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Long Island Women in Tech Podcast

Long Island Women in Tech Podcast

By Jean Hannon and Stefana Muller
Highlighting Long Island businesses and success stories with women at the center. Featuring your hosts, Jean Hannon and Stefana Muller.
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Cathy Conlon: It's a good time for Virtual Shareholder Meetings

Long Island Women in Tech Podcast

Deanna Siegel Senior: Expert advice for career transitions
Deanna Siegel Senior is the Executive Coach and Founder of DSS Advisory LLC. On this podcast she shares her career journey and provides actionable guidance on how to achieve happiness at work. Connect with Deanna
October 13, 2020
Leila Rao - Lean Agile and The Compass for Agility
“The goal isn’t just to ‘get stuff done’, it’s to identify the highest value items and get those done first." Leila Rao takes us on a journey through her LeanAgile Compass framework and how this can be applied in 90-day cycles to help organizations transform and continuously improve. Leila is the founder of Agile Extended and the creator of The Compass for Agility, a book and framework that integrates design thinking, lean, facilitation, and agile into actionable principles. She is also the co-founder of LeanInAgile, a non-profit focused on amplifying the voices, talents, and experiences of women within the Lean and Agile communities across the globe. Connect with Leila on LinkedIN:
July 28, 2020
Laurie Carey: Founder of Nebula Academy
Laurie Carey  is the CEO of Nebula Academy, an online learning platform, and also the Founder and Director of We Connect The Dots, a 501c3 org providing 21st Century workforce skills to students embracing STEAM careers Did you know there are 26k schools in the US and less than half teach Computer Science? Nebula offers New York state Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours to close this gap. They also offer courses direct to Students and to those in the Workforce.  This top-down, bottom-up approach provides a unique perspective /
July 14, 2020
Trillium Fox: Coaching Tech Leadership
Trillium Fox is the Co-Founder & CEO of Grilled Cheese Coaching Company where she is on a mission to find new ways to unlock the potential in tech leaders around the world. Learn how her data-driven assessment model is helping to identify leadership competencies each individual should focus on. Connect with Trillium on LinkedIN: Visit the GC3 website to take your individual assessment: Find a Certified Coach at 
June 30, 2020
Gizem Russell: Self-taught data analytics expert
Once you can remove the pressure, the fear of failing, the world is just endless. Meet Gizem Russell, Vice President, Anti-Financial Crime at Deutsche Bank and Founder of the mentoring platform ExecMama. Connect with Gizem on LinkedIn: ExecMama:
June 23, 2020
Linda Nedell: Saving Hearts
Linda Nedell is a Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant and founder of SAYge Link, an emotional support platform connecting women on shared experiences. Learn how Linda is saving hearts, physically and emotionally with her work.  Connect with SAYge Link and Linda:
June 09, 2020
Natalie Bowen: Sales strategies and hiring tips from a Creative
Meet Natalie Bowen, President of Bowen Media – a Long Island firm with over 15 years expertise in developing custom marketing solutions. They are passionate about helping mid-tier clients because they have a right to compete. Bowen, they just get it! On this podcast, Natalie shares wisdom on getting hired, staying creative, and the love she has for her work family. Work is personal and this podcast will inspire you to create your best work. check out Bowen Media  connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
May 26, 2020
Natasha Green: Passion Projects, Leadership, and Investing in Yourself
Bronxite, Natasha (Tasha) Green is a force of nature in the STEM field who brings many along in her journey to create and share opportunities with all. In this episode, we chat with Tasha about her latest passion project - a PMP study group with a twist. We also get to dive into how she approaches leadership (and friendship), how she deals with failure, and the power of positive thinking. Connect with Tasha: Website: LinkedIN: Twitter: More on the PMP Facilitated Study Group - email
May 19, 2020
Neetu Rajpal: Making a Positive Impact
Build your own world view and model. Meet Neetu Rajpal, an executive engineer, innovating in the healthcare insurance in order to make a positive impact on the world. Neetu explains the bold career pivots that she has made, the hard work she puts in, and the mindset required to be successful. This is very relevant and practical advice for achieving what you want from your career and your life. Connect with Neetu: LinkedIn: Twitter: @Nee2D2 Learn more about Oscar Health Insurance:
May 12, 2020
Aditi Patil: Teaching Girls to Code
Aditi Patil is a Sophomore at Columbia University and has been teaching young girls to code for years.  She founded XX Coders on Long Island, NY and shares the lessons of community and leadership that she has learned along the way. "XX Coders has expanded its mission to bring computer science education to socioeconomically disadvantaged students and students with special needs. Computer science is a booming industry in modern society and in order for technology to advance, everyone needs to be part of this progress, and this is XX Coders’ ultimate goal." Learn more about XX Coders here: Support XX Coders GoFundMe here: Meet the amazing Aditi here:
May 05, 2020
Cathy Conlon: It's a good time for Virtual Shareholder Meetings
Cathy Conlon, Head of Corporate Issuer Strategy & Product Management, explains the corporate issuer business including virtual shareholder meetings at Broadridge, "the largest company on Long Island that most people have never heard of." Cathy also takes the time to share some of the best advice she has been given and how to apply it to your career.
April 28, 2020
Ying Zhao: Innovation at the Tech Incubator
Innovation can happen anywhere and the right resources can allow entrepreneurs to focus on what matters most. The Tech Incubator at Queens College has been fostering innovation on Long Island over the past few years. Its aim is to help startup companies and entrepreneurs to build successful technology companies, which in turn creates more job opportunities and drives innovation and technology development. Our guest, Ying Zhao, Executive Director of the Tech Incubator shares the programs available plus showcases some of the innovations that are moving forward in the wake of COVID-19.
April 21, 2020