Wrike Debuts New Speaker Series with Talk from Award-Winning Author, Actress Heather McDonald

November 8, 2018

Empow(h)er Sponsored by Company’s Women of Wrike Resource Group Will Focus on Women Empowerment and Professional Development

San Jose, Calif., November 8, 2018 -- Wrike, the collaborative work management platform for high-performance teams, today announced it will host a new speaker series geared toward supporting women’s empowerment in the workplace. Empow(h)er will kick off with a talk from The New York Times best-selling author, actress, comedian, and host of the “Juicy Scoop” podcast, Heather McDonald, who will draw from her experience in entertainment to share lessons on balancing career growth and family. Empow(h)er is sponsored by Women of Wrike, the company’s employee resource group, which supports career advancement and professional development for women.

“The Empow(h)er Speaker Series aligns with our beliefs and identity as a diverse and inclusive organization,” said Wrike Vice President of Human Resources Megan Barbier. “We’re committed to fostering a workplace where women are inspired and supported in determining their career paths and achieving their professional goals. We chose Heather to launch this initiative because she is an example of a woman with incredible passion, strength, and grit in a male-dominated industry.”

McDonald is best known for her work as a writer, producer, and cast member on E!’s top rated late night show “Chelsea Lately.” She is regularly featured on CNN and the Reelz Channel, and her television appearances include Bravo’s “Watch What Happens,” “Flipping Out,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” McDonald’s podcast, “Juicy Scoop,” boasts more than 260 episodes, 25 million downloads and 7,500 five-star reviews on iTunes and is ranked in the list of top 20 comedy podcasts.

“The tech industry, much like the media industry, is difficult to navigate, particularly for women,” said McDonald. “Immediate success is very rare and career progression requires a mindset of perseverance and relentless focus, values that guided me in my path. I can’t wait to share my advice with Wrike. I believe my story will provide plenty of useful insights as well as some good laughs.”

Wrike will be accepting monetary donations from attendees and all proceeds will go to a local women’s support group. Wrike’s San Diego office was named one of the 2018 “Best Places to Work in San Diego” by the San Diego Business Journal.

About Wrike

Wrike is the most powerful work management platform. Built for teams and organizations looking to collaborate, create, and exceed every day, Wrike brings everyone and all work into a single place to remove complexity, increase productivity, and free people up to focus on their most purposeful work. With unmatched power, versatility, and intuitiveness, Wrike is the only work management solution an organization will ever need to scale, optimize, and move fast in a competitive world. More than 20,000 happy customers power their future and come together in Wrike, including The Estée Lauder Companies, Hootsuite, Nielsen, Ogilvy, Siemens, and Tiffany & Co. Wrike is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit www.wrike.com.