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.
June 22, 2021
This week's guest is Lisa Heite, a Partner Development Manager at Microsoft with a passion for helping others. Lisa's story revolves around living, studying, and working around the world. She gained a wide range of experience throughout her international travel and has used that to bring a unique perspective to the tech industry. Her ideas and approach give her an edge when it comes to solving problems and bringing people together.
While volunteering at an NGO, Lisa developed a digital strategy and saw how digital transformation could further women's rights and give them a voice throughout the world. This passion for women's rights led Lisa to the WIT Network, and she is now lending her skills to their cause.
Thank you for listening; we hope Lisa's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. To learn more about the WIT Network, visit their site here: https://thewitnetwork.com/
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.
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.
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.