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Vanessa Harris
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Attended Rhodes University
Lives in Irvine, CA
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I value inclusiveness, equality, stewardship of our earth and the right for every human being to be treated with dignity and respect.

I have spent a lot of time coming to terms with the turmoil I feel about the recent election results. The root of my shock and unease is the feeling that values I hold so strongly have been repudiated. The knowledge that so many of my fellow citizens either actively reject my values, or are willing to ignore an all out assault on them is disheartening and disappointing.

I support the rule of law, the peaceful transition of our government, and I hope that President-elect Trump will be a good President for all Americans.

But I will not stand by while my values are threatened. I will not riot. I will give.

Linc and I have started with a donation of $1,000 split among four charities, and will continue to support these charities as long as our government threatens our values.

I encourage you to take a stand and give to one or all of these charities.

Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/ They fight hate and bigotry while teaching tolerance by exposing hate groups and providing legal support for minorities who are victims of discrimination. We've already seen an explosion in hate and bigotry across our country - every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ They offer crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. With the dramatic increase in overt discrimination in schools in the last few days I fear LGBTQ youth are most at risk. I want every young person to know they are loved, and have a home in this country.

National Organization For Woman Foundation: http://www.now.org They fight for women's rights and equality. We chose to give to the foundation (instead of the parent organization) since we do not want to our contributions to be used for political lobbying. We have seen increased incidents of discrimination against women and young girls. Every girl deserves the same opportunity for a prosperous future as boys.

Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/ They support environmental causes such as protecting wilderness and endangered species, as well as supporting legislation to ensure everyone in our country has access to clean air and water. A known climate skeptic is rumored to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Already the world is starting to see large, sustained increases in temperature which threatens our access to water, ability to produce food and drives severe weather patterns such as hurricanes. I want to ensure the progress made in the last decade in our country on renewable energy continues.


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Be authentic. Be alive. Breathe. #yoga
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We are away on vacation and I miss my babies like crazy. Even the normal things like sitting on the coach chewing their toys. ❤️❤️🐶🐶
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Our meditation in class this week is: Discover your authentic self.

We will focus on poses to strengthen your core to fortify you in your journey, as well as poses to open your heart to help you accept who you find along the way.

Google:
Wed 3-4pm

Elite Fitness Downtown:
Thur: 7-8pm
Sat: 10-11am

#yoga  

https://www.yogasamskara.com/who-are-you/
When you strip away your social status, professional accomplishments and material things, who are you? In the moment of silence amidst the cacophony of life and responsibilities, who are you? In the waking moments before dawn as the earth liest in slumber, who are you?
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My official title is now 'Lady Product Manager' @ Google :)
 
Why Googlers designated #LadyDay  to encourage critical thinking about equality in the workplace: http://goo.gl/Zd0gn5
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I haven't been as excited about a credit card for a while (I'm a bit of a credit card nerd...). The opportunity to earn 3% cash back on every purchase is pretty phenomenal. I also like the idea of no bank fees. Can't wait for this to launch. I encourage folks to check it out and sign up for the wait list.

https://zerofinancial.com/EARLY53543
Introducing Zero, the first card that acts like a debit card and earns credit card rewards. Level up to Zerocard Carbon, featuring 3.0% cash back, then get $100 per referral.
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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
- Oprah Winfrey

Come join me for an hour of yoga devoted to celebration.

HPF at CorePower Yoga IrvJam: Wed, Fri, Sat @ 5p
Vinyasa Flow at Google Irvine: Mon, Wed @ 3p
Vinyasa Flow at Elite Fitness Downtown: Sat @ 10a & FREE community class @ 12:30p

#cpy #corepoweryoga #hpf #hotpowerfusion #yoga
#elitefitnessdowntown #google

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Beautiful Sunset over Imperial Beach California
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We are selling our home in Kirkland. Lots of great memories, but it looks like we're going to stay in California a little while longer yet :)

My favorite feature is it's only 5 minutes from the Google office. At least it was before I moved to the Seattle office :)

http://www.eliteseattlehomes.com/listing/45223850
This remodeled 3-bedroom 2.5 bath condo is steps to downtown Kirklands vibrant cafes, boutiques, parks & Transit Center. Expansive views & southern exposure enhance this luxe home with travertine & bamboo floors. The kitchen boasts a granite island, gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador oven & abundant counter space. The master bedroom features a 5-piece en-suite bath & huge walk-in closet. Unwind on 2 roomy decks. Plus 2 secure undergroun...
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Am I ever going to stop praising @WPHostingSpot? No, they go above & beyond & more - AWESOME Managed Wordpress host https://wphscp.com/aff.php?aff=3 #Wordpress  
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Golden retriever puppies play fight. Leg bite
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Yoga Instructor
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2010 - present
  • Microsoft
    Senior Program Manager, 2001 - 2010
  • Google
    Yoga Instructor, 2016 - present
  • Elite Fitness Downtown
    Yoga Instructor, 2016 - present
  • CorePower Yoga
    Yoga Instructor, 2016 - present
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Currently
Irvine, CA
Previously
Grahamstown, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Seattle, WA
Story
Tagline
Yoga Instructor and part time Google Product Manager. Be authentic. Be alive. Breathe
Introduction
I'm a Yoga Instructor at Google, Elite Fitness Downtown and CorePower Yoga
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Danced on the beach to the music of a beautiful life
Education
  • Rhodes University
    BSc. Computer Science, 1997 - 2000
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