Samantha’s dedication to I&D efforts at Expedia Group started as an Ally Skills Facilitator, an Inclusion Champion, and LEAD (Latinx at Expedia and Allies for Development) Austin chapter board member. She now sits on the LEAD Global Board as Communications Chair.

Outside of work, her advocacy continues through her creative projects as a co-founder of the Tejanas in Film collective focused on increasing Latina representation in the media industry on and off the screen. She volunteers annually as a screener for various film festivals including Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. As a podcaster, her hosting and producing skills can be heard on multiple podcasts across the internet such as Her most recent show Texas Film in Focus, a 12-part series highlighting the various aspects of the film industry in Texas.

She holds a BS in Film Production from Full Sail University with a focus on assistant directing and production management.

Emily Bearrow
Emily Bearrow
CRM Manager

Emily Bearrow is a CRM Manager working on the Traveler Engagement and Loyalty Marketing team with a specific focus on retargeting travelers who are actively shopping. She has been at EG for 7 ½ hours - initially starting with the vacation rental brand HomeAway (aka Vrbo). With over a decade of marketing experience, she is focusing this year on honing her skills of strategic program development, creating highly personalized marketing interactions and partnering with MarTech teams to better outline and improve dynamic capabilities. In addition to her day-to-day role within Expedia, she is an active participant in the Return from Maternity Leave group - a subgroup of the Women in Expedia Learning and Leading IBG. A mother of 1 ½ year old twin girls, Emily has a deep desire to help support new moms returning to work and juggling the unique challenges of post-partum life with a specific focus on mothers of multiples (MoMs) and moms with complicated breastfeeding journeys or battling PPD/PPA. She's also a pup mom to 2 Aussiedoodles, an avid baker, and a french fry and wine enthusiast.