Videos



TurkishWIN (Turkish Women's International Network)


Live Event with Magdalena Yesil at San Francisco on January 23rd.




Advice for Pitching


A first pitch meeting is like a blind date: a little awkward, high stress, and all about landing a second one.




Dreamforce Talk Power Up:

How You Win in the New Economy

Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yeşil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. She is the first investor and founding board member of Salesforce and has served on the company's board from inception to post-IPO. Currently she is on her fourth startup Informed that introduces technology to the auto financing industry to take the pain out of the car dealership experience. Magdalena will share her learnings using anecdotes, both as an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. She will discuss topics such as:

  • Owning career choices while managing risk
  • Getting credit for your work
  • Managing sexual dynamics in the workplace
  • Venture capitalists or customers, where to focus when growing a company
  • Recruiting allies in the movement toward a supportive workplace for everyone



California Institute of Integral Studies:

Smart Women in the New Economy A Conversation with Magdalena Yesil

Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushered in the era of cloud-based computing.

In her new book, Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy, Magdalena urges women to look beyond the alarming gender statistics of the workplace and feel confident entering tech or any field prepared to deal with the challenges. She shares what she experienced as a woman in Silicon Valley with surprising candor and heart, relying not just on her insight but that of more than a dozen top women entrepreneurs to offer pragmatic, incisive, and full of highly actionable advice.

Magdelana is joined by Sara Salazar for a conversation about her life and the lessons she learned breaking glass ceilings to rise to the top in Silicon Valley and beyond.




Computer Chronicles:

Episode 1407

A look at early online shopping options including Amazon, Cybercash, onsale.com, Net Radio, Verisign and Cybergold. Featured guests are Jeff Bezos, Jerry Kaplan, and Magdalena Yeşil.