When Sophia Vicent joined Uber Engineering as its first technical program manager in February 2014, she was nervous. It had been 10 years since she removed herself from the workforce to raise her daughter. What if her technical skills were too rusty? Could she keep up with the pace of a fast-growing global startup? Or worse yet, would her teammates stop taking her seriously when they saw the gap in her LinkedIn profile?
Four years later, Sophia knows that these questions were hyperbolic, but not unreasonable. She also knows joining