Dawn Sharifan

Head of People, Slack (formerly)

I consider myself an avid lifelong learner and a passionate student. I have experience in both public and private organizations, working with both startups and Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, I helped build Slack Technologies from 150+ employees to DPO and to the sale to Salesforce, the second largest SaaS acquisition in SV history. Now I'm catching my breath. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, an MBA from St. Mary's, a coaching certification from The Hudson Institute and a  pilot's license from the FAA. I live in the East Bay with my husband and 3 cats. My 3 life maxims: 1) Self-Awareness is the key to everything. 2) Personal Growth is a b*tch. 3) Have courage and be kind.

Dawn Sharifan

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