Get a Yes for your Job Promotion Proposal

Shailvi Wakhlu

Senior Director of Data


Underrepresented groups are known to face challenges advocating for themselves at work, especially when asking for a promotion. Faced with a lack of mentors, many are deprived of guidance on how to strategically approach this critical process. In this dialogue, I will walk through a simple and effective 3-step framework. This will help attendees own their narrative and get rewarded for their accomplishments.

Shailvi is the Sr. Director of Data at Strava. As an analytics professional and a former software engineer, she has been involved in shaping great products for companies big and small for the last 14 years. She has worked on analyses across various business functions including product, operations, sales, marketing and customer support in Fortune 500 companies like Salesforce and smaller start-ups like Strava and Fitbit. All the products she has worked on had more than 40M+ users, which trained her on the nuances of dealing with data at scale.
Her job is to use data to tell effective stories that inspire action and spur tangible business growth.