Finding Empowerment in Community: Lessons from the Operator Summit

This article by Jen Yip was originally published on Medium.

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the first-ever Operator Summit organized by the inimitable operator extraordinaire, Mallun Yen, co-founder of SaaStr and founder of the Operator Collective. I left the event just as the sun was setting, reluctantly pulling myself away from a group of women still laughing together on the sidewalk, feeling more energized and inspired than I can remember having been in a long time. As someone who hosts and attends many tech events, I can say this feeling of kinship with fellow conference attendees is pretty rare. I hardly ever leave an event with this heady feeling of empowerment. This morning on my run, I spent some time reflecting on what made the Operator Summit so powerful.

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