Srinija Srinivasan, Yahoo's employee #5 and editor-in-chief, is leaving the company after 15 years. She's written a blog post and put together a video (see above). From "Reflecting Back, Looking Forward":
Today more than 15 years later, I’m proud to announce my graduation from Yahoo! employee to Yahoo! user. No blog post can capture the density of this experience, the richness of what I’ve learned, and the profound gratitude I’ll always have — for David and Jerry taking that leap of faith in me, and for the thousands of Yahoo! employees who have made this a place where magic happens. And above all, nothing I write can convey how humbled and inspired I’ve been by the hundreds of millions of you who share your time, extend your trust, and make Yahoo! a part of your lives. I’m glad to count myself among you.
Here are some pointers on how she'll be keeping busy:
As I turn in my employee badge, I’ll be devoting more time to my longstanding love for jazz. I chair the board of SFJAZZ, a nonprofit in San Francisco in the midst of an exciting phase of growth. On the opposite side of the country, my partner Josh and I are developing a performance and production center for creative music in Brooklyn. At Yahoo! I’ve witnessed the kinds of circumstances that give rise to great creativity, and I find the same holds true in music: bringing together diverse perspectives in a collaborative spirit, allowing each voice individual expression in service to the collective whole, striking just the right balance between structure and freedom, being mindful and respectful of the past but relentlessly looking forward to what’s next.
She has always been a great supporter of SAJA and we wish her the very best in her new adventures.
BTW, Srinivasan, who is known universally as Ninj, and I are not related, even though we both have fathers named T.P. Srinivasan/Sreenivasan and her brother's name is Sri Srinivasan (Sri is a high-profile lawyer who regularly argues cases at the Supreme Court).
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