Tech in the Right Direction
Building a Business from the Ground-Up

Building a Business from the Ground-Up

September 29, 2020

This week's guest is Denise Cagan, a graduate of James Madison University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Quality Systems Development. Denise never thought she would be a business owner, but as time went on, she found that her skillset coincided with her ideas and so she started her first business in 2001, followed with another in 2011. Her newest business is DCA Virtual Business Support, a company that supports small businesses with marketing and administrative tasks.

Denise credits her hard work for getting her to where she is today. She views work ethic as monumental for getting any job done and advancing your career. This hard work philosophy has been the foundation for how Denise has built her company into what it is today.

Thank you for listening; we hope Denise's story helps inspire the next generation of women entrepreneurs. If you would like to learn more about Denise and her company, visit her site:

Going Remote: How it Can Benefit You and Your Company

Going Remote: How it Can Benefit You and Your Company

September 22, 2020

This week's guest is Alicia Baldino, the founder and owner of Brandmetix. Alicia's career started in freelance and virtual marketing, but she quickly felt a drive to create something of her own. Her passion for remote work led her to create Brandmetix, a marketing strategy company that focuses on creating custom solutions for brands.


Alicia created Brandmetix on the idea that working from home can help you and your company succeed. She considers building a stable work-life balance for her and her employees as an essential piece for growing her business. This idea grew into The Virtual Hustle, a resource and community site where people can share tips and tricks for working remotely.


Alicia has excellent advice on how remote work can be efficiently managed for you and your company. Thank you for listening; we hope her story and tips can help you in this new age of working from home. For more information on how to develop good habits while working from home, visit The Virtual Hustle.

How-to Develop Women into Successful Leaders

How-to Develop Women into Successful Leaders

September 15, 2020

This week's guest is Angela Spang, the winner of First Women's Entrepreneur of The Year 2017, business owner, and chairman on the board for the World Academy of Medical Science Training and Education. Angela founded June Medical, a company that focuses on developing surgical medical devices, and has made it a priority to have more women included in developing new products and solutions within June Medical. Angela is passionate about developing talent, innovation, and fostering the career success of others. Getting more women involved with project development and having them speak up is essential to her company and organizations’ success worldwide.

Angela is truly a difference-maker in the medical industry, and she is essential for making real change throughout the world. Thanks for listening, and we hope that Angela's story inspires everyone to create social change by closing the gender pay and culture gap.

How-to Make Real Change Through Company Culture

How-to Make Real Change Through Company Culture

September 8, 2020

This week's guest is Kati Quigley, the Senior Director of Global Industry Marketing at Microsoft. Kati is responsible for the buyer journey across seven different industries and has helped grow Microsoft's presence throughout those verticals. Kati grew her career within Microsoft and used that growth to further women's involvement in tech leadership.

Kati found her career path by working in various departments and projects for Microsoft. This exposure to different sides of the business helped her grow as a woman in technology and led to her becoming a senior director. Kati is now using her influence to help further women's roles in technology by advocating for cultural changes in the industry.

Kati is an inspiration for every woman who is looking to become a leader within their organization. Thanks for listening; we hope Kati's story inspires everyone to be a part of the change taking place throughout the tech industry.

How Women are Shaping the Future of AI

How Women are Shaping the Future of AI

September 1, 2020

This week's guest is Asra Nadeem, the first female Pakistani venture capitalist, and global speaker. She began her entrepreneurial career working on product and market development for startups in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. Today she is the co-founder of Opus AI, which is a streaming platform that turns plain text into movies and playable 3D worlds in real-time. Asra is also the president of Draper University, which helps budding entrepreneurs grow their startups.

Asra is helping develop the future of technology, and she sees AI as fundamental for this future. Asra also knows that women are helping push the boundaries of AI and sees that it will take more investment in women to make the future of AI a reality.

Asra is creating real-world change when it comes to the presence of women in technology, and she is dedicated to funding more women-owned startups. From her humble beginnings in Pakistan to an influential entrepreneur, Asra is someone that every woman can look to as inspiration on their own path.

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