Talk: “Reinvention of a suburban mom”
Tereza talks about how she, as a suburban mom, used social media to make her way back into the workforce. The result: in a short period of time she became one of New York City’s most influential entrepreneurs, leading to her current position as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Microsoft.
Tereza Nemessanyi leads Microsoft’s presence with Startups in the East, helping high-growth startups go further and faster by leveraging the best of Microsoft. A seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive, Tereza’s breadth and depth of experience across high-growth startups and the world’s largest enterprises is truly unique. Companies she has worked with, at senior levels, include PWC, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, Unilever, Symphony IRI, Interpublic Group, and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB). She was a ground-floor member of a startup team which IPO’d (CETV), and in 2011 she was named one of Forbes “Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch”. Tereza is a sought-after speaker (TED, SXSW) and blogger (Reuters, Huffington Post). She holds an MBA from The Wharton School. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.