We recently invited both candidates for Governor of California to visit Yelp and speak to our employees. Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, accepted our invitation and stopped by this afternoon for a lengthy chat with Yelp employees.
Meg outlined her key priorities for us and graciously entertained a bevy of questions ranging from her position on Prop 8 and her ad campaign, to career advice and her thoughts on "trimming the fat and cutting spending".
We were thrilled to have her stop by today for a candid conversation and folks are still buzzing about it in the halls. To be clear, this is not an endorsement of any candidate by Yelp, instead, it was a rare opportunity for our employees to hear directly from a candidate for office, as well as from an accomplished business leader in an industry somewhat similar to our own.
Jerry Brown, if you are reading this, our invitation still stands and we'd love to host you, too!