Women in Technology Podcast
By Women in Technology Podcast
The Women in Technology Podcast inspires its listeners with stories from leaders within the organization, influential women in the STEM industry, the men who help support women rise, and other captivating stories to empower and reinforce WIT's motto of advancing girls and women from the classroom to the boardroom.
Take a listen, get inspired, and rise!
Take a listen, get inspired, and rise!
With the 20th anniversary of 9/11, kicking off September with Suja John who leads the AT&T Technology Organization for the FirstNet Program for First Responders. She talks the importance of technology in this field, the support for our First Responders, the challenges she has had to overcome, and being a woman in this field. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
September 13, 2021
Are you ready for some Football!
Kicking off the NFL season with Dr. Robin West, currently Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals and formerly head team physician for the Washington Football Team. Serving on the board of directors for the NFL Team Physicians Society, she sits down with us and discusses her career path, overcoming challenges in a male dominated field, shares insights on how girls can address the STEM gap and how women can find their inner strength to rise in their careers. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
August 23, 2021
Recruiting your spirit!
Back from summer break and kicking off the season with a chat with Lisa Anderson, Chief Human Resource Officer for Sev1Tech, LLC. Lisa discusses the steps taken in her career journey, addressing challenges along the way and looking inwards into her authentic self to overcome obstacles. Lisa also shares her words of wisdom for girls entering the STEM field and for women who want to reach their utmost potential. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
August 9, 2021
Housewives of Tech and Fashion!
How does Tech apply to Fashion? We chat with two influential women leading the Fashion Group International DC (FGIDC). Baille Benemelis, Director of FGIDC and Lynda Erkiletian, former Board member and founder and owner of T-H-E Artist Agency (and Bravo’s Housewife of DC cast member) share their words of wisdom on leadership, tech trends in fashion that are forging inclusivity, how tech has changed the face of fashion, shopping, and individualism. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
June 28, 2021
Sunny Skies Ahead!
Kicking off June and this summer month with NBC Washington Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. We chat her journey in meteorology and extreme passion in this field, how to inspire more girls in STEM and words of wisdom to empower women to rise to their potential. Join us for this energetic, fun and inspiring conversation. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
June 14, 2021
The Rising Star!
We round out WIT's Leadership Award Month with Becky Schneider, Geospatial Analyst and Consultant at INCATech LLC. Becky was the winner of WIT's Leadership Award for Rising Star. As a young professional, she enjoys connecting with other women in STEM fields to promote an inclusive technological community that supports the growth and leadership of women at every stage in their career. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
June 1, 2021
The Unsung Hero!
We chat with Mahwish Hamlani, Managing Director for Accenture's Financial Services Technology Practice and winner of WIT's Leadership Awards for Unsung Hero. Mahwish has 15 years of experience with leading large and complex transformation programs for Accenture's commercial & federal clients. Passionate about giving back, providing value, and inspiring the next gen, Mahwish talks about life lessons and shares her words of wisdom to others who want to pave way. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
May 24, 2021
Rock the Boat!
Honoring Armed Forces Day with a chat with Danelle Barrett, winner of the WIT Leadership Award for Women in Defense. She was a Rear Admiral of the Navy, Director Navy Cybersecurity, and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Navy. She's out with a book and we learn about her leadership mantra, her journey in the Navy, and why women need to take risks to get to that next level. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
May 17, 2021
Innovate and Lead!
Continuing Women in Technology Leadership Awards Month with Christie Canaria, Program Manager for the National Cancer Institute at NIH. Christie won the WIT Leadership Award for the Government in Defense category. We chat advancements in technology in healthcare, how to inspire girls to enter the STEM field, and how women can achieve more than what they dreamed. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
May 10, 2021
A Dynamic Leader!
We kickoff Women in Technology’s Leadership Awards Winners Month with a chat with a true leader, Kristie Grinnell. Kristie is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Supply Chain for General Dynamics Information Technology. She is an avid STEM advocate and was the winner for WIT’s Leadership Award in STEM Leadership, 2019 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Finalist, and is the executive sponsor of FORWARD (for Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development) at GDIT. She shares her leadership motto, lessons she has learned and words of wisdom for women to reach their potential. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
May 4, 2021
Pro-Diversity, Pro-Inclusion, Pro Bono!
This week we have a chat with Avani Patel, Senior Strategic Solutions Director at Special Counsel and an avid women empowerment advocate who has provided many services pro bono. She shares her journey in the legal arena and how technology significantly makes an impact, shares her experience in eDiscovery, challenges that women face in this very male-dominated industry, and programs she has created to address these obstacles. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
April 26, 2021
The OM Factor!
Starting the Spring lineup with Alka Dhillon, founder and CEO of Technalink Inc., author of the book "The OM Factor", and an avid STEM advocate. She shares her thoughts about looking inward to your authentic self in order to properly respond, rather than react, to daily challenges that face us. A Conscious Leadership Expert and International Speaker who has received numerous awards, including the Global Technology and Innovation Leaders Award of the Decade presented by the Women's Economic Forum. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
April 12, 2021
Defending our Nation. Securing our Future!
We round up Women's History Month with two remarkable women from the National Security Agency (NSA), Dina Haines and Ruth Martin. They discuss the recent launch of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, their roles in the agency, their journey into the world of Cybersecurity, and share words of wisdom such as using your vulnerability as a strength, being unapologetically true to yourself, and being the change. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
March 29, 2021
Supporting Women in Technology from a Male Executive perspective!
We chat Women in Technology with Mat Newfield, CISO at Unisys. An advocate in mentorship and inclusion, Mat describes how important changes in thinking and perspectives are to progressing the WIT movement forward and challenging the status quo of job descriptions to allow for more women in the technological space. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
March 21, 2021
Propelling Your Career: Tips on Job Searching in a Virtual World!
In preparation for the Women in Technology (WIT) Spring Virtual Job Fair, we chat with Michael Batt from Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) for tips and tricks on job searching during a pandemic. Michael shares ways to improve your brand and presence from a virtual perspective, resume hacks, and other critical items to note to prepare for a successful job search. Take a listen and get inspired to advance yourself, as well as girls and women, to rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
March 14, 2021
Inspiring the Next Gen with STEM Gems!
We celebrate International Women's Day with a discussion regarding the next generation of STEM leaders with Stephanie Espy, a true inspiration for girls, people of color, (and really anyone who talks to her). Stephanie shares her experience in the STEM field and her journey to not only authoring a book to inspire the next generation, but also creating a movement to influence, empower, and encourage those who may not be exposed to, or are new to this field. Take a listen, get inspired to advance girls and women to rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
March 8, 2021
Emotional Intelligence in the Digital World!
Kicking off Women's History Month with a chat about Emotional Intelligence with Abigail Posner, Director of BrandUnit for Google. A thought leader, digital guru, strategic advisor, and human data investigator, Abigail is a woman who embraces all the facets that create her whole self and uses her voice to contribute to the technological space and greater community. Take a listen, get inspired and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
March 1, 2021
For the "LOVE" of STEM Leadership!
Welcome to Episode 2! We chat with Kris Lovejoy, EY's Global Consulting Cybersecurity Leader. A true trailblazer in the industry, Kris shares her journey in the Information Technology field, specifically in Cybersecurity and shares her words of wisdom with those who want to reach their highest potential, who want to challenge stereotypes, and who truly want to make an impact in their community. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
February 15, 2021
The Inaugural Episode with our Past & Present Presidents!
We launch the Women in Technology (WIT) Podcast with our immediate past President Carrie Drake and current President Daphne Wotherspoon! Listen as they share their journey with WIT, share inspirational words of wisdom for the next generation of leaders and women who want to continue to climb. Take a listen, get inspired, and rise from the classroom to the boardroom!
February 1, 2021