Tech in the Right Direction
How to Keep Your Data Safe & Why Backing it Up is Critical

How to Keep Your Data Safe & Why Backing it Up is Critical

May 26, 2020

In this week’s episode, we welcome guest Madinah Ali, a 3rd generation entrepreneur and President & Co-Founder of SafePC Cloud, a company focused on data backup and recovery for midsize, enterprise, and government IT environments with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Madinah and host Jennifer Didier discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the tech industry, the growth of remote work, the increase of cyber attacks during the pandemic and why so many people are having a newfound interest in data backup and recovery.
As the Lead for the WIT Network in Atlanta, Madinah is a strong advocate for women in tech and is passionate about the serious retention problem we are seeing with women in the tech field as well as women being supported to feel confident in their abilities and education. Listen in to hear the advice Madinah has for those interested in going into the tech industry, and how she is working with the WIT Network to create a virtual mentor circle to empower young women and create change.

A Serial Innovator’s Journey Through Tech

A Serial Innovator’s Journey Through Tech

May 19, 2020

Arlene Harris is an award-winning innovator and founder of several companies including GreatCall, maker of the Jitterbug cellular phone and service now owned by BestBuy. Having grown up in a wireless family business, she started working with computers in the late 60’s and has spent the next five decades at the intersection of wireless and computing. Arlene share’s her journey through the Tech Industry, the struggles she’s experienced finding financing for her big ideas in addition to being one of few in her industry and where she is today. Her newest innovation, launching soon, is a family home management system called Rosy, a private console that will help families manage and support their multi-generational homes. Tune in to hear an inspiring story of a woman defying the odds while facing discrimination, and why she believes women are the future of tech.

A Woman’s Journey from the Casino Industry to one of the World’s Largest Tech Companies

A Woman’s Journey from the Casino Industry to one of the World’s Largest Tech Companies

May 12, 2020

This week Heather Doran, a Las Vegas native shares her story of how at 16, she started her career in the Casino industry gaining business experience throughout high school and college, working for MGM Resorts for 10 years, and enduing up at Microsoft. She discusses the culture change she experienced when going from the casino industry to the tech industry, the imposter syndrome that she struggled with, and the amazing women who inspired her at Microsoft. Join us as we dig into the importance of authenticity, mindfulness and balance, as well as some discussion on the issue of inequality in the tech industry.

COVID-19 and Working from Home: The New Normal

COVID-19 and Working from Home: The New Normal

May 5, 2020

This week we are joined by Kate Lister, a well-recognized thought leader and president of a research-based consulting firm. Recently, Kate has written about her perspective on how COVID-19 will affect the way people work and has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and more. Listen in to be a part of a discussion on how companies have been responding to the ‘new normal’ of working from home and the pros and cons of working remote. From productivity, disaster readiness, and retention to struggling to recreate water cooler culture and preventing loneliness, Kate and Jennifer touch on all aspects of working remote on a personal, professional, technical and environmental level.

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