For anyone passionate about mobile apps, Java, Android development, and the future of tech innovations, today's interview with Poe Poe Myint Swe is a must-listen. Poe Poe serves as the VP of Engineering at 99 Co. and is a mastermind in her field. A devoted advocate for women in tech, she brings valuable insights to the table drawn from her extensive background in the Internet industry. Focused on topics such as data privacy, AI, and digital diversity, her insights pledge to revolutionize the way we perceive and interact with tech advancements. This interview is a deep dive into digital know-how, making it an invaluable resource for engineers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.Here are the reasons why you should listen to the full interview:Learn how to effectively protect your data and privacy in an increasingly digital world.Discover the potential of AI-generated code in reducing manual labor and enhancing business efficiency.Understand the benefits of prioritizing mobile-friendliness in web and application development.Resources Learn more about Poe Poe's tech firm: 99 CoUnderstand more on Poe Poe's advocacy for diversity in tech: Women in AI, Singapore Poe Poe's LinkedInFor more Informative Interviews Click Here Interview HighlightsImportance of Data PrivacyThe interview opens with Poe Poe emphasizing the urgency of data privacy in an AI-driven world. Simple steps can be employed to safeguard user data. “User awareness is crucial in modern digital ecosystem."Role of AI in Code RefactoringPoe Poe discusses how AI can be employed to update legacy code, saving time for engineers. She sees this as a huge opportunity for business owners. "Leveraging AI innovations could mean improved business functions.”The Need for Mobile-Friendly WebsitesThe importance of developing mobile-friendly websites is brought to light.Poe Poe suggests Flutter apps as an option for effective mobile solutions."The modern market demands mobile-optimized web presence."The User-Centric Development CyclePoe Poe explains the development process, from brainstorming to prototyping, with the end-user in mind.She emphasizes the need for diversity in developing AI to eliminate bias.“The best products are born out of inclusive ideation and robust development cycle.”Poe Poe's Advocacy for Tech DiversityAs the partnership lead at Women in AI, Singapore, Poe Poe passionately advocates for more diversity in tech. She believes diversity reduces bias and results in more effective solutions."AI should be as diverse as the humans that use it, this is the philosophy that propels us at Women in AI, Singapore."Support the show
Are you a coach who's struggling to define and market your program or offer to clients? Are you nervous to set pricing? Unsure how to stand out in a crowded coaching market? So were these coaches… For this episode, I interviewed three real coaches regarding their real experiences in working with me in Create Your Killer Program. They each generously shared their journeys from uncertainty to confidence in presenting their programs or offers to the world. I've now joined with Kris Jones to create another offer, The Program Powerhouse, which takes things even a step further. I want to thank Michelle, Christine and Lydia once more for helping me show others what these two programs can do for coaches. Kris and I are truly grateful. “We don't realize how much space is being occupied in our brain with just doubt and uncertainty around something so simple as the program.” – Molly Claire What You'll Learn This, not that Step by step and guides Front end versus back end Moving through iterations Gentle and encouraging feedback Uplevel your confidence Impactful bullet points Empowered heart sings Contact Info and Recommended Resources The Program Powerhouse: Combines the Create Your Killer Program with an offer from Kris Jones. This program is definitely for you if you're feeling… Unsure of what your offer is and how to talk about it with confidence? Stuck with a sales page that doesn't do its job of selling for you? Confused about how to price your coaching program at a premium? Frustrated by a crowded market that makes it hard to stand out? Overwhelmed by the flood of advice coming from all directions? Create A Killer Program: Registration will fill up fast so get on the January 2024 waitlist today! This interactive, workshop-style, 6 week Masterclass is what the coaches in this episode did. It teaches you: How the right program can fuel your marketing and sales efforts 3 key ingredients to effective coaching programs How to build a program that will set you apart as an expert Connect with Michelle Evans, Christine Kaplan and Lydia Bai Michelle Evans Michelle is a certified life coach who coaches LDS missionary moms. After sending off a missionary in 2016 and having no idea what was happening in her body with her nervous system, Michelle found coaching. This was pivotal in Michelle's decision to help other moms struggling with supporting themselves, and their missionary, when unexpected things happen while their missionary is serving. michellesevans.com | Instagram | Tiktok Christine Kaplan Christine is an ADHD Life Coach who helps Female Entrepreneurs manage their time and their mind so they can have successful careers and enjoy their family. She was a therapist for over 20 years, and is now a Certified Life and ADHD Life Coach who has worked with hundreds of Teens and Adults to learn how to leverage their ADHD to gain focus, calm their anxiety and achieve their life goals. christinekaplancoaching.com | Instagram | Facebook Lydia Bai Lydia is a former Stanford volleyball athlete, recovering investment banker and now-life coach who helps women in tech get the raise and the recognition they deserve. lydiabai.com | Linkedin Connect with Molly Claire Master Coach Training 2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Masterful Coach Foundations + The 10K Accelerator Method: Designed for mission-centered Life Coaches who are ready to build a profitable and purposeful business? mollyclaire.com/foundations. Have a question or thoughts about the podcast? Don't hesitate to contact Molly at: Instagram | Molly Claire Coaching IG firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Molly's book: The Happy Mom Mindset: mollyclaire.com/book Please help Molly reach even more like-minded individuals! Simply post a review of the podcast on your favorite platform (or two). It is so appreciated. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | RSS
Welcome to “The $100 Million Blueprint: Unveiling the Secrets of Business Valuation,” a must-listen episode of the acclaimed podcast series, Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. In this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the intricacies of scaling a business to an astounding $100 million valuation. Join Susan Sly, a seasoned entrepreneur and business coach, as she unravels the complex tapestry of company valuation in today's dynamic market. What sets apart companies valued at $100 million from the rest? It's not just about revenues or profits; it's a sophisticated interplay of market trends, growth potential, and strategic innovation. With the backdrop of recent shifts in economic conditions, such as rising interest rates and changing investor mindsets, this episode offers a timely exploration of what it takes to reach such a lofty valuation. Hear the incredible stories of diverse founders who have triumphed in this challenge. Their narratives are more than just success stories; they're a treasure trove of innovation, resilience, and customer-centricity lessons. “The $100 Million Blueprint” isn't just about numbers and statistics. It's a journey into the heart of entrepreneurial spirit, packed with actionable insights, expert advice, and the unspoken truths of business success. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned business owner, or simply curious about business valuation, this episode is your gateway to understanding the nuances of building a high-value company. Tune in to Raw and Real Entrepreneurship for this enlightening episode and take the first step toward understanding the blueprint of a $100 million valuation. Your journey to scaling new entrepreneurial heights begins here! About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider's List https://susansly.com/insider/
Priya Saiprasad is a General Partner at Touring Capital, a fund investing in enterprise-focused AI powered global startups. She co-founded Touring after 13 years in venture capital, M&A and enterprise technology. She was most recently a Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund, where she led investments into category-defining software companies including Pixis, Vendr, Observe.ai, CommerceIQ, Sendoso and Skedulo. Previously, Priya was at Mayfield Fund focused on early-growth investments, and a founding member of M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund), where she led investments in Go1, Workboard, PandaDoc, Element AI (acquired by ServiceNow), and Bonsai (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to that, she was a Deal Lead in Square's M&A team leading acquisitions at the intersection of software and machine learning. Priya was recognized by Forbes in 2018 as part of their 30 under 30 in Venture Capital list. She is actively involved with All Raise, Neythri, and several prominent Women in Tech associations. Priya holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. . . . Episode Notes: How did Priya end up in venture (2:36) What about venture surprised Priya the most (6:00) Insecurities as/of an investor (11:25) Learnings as an investor when investments haven't really worked out (17:02) How can one acquire the skills to assist founders, even if they haven't personally experienced those challenges? (25:05) Investing is personal: Do investors derive guidance from aspects of their life when making investment decisions? (29:35) How does competition drive investors (34:52) Prestige and perception in venture (41:30) Advice Priya would give her younger self (47:20) . . . Social Links: Follow Priya on Twitter Follow Priya on LinkedIn Follow The Desi VC on LinkedIn Follow Akash Bhat on Twitter Follow Akash Bhat on LinkedIn
Guest: Arti Raman, CEO and Founder, Portal26 (formerly Titaniam)On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/arti-arora-ramanHost: Dr. Rebecca WynnOn ITSPmagazine
Don't miss out on the next #womenintech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://womenintechshow.com.Be featured in the Women in Tech Community by creating your profile here http://womenintechvip.com/“Walaa Hamdan and Dr Maryam Tubeileh: The Oman Startup Economy”#womenintech Show is a WeAreTech.fm production.Become a Most Valuable Listener at http://womenintech.loveTo support the Women in Tech podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/womenintechTo be featured on the podcast go to http://womenintechshow.com/featureHost,Espree Devora https://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest, Walaa Hamdanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/walaahamdanGuest,Dr Maryam Tubeileh https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-maryam-tubeileh-176a1524/In LA? Here's some awesome resources for you to become immersed in the LA Tech scene -For a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comGet Podcast Listeners, http://getpodcastlisteners.com/Resources Mentioned:VC Lab, https://govclab.comInvest Oman, https://investoman.omStartup Grind, https://www.startupgrind.comCredits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: The Oman Startup Economy
On this episode of the Scouting For Growth podcast, Sabine VdL talks to Kamran Hedjri, CEO, Chairman, Advisory board member, Entrepreneur in FinTech and Payments at PXP Financial. KEY TAKEAWAYS I started my journey in payments in 1994, I never wanted to be in this industry, it was just something that happened. I was working in IT and programming, was in a couple of startups at the start of ecommerce. There was a lot of new and cool technology being developed and it was the best 5-6 years of my career for learning. AI is being used to automate processes and get a better, smoother, & more intelligent way of dealing with finance activities including customer service, onboarding, KYC & all those processes to get to a point where you can assess a customer. It took us a few years to get a unified way of approaching and understanding different sectors. There are differences between the verticals and the approached that we need to apply & we should not try to unify too much, you need to have the specifics for each sector & add your special nuances for all of those sectors in the language those sectors understand. Don't be afraid of failing. Fail a lot and early and try to learn from them quickly & work harder. BEST MOMENTS‘One of the good things about open banking & finance is that the APIs are getting more & more slim-lined.'‘Intelligence should be in front of you making things more intuitive & less complicated & burdensome.'‘The journey's always ongoing, you're always learning, building new technology & adapting it.'‘It's our job to simplify complexity in a way that can be used in an easy & cost-efficient way.' ABOUT THE GUESTCEO, Chairman, Advisory board member, Entrepreneur in FinTech and Payments. Kamran has 20+ years of experience in holding C-level roles in the fintech & payments industry. He has built companies across the payment value chain in Europe, North and South America and is currently on the board of PXP Financial Group and C2D Payment Solution. He has always been focused on driving innovation, accelerating growth, and building a great customer experience. LinkedInhttps://www.pxpfinancial.com/ ABOUT THE HOSTSabine is a corporate strategist turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alchemy Crew, a venture lab that accelerates the curation, validation, and commercialization of new tech business models. Sabine is renowned within the insurance sector for building some of the most renowned tech startup accelerators around the world working with over 30 corporate insurers and accelerating over 100 startup ventures. Sabine is the co-editor of the bestseller The INSURTECH Book, a top 50 Women in Tech, a FinTech and InsurTech Influencer, an investor & multi-award winner. Twitter: SabineVdLLinkedIn: Sabine VanderLindenInstagram: sabinevdLofficialFacebook: SabineVdLOfficialTikTok: sabinevdlofficialEmail: email@example.comWebsite: www.sabinevdl.comThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media
Join us as we celebrate the 100th episode of the Women in Customer Success Podcast with a special guest - Aurore de Saint-Exupéry, a passionate Customer Success Manager at ClickUp who took the road less travelled. Aurore transitioned from the high-end retail world into the tech industry, manifesting her belief that caring, loyalty, and teamwork are the secret ingredients for success in any industry.Aurore's journey to ClickUp, her dream company, was filled with intense preparation, professional advice, and a few nerve-wracking interviews. The moment she discovered the job opening, she embarked on a challenging ride, connected with the right industry expert, continuously learning about the role and its challenges and presented a highly successful case study that got her a job. Learn about the steps she took to land the interview, prepare for this transition and nail the interview process. The world of luxury retail and customer success might seem worlds apart, but Aurore talks about the principles for serving customers that are universal across roles and industries. She shares her strategies for succeeding as a new CSM, emphasizing the importance of product knowledge, undertaking extra projects and approaching her role as a customer coach, making sure they feel guided and supported. We also touch on the joy of travelling, immersing oneself in new cultures, and living abroad. Join us for this episode and hear the inspiring journey Aurore took to embrace her dream career in Customer Success. Did you know?Aurore was born in Paris and has lived across France, the UK, Hong Kong, and JapanShe started her career in luxury retail (Chanel & Louis Vuitton) Avid travellerTransitioned from non-tech into SaaS Customer Success Aurore was promoted to a Sr CSM within a year Direct descendent of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of the book 'The Little Prince' - one of the best-selling books in history!In this episode, you'll learn about: Aurore's career entry in luxury retail and its lessons on customer experienceProcess of applying for Customer Success role without previous tech experience Interview preparation for non-tech and non-saas experienceHiring Manager's perspective on hiring for a non-traditional backgroundLearning curve as a first-time Customer Success ManagerStanding out as a 'newbie', setting high standards and getting promotion-readyFollow Aurore de Saint-Exupery!This episode is proudly brought to you by Vitally.io, the leading all-in-one customer success platform. Visit vitally.io/women today to schedule your demo and get your Airpods.__________________________________________________About Women in Customer Success Podcast: Women in Customer Success Podcast is the first women-only podcast for Customer Success professionals, where remarkable ladies of Customer Success connect, inspire and champion each other. Follow: Podcast Website Podcast host: Marija Skobe-Pilley Get a FREE '9 Habits of Successful CSMs' guide LinkedIn Podcast page Instagram: @womenincspodcast
It's been one heck of a year in the Product hiring world, for sure. Listen in for my take on how 2023 changed everything, and LMK your thoughts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairpresleyand/or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blairpres/
In this episode, Susan unpacks the whirlwind saga of Sam Altman, the visionary CEO and co-founder of OpenAI. She also dissects the stunning news of his removal, the shockwaves it sent across the tech community, and the unprecedented decision to bring him back into the fold. Join Susan as she explores Q-Star, a mysterious player making bold moves in AI advancement, and what this development could mean for the future of artificial intelligence. Susan also takes a critical look at the unraveling of the OpenAI board, drawing lessons on governance, trust, and the power struggles at play in high-stakes entrepreneurship. This episode isn't just about the titans of AI; it's a lesson for entrepreneurs everywhere on navigating the complexities of leadership, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of groundbreaking technology. Tune in to hear all about the chaos, the comebacks, and the cutting-edge of AI on “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship.” About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider's List https://susansly.com/insider/
Elizabeth Anderson and Kelli Lucas are co-owners of Lunar Lab Benefit, wives, and mothers. Tune in to here how two women in tech are making a way for other utilizing the experience in the field. Contact Follow Elizabeth and Kelli IG: @lunarlab.io @thatelizabethanderson @kellibeans Website https://sked.link/lunarlab.io?fbclid=PAAaa23nC5zBkSka8cyWS8wZhgfkfq6LKgVvK5BEF0tFxbK8-Thplk-zzUrN0 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/asher-tchoua0/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/asher-tchoua0/support
Guest: Dr. Georgianna "George" Shea, Chief Technologist, Defense of Democracies [@FDD], Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) and Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL)On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgeorgesheaHost: Dr. Rebecca WynnOn ITSPmagazine
Join Susan Sly and her guest, John St. Pierre, a serial entrepreneur who has navigated the tumultuous business world, co-founding and leading multimillion-dollar ventures. John's journey is one of resilience, learning from monumental successes and poignant failures. In this riveting episode, John shares the raw truth behind his tumultuous 15-year entrepreneurial journey, highlighted by founding a company that soared to over $50,000,000 in revenues, only to face unexpected firing and a gruelling legal battle. His resilience shines as he recounts the pivotal moments that forced him to make tough decisions and stand up for his beliefs. From the dot-com boom and bust to learning crucial lessons from failures, John's story encapsulates the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship. His experiences shaped invaluable principles that transformed subsequent ventures, leading to the growth of a construction facilities maintenance company surpassing $100,000,000. Join Susan and John as they explore the nuanced realities of entrepreneurship, unpacking John's seven principles to build a thriving business while avoiding pitfalls. About John St. Pierre: John St. Pierre, an accomplished entrepreneur with a remarkable 25-year journey marked by significant successes and invaluable lessons from failures. John is not just an entrepreneur; he is a visionary leader who co-founded and scaled two companies to over $50M+ in global revenues. John embarked on his entrepreneurial career while still in college, kick-starting his journey as a franchisee for College Pro Painters. John's journey includes stints with HandymanOnline.com, WorldAtMyDoor, and the co-founding of Legacy Global Sports, BrandPoint Services, and Rhombus Group. With Legacy Global Sports rapidly reaching $50M+ in global revenues and BrandPoint Services now a $100M+ enterprise, John has been a driving force in his companies' success. His role as the majority owner and chairperson of Rhombus Group, a holding company comprising several small businesses, has allowed him to inspire other entrepreneurs and help them achieve their goals. John is also the author of "The $100M Journey," where he shares the 7 principles for entrepreneurial success. Connect with John: Website https://entrepreneursunited.us Website https://100mjourney.com/ LinkedIn @johnstpierre X @johnstpierre100 About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider's List https://susansly.com/insider/
Don't miss out on the next #womenintech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://womenintechshow.com.Be featured in the Women in Tech Community by creating your profile here http://womenintechvip.com/“Christie Jenkins of Athletic Ventures”#womenintech Show is a WeAreTech.fm production.Become a Most Valuable Listener at http://womenintech.loveTo support the Women in Tech podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/womenintechTo be featured on the podcast go to http://womenintechshow.com/featureHost,Espree Devora https://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Christie Jenkinshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/christiejenkins/In LA? Here's some awesome resources for you to become immersed in the LA Tech scene -For a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comGet Podcast Listeners, http://getpodcastlisteners.com/Resources Mentioned:Athletic Ventures, https://www.athletic.vcBlackbird, https://blackbirdinvest.comHustle Fund, https://www.hustlefund.vc20VC, https://www.thetwentyminutevc.comScaling Up, https://www.tdmgrowthpartners.com/insight/scaling_up_podcast/Lenny's Podcast, https://www.lennyspodcast.comCredits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: Christie Jenkins
On this episode of the Scouting For Growth podcast, Sabine VdL talks to Monica Eaton who embodies resilience and strategic foresight. This conversation covers: origin stories and multifaceted skills, tackling ecommerce pitfalls, business strategies and ethical practices, and predicting the future and human capital. KEY TAKEAWAYS Part of being an entrepreneur is deciding of who you want to be and who you want to affect, and it becomes a journey of constant trial and error, but the dots never connect in the way you anticipate. My vision with Chargebacks911 was to be the next eBay and I failed my way to success in international business. I became an expert at chargebacks not because I loved it but because it was unavoidable. I started getting calls from the merchant providers that we did business with, even the ones that closed down my account because I had too many chargebacks. They asked me to give advice on the challenges they were having. So, I set up a website as a consultant. I'm believe in exposing people from all walks of life to technology if they like it or not. I had no interest in computer programming at school. But one of the high schools I attended didn't have arty subjects to enroll in, so I was forced into 2 computer programming courses, I found I had an aptitude for it and I fell in love with it. Any problem you're solving in business is a combination of reorganising what currently is, creating an environment where you look outside the box, and figuring out the formula for success. BEST MOMENTS‘It was either lose my business or figure out what the source of the problem was and solve it.'‘It feels good to be on the other side and rant at someone about the problems you're having, but it feels even better to actually help someone.'‘Solving problems is a form of art, it's creative.'‘With technology the impossible is possible, it just takes a little bit longer.' ABOUT THE GUESTMonica Eaton, a successful entrepreneur since her teenage years, exited her first business before turning 20. This marked the beginning of a multifaceted career, and she is now a key leader in transformative business initiatives. In 2011, she founded Chargebacks911 to address a market gap, evolving it into a high-impact solution for online merchants. Today, Chargebacks911 is an industry frontrunner, known for delivering accountable outcomes. Monica also launched Fi911, providing tech-centric solutions for chargebacks and merchant lifecycle management, aligning with her vision for a seamless and scalable payments industry. https://monicaec.com/ ABOUT THE HOSTSabine is a corporate strategist turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alchemy Crew, a venture lab that accelerates the curation, validation, and commercialization of new tech business models. Sabine is renowned within the insurance sector for building some of the most renowned tech startup accelerators around the world working with over 30 corporate insurers and accelerating over 100 startup ventures. Sabine is the co-editor of the bestseller The INSURTECH Book, a top 50 Women in Tech, a FinTech and InsurTech Influencer, an investor & multi-award winner. Twitter: SabineVdLLinkedIn: Sabine VanderLindenInstagram: sabinevdLofficialFacebook: SabineVdLOfficialTikTok: sabinevdlofficialEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.sabinevdl.comThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media
This episode is proudly brought to you by Vitally.io, the leading all-in-one customer success platform. Visit vitally.io/women today to schedule your demo and get your Airpods.Join us as we sit down with Margriet Paagman, who remarkably transitioned from a sales role in a global printing company to leading the EMEA customer success team at Contentstack.Margrit shares her journey filled with challenges in adapting to a new industry, culture, and language, and how her team's support was instrumental in her success. She transitioned from hardware to the Saas industry where she started as an account director and climbed the corporate ladder to become the VP of Customer Success at Insided.In this episode, you'll hear proven strategies and experiences of leading teams through significant changes like mergers and acquisitions, highlighting the importance of transparency and communication. We talk about the qualities of an effective leader, emphasizing the importance of listening and helping team members maximize their strengths. We're also dispelling myths about career progression. So, tune in and don't miss out on an opportunity to hear practical advice on career growth and leadership.Follow Margriet!Leave a Review__________________________________________________About Women in Customer Success Podcast: Women in Customer Success Podcast is the first women-only podcast for Customer Success professionals, where remarkable ladies of Customer Success connect, inspire and champion each other. Follow: Podcast Website Podcast host: Marija Skobe-Pilley Get a FREE '9 Habits of Successful CSMs' guide LinkedIn Podcast page Instagram: @womenincspodcast Join the FREE Women in Customer Success Network!
“Globally, a third of all the food we produce each year gets thrown away. Meanwhile, 800 million people go to bed hungry, who could be fed with a quarter of the food we waste in the Western world.” Did you know that roughly one third of the world's food is wasted?Meanwhile, 1 in 9 people on our planet are either starving or malnourished...This is something today's 40 Minute Mentor is on a mission to change. In today's replay episode, we're joined by Tessa Clarke, the Co-Founder and CEO of the popular sharing app Olio. Tessa's career has taken her down many paths, including consulting and publishing to MD of eCommerce at Dyson. We first shared this episode three years ago, and the message is as important as ever, if not more so. Tune in to explore:➡️ Pivoting from consulting to Startup Founder [02:30]➡️ Creating your path in consulting [05:06]➡️ Transitioning from consulting to industry [06:40]➡️ The excitement of feeling the fear in new roles [08:15]➡️ Taking Dyson on a digital journey [09:14]➡️ Leadership lessons from James Dyson [12:53]➡️ The importance of surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you [14:06]➡️ Building a mission-driven career plan, Tessa's journey to entrepreneurship [15:20]➡️ The lightbulb moment that started Olio's journey [17:08]➡️ Tackling the food waste pandemic [18:19]➡️ Ambassadors helping you scale your mission-driven business [19:45]➡️ We are ‘theoretically more connected' but more lonely - a focus on community [23:21]➡️ Championing diversity and prioritising at the board level [24:34]➡️ Advice for diverse Founders tackling biassed questions in fundraising [27:28]➡️ Recruiting from your community to tackle the hiring challenge [30:05]➡️ Top tips: How we can all contribute to combat the global food waste problem [32:54]➡️ Finding mentorship organically and learning from your peers [35:55] ⛳ Helpful links:➡️ Connect with Tessa Clarke: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tecook/➡️ Find out more about Olio: https://olioapp.com/en/➡️ Check out Tessa's ‘Where Are They Now' episode: https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/tessa-clarke-scaling-olio/ ⭐Enjoyed this episode?⭐️Keep up to date with all our latest episodes, by hitting the subscribe button on your favourite podcast platform. And for any feedback on what you enjoy the most and ideas on what we can do to make 40 Minute Mentor even better, please leave us a review on https://ratethispodcast.com/40mm
Joey Rosenberg, President of Product and Communications at Women Who Code, sits down with Craig Newmark, Philanthropist and Founder of Craigslist. They discuss his work to protect the country and help people build networks for better cybersecurity, defending against disinformation warfare, fighting online harassment, supporting ethical and trustworthy journalism, particularly in underserved communities, supporting veterans and military families, supporting organizations advancing women in tech, like Women Who Code, and supporting pigeon protection.
In this episode, Eleanor Manley, Co-Founder of Metta Space, delves into the critical issue of workplace misconduct and violence, shedding light on the startling statistics and the profound impact it has on organizations and individuals. Eleanor shares valuable insights into the importance of creating psychologically safe workplaces, the role of technology in preventing and resolving workplace misconduct, and the need for data-driven strategies to address this pervasive problem.Key Things Discussed: Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces: Eleanor emphasizes the significance of fostering psychologically safe environments where employees can confidently report misconduct. Leveraging Technology for Prevention and Resolution: Eleanor explains how Metta Space employs technology, ensuring privacy and advocating for reduced resolution times in addressing workplace misconduct. Empowering Employees and Normalizing Reporting: Eleanor underscores the importance of empowering employees to report misconduct while challenging the misconception that fewer reports signify a safe workplace and discussing the complexities of addressing misconduct. Show Notes [00:00:00] Introduction to Workplace Violence and Harassment: Jenny introduces Eleanor Manley, CEO of Metta Space, discussing the complexities of defining workplace violence and harassment. [00:01:46] Identifying and Addressing Workplace Misconduct: Jenny and Eleanor explore various forms of workplace misconduct, highlighting its impact and the challenges of identification. [00:06:15] The Hidden Costs of Unreported Workplace Misconduct. Jenny and Eleanor discuss the financial consequences of unreported misconduct and the need for data-driven solutions. [00:07:56] Understanding the Root Causes of Workplace Misconduct. They delve into reasons behind the persistence of misconduct, including zero-tolerance approaches and cultural factors. [00:09:38] Legislation, Rights, and Resolution of Workplace Misconduct. Discussion on laws like POSH and the importance of swift internal resolution. [00:12:21] Addressing Workplace Misconduct at the Highest Levels. Jenny and Eleanor discuss Eleanor's invitation to speak at NATO on International Women's Day. They focus on the importance of addressing workplace misconduct to retain and empower women in STEM fields, including the challenges faced by military organizations in reporting misconduct. [00:13:47] The Crucial Role of Psychological Safety in Workplace Effectiveness. The role of psychological safety in workplace effectiveness and its impact on team productivity. [00:15:22] Leveraging Technology for Safer Work Environments. Eleanor discusses Metta Space and technology's role in prevention, reporting, and resolution. [00:20:16] Practical Steps for Creating Safe Work Environments. Jenny and Eleanor discuss practical steps that organizations and leaders can take to create safe work environments. Eleanor explains the importance of implementing clear goals and frameworks, breaking them down into pillars like prevention, reporting, and resolution. She also highlights the value of training to help employees empathize with different situations and understand the nuances of workplace misconduct. [00:22:45] Empowering Employees to Speak Up and Measuring Resolution Effectiveness. The importance of empowering employees to speak up and viewing case reporting positively. [00:24:27] Understanding the Distinction Between Breach of Code of Conduct and Breach of Law. Jenny and Eleanor discuss the distinction between a breach of a code of conduct and a breach of the law in the context of workplace misconduct. Eleanor explains that the majority of cases are breaches of a code of conduct, which may not necessarily require legal action. She emphasizes the importance of providing evidence gathering tools for individuals reporting misconduct to strengthen their case. [00:26:29] Envisioning a Future of Safe and Empowered Workplaces. Eleanor's goal of normalizing safe workplaces with data-driven support. [00:28:15] Strategies to Accelerate Resolution Time in Workplace Misconduct Cases. Strategies for organizations to reduce resolution time in misconduct cases. [00:33:00] Quick-Fire Questions for Eleanor Manley: What is your dream with a deadline? Normalize creating safe and empowered workplaces within all organizations through prevention, reporting, and resolution of workplace misconduct. What do you appreciate most about your team? Open communication, having each other's backs, and speaking up when something feels true and right. Greatest Challenge as a Leader: Lack of statistics on workplace misconduct and educating organizations about the need for data-driven approaches. Metta Space's Ideal Customer Profile: Organizations with more than 100 employees, especially those with limited HR resources. Starting with Workplace Misconduct Policies: Have strong policies and employee handbooks but ensure they are living documents with constant reminders. Intrinsic Motivation: Empowering more women in tech and creating safe workplaces where individuals can excel without facing misconduct. Contributing Factors to Exodus from STEM: Poor managerial relationships are a significant reason for people leaving organizations. Book That Shaped Your Thinking: "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, emphasizing trusting instincts and the power of intuition. Relevant links: The U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being The U.S. Surgeon General Workplace Well-Being PoSH Act International Women's Day 2023: NATO Presents – Innovators and Game Changers: Women in Tech Shaping the Future Google's Project Aristotle “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” by Malcolm Gladwel About the Guest:Eleanor Manley is the CEO of Metta Space, which helps companies prevent, report & resolve workplace misconduct. Specializing in NLP, she heads up AI, Analytics & RevOps. She has been a guest speaker at NATO and Bosch. Personally, Eleanor advocates for more women and marginalized groups to join tech, both with Metta Space's mission and mentorship.Follow Our Guest:LinkedIn | Website | X Follow Dreams With Deadlines:Host | Company Website | Blog | Instagram | X
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AI Ireland has announced the outstanding finalists for the fifth annual AI Awards, a prestigious event dedicated to recognising excellence and innovation in the fields of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence in Ireland. The awards ceremony took place at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin's vibrant Docklands. As an integral part of the not-for-profit organisation AI Ireland, the AI Awards have played a pivotal role in supporting the growth and development of the AI ecosystem in Ireland. This year's event featured the presentation of 12 awards, including the introduction of a brand-new category: "Best Application of AI in Sustainability." Anne Sheehan, General Manager at Microsoft Ireland said the awards are a great way to celebrate Irish innovation and highlight AI's transformative potential in society. "Since its inception five years ago, Microsoft has sponsored the AI Awards to celebrate and shine a light on innovation happening in every sector across Ireland - from early-stage research projects to fully scaled-up AI implementations," she said. "Right now, we are entering "the era of AI", where we can explore limitless possibilities to transform the fabric of our economy and society. Mark Kelly, CEO of AI Ireland and founder of the AI Awards, praised this year's finalists for showcasing AI's transformative potential across various sectors, "Their innovations span child online safety, ethical AI in education, enterprise process optimisation, explainable AI, transparency, trust-building, child safety software, and the emergence of young AI role models." He added, "Additionally, AI is making strides in addressing environmental challenges, revolutionising early disease detection and healthcare treatment, enhancing medical diagnostics, urban sustainability, and breaking language barriers in content creation. These finalists embody the essence of AI Ireland and the AI Awards, celebrating talent and solutions that positively reshape our world." Microsoft Ireland proudly serves as the headline sponsor for the 2023 AI Awards. Additional sponsors include Alldus International, Mazars, GlobalLogic, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin City Council, IDA Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, and Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace. The 2023 AI Awards Finalists: Best Application of AI to Achieve Social Good Cilter Technologies: For the development of embedded software aimed at protecting children from cyberbullying and online grooming. Their unique system operates at a deep level, blocking harmful messages and notifying parents to make smartphones safer for children. Best Use of Responsible AI and Ethics Soapbox Labs: For the development of unbiased voice AI for educational tools addressing the literacy crisis, with a focus on equity in data handling and modelling, and a commitment to mitigating AI bias to empower teachers and students worldwide. Best Application of AI in a Large Enterprise Dell Technologies: Recognised for their collaboration between the Managed Services (DTMS) team and Service Operations Applied Science and Engineering (SOAS) to implement an ML-powered Multi-Layered Framework that enhances incident management and reduces ticket handling times. AI Person of the Year Luca Longo: Acknowledged for innovative research in explainable AI (xAI), with a focus on making AI models more interpretable and transparent, impacting human-AI interaction, responsible AI development, human capacity, international engagement, and the economy. Women in AI Person of the Year Rena Maycock, CEO of Cilter: Leading a startup developing child protection software for smartphones, addressing cyberbullying and grooming. Rena is a respected columnist advocating for women in tech, advocating for funding equality, and mentoring aspiring female founders. Young AI Role Model of the Year Chenyang Lyu: A final year PhD student at DCU with an impressive track record of research, particularly in the application of pre-trained Large Language Models to Question and a...
Host Victoria Guido and special guest Regina Nkenchor discuss the evolution and impact of Regina's work with the GNOME Project and OpenKids Africa. Regina explains how the GNOME Project is advancing its Global Inclusive Initiative, aiming to amplify diverse voices within the community and contribute to GNOME's development. She expresses enthusiasm for OpenKids Africa's efforts to incorporate technology education in rural communities, primarily through engaging early childhood teachers in understanding and teaching tech like virtual reality and robotics. Victoria probes into strategies for sparking children's interest in technology, with Regina advocating for a co-creative, experience-based approach that includes real-life applications and interactive participation. They also touch on the challenges of balancing professional and personal commitments. Regina shares her ongoing journey to find balance by prioritizing and delegating while still maintaining her nonprofit work and her role at the GNOME Project. They also talk about personal growth and community engagement. Regina advises newcomers to leverage open-source tools and be open to change while encouraging fair treatment within the open-source community. Victoria reflects on her experiences with Women Who Code, highlighting the importance of community involvement and networking for career advancement. Both emphasize the significance of creating safe, welcoming spaces in tech communities to foster inclusion and support, especially for women in tech. GNOME (https://www.gnome.org/) Follow GNOME on X (https://twitter.com/gnome), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GNOME/), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/gnome-foundation/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/GNOMEDesktop), or Mastodon (https://floss.social/@gnome). 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It's such a great opportunity to be here today. VICTORIA: That's wonderful. So, what's going on in your world, anything fun or exciting happening? REGINA: You know, I actually work in Sweden. And this period is actually one of the...let me say the peak period, beginning of a new year, beginning of a new year for my job. So, there's so much around projects, projects, projects. So, I wouldn't say this is more like a fun period because, after the summer, it's a different time here when you're working in Europe. VICTORIA: Yes, working in Sweden must be so interesting. I'm wondering if you found any cultural differences that were really surprising about working there. REGINA: Oh yes. I think there are so many cultural differences, one of it is...I come from Nigeria, and we have more, like, a particular way...we don't have a schedule for having breakfast. So, we can have breakfast anytime we want to, and we don't feel any problem by it. So, I could decide to have my breakfast by 12:00 or by 1:00 and have my lunch by 4:00 p.m., you know, it just depends. But here, it's more like you have to have your breakfast early. And by 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, you should be having your lunch. I'm still trying to get used to that one anyway. And also, another cultural difference that I've seen here that is very, very obvious to me compared to where I'm coming from, and I think this is basically the work culture around here, so they have, like, a work culture of taking certain timeouts for vacations, which is not the same thing for me when I was working back in Nigeria. I mean, you could just pick your vacations anytime you want to have them. But here, it's more like you have to have them around the summer somehow so that you could basically have much fun and get the time required. So, I think these basic two things are things I've had to adjust to working here now for over two years, so yeah. VICTORIA: So, more rigid timeframes for lunch, and breakfast, and vacation [laughs]. REGINA: Yes, yes. And, you know, it's quite funny because even when my colleagues are like, "Let's go and have lunch," and I'm not ready. And they feel like, "Are you okay? Like, you should be having lunch." [laughs] So, it's really rigid timeframe here, I would say that. VICTORIA: I like that. You know, working in a remote world, it's so easy to just work through lunch or skip breakfast and just go straight to your computer and work. So, I kind of like it. They're looking out for you and making sure that you're taking your breaks. REGINA: Yes. Yes. And it's actually also making me self-conscious. Because, you know, working daytime as a software engineer, you don't know when to eat. You don't know when to take a break. So, that realization, I'm beginning to more, like, take it more in and adapt to the culture here. Now, I'm always looking out for myself. And when I wake up in the morning, I remember that I need to, you know, grab something, no matter how small. And then, when it's around lunchtime, I'm also preparing to have something as well. So, I think it's really good. And it also keeps me more healthy, I would say [laughs], compared to me just eating anytime I want to eat. So, I think it's a very good culture. VICTORIA: That's wonderful. And I really want to hear more about your journey and your career. I first heard about you and invited you to the podcast when you were a speaker for Open Source Festival in Nigeria earlier this year. So, I'm curious how you went from being in Nigeria and how did you get into software engineering and get to where you are today with the GNOME Project and everything else. REGINA: Well, thank you so much for that. I actually started my technology career path...that's about...I would say around about 10-11 years ago. So, I graduated with a public administration bachelor's, so a bachelor's in public administration. I really did not think that I would be doing what I'm doing today. But so, when I graduated years ago, that was 2010, I needed more opportunity. And at the time, in Nigeria, technology was not something that was very available to everyone. What I mean is technology was mostly found around those that are privileged, those with more advantage, and all of that. And I wasn't around the set of people that had...those privileged to have computers in their homes or to have parents that has the money to buy these kinds of resources. But I had always known as a child that I was very good with my hands. And I could remember when I was quite younger, I was the one that my dad would go to to repair his phone when it's not working well. So, I had this thing with my hands that I couldn't really explain that I like to repair things. And so, when I graduated from the university, I got an opportunity to attend more like a program, a computer program, where they would teach stuff around IT for beginners and all of that. So, I enrolled, and when I enrolled for that particular program, I can remember they would show us more like a slideshow of different programs that you would like to learn, and then give you more like, insight into job opportunities available for those programs. So, when I sat in that class as a beginner, and I was watching the slideshows, one of the courses that caught my interest was Linux administration and database administration, so I opted in for that particular course. And that was basically how my journey began. When I began to learn about Linux, I began to use it to basically manage databases; then, I was managing databases in Oracle. And I found that one of the things that I needed to learn was basically knowing how to administer the Linux OS. From there, I began my first job. I worked as a faculty, more like a lecturer teaching Linux administration. So, this time, I had learned, and now I have to help other students learn as well. So, because of this, I began to use more of open-source tools. Now, just to do a little bit of realization check here, at the time when I was basically lecturing years back as a Linux administrator, I did not know that the concept open source existed. I knew that I was using Linux, but I did not really understand the concept of what open source is. So, going forward now, as I began to use these tools and began to teach students how to administer databases and use more of Linux operating system tools, I somehow, a particular year, stumbled on the GNOME Project. Because GNOME is more like a feature of the Linux OS—it's a desktop application—I was already familiar with it. I just decided to make my contributions there anyway since I had been using the GNOME Project over the years with the Linux operating system. So, I was basically fascinated to see that everything I had done as a user in my career was basically using open source to basically teach Linux and to teach my students. So, that's, in some way, how I got into technology, how I got into open source, and all of that. So, going into how I found myself [laughs] in the Open Source Festival and how I found myself in GNOME Project, I chose to contribute to the GNOME Project, one, because GNOME is one of the basic...I'll say a very good feature of the Linux OS. It's a desktop application––allows usability in a way that Linux seems like a Windows operating system. And so, I decided to go into GNOME just to learn more about community, how the community looks like and also contribute my quota to outreach and engagement. So, what it means is that there are different areas you can contribute to in the GNOME project, one of it is community and engagements, which means you basically help to do outreach, marketing, and events. So, I wanted to basically bring the GNOME project down to my location, and that's Africa, Nigeria. I wanted people to basically see the benefits of what the GNOME Project is to the Linux ecosystem and how they can also contribute to it. So, because of this, I created a chapter of GNOME in Africa. Right now, we have a community of GNOME Africa. And basically, that is how I started. So, this particular Open Source Festival that just completed for 2023 was not my first, although I was a keynote for this particular one. I had attended Open Source Festival in 2020, where I shared as a workshop speaker, and I shared more about improving Linux experience for African users. And one of the demos I did was basically showcasing the GNOME Project to the users. VICTORIA: I love that. And maybe you can say more about what the GNOME Project is and the kind of impact it can have on communities like the one that you're from. REGINA: One of the things with GNOME Project, in some way, it's a desktop application, a desktop application that features in the Linux operating system. So, like you know, we have the Windows operating system, and then we have user-friendly desktop that allows us to be able to basically use Windows without going through command lines all the time. GNOME is like that desktop application to Linux operating system. So, it's a feature of distros of Linux that decides to basically use it. So, what does it do to a community like mine? I think it is very clear, usability, and allows people as well to be able to contribute to the GNOME shell. Like any other open-source projects, one of the things is that you don't just become a user. But also, you can contribute to the innovation of that particular project, so not just having to be consumers of products but also become creators of those products by contributing to what the community is doing. So, I think what it has done to a community like mine is basically given people the opportunity and the free will to become creators for something that is quite unique to the Linux operating system and allowing them to also become part of a community, bringing diversity to the global community globally. VICTORIA: So, how does GNOME benefit as a project from having these additional communities in areas where they may not have had before? REGINA: I think the key thing here is diverse voices. The key thing here is bringing in people to create more diverse GNOME Projects. And it's not a buzzword. I think creating better technologies is allowing for diverse users' views to be heard. So, before I came into the GNOME project, they had presence around Europe and the U.S. but not so much around Asia and Africa. What this means is that the design, the usability, the culture around the community is not going to be that that is very friendly towards these communities that they are not part of, these communities that doesn't really know what is happening in the GNOME Project. So, having to bring in diversity, bringing in somebody like myself, community like myself, into the GNOME Project, what this means is that there will be more opportunities for GNOME to evolve around what they have in the previous years into something that is more global, something that is more inclusive, you know, a project that allows people to become contributors and designers of the GNOME shell. So, I would say this: when I got into the board...this is my second time in the board. We've had several discussions around how to bring in diversity into the GNOME Project and also allow users, newcomers to feel welcomed in the GNOME Project. And that is a discussion and an action that is basically progressive here. We are having these conversations because I have now come into the project. There is now space for the GNOME Project to see that we need to be more inclusive. We need to be more diverse in our approach, in our design, in the basically way we listen to users right now. So, this was not the case before I came in. So, it's basically just allowing more diversity into the GNOME Project. VICTORIA: I love that. And I think there's been a lot of studies and evidence that have shown that projects and companies with more inclusive and more diverse voices perform better business-wise afterwards. So, it's not only, like, a moral imperative but just smart business decisions. REGINA: Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes. VICTORIA: And I'm curious, as a community organizer myself [chuckles], what surprised you about the early stages of starting up this community in Africa, or maybe even joining the board of this community now that you've become there? Anything that surprised you in the process there? REGINA: I think one of the first things that surprised me is that it was more like I was the only one that knows that GNOME exists [laughs]. So, it's me having to first always explain, giving onboarding sections to newcomers to basically explain to them what the GNOME Project is, and doing multiple demos to show how the GNOME desktop works within Linux. And I thought that people would just know these things and people would just understand how the Linux project works. So, that basically surprised me because I had to always have to...even up until now, I always have to more, like, introduce, guide, and explain what GNOME is and help users to basically or newcomers basically decide if it is something that they will want to contribute to, right? So, that's one thing that surprised me. And I think the second thing that surprised me was mainly about when I came into the GNOME Project; for a project that global, I thought that there would be some certain level of diversity around the projects. And I thought that I would see more of people like myself or more of people from maybe, you know, Asia or something like that. But I realized that that wasn't the case. Instead, I remember when I was being introduced to the project, I was introduced to other two Africans, and that made us three. And it was shocking for me that there was less presence for Africans within the GNOME Project. And I think that's one of the basic motivation for me to build a community in Africa and to see that they know that a project like GNOME exists. VICTORIA: I love that, and it reminds me of when I was running DevOps groups with Women Who Code and DevOps DC, how frequently you have to do just a 101, like, a 101, like, here's the basics. Here's the introduction. And getting really good at that and just knowing you're going to have to keep doing that and to bring in new people. Yeah, that's interesting; that was the point for you. Mid-Roll Ad: When starting a new project, we understand that you want to make the right choices in technology, features, and investment but that you don't have all year to do extended research. In just a few weeks, thoughtbot's Discovery Sprints deliver a user-centered product journey, a clickable prototype or Proof of Concept, and key market insights from focused user research. We'll help you to identify the primary user flow, decide which framework should be used to bring it to life, and set a firm estimate on future development efforts. Maximize impact and minimize risk with a validated roadmap for your new product. Get started at: tbot.io/sprint VICTORIA: I'm curious; maybe we can dive more into open source in general and how it can be more inclusive and more diverse. Because I think what I see with open source is, you know, often, it's people doing maintenance on their own free time. They're not getting paid for it. And, of course, there's all the existing access and issues with enabling women to be more into technology careers. So, I'm curious if you have anything else that you think we should talk about with open source and how to make it more inclusive and have more voices at the table. REGINA: One of the things here is...and I feel like discussion there is a progressive discussion as open-source communities begin to grow, open-source ecosystem continues to grow. So, one of the things here is, basically, having programs that is geared towards under-representation people within the open-source ecosystem. And this program, I feel like, should be a program that encourages some certain level of incentives, you know, stipends for people that are going to be contributing. Because, like I said, in the past, open source has thrived more within Europe and the U.S. area. But in these areas, there are certain levels of opportunities that is presented. It's either the maintainer has good jobs, or they have projects that pays them on the side. So, they could easily give their free time to open-source contribution. But looking at the economy side of things and problems we have within areas like Africa and Asia, if you see people contributing or you want people to contribute to open source, there must be some other level of motivations that would get them to basically contribute to your project. So, there are programs like Outreachy. Outreachy is basically a program that helps women to contribute to open source, and they are paid a certain level of stipends at the end of three months, at the end of their contribution. We need to have more of such programs to encourage inclusive contribution into open source-projects. Because this way, we get more people that would not necessarily have an opportunity to become open-source contributors to come in to contribute. And also, [inaudible 18:29] more diverse voices in the open-source ecosystem. Another thing here is also that we need to also talk about one of the problems within open source at the moment, which is that we have less women representation, and I'm very glad you're very deep within community and Women Who Code as well. So, you will basically relate with this one. So, there are less women within the open-source ecosystem. And even the women that are contributing––they have challenges within the ways they are treated amongst maintenance. They have challenges even with how to prioritize what they are doing and to be able to also give their time to open source. So, these all challenges we need to begin to, you know, address them by giving voices to women within open source and helping them to solve some of these problems that they have within, you know, the communities that they are serving in. Another thing is to have representation in leadership, and I really cannot stress this enough. When I mean representation, it's having more women leaders because this is where the gap is here at the moment. I think the Linux Foundation had a particular research; I'm not very sure about the year. But it shows that we have about 93% of men in the open-source ecosystem, and that tells you what is left of women, you know, the percentage of women that we have within the open-source ecosystem. So, there's a whole lot of work we need to do to bring in more inclusiveness, to bring in more women into the open-source ecosystem. I'm not particularly sure about the exact statistics for that research, but I know it's around that range. Another thing is that we should encourage communities, open-source communities, to have separate channels where diverse voices can basically have their views about their community, so whether it is having to have a pool of questions geared towards, how do you think we are diverse? How diverse are we in this community? What can we do better? You know, taking metrics of your community is one way we can also bring in inclusivity into the open-source ecosystem. One of the last thing here that I would mention is events also––open-source events, has to also be conscious around people that are attending their events, around the different races, the different genders. This matrix needs to be taken to basically help to solve and bring more inclusivity into open-source community and open-source events. VICTORIA: You raised a lot of really great points there. And I won't even try to recap them all because I think I'll miss them [laughs]. But I think you're spot on with everything. It resonates with me, especially, like, working through Women Who Code; what you'll see is there's lots of people interested in joining. There's a drop-off rate around the mid-level of your career because of some of the things that you mentioned, the way that they're treated in the environments and in the communities, and not seeing a path forward to leadership. So, I think you're spot on with everything that you said there. And I'm curious; I want to make sure we make time to also talk about OpenKids Africa and your founding of that. And what was the goal or the idea behind it? REGINA: The idea behind it was basically my journey into tech. If you recall, I said I started my journey into tech after my bachelor's degree in public administration. And I felt like I could have done more with technology if I was aware about technology a bit more earlier in life. So, I wanted to create something and to build something that would give children an opportunity to have better career choices and possibly become technologists, or software engineer, or robotics engineer, or developers in future. But giving them the opportunity to know that this set of careers exist and they could actually make their choices from it. So, I grew up in Nigeria, like I said. And at the time I grew up, the trending careers were doctors, engineers, lawyers. And my parents actually wanted me to be a lawyer because, at the time, they believed that I was very good at arguments [chuckles]. I could argue a lot. And that basically quickly transcends to I can be a better lawyer. And also because lawyers, in those times, lawyers were very respected in the society. Now, don't get me wrong, lawyers are still respected. But at that time, it felt as though being a lawyer or being a doctor is the only way you're ever going to have a career in Nigeria. Having to feel like I disappointed my parents because I couldn't get into law...I had a diploma. I did a diploma in law program, but I did not get into my degree. So, I had to do something close, which was the public administration I took. Having to go through those whole process in my career and then finish my bachelor's and realizing that I was a bit better in a technology career, I felt like it was a bit late for me and that I would have taken a better chance at my career choices if I had known about technologies earlier. So, this is the motivation of creating OpenKids Africa is basically giving children an opportunity to know what they can do with technology, to know how technology cuts across different careers, and to make them realize that technology is no longer an option in your career choices; it's something that needs to be part of your career journey, whether they want to become doctors, whether they want to become technologists in future. Whatever they want to become, they need to have this basic foundation to thrive. So, that's basically what brought about OpenKids Africa. And my target is basically children in rural communities. And so, we are teaching children in rural communities several skills: how to code, how to understand basically foundational courses within technology. Recently, we went to different schools and giving them an experience of how virtual reality looks like. And it was really fun for these children because, like I said, they are in rural communities. They don't even have these opportunities in the first place, and except it is provided to them here. So, that's basically what we're doing. We're giving children in rural community an opportunity to experience technology and to make better career choices in the future. VICTORIA: I love that. And so, you found that the kids are really excited about learning about computers. Do you feel that the parents agree that technology is a good path for them to follow and study? REGINA: Well, I think that that's another part of OpenKids Africa. So, when I started OpenKids Africa, I wanted to explore the rural community and understand, basically, what are the unique cases that we have here? So that's part of those...I was exploring, basically. We found that some of the children would tell us that, "I like this, but my mom or my parent would not allow me to do this. They will not allow me to know how to use computers or to become maybe a technologist in future because my mom or my dad thinks I should be a doctor," and all of that. So, we had to remodel our strategy in a way that we now go to parents' associations in schools in rural communities. And we talk to them about technology, benefits of technology, and how they can encourage their children to learn technology, and also the future career choices for their children. And when we do this, when we speak to parents, we see the excitement of "Oh, so, my child can actually become this with this technology thing." And we also give them safety measures because, of course, there's so many things on the internet here. And there's safety tips for parents to know about, even if they want to allow their children to basically use computers and all of that, child control and all of those things. So, by talking to parents, we've realized that we have to have a two-model approach in OpenKids Africa, where we don't just teach the children and encourage the teachers to learn more about technology, but we also have to talk to the parents to allow their children to basically explore technology careers in the future, and also, showing them the opportunities that it will pose to them. So yeah, to be honest, this is one of the surprising things that I found, and it has continued to surprise me as a founder of OpenKids. VICTORIA: Well, that's, I think, a very common thing for founders is that you think you have one set of users, but there's actually another one [laughs] where it impacts you. REGINA: Exactly. Exactly [laughs]. VICTORIA: That's wonderful. Are you excited about on the horizon with either the GNOME Project or OpenKids Africa? REGINA: I will start with the GNOME Project. Right now, we are looking towards things like the Global Inclusive Initiative. And it's basically an initiative that we are looking to put together all the communities we have globally, giving more voices to diverse users to be able to contribute into GNOME. That is something on the pipeline that we're looking to plan. And I'm also excited for OpenKids Africa. So, right now, we are exploring how to get teachers in rural communities involved with what we're doing and basically train them separately as well to know the benefit of technology to children. So, the target teachers here are teachers that basically...early child education teachers and helping them to understand how to teach technology to children, and how to inspire children to appreciate technology innovation we have around the world, innovations like virtual reality, you know, robotics, and all of that. So, I'm really excited about that one because I feel like if you can tell the teachers how these things are and the benefits, and then they can better pass the message across to the children, making our work more easier when we have workshops and demos to do in schools, yeah. VICTORIA: And I've actually gotten this question quite a few times from people, which is, how do you get kids interested in learning [laughs] technology and learning how to code? REGINA: I think it's basically having a practice that is more child-friendly, co-creative. So, co-creation is basically, you are not the only one doing it. You're involving the children in it as well, and you give them the real-life experiences. So, for instance, when we went to talk about virtual reality to children, and we showed them what virtual reality does in the presentation, we engage with the kids. We make them give us their own ideas. We even go as far as allowing them to draw what they see and give us what they think about it. But we don't stop there. We get virtual sets and show them exactly...give them a real-life experience of what virtual reality is. So, children are very, very creative, and they also have a very fast mind to pick pictures. But not only that, they can also store experiences very, very fast. So, we utilize every area that makes children excited in our workshops. After we are done, we do practices, and we give them gifts as well for engaging in those practices. So yeah, we just co-creation [laughs]. VICTORIA: Wow. And you're doing so much because you have a full-time job. You're on the board for GNOME Project, and you have your non-profit, OpenKids Africa. So, how do you find a right balance in your life of work, and extra stuff, and your regular life [laughs]? REGINA: Honestly, I would say that the word balance I wouldn't use balance for me at the moment because I feel like I've not basically found the balance I'm looking for, but I've been able to prioritize. So, what that means is that I've been able to know what is important part-time and know when to take certain engagements. So, my full-time job is more, like, a priority right now because, of course, we need a job to be able to sustain our lives. So, I take that as my priority. And I have different schedule of days for other things like the GNOME community and working with my team in OpenKids Africa. So, I would say I'm quite lucky to have a very good team. And also, being part of GNOME board, the commitments are not as demanding as you would expect, you know, maybe a regular board. There are fixed schedules on things, and they have flexible time for contribution as well. I'm also part of the GNOME Africa community. And I recently just on-boarded a community manager because I realized that I need more, like, to take a step back so that I don't get burned out and all of that. So, I think it's basically prioritizing for me at the moment to gain the balance that I'm looking for. So, I think if I have a conversation with you maybe months after now, I would be able to know what balance feels like. So, I'm really experimenting with prioritizing at the moment. VICTORIA: We'll have to check back in in a few months and see how things are going. But I think that's a very honest answer, and I appreciate that. And I think that probably relates to how a lot of people feel, honestly, even having less on their plate that it's hard to find that balance. So, I appreciate you sharing that. And I wonder, too, if you had any advice for yourself. If you could go back in time, either when you were first starting on your journey or when you were first starting on either of these projects, what advice would you give yourself? REGINA: I think one of the things...I will talk about first starting on my technology career. I didn't have the opportunities that many young people had at the time because I didn't come from a background where my parents had the finances to basically give me the opportunity to learn technology the way I wanted to. But, I was able to make do with the resources I had at the time to learn and to basically grow. So, an advice I will give to my younger self and to anybody that wants to come into technology that do not have the resources, I would say leverage open-source tools as much as you can because now I realize that that's basically what helped me. And also, allow yourself to grow; it will always get better. Advice I would give to somebody coming into an open-source project like me at the GNOME Project. I think that one of the things that...understand why you're contributing to that project, and always seek to be treated fairly, always seek to be treated nicely. And also treat other people nicely and fairly as well. I think if we have these both balance, we'll have a better, healthy community within open source. And don't be scared to share your view. Don't be scared to basically be yourself wherever you are found in the community that you're representing. And if I would like to add: OpenKids Africa, for me, if anyone would be...it's, I would say, it's still young because we are going, I think, about our third year now. So, I will say it's still young. But what I would say to any founder that wants to basically found a non-profit or do something in the society, I think, is just to get your motivation, understand why you're doing them, and be open-minded to what you'll learn along the way. That's it. VICTORIA: I think that's great. Yeah, I love that. And I like that you mentioned that there are open-source tools out there. I'm trying to use those more, and I think I always try to iterate that for people, too, is, like, there's free training. There's free resources. There's free tools. And there are lots of people who want to see you succeed, no matter your background, or where you're from, or what you look like. So, I think that that's a really powerful message. So, I appreciate that. And do you have anything else that you would like to promote? REGINA: I think before that, I would like to learn more about the Women Who Code. As a community builder, what basically surprised you the most? VICTORIA: Yeah. So, what I loved about Women Who Code is that it was really aimed at helping women get started in careers in technology and maintaining careers in technology. So, I think what was interesting for me...I think I started doing it back in 2017 or 2018, and I just loved it. I loved going to a tech meetup with a room where it's all women [laughs]. Because, normally, and I'm sure you've had this experience, you go to a tech meetup, and you're maybe one of two, at the best, of women in the group. I just really enjoyed that. And I've been really surprised and happy to see how the women, including myself, who started running the meetups, and doing trainings, and helping other women learn how to code have really advanced in their career and become directors, or engineering managers, or really senior contributors in different companies. So, I think that that was a really interesting and surprising thing for people is, like, well, if you want to grow in your career, it helps to be active in your community and to be someone that people know and to have those connections. And I think it still surprises me to this day how my network that I got from investing in all of those meetups and all that time is still paying off [laughs]. Like, I could still, like, reach back into my network and find someone who is an expert on a particular subject or works at a company that I want to talk to or something like that. So, I think that that's been a really wonderful aspect of it. REGINA: Wow, that's quite interesting. And I really think, also I agree with you. One of the beautiful things around communities and meetups is basically networks, the people that you get to meet, the people that you get to know along the way. VICTORIA: Absolutely. Yeah, and those are the people that you want to keep working with. So, it helps you find jobs. It helps you find people to hire if you're hiring. It's worth it. Like [laughs], it can feel like, ugh, am I really going to go to this meetup [laughter], like, after work, after a long day? And, you know, maybe the topic is even something I'm not interested in. But it does pay off if you keep showing up and continue to invest in it. Yeah, I think that's smart. And make people feel safe, too. I think that was a big part of it is, you know, going to a meetup and meeting someone maybe like me who's nice and friendly and wants to hear your voice. I think that has a big impact for people, especially if they're, you know, the only woman at their company. And now they have a whole set of friends [laughs]. That's, yeah, how powerful that can be for people. REGINA: Exactly. Exactly. And you just said one of the most important things, and that's basically making people feel safe, making them welcomed as well. Interesting. Thank you for sharing that one because I was quite curious, and I wanted to really learn more. VICTORIA: Yeah, I'm very lucky. And we actually had the CEO and founder of Women Who Code on our podcast lately. So, you're in good company [laughs]. REGINA: Nice. VICTORIA: Yeah, it's wonderful. Do you have any other questions for me? 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This week, Helen Kelisky, MD at Google Cloud UKI joins Gareth to discuss her leadership journey; from securing a role in juggernaut IBM, marking her entry into the tech space, to joining the powerhouse that is Google Cloud as the Managing Director UKI. A proud advocate for diversity in tech, Helen has been recognised on Computer Weekly's Most Influential Women in Tech list for the last 6 years, exemplifying both her career successes and her external volunteering in organisations such as Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT). Helen gives us insight into her leadership success and how to manage a team in the most effective way possible, ensuring that ‘every day is a learning day', even for leaders. This episode is a must-listen for anyone curious to know more about cloud computing or anyone in need of some stellar leadership advice— we've got you covered. Timestamps What does good leadership mean to Helen? (01:36) Inclusivity in tech (04:42) An introduction to Helen (07:22) Helen's journey into tech (09:30) The workplace cultures of IBM, Salesforce and Google (13:15) What problems are Google Cloud trying to solve? (19:10) Helen's productivity and work-life balance tips (29:26) Advice to her younger self (32:20) Helen's charitable initiatives outside of work (33:44) *Book recommendations: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, Arbinger institute Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting... by Arbinger Institute (amazon.co.uk) / The Tipping Point, Malcom Gladwell The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference: Amazon.co.uk: Malcolm Gladwell: 9780349113463: Books / Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling & Ola Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About... by Rosling, Hans (amazon.co.uk)
On today's episode of the Women in Tech spin-off series, we're joined by our host Eve Mckenna and a special guest, Cristina Duta Director of Intelligent Automation at AECOM. During this episode, Cristina talks to us about her transition from Software Development to Cybersecurity and then into Automation and the transferable skills she gained along the way. Cristina also shares some of the challenges she faces working with Intelligent Automation and gives a little insight into what it is and why she loves it so much. Learn more from Cristina: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-duta-b4b6a9138/ Want to stay up to date with new episodes? Follow our LinkedIn page for all the latest podcast updates!Head to: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-route-to-networking-podcast/Interested in following a similar career path? Why don't you take a look at our jobs page, where you can find your next job opportunity? Head to: www.hamilton-barnes.com/jobs/
Whether you join a new team, get a promotion, or find yourself in a company restructure, at some point, you might find yourself cleaning up someone else's mess. How are you going to handle inheriting this crisis, my love? In today's episode, I'm diving into another important crisis management topic: what to do when you inherit a crisis. I discuss how to diagnose the issue, the biggest traps to avoid as you navigate it, and the practical tools you need to manage the crisis and come out the other side with improved team performance and trust. Ready to grow your resiliency & uplevel your leadership with this next challenge? Let's go to the show! I dive into: Properly diagnosing & addressing an inherited business crisis Practical leadership tips for handling a crisis in your first 90 days 2 of the BIGGEST traps to avoid when tackling an inherited crisis Immediate action vs. the long-term fix: identifying & accounting for your natural problem-solving tendencies Tracking your progress toward the end goal What to do as the crisis begins to resolve (and what to avoid) And more **Useful links** If you are ready to uplevel your career, get unstuck or you are simply ready to unlock those leadership time-management techniques then join us in my monthly career & leadership coaching program exclusively for women in tech: https://www.tonicollis.com/academy Catch the show notes, and more details about today's episode here: https://tonicollis.com/episode177 Check us out on Youtube. Join the Leading Women in Tech community in Slack where we discuss all-the-things for women's tech leadership, covering everything from early-career leadership to C-level executives.
#83 Hannah Ryu, co-founder of design studio Oak Theory, joins Erica this week to discuss the importance of women and women of color in tech, how every single one of us is affected by UX/UI, what UX/UI is, why she is pro-AI, optimizing your life, imposter syndrome, and moving through life with curiosity. Along with her co-founder, Veronica Shelton, the two have worked with names including Disney, HBO, Estée Lauder, Oprah, Sephora, MAC cosmetics + more and they are currently working with industry giants like Google and the University of California. If you are an entrepreneur or simply interested in having a digital presence, Hannah shares tips + suggestions for where to begin, where to spend money and where to save your money. Follow Erica @ericamullerr Connect with Hannah HERE Submit to Here For It: Here For YOU - advice column form click HERE Here For You UPDATES - click HERE Produced by 58 Ember Please note this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don't miss out on the next #womenintech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://womenintechshow.com.Be featured in the Women in Tech Community by creating your profile here http://womenintechvip.com/“Jenny Weigle of Jenny.Community: Transforming Brands” #womenintech Show is a WeAreTech.fm production.Become a Most Valuable Listener at http://womenintech.loveTo support the Women in Tech podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/womenintechTo be featured on the podcast go to http://womenintechshow.com/featureHost,Espree Devora https://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Jenny Weiglehttps://twitter.com/jenny_communityhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyweigle/In LA? Here's some awesome resources for you to become immersed in the LA Tech scene -For a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comGet Podcast Listeners, http://getpodcastlisteners.com/Resources Mentioned:Jenny.Community, https://www.jenny.communitySales Force, https://www.salesforce.comZendesk, https://www.zendesk.comCredits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: Jenny Weigle
On Saturday, 25th November 2023, Midlands Women in Tech will host a Women in Leadership networking event at the LOETB Enterprise Centre in Tullamore from 11 am to 1 pm. The Midlands Women in Tech community aims to close the gender gap and to help women and girls embrace Tech by educating and inspiring more women about the opportunities a career in tech can offer. This event aims to showcase the leadership potential of women in the tech industry and inspire more women to pursue leadership roles, with an impressive line-up of inspirational women in leadership speakers and the chance to ask questions. It is an excellent opportunity to openly share experiences, valuable insights, and expertise. Additionally, providing an opportunity for networking and fostering connections among women professionals. This event will feature representatives from many regional and national supporters, including Zinkworks, Ardonagh Analytics Lab, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Midlands ICT Cluster, MidlandsIreland.ie, Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT), Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) and more. Aisling Fallon, Delivery Director, Zinkworks and Co-Founder of Midlands Women in Tech, commented: "Midlands Women in Tech has been established to increase the visibility of women in tech in the Midlands region and encourage more women and girls to choose a career in tech. We're delighted to host this networking morning and would encourage anyone working in tech or interested in learning about a career in the industry to join us on the morning." Sharon Keane, Agile Project Manager, Zinkworks, and Co-Founder of Midlands Women in Tech, said: "This networking morning is about creating an open and informal space for women to learn more about career progression in the tech industry. There are great opportunities for women in tech across the Midlands at all levels, and we're creating a network to support the many women in the industry to develop their careers." Marie Browne, Head of Data Operations Ardonagh Analytics Lab, said: "At Ardonagh, we are committed to ensuring ours is a truly inclusive workplace that fully represents the diversity of the communities we serve. This is a great opportunity for us to get involved with a fantastic organisation supporting women to achieve a full range of career opportunities in tech." Ms Sinéad Pillion, Head of Operations, Ericsson and Chair of the Midlands ICT Cluster Steering Committee, said: "The Midlands region is on track to create up to 800 additional ICT jobs in the next 3 years, and encouraging more women to choose a career in tech is central to achieving this. The Midlands ICT Cluster is delighted to work with Midlands Women in Tech on this event, highlighting the excellent opportunities available for women in the industry here in the region." Midlands Women in Tech Women in Leadership Morning Date: Saturday, 25th November 2023 Time: 11 am - 1 pm Venue: LOETB Enterprise Hub, Unit 25 / 26E Axis Business Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 TF80
In part two of this conversation, Susan Sly and Elijah Meeks, Co-Founder and CO-CEO of Noteable, dive deeper into the transformational power of AI-driven tools in data science and analytics. Ethical considerations also surface, particularly regarding AI's role in content creation and cultural impact. Elijah paints a thought-provoking picture of a future where AI-generated media isolates individuals within personalized experiences, altering the fabric of shared culture. The conversation gets into the regulatory challenges surrounding AI, echoing the difficulty in legislating its use due to its pervasive nature. The discussion contemplates the inevitable expansion of AI's influence and the need for a rational, ethical approach to integration into daily life. Susan and Elijah explore the chaos and opportunity within this AI revolution, inviting entrepreneurs to harness this transformative wave in ways yet unimagined. Don't miss this thought-provoking episode! About Elijah Meeks: Elijah Meeks is known for his pioneering work in the digital humanities while at Stanford, where he was the technical lead for acclaimed works like ORBIS and Kindred Britain. After that, he joined Netflix as its first Senior Data Visualization Engineer, where he created the charting library Semiotic and brought cutting-edge data visualization techniques to the A/B testing platform and analytical applications for stakeholders across the organization, including algorithms, membership, people analytics, content, image testing, and social media. He is a prolific writer, speaker, and leader in the field of data visualization, the co-founder and first executive director of the Data Visualization Society, and the author of the bestselling book D3.js in Action. Connect with Elijah: LinkedIn @elijah-meeks Twitter @Elijah_Meeks Website https://noteable.io/ About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider's List https://susansly.com/insider/
On this episode of the Scouting For Growth podcast, Sabine VdL talks to Terence Bennett, CEO of DreamFactory Software, brings with him a decade's worth of insights into cybersecurity, adversarial simulations, and API advancements. He's a veteran, both in serving his country and in protecting digital domains. Today, we're delving deep into Terence's illustrious career, the current cyber threat landscape, and the role of emerging technologies in shaping our digital future. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you spend enough time with computers I think you just figure out there's a whole other world in this application of computing and technology. I spent a lot of time in hacking forums online in the early 2000s, through that I got into early web development and learning the different ways to use the internet in ways it wasn't intended. 10 years later I came back around to cybersecurity as a professional. BEST MOMENTS‘RedTeaming is about simulating an adversary as they go about the process of trying to get into a network, computer, or facility.'‘As cybersecurity, as a field, has matured you'll find very specific signatures to different kinds of attackers in the way the actually go about doing that.'‘The challenges are, first and foremost, having enough people with the right skills to actually build APIs. Public facing APIs account for 14% of the total number of APIs that teams are buildings, and in some cases they account for 50-75% of a company's revenue.'‘Ransomware attacks are the 800lb gorilla in the room when it comes to threats… as we see organisations accelerating through digitisation/monetisation strategies, they're connecting more and more data and systems that used to be offline and you can't avoid that.' ABOUT THE GUESTTerence Bennett is the CEO of DreamFactory Software, a leader in API code automation based in Northern California. He has over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, REST APIs, operations, and leadership. Previously, Bennett was the COO of Integrate.io and a member of Google's offensive security "RedTeam". At Google, he helped craft realistic cybersecurity exercises to test the company's defences. He has deep expertise in cybersecurity, penetration testing, and adversarial simulation. Bennett served in the U.S. Navy for over 8 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer and Surface Warfare Officer. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and worked at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's degree from the U.S. Naval War College. Bennett is passionate about giving back through public service. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross - Northern California Coastal Region and the Board of Advisors for Shields & Stripes, assisting veterans with PTSD. As a leader in API automation, Bennett frequently speaks on how code automation is changing software development. He aims to simplify complex integration challenges and help companies go to market faster. https://www.linkedin.com/in/terencehbennett/ https://www.dreamfactory.com/ ABOUT THE HOSTSabine is a corporate strategist turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alchemy Crew, a venture lab that accelerates the curation, validation, and commercialization of new tech business models. Sabine is renowned within the insurance sector for building some of the most renowned tech startup accelerators around the world working with over 30 corporate insurers and accelerating over 100 startup ventures. Sabine is the co-editor of the bestseller The INSURTECH Book, a top 50 Women in Tech, a FinTech and InsurTech Influencer, an investor & multi-award winner. Twitter: SabineVdLLinkedIn: Sabine VanderLindenInstagram: sabinevdLofficialFacebook: SabineVdLOfficialTikTok: sabinevdlofficialEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.sabinevdl.comThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media
The transition from coder to manager isn't easy for developers who love the creative satisfaction and thrill of coding. But both sides of the fence have unique challenges. Sarah Drasner, Senior Director of Engineering, Web, Android, iOS, and Multiplatform Core Infrastructure at Google, didn't seek out engineering leadership. Sarah admits that she sometimes misses the flow state of coding but has a new appreciation for management now that she is on the other side. She discusses the culture at Google, navigating the company's tech stack, and how much she values working with a dedicated and hardworking team. Beyond her tech pursuits, Sarah shines a light on She Code Africa, a nonprofit organization she supports, empowering women in tech. In this episode, Sarah talks to Robbie and Chuck about why she initially avoided Angular, the challenges of management, and the flow state she misses from coding. Key Takeaways [01:01] - Introduction to Sarah Drasner. [03:26] - A whiskey review: Brenne French Single Malt Whisky. [15:00] - Tech hot takes. [39:05] - What is going on with Angular. [47:09] - Sarah's experiences being a manager. [52:10] - The career Sarah would choose if she wasn't in tech. Quotes [22:48] - “I like the idea of being explicit, but I appreciate when languages are a little more bulletproof.” ~ Sarah Drasner [43:56] - “Dealing with change as a developer is the main reason why you use a framework.” ~ Sarah Drasner [45:58] - “That's the reason why so many senior devs go towards this ‘it depends' way of thinking because we see many different implementations over time.” ~ Sarah Drasner Links Sarah Drasner Sarah Drasner Twitter Sarah Drasner LinkedIn Engineering Management for the Rest of Us She Code Africa Ada Nduka Oyom RenderATL Sagamore Spirit GitHub React Vue JS Microsoft Netlify Google Apple Ember JS Angular Brenne French Single Malt Whisky Craigellachie Distillery Michter's American Peerless Distilling Co Willett Distillery Angel's Envy Bourbons Whiskey Del Bac Mountain Dew Solid JS Ryan Carniato YouTube Nuxt Next JS Tailwind CSS Vanilla CSS CSS-Tricks Jason Lengstorf First We Feast Soundcloud Connect with our hosts Robbie Wagner Chuck Carpenter Ship Shape Subscribe and stay in touch Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Whiskey Web and Whatnot Promos Top-Tier, Full-Stack Software Consultants This show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape's software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whiskey-web-and-whatnot/message
Episode Summary In this episode of Sunny Side Up, Philip Warren chats with Siara Nazir about integrating your marketing strategy with artificial intelligence and data science. Siara discusses the transformative impact of Mixed Media Modeling, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the MarTech stack's future direction in the evolving digital marketing landscape. Siara also shares her experience creating an AI chatbot powered by natural language processing that improved customer engagement and boosted non-branded keyword revenue. About the Guest Siara Nazir is an award-winning global digital marketer and media leader who has pioneered AI-based solutions that quadrupled conversions and doubled engagement for marketing programs at Autodesk. She's led digital transformation for two Fortune 500 companies and her strategies have been featured in Forrester and other industry publications. She speaks at many industry conferences and was recently the recipient of the Equality Impact Award for women in tech. Connect with Siara Nazir Key Takeaways ● Beyond just sales and clicks, recognising the revenue contribution of your brand's equity is crucial. ● Mixed media modelling's advantage – This approach goes beyond traditional attribution models, helping marketers understand the revenue implications of their brand's presence across different channels. ● Multi-touch attribution, while popular, may not give a comprehensive picture of a brand's value and impact. Consider alternative models for a fuller perspective. ● Achieving success in non-branded spaces, which are highly competitive and challenging, can significantly boost a brand's visibility and conversions. ● Utilize AI tools to automate various marketing tasks, from content creation to customer engagement. These tools not only speed up processes but also enhance quality. ● Tomorrow's Martech stack will thrive on seamless interaction between software components. Ensure interoperability with robust API connections. ● Balance the decision between choosing best-in-breed solutions and integrated ones. The right choice can significantly impact data flow and efficiency. ● Established tech platforms, though significant, might not always provide the most agile solutions. Quote“The beauty of mixed media modelling is that the software that it sits on actually looks at many other parts of the business that influence revenue, including brand presence.” – Siara Nazir Connect with Siara Nazir | Follow us on LinkedIn | Website
There's an acute shortage of candidates for tech jobs – in fact, research suggests tens of millions of potential roles are going unfilled. In a poll with global technology chiefs conducted by MIT's ‘Technology Review', a majority found that they weren't getting enough candidates for roles, and those who did apply lacked necessary skills. Clearly, there's a problem here. So what can tech companies do to bring more talent through the door? Could building a baseline of investment in new, or even unqualified, talent be a solution?Joining us today is Maninder Randhawa, Early Careers Leader for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the UKIMEA region, to find out if apprenticeships could be the answer.This is Technology Now, a weekly show from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Every week we look at a story that's been making headlines, take a look at the technology behind it, and explain why it matters to organisations and what we can learn from it.About today's guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maninder-randhawa-88179552/?originalSubdomain=ukDo you have a question for the expert? Ask it here using this Google form: https://forms.gle/8vzFNnPa94awARHMAStatistics and sources cited in today's episode: 85 million unfilled tech roles by 2030: https://www.kornferry.com/insights/this-week-in-leadership/talent-crunch-future-of-workMIT Technology Review poll with tech leaders on talent shortages: https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/09/21/1079695/new-approaches-to-the-tech-talent-shortage/US Govt to build a working fusion reactor within ten years: https://apnews.com/article/granholm-nuclear-fusion-energy-emissions-416f497b842ce94292ec6fb009a4087a