Friday, October 26, 2007


For the past year and a half, I have had the opportunity to work with Gerry Laybourne. She is my hero. She inspires me as a developer, creator and woman. Today, she gave a speech at the Microsoft Women's Conference. I wasn't able to go, but was able to read a copy. Her words are strong, truthful and inspiring. She harnesses everything I love about technology and why being a woman in this field is challenging and special.

Gerry is leaving Oxygen at the end of the year. The idea of creating software at Oxygen without Gerry seems unimaginable. But like any change, sometimes you don't think you're ready until you take the next step.

I hope to one day inspire someone the way Gerry has inspired me.

3 comments: said...

Can you provide a link to Gerry's speech? (

wunda said...

I wish I could -- I've looked around for a transcript, but can't find any :(

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, very curious to know your thoughts on the NBCU integration of Oxygen (or potential lack thereof), particularly on the tech/online side.. Shoot me an email, and I'll explain the rationale behind this -