Melissa Sandgren

Social Impact Manager

How to Become A: Executive


Watch Melissa Sandgren, Social Impact Manager at Yahoo, share how she loves working on diversity and inclusion issues to promote a more equitable and fair workplace and society at large. In her work, she imagines the world as it ought to be and then figures out her role in creating it. As a manager, she feels adaptability and humility are the two most important traits that girls should be developing to be successful. Being adaptable makes you a valuable team member and having humility means that you have great respect for everyone around you, no matter how different they may be from you. Her advice to girls is to surround yourself with good people. Make sure they push you to do your best and you do the same for them.

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