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Leading with Authenticity: A Conversation with WhatsApp's Ami Vora & Idit Yaniv

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Leading with Authenticity: A Conversation with WhatsApp's Ami Vora & Idit Yaniv
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Watch our fireside chat featuring WhatsApp’s Vice President of Product & Design, Ami Vora, and Head of Design, Idit Yaniv.

In Ami’s 13 years at Facebook, Inc., she has scaled several teams and led important company initiatives—from working on Facebook’s first native mobile apps and helping Instagram scale to serving as Head of Product for Facebook Ads.

During the 60-minute event, Ami is joined by Idit Yaniv. Beyond her core role in product design, Idit co-founded the Diversity & Inclusion team at Facebook Israel and serves as the executive sponsor for the Women@WhatsApp community.

Tune in for an intimate conversation on Ami’s and Idit’s commitment to building inclusive teams and lessons learned along their leadership journeys.


  • Gain inspiration and guidance for leading with authenticity.
  • Learn advice for scaling your own team and managing equitable organizations.
  • Find collective power in a community of women and allies.


  • 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT - Event Kickoff
  • 4:05 PM ET / 1:05 PM PT - Fireside Chat & Audience Q+A featuring:
    • Ami Vora, Vice President of Product & Design, WhatsApp
    • Idit Yaniv, Director, Head of Design, WhatsApp
  • 4:55 PM ET / 1:55 PM PT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT - Event Concludes

About Facebook: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Over 2 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every month to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. They’re defined by their unique culture – one that rewards impact. Teams are encouraged to be bold and solve the problems they care most about.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they’d like to network with. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Ami Vora
Ami Vora
VP of Product & Design, WhatsApp

Ami Vora is the VP of Product & Design for WhatsApp. Her team's goal is to produce elegantly simple features that serve all of WhatsApp's 2 billion users worldwide.

In her 13 years at Facebook, Ami has led several important company initiatives across consumer, developer and business -- working on Facebook's native mobile apps, Instagram, FB's developer platform, and Groups and Messenger. Most recently she was head of product for Facebook's multi-billion dollar ads business.

Ami has 3 young children and -- coincidentally? -- is also a huge fan of solo travel.

Idit Yaniv
Idit Yaniv
Director, Head of Design, WhatsApp

Idit Yaniv is the Head of Design for WhatsApp, supporting the design team across the different products of WhatsApp.

Before joining WhatsApp, Idit was serving as the Product Design Director at Facebook Israel. Idit designed and managed several products developed in Tel Aviv, including Facebook Lite and Facebook Connectivity.

In addition to Idit’s core role in product design, she has co-founded the Diversity & Inclusion team at Facebook Israel, and today serves as the executive sponsor for Women@WhatsApp community.