Tech in the Right Direction
How-to Break Barriers for Women in Tech

How-to Break Barriers for Women in Tech

March 9, 2021

This week's guest is Shindy Chen, the Founder and CEO of Scribe - a global financial content consultancy and agency based in New York. As a former guest contributor and on-air expert for media outlets such as The Huffington Post and Cheddar TV, she wrote on fintech, credit, lifestyle, career, and travel advice. She has also authored three books: 

 

 

Today we talk about Shindy's beginnings in the fintech industry and what led her to start her own company. We also talk about how women can advocate for themselves and overcome challenges such as the gender pay gap.

 

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

How-to Grow Women’s Presence in the Tech Industry

How-to Grow Women’s Presence in the Tech Industry

March 5, 2021

Christine Bongard is the President of the WIT (Women in Tech) Network, and she is joining us in this week’s episode to discuss the amazing work her organization does. The WIT Network is present in over 30 countries worldwide and it is working diligently on encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in the technology sector, enable more women to attain leadership positions and support more female entrepreneurs in their professional endeavors. Christine talked to us about including more girls in the tech world through working with schools, creating work environments that are more welcoming to women and insisting on inclusion strategies. She emphasizes the importance of inspiring and coaching each other to gain confidence needed for a successful career in the fast-paced technology industry. Despite the long road that is still ahead, Christine is confident this is a great time for women in technology as companies are opening up and more opportunities are being offered to marginalized groups. Tune in to learn more about Christine's efforts and pick up on some great advice that she shared with our listeners.

Why Understanding Data Is Critical for the Success of Your Business

Why Understanding Data Is Critical for the Success of Your Business

March 4, 2021

Joining us in this week’s episode of our podcast is Sarika Malhotra, a dynamic business leader who spent over 25 years consulting companies around the world, helping them with their IT needs. Today, Sarika is the founder and CEO of C3IT Software Solutions and a community leader at IAMCP, a not-for-profit working with the Microsoft Partner Channel, however she told us her amazing journey in the world of technology started by mistake. Sarika almost followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the army as a medical professional, but her drive and ambition led her down a different path. A bold and energetic entrepreneur that she is, Sarika understands how critical data analysis is to run a successful business which is why she focuses on helping large enterprises comprehend and utilize information in the best way possible with the goal of transforming and bettering their business. Her work, however, does not stop there. Sarika is also engaged with the international partner community to encourage diversity at the workplace. She is an active proponent of inclusion of people with different backgrounds and aside from telling us about her professional endeavors, she shared her thoughts on the significance of workplace diversity.

The Importance of Mentorship in Your Career Journey

The Importance of Mentorship in Your Career Journey

March 3, 2021

This week's guest is Sarah Haggard, the Founder and CEO of Tribute. A peer-to-peer mentorship platform 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. Sarah's tenacity and drive for results led to her being recognized as a turnaround expert and new business incubator.

Today we talk about Sarah's beginnings in the tech industry and what led her to found Tribute. We also talk about the importance of mentorship and how it can help shape your career.

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

How-to Lead the Way for Positive Change in Technology

How-to Lead the Way for Positive Change in Technology

March 2, 2021

This week's guest is Sherlaender (Lani) Phillips, the VP of US Channel Sales for Microsoft. Lani brings over 20 years of experience in managing transformation in technology and inclusive leadership. As a recognized member of Microsoft leadership, Lani has been a driving force behind creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce which in turn has made Microsoft a centerpiece for positive reform within the tech industry. Lani's story of creating positive change is an inspiration to everyone facing the challenges in today's tech culture. Lani credits her success to her personal experiences, the people she's surrounded herself with, and the education she’s sought out. She also credits a few books that have helped her along the way:

Lani's work and story will continue to leave an indelible mark on the world of technology. You can continue to follow her story when her book arrives in 2021. We want to thank you for listening and we hope that Lani's story inspires you to be a part of the transformative change that is taking place in the world of technology.

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