Facebook Lead & Learn: How to Make a Non-Linear Career Path Work For You

Bindu Thota
Bindu Thota
Facebook Lead & Learn: How to Make a Non-Linear Career Path Work For You

The days of choosing one career path and sticking to it are becoming a thing of the past. In today’s ever-changing world, people are embracing non-linear journeys to gain experience, learn new things, and fulfil their professional aspirations.

Bindu Thota, Technical PM at Facebook,...

The days of choosing one career path and sticking to it are becoming a thing of the past. In today’s ever-changing world, people are embracing non-linear journeys to gain experience, learn new things, and fulfil their professional aspirations.

Bindu Thota, Technical PM at Facebook, has never liked to follow the beaten path and has used her curiosity and determination to forge her own, non-linear route to success.

Tune in to learn how Bindu leverages her strengths to advance in her career and ways you, too, can make your non-linear career path work in your favor.

In this chat, we’ll discuss:

  • How to strategically evaluate and plan your next career move
  • Ways to leverage your strengths to move forward in your career
  • How growing in place and horizontal moves can be beneficial to your career growth

Meet The Speaker

Bindu Thota
Bindu Thota
Group Technical Program Manager, Facebook

Bindu is the Group TPM at Facebook working on growing eCommerce through connecting buyers and sellers on Facebook Marketplace. She has been in the technology industry for over 20 years as a Product and Engineering leader. She previously was the Vice President of technology at Zulily, leading a team of 90 engineers and product managers responsible for building high-scale technology products that power the merchandising, pricing and vendor platforms. Prior to that she worked for several years at Microsoft as an engineering and product leader.

Bindu is passionate about building seamless customer experiences, mentoring women in technology, mentoring startups through TechStars and has worked extensively in eCommerce, Media, Consumer, Server and Services spaces. Bindu has a M.S. in chemical engineering from Colorado State University and a B.Tech in chemical engineering from Andhra University, India. When not at work, Bindu enjoys spending time travelling the world with her family and capturing diverse cultures and experiences through her photography.

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