This week on Tech in the Right Direction, we speak with Evelyn Sheahan, who has many roles at Microsoft, currently holding the role of Business Program Manager. Starting off in Graphic Design, Evelyn then got hooked on technology and the excitement that came with the industry. Listen in to hear how she feels working in a male dominated industry, the benefit of male mentors, and the importance of quality managers and leadership. Evelyn also shares how she has built her confidence and courage to stand up for herself and the benefits she has seen from it over the years.
This week, we are joined by global technology leader, investor, and advocate for advancement of women in the workplace, Harini Gokul. Harini was raised in India and came to America to further her education, receiving her MBA from Vanderbilt University. Join us as Harini shares her thoughts on being a woman in technology and her positive outlook on the progress within the industry surrounding diversity and inclusion. She shares the lessons she’s learned throughout her career and the four areas she believes are essential for success.
This week we get a different view of technology from 30-year tech vet and Vice President of Sales, Sharan Hildebrand. Sharan fell in love with tech her Junior year of college when she took a coding class and saw the amazing output that could come from writing code. She shares her experiences over three decades of working with technology and dives into the tech job roles that are often overlooked. She also shares what it’s like to be a woman in tech, how to gain and maintain confidence, and the challenges she’s overcome.
After a great first season of Tech in the Right Direction, we’re excited to announce some upcoming changes. Tech in the Direction will now focus solely on host Jennifer Didier’s passion: Women in Tech. As a woman in technology herself, Jennifer has always been passionate about helping guide and mentor other women and young girls to explore the world of technology and what it has to offer. With only 26% of computing jobs being held by women and that number continuing to decline over the years, Jennifer is committed to doing her part in closing the gender, pay, and culture gap in the tech industry. Join us in our initiative to turn ideas into action and create opportunities for women and girls to advance in tech, and tune in every Tuesday for a new episode!