The first time someone referred to me as a “woman leader in IT,” I was honestly caught by surprise. I had never stopped and thought about the idea that I was any different than any other leader, any other woman or any other person in IT. That single comment made me pause and reflect on where I was in my career, what had brought me to that point and if there was really anything that made me that unique or different from anyone else I worked with every day. As I reflected, I began to think about some core experiences and traits that I believe have played a part in getting me where I am today.
First, I was never once talked to about what I could or couldn’t do because I was a girl. I never thought twice about taking every math and science class I could in high school, going to college to get a degree in Engineering, and then starting my career in IT. I really enjoyed science and math, and I was good at those subjects. I wasn’t fazed by the fact that there were mostly Read More »