The Girls in Tech Podcast

The Girls in Tech Podcast

Tech is part of every modern industry, from finance to energy to hospitality. In the Girls in Tech Podcast, we discuss the ways tech is always evolving across every industry — while helping the world evolve too. Listen in, get inspired, and learn how you can use your skills to create the change you want to see in the world. Join our host, Teresa Truda, as she explores the evolution of tech through interviews with people developing solutions that are shaping our future.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 18 min

Meet String Nguyen, Founder and CEO of multi-million dollar NFT brand Chubbiverse.

In this episode, we delve into String’s passion for creativity, community and (importantly) fried chicken. Having started her career working for fast food chain KFC, she’s happy to share how the allure of entrepreneurship led her to create NFTs and carve out a space in the Web3 space.

Tune in for String’s top tips on creativity, productivity, finding...

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Meet Marva Bailer, female tech leader, author, speaker and DEI advocate. She may have started her working life as an aerobics instructor, then moving into sales – but by never saying no, she’s worked her way into executive level positions in tech without holding an official degree in the field!

In this episode, we delve into Marva’s passion for self-learning; her belief that your unique perspective is what makes you valuable; her i...

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Meet Brandi Riggins, the Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Guidewire Software. Brandi manages 4,200 employees in over 26 countries while being a full time mom – so as you can imagine, organization and time management are at the core of her life. 

Learn how Brandi makes it all work, how she refuses to hide her kids from her colleagues, and how she’s forged a successful tech career as an African-American woman.

 

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Meet Sandy Carter: THE top female pioneer in the Web3 space. As the Senior Vice President and Channel Chief at Unstoppable Domains (with previous roles including General Manager at IBM, and Vice President at AWS), she’s the ideal woman to share her secrets to success, tips for managing a busy schedule, and passion for innovation in the tech space. 

Tune in for advice on pivoting careers; the power of failure; and why asking questio...

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Meet 21-year-old space enthusiast, undergraduate student, and aspiring astronaut Alyssa Carson. This busy lady studies astrobiology, flies aircraft, scuba dives, skydives, and presents talks around the world encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers. 

 

So how does she do it all? In this episode, we discuss time management; how to break down career milestones into smaller, more attainable tasks; trying different things before decidi...

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Rebecca Clyde is a public speaker, LatinX founder, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai, a company that helps healthcare providers improve their engagement with patients through a HIPAA-compliant, AI-powered chat solution. She is a highly-regarded marketing leader and public speaker who has received several accolades. In 2020, she was included in the List of Most Influential Women in Arizona, while she was na...

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April 11, 2022 31 min

Girls in Tech board member Sandy Carter is a thought leader in technology market entry and the digital business revolution. She is Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs for Amazon Web Services, where she designs and evolves partner models to intensify partner innovation. In addition to her work at AWS, Sandy is an international keynote speaker and author who has written the best-selling books The New Language of Bus...

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April 4, 2022 29 min

Omayma Rashwan is the co-founder of tod-Z, a talent on-demand marketplace. As a freelancer, Omayma felt that she was being stifled by the competition and prejudice associated with the industry and teamed up with her husband and co-founder to revolutionize the freelance business. She believes that freelancers should have all the perks of full-time workers and feel liberated from the implicit bias associated with searching for talent...

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Dr. Megan Greenfield has a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering with a background in biotech research. She is a Partner in Healthcare at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, where she assists healthcare and tech companies in building strategies for revenue growth. In the past year, Megan has been a leader in helping private and public institutions navigate the COVID crisis by implementing accessibility to healt...

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Marina Saint-Lary is the Chief Solution Officer for Globant, where she has worked in various roles over the past seventeen years. Marina began her career in technology exploring the multiple facets of software development. Her background shaped her ability to effectively communicate with team members from all technology development areas and create a cohesive and collaborative experience. At Globant, she leads teams to develop effi...

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Sandra Lopez is the VP for Intel Sports and Media. She began her career in the fashion industry, focusing on consumer and corporate marketing. Her experiences led her to the world of technology, where she was able to couple her love of sports with her passion for technology as an outreach and accessibility tool. At Intel, she leads a team that focuses on the future of technology as an immersive media experience for fans and users. ...

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Christine Johnson is the Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. She has a passion for innovation economies and digital transformation and holds a BA from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her work is focused on supporting the entrepreneurial landscape by fostering community growth through brokering relationships and leveraging resources. Christine has been involved in building and ...

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February 28, 2022 30 min

Asha Choksi is the Vice President of Insights, Strategy, and Innovation at Pearson, one of the world’s leaders in providing high-quality learning experiences. Their goal is to improve the employability of individuals with the latest in education technology. As Vice President, Asha’s role is to head the company’s strategy and consumer research, portfolio management, and product marketing and innovation. She specializes in market res...

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Asmirh Davis is the CSO and founding partner of Majority, a branding agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. Asmirh grew up in Tennessee, and from an early age, had a deep interest in learning and a keen talent for writing. As she entered the professional world, she found that her intellectual curiosity and interest in human behavior formed a natural route to communications. She has had a successful career in marketing and communications...

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February 14, 2022 29 min

Carolyn Betts Fleming is the Founder and CEO of Betts Recruiting, an organization that helps innovative companies build a solid talent base. Specializing in recruiting for revenue-generating roles, Betts stands at the forefront of what’s happening in technology but is also at the helm of changing the future of staffing & recruiting. In addition to her work at Betts, Carolyn is devoted to leveraging her success for the good of m...

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February 7, 2022 31 min
Girls in Tech board member Sandy Carter is a thought leader in technology market entry and the digital business revolution. She is Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs for Amazon Web Services, where she designs and evolves partner models to intensify partner innovation. In addition to her work at AWS, Sandy is an international keynote speaker and author who has written the best-selling books The New Language of Bus...
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January 31, 2022 26 min

Raquel Tamez is the Chief Inclusion & Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates, a leading global management consulting firm that provides expert services to law firms, legal departments, and government agencies. Before joining CRA in May 2021, Raquel served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, where she oversaw the largest strategic transformation in the organization’s 45-year ...

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Sandra Lopez is the VP for Intel Sports and Media. She began her career in the fashion industry, focusing on consumer and corporate marketing. Her experiences led her to the world of technology, where she was able to couple her love of sports with her passion for technology as an outreach and accessibility tool. At Intel, she leads a team that focuses on the future of technology as an immersive media experience for fans and users. ...

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Priscilla Hung is President & Chief Operating Officer of Guidewire, a platform that helps property and casualty insurers engage, innovate, and grow. Priscilla is the head of the company’s operations worldwide and oversees product development, venture investments, and enterprise business operations. For over 30 years in the technology industry, Priscilla has served in different leadership positions, including operations, busines...

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Dr. Megan Greenfield has a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering with a background in biotech research. She is a Partner in Healthcare at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, where she assists healthcare and tech companies in building strategies for revenue growth. In the past year, Megan has been a leader in helping private and public institutions navigate the COVID crisis by implementing accessibility to healt...

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