Influencer | Erin Teague

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Erin Teague, Yahoo’s Director of Product Management


 The odds were stacked against her. Growing up in a working-class Detroit suburb and attending public schools that served assisted meals to most of its student, Erin Teague’s future wasn’t auspicious.

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Fast forward past a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from University of Michigan, an MBA from Harvard University, successful jobs at Path and Twitter, and Teague is now a top Silicon Valley tech guru and one of the few black women in such a position. Embracing those identities has helped Teague define her voice in the boardrooms, which is predominately white and male. As Yahoo’s director of product management, Teague is making life and Yahoo usage much more intuitive and friendly. Although relatively new to Yahoo—she joined a little more than year ago—Teague is a veteran of Twitter and the mobile social network Path, where she increased new users to a million per week on average. Now at Yahoo she is revamping Yahoo products, which include Yahoo Mail, Finance, Tumblr and Flickr.

 

Twitter @erinteague

 Click here to read the full article in the February/March issue.

 

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