As a senior principal at T3 Advisors and recent winner of ELEVATE’S Women in Tech Award, Caroline Quick is a pinnacle example of what women’s leadership looks like today. With 25 years experience in the tech industry, Caroline’s background is made up of a unique blend of a passion for technology and entrepreneurial spirit.
After the dot com crash and seeing a need for affordable, contemporary furniture, Caroline and her husband founded EQ3. From 2010-2015 she acted as the first Head of Workplace & Real Estate at Twitter, which in that time grew from 1 office of 100 employees to 3,000 employees and 18 offices worldwide. Quick was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of Twitter’s growth during her 4.5 years there. She now leads T3 advisors as a Senior Principal, helping rapid-growth tech companies scale their businesses through strategic real estate and workplace solutions.
We asked Caroline about some of the challenges she has faced professionally. “I was the first employee to ever have a baby at Twitter,” which, at the time, was still a small startup that did not yet have an official leave policy in place. Caroline made it a priority to properly design and outfit Twitter’s mothers rooms, which have become a norm in offices across industries. Twitter now has one of the best maternity leave policies today.
What is important for the future of women’s leadership? Quick says mentorship and support. “The first thing that comes to mind is around peer mentorship, women supporting women. I’ve learned and seen the importance of women supporting each other wherever they can.”