Tech in the Right Direction
How-to Unlock Opportunities and Build Confidence in Yourself

How-to Unlock Opportunities and Build Confidence in Yourself

June 15, 2021

This week's guest is Dr. Nicole Tschierske - a scientist and positive psychology coach. Nicole is passionate about helping overlooked women in STEM become influential to confidently unlock new opportunities for themselves. Nicole lives in Hamburg, Germany, is a food chemist by training and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry next to certifications in coaching, positive psychology, change management, and advanced problem-solving. As a scientist and positive psychology coach, Nicole helps her clients strategically turn their career frustrations into a renewed love for their work.

Today we talk about Nicole's career journey and how she ended up in the STEM field. We also talk about Nicole's involvement in coaching and mentoring women in STEM. We also talk about how we can garner more engagement from women in STEM and grow their presence further.

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

Developing Your Skills to Stand Out from the Field

Developing Your Skills to Stand Out from the Field

June 8, 2021

This week's guest is Evelyn Sheahan, Director of Business Programs for Azure Cloud and AI at Microsoft. She has a background in technology, business management, and marketing. Evelyn has a wide range of corporate and field experience and has worked in sales-enablement programs developed to drive multi-million-dollar sales with increased efficiencies.

Today we talk about Evelyn's beginnings and how it eventually grew into a role at Microsoft. We also talk about the challenge’s women face within tech and how important it is to develop your skills to stand out. We also talk about how important it is to find a mentor who can guide you in the right direction.

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

How-to Create Opportunity for Women in the Tech Industry

How-to Create Opportunity for Women in the Tech Industry

June 1, 2021

This week's guest is Sharan Hildebrand, Vice-President of Strategic Alliances for the North American division of Hitachi Solutions. Sharan has more than 15 years of client development and consulting experience in the IT industry. She is passionate about partnering with customers and other corporate organizations to leverage technology that helps people reach their top-line goals and address their most significant business problems. She works with field sellers and partners to design, market, and close projects that will provide deep value and guarantee high levels of client satisfaction.

Today we talk about Sharan's early leap into the tech industry that started back in college, where her passion for technology grew. This passion and love for tech eventually led her to a career in the industry. We also talk about Sharan's involvement with several organizations that work toward growing women's presence in the tech industry.

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

Enhancing the Human Experience with Technology

Enhancing the Human Experience with Technology

May 25, 2021

This week's guest is Sarah Haggard, the Founder and CEO of Tribute− a peer-to-peer mentorship platform available in Slack and Teams that enhances team collaboration, learning, and productivity by creating real-time access to knowledge sharing via micro-mentorship. Sarah is an innovative people and business leader who has led multiple start-up initiatives within her decade-long career in Product Marketing at Microsoft, raising $40M to scale her last business. She is an expert in P&L management, enterprise software, and GTM strategy. Her tenacity and drive for results led to her being widely recognized as a turnaround expert and new business incubator.

Today we talk about Sarah's non-traditional route that started in social work and how this evolved into a career in technology. Sarah also shares how technology is helping shape entrepreneurship and how it can help individuals find the mentoring they need.

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

The Significant Impact Women Have on a Global Economy

The Significant Impact Women Have on a Global Economy

May 18, 2021

This week's guest is Andrea Stevenson Conner, the Principal of Stevenson Conner Global Strategies - an organization that collaborates with game-changing, innovative leaders of regional/global nonprofit and for-profit organizations with missions for gender equity that seek significant impact extending to the 7th generation. Andrea is a consultant who knows how to build the team around critical initiatives and serves as an agent of change. She moves innovative initiatives forward from an idea, creates alignment of strategy, and focuses on team building with a global lens.

Today we talk about Andrea's experiences throughout the world and how they helped her develop her approach to making significant positive changes for women. Andrea also shares what she attributes her success to. We also talk about how women significantly impact the global economy and the influence they wield.

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

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