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Anjana Susarla is the Professor of Responsible AI at Michigan State University - Eli Broad College of Business. In this episode, she talks about her journey to becoming one of the leaders in her field, her work advocating for more inclusive AI models, and how she successfully juggled family and work during the pandemic.Anjana’s story is truly remarkable. After suffering financial hardship, Anjana’s parents moved her family to a village in rural India, away from their home in Kakinada. She had dreams of studying in the US. and eventually made them happen through talent and persistence. Anjana’s academic career has put her on the very cutting edge of AI research. She believes that one of the ways we can tackle bias in AI is to recruit more women into the creation and coding of AI.Join us every episode with hosts Suchi Srinivasan & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology, and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Why is it so important to have a seat at the table? Sirisha Kadamalakalva shares how she’s straddled the worlds of investment banking and technology to become DataRobot’s first Chief Strategy Officer.Sirisha began her career in tech as a software engineer at Oracle but decided to pursue a path in investment banking after completing her MBA at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Beginning with a summer internship at Merrill Lynch, she rose through the ranks to become the first and only female Managing Director of Software Investment Banking in the entire company. Sirisha made the decision to have children early in her career but believes that her industry has become more accommodating of parents and family life.Sirisha believes that there is still a lack of female role models in investment banking. Despite efforts to recruit more women into the industry, few are retained in senior positions. Join us every episode with hosts Suchi Srinivasan & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology, and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
 We’re kicking off Season 2 with our new co-host Suchi Srinivasan, an AI and digital expert and Managing Director and Partner at BCG Platinion. In this episode, Suchi takes us on the journey that led her to the top of a field that's straight out of science fiction.Suchi grew up with a dad who worked as an engineer, and vividly remembers the tech he brought home with him from work. After her studies, she went on to work as a software engineer at the former Bell Telephone Laboratories, moving on to Microsoft during a time of huge change and innovation in the company. Suchi is passionate about using technology as a way to solve some of our world’s most complex and pressing challenges such as climate change. In 2011 Suchi became one of the founding members of the Cleanweb Hackathon, a non-profit community-building event for global entrepreneurs and software developers. The goal was to drive IT-powered innovation and large-scale climate change impact. The event grew into an organization that boasted over 10,000 members across 25+ countries.Suchi is also an advisor and sponsor for Women In Cloud, a community-led economic development organization taking collective action to generate $1B in new net economic access for women entrepreneurs and professionals by 2030.Join us every episode with hosts Suchi Srinivasan & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology, and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How do you grow a career in tech?  We speak to Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code—the largest and most active community for technical women in the world.  Her advice is to continually challenge yourself and elevate your voice and goals—remember that you’re in high demand!  Alaina shares her career path; she’s run niche products for Puma in Germany, led developer outreach for a technical recruiting company in San Francisco and taught herself to code.  As the CEO of Women Who Code, she works to inspire women to thrive in the tech industry.  Alaina shares how she navigates the always near and dear imposter syndrome; that if you aren’t feeling it—you may have been in your role too long.  There should always be 40% that you don’t know.  She also emphasizes the importance of community and support; don’t be shy to reach out and share your goals—there is a very accessible and supportive community willing to help. Visit Women Who Code to access free resources & workshops, browse job & scholarship opportunities and engage with an amazing network of technical women across the globe. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Dana Karwas, the Director of CCAM (Center for Collaborative Arts & Media) at Yale University shares how her career journey has integrated artistic practice with technological research and data. Currently, occupying an academic leadership position, Dana has the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines and approach every day with creativity. Dana’s work spans large-scale public art installations such as Party Dress.  In her current role, Dana has the opportunity to collaborate on cross-discipline projects such as I am Alan Turing from composer Matthew Sutter.  She’s also working on Collective Animal Behavior, a project turning data of animal migration patterns into tonal sounds.  Dana discusses the challenges & successes she faced in her career, what working in academia looks like, and how navigating childcare can be a challenge for working parents. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. I am Alan Turing credit: Dakota Stipp, Tyler Kieffer, Sola Fadiran, Madeline Pages, Ross Wightman, Frederick Kennedy, Liam Bellman-Sharpe, Matthew Suttor.Collective Animal Behavior credit: Diego Ellis-Soto, Jolle Jolles, Dakota Stipp, Douglas Duhaime, Dana Kanwas, Ye Qin Zhu, Jonathan Koss and Matthew Suttor. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Each episode our hosts engage with women leaders in technology, business and digital to learn how they’ve built their careers in these rapidly changing industries.  This episode is a little different—it turns the tables on the hosts of the show; AI expert Andrea Gallego and product designer Corin Lines, two leaders from BCG.  Andrea and Corin share how their childhood passions foreshadowed their future work endeavors.  They dig into the statistic that women still only make up a third of the industry in tech; why is this and what can be done to change it?  They offer advice and encouragement to support women considering entering the industry. They also discuss the challenges of sourcing and retaining female talent and the problem of representation; how do you imagine yourself in a role without being able to see anyone like you there? Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
We’re back for Season 2 of In Her Ellement, a podcast from BCG!Join AI and digital expert Suchi Srinivasan and product designer Corin Lines for meaningful and vulnerable conversations with women leaders and allies in business, digital, and technology. In Season 2 you can expect more deep dives into the often difficult journey to the top, more demystification of the barriers women face in their careers, and more celebrations of the joy they find in their everyday work.Episode 1 of In Her Ellement Season 2 is out now. Listen on your favorite podcast app.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Deciding to move on can be challenging. Andrea Gallego, formerly Managing Director and Partner at BCG Gamma makes her career transitions based on where she can make the most impact. In this episode, we say goodbye to our co-host as she shares a little about her career trajectory.Andrea began her career as a freshman intern at Lehman Brothers, moving on to the Simons Foundation after the bank’s collapse in 2008. She then moved on to senior roles at Booz Allen, McKinsey & Company, and then finally onto BCG. Throughout her career, Andrea has found joy in working with dynamic teams and diverse talent. She believes that manifesting and visualizing your goals drives success. In this episode, Andrea mentions another BCG alumni, Martin Kon, who now acts as Youtube’s CFO. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
What can we do to invite more diverse talent into our field? Astera Schneeweisz, Partner and Director of Engineering, Information Security and Compliance at BCG Digital Ventures thinks that celebrating curiosity, cultivating a kind listening ear, and demystifying your field are critical elements of active allyship.Like many in tech, Astera started their journey by taking things apart and putting them back together. This curiosity led them into the field of cyber security. They began their career at the Austrian internet provider Nessus, eventually going on to be Head of Security at Soundcloud. Astera thinks that the cyber security world has an equitable gender balance, but that there is still more to be done to encourage fresh talent into the field. They also highlight the importance of groups and support networks as a way to feel connected in their work and private life.Join us every episode with hosts Corin Lines & Suchi Srinivasan from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How can you succeed in tech if your background is nontraditional? Kalina Nikolova has worked in the advertising industry for over 25 years and now acts as VP of Business Operations & Strategy at Yahoo. In this episode, Kalina talks about her mission to champion a diverse range of talent.How can you succeed in tech if your background is nontraditional? Kalina Nikolova has worked in the advertising industry for over 25 years and now acts as VP of Business Operations & Strategy at Yahoo. In this episode, Kalina talks about her mission to champion a diverse range of talent.Originally emigrating from Bulgaria to pursue an MBA at New York University, Kalina believes that her unique perspective as a first-generation immigrant has benefitted her throughout her career. As a passionate mentor, Kalina advocates for more inclusion in tech and sees workplace flexibility as a way to promote equity. Kalina is also the mother of three girls and credits her success, in part, to the support she has received along the way in both her personal life and her career.Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology, and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How can employers keep talented women engaged for the long haul? In this episode, Debika Bhattacharya, Chief Product Officer at Verizon Business reflects on how her supportive and dynamic company has kept her excited about the telecom industry for over 25 years.As a child, Debika had an aptitude for science and technology. This eventually led her to study electrical engineering and physics at MIT. Beginning her career at Verizon as a frontline engineer, she has risen all the way to the top, keeping her feet firmly planted in both the technical and business sides of the company. Debika is a passionate advocate for employees setting boundaries around their lives outside of work. She also feels strongly that companies should support and care for their employees when they experience challenges in their personal lives.Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology, and business. Debika is also a member of a number of groups that support women in their careers, including:Society of Women EngineersInstitute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersChiefMIT Society of Women EngineersThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How can you find your unique value add? Sita Sonty shares how she went from being a multilingual translator and diplomat to working for BCG as its Associate Director of Aerospace. In this episode, Sita discusses her unconventional route into science and technology and the challenge of overcoming imposter syndrome.This episode was hosted by Dr. Adi Zolotov, Partner and Associate Director of Data Science at BCG Gamma. Sita began her career as a Career Service Officer at the U.S. State Department. Her diplomatic journey spanned nine countries and seven languages, eventually leading her back to the U.S to eventually join SpaceX as an Executive of Human Space Flight. Sita has often found that she has been the only woman in the boardroom, and credits her success, in part, to the many sponsors and mentors that have supported her along the way. As a single mom of two children, Sita passionately advocates for us to re-think our notions of productivity, and measure our success based on the impact we have achieved rather than the number of hours we put in.Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Kesha Williams, Senior Principal at Slalom, shares how she became an expert across Java, cloud technologies, artificial & machine learning, and AWS. Kesha is a lifelong learner, a passionate mentor, and advocates for more diversity in tech. She firmly believes in paying your experience forward, no matter your seniority or skill level.Since beginning her coding journey in high school, Kesha has gone on to work for Chick-fil-A and Delta Airlines as a Software Engineering Manager and Senior Software Developer respectively. As Slalom’s Senior Principal of the AWS Cloud Residency, Kesha works to grow early career technologists into world-class AWS cloud professionals and leaders. Kesha has experienced being the only woman of color in the tech space many times throughout her career, which has been challenging. After personally experiencing the gender pay gap, Kesha created the Salary Overflow Tool, which allows for greater salary transparency. She also partners with Women Who Code to educate and inspire women to pursue careers in tech.Check out Kesha’s Salary Overflow tool to see where your own salary might compare to what others are being paid in your role. You can also visit Women Who Code to access free resources & workshops, browse job & scholarship opportunities and engage with an amazing network of technical women across the globe. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
To be a great business leader you have to bring your whole best self to your work.  Too often women feel that they need to conceal their emotions to avoid being stereotyped, but empathy is such a critical skill for success. Ashley Grice shares her journey to becoming a leader of purpose & impact at Brighthouse and how to nurture your authentic self. As the CEO and managing director of BCG Brighthouse, Ashley Grice drives purpose, vision and impact storytelling.  As a dynamic business leader, Ashley shares the qualities that make a great leader and how to bring your whole authentic self to your work.  She offers an important reminder on networking—that it’s so important to follow up and make sure to nurture connections rather than let them die out.  She also talks about the importance of setting boundaries and how having an appropriate balance of work and life is so important.  Don’t be shy about setting those boundaries and working hard to maintain them.  Ashley’s story is sure to be inspiring to anyone setting their sights on becoming a CEO who uses creativity and connections to solve complex problems. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Anyone who has ever dreamt of becoming a tech entrepreneur will ask themselves pivotal questions. How will I raise capital?  Where do I recruit talent? What if I don’t know how to code?  Constance Curtis founded The List to revolutionize modern dating, driven by her frustration with online dating apps.  She shares her founder's journey with us in this episode. As a consumer in the online dating space, Constance was fed up with all of the common problems that people experience; online misrepresentation, the time and energy investment involved and the discouragement from not finding a successful match. Constance decided to found The List with the idea of revolutionizing dating for the 21st Century using AI and data science to make dating a more efficient, successful and enjoyable experience.  As a tech entrepreneur Constance faces the challenges of raising capital, recruiting smart talented tech co-founders to work alongside her and how you’ve got to just keep going even after setbacks.  Constance’s story is sure to be inspiring to anyone who has ever had a dream of running their own business and she’s got valuable real-world experience to share of how to make it happen. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How do you manage it all?  That’s a question that Tiffany Dufu used to dismiss.  But after all of the balls came crashing down for her she shared her story of letting go in her memoir manifesto, Drop the Ball.  Now she spends every day committed to her life’s work of advancing women & girls. This conversation is a “fireside chat” recorded at a BCG Women at Gamma event 06/10/22. Tiffany Dufu is Founder & CEO of The Cru; a peer coaching platform for women looking to accelerate their professional and personal growth.  She was a launch team member at Levo, a technology company and one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. In this conversation Tiffany shares the immense pressure she felt to manage it all and the importance of cultivating the ability to let go.  She shares her many insights on how to advance women & girls; through promoting more women into leadership positions, creating communities of support and advancing women who are “in the middle.”  For anyone who has ever felt fear of dropping the ball, Tiffany’s story is sure to inspire you to let go. Visit the website for Tiffany’s company, The Cru to access resources to support women in their career, networking, business, finances, self-care & more. Join us every episode with hosts Andrea Gallego & Corin Lines from BCG to hear meaningful conversations with women in digital, technology and business. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
What do the women pushing the boundaries of digital think right now about the industry? What does it take to join them?AI expert Andrea Gallego and product designer Corin Lines from Boston Consulting Group talk to the women at the vanguard of technology in business, art, education, and more. They’re digging into how these powerhouse leaders got where they are—everything from the joy of projects gone right to the realities of family responsibilities. And crucially, asking: what was that moment you knew you weren't merely getting there...you had arrived? That's when you know you're in your element. Coming Spring 2022. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
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