Tech in the Right Direction
Investing In Yourself to Create Future Opportunity

Investing In Yourself to Create Future Opportunity

July 27, 2021

This week's guest is Jennifer O'Brien, the Founder of Accounting Business Solutions by JCS - a solution provider that focuses on the implementation, training, and technical assistance for accounting software.

Today we talk about Jennifer's career journey and how she dove headfirst into tech during the early part of her career journey. Jennifer's headfirst attitude developed because she knew she would see a return on the investment in herself. This investment in herself became a realization after Jennifer figured out that she could help small businesses with the accounting side of their organization, which led her to create Business Solutions by JCS.

Learn more about Accounting Business Solutions by JCS here: https://www.jcscomputer.com/

Thank you for listening; we hope Jennifer's story helps inspire others to seek or grow their tech career.

Nurturing and Developing Your Skills to Allow Your Career to Flourish

Nurturing and Developing Your Skills to Allow Your Career to Flourish

July 20, 2021

This week's guest is Jane Pitt, a Business Program Manager at Microsoft. Jane is a Technical Architect with +20 years of experience in infrastructure engineering and architectural design and a Storyteller with a passion for illuminating opportunities to grow and succeed personally and in business.

Today we talk about Jane's career journey and how she got into tech. Her story is very similar to most women who join the industry, as it was not her first career choice. Jane did have a lot of experience with computers and software growing up, but she followed her passion for literature and chose a career in creative writing. However, as she followed this passion, she continually found herself working with tech and this eventually grew into a full-fledged dive into the tech industry.

Thank you for listening; we hope Jane's story helps inspire others to seek or grow their tech career.

How-to Take Ownership as a Woman in Tech

How-to Take Ownership as a Woman in Tech

July 13, 2021

This week's guest is Jennifer Buchholz, the Founder of Excel and Flourish - a corporate technical training company. Jennifer helps organizations, teams, and individuals leverage their technology to save time, increase productivity, and reduce frustrations.

Today we talk about Jennifer's early experiences with technology and how her childhood helped shape her career path in tech training. We also talk about the importance of taking ownership as a woman in technology to accomplish the tasks at hand.

You can learn more about Excel & Flourish here: https://www.excelandflourish.com/

Thank you for listening; we hope Jennifer's story helps inspire others to seek or grow their tech career.

How-to Establish Yourself as a Woman Leader in Tech

How-to Establish Yourself as a Woman Leader in Tech

July 6, 2021

This week's guest is Nauren Batjargal, the Co-Founder and COO of erxes Inc, an open-source growth marketing platform that focuses on being a single tool for the Growth Marketing Lifecycle. They currently have over 1 million downloads in over 100 countries and are in the process of raising even more capital for further growth.

Today we talk about Nauren's career journey and how she moved up the ranks within the financial tech industry and how this led her to co-found erxes. We also cover how women can establish themselves as leaders within an organization.

You can learn more about erxes Inc. here: https://erxes.io/

Thank you for listening; we hope Nauren's story helps inspire others to seek or grow their tech career.

How-to Push Beyond Your Comfort Zone and Reach Your Goals

How-to Push Beyond Your Comfort Zone and Reach Your Goals

June 29, 2021

This week's guest is Deanna Emery, a Lead Data Scientist at Aon - a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, reinsurance, retirement, and health solutions. In addition to her work as a Lead Data Scientist, Deanna heads a Sprinternship Program that focuses on growing women and non-binary presence in the STEM fields.

Today we talk about Deanna's jump from Astrophysics to becoming a Lead Data Scientist at Aon. Deanna also shares her experiences with growing women's presence in the industry. This focus on increasing women's presence is centered around the Sprintership Program Sponsored by Break Through Tech Chicago and Aon. The project they worked on this year revolved around building out diversity solutions for inventors and creators.

Thank you for listening; we hope Deanna's story helps inspire others to seek or grow their tech career.

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