Shatter Series: from Wall Street to LYFT… The Journey of Drena (21 & up)

Dec 1, 2017 · Phoenix, United States of America

Join Girls in Tech co-Managing Director Rebecca Clyde in an amazing wine and cocktails night where she’ll be chatting with Drena Kusari to learn about her journey from Wall Street to Lyft.

Drena Kusari is the General Manager for the Southwest Region at Lyft. Drena Kusari, connects transportation with technology to improve the lives of millions in the southwest. As the general manager for Lyft - Southwest Region, Drena oversees growth strategy, marketing, and operations. Under her leadership, in the last year, Lyft has added over $40 million in economic value in Phoenix and more than quadrupled ridership.

Paving the road for females in technology, Drena obtained her MBA at Harvard Business School and has worked in the tech-enabled services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) industries for the past 8 years. Most recently she worked at a software company, Infusionsoft. Drena was also a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs and a senior
strategy consultant with McKinsey and Company advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy building and initiatives.

Drena is a dedicated leader and mentor in the community. She volunteers on multiple boards (Junior Achievement of Arizona, Harvard Business School Club of Arizona) and serves as a mentor for Social Venture Partners. For two years in a row now, Drena has also served as a judge in the March Venture Madness competition. Drena serves as a mentor to young girls interested in STEM and technology careers. Drena is a mentor and advisor at GjirafaLab, one of the leading technology incubators in the Balkans. Drena was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as a finalist in the Community Hero category of Arizona Top Tech Executive Awards and top 40 Under 40. In her free time, she loves to cook with her husband and two daughters and coaches them tennis.

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