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Join Chris Atiyah, the host of HerSuccess, as he interviews successful, high-flying women working in Engineering & Technology, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of diverse leaders in these industries.

From shattering glass ceilings to amplifying female voices - these interviews celebrate the remarkable journeys of inspirational women in this space.

Every episode is packed with honest reflections, advice, and practical tools you can apply professionally - uncover new strategies to cultivate your own leadership style, overcome obstacles, and confidently seize new opportunities.
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In this episode, Teshera Hull, a dynamic leader and marketing director at GE Healthcare, shares her insights on navigating the twists and turns of a career, seizing opportunities, and owning one's career trajectory. Teshera emphasizes the importance of staying focused and visualizing goals through meditation, which has been instrumental in helping her realize her ambitions and maintain clarity. As a single mother of two young children, Teshera discusses the challenges and rewards of balancing a demanding career with her responsibilities as a parent. She highlights the significance of setting non-negotiables and prioritizing what truly matters to her, including her children and spiritual life. In addition to her role at GE Healthcare, Teshera is also a property developer, showcasing her ability to manage multiple roles effectively. Listeners will gain valuable insights into staying resilient and focused in their careers while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Teshera's story is a testament to the power of determination, strategic planning, and the importance of personal well-being in achieving professional success. This episode explores: Teshera’s ‘non-traditional’ background and career journey Entrepreneurship and developing passive income Work-life balance and managing priorities Insights into medical education How companies can approach DEI The importance of a sponsor as well as a mentor hersuccesspod.com About Teshera Hull Teshera Hull is a dynamic leader and innovator with extensive experience in the medical device sector, alongside running her own real estate business. She has held significant positions at Johnson & Johnson, the American College of Surgeons, and GE Healthcare, excelling in leadership and customer-focused initiatives .As the owner of TAM Enterprises, she has over 25 years of success in property development and sales. Teshera earned the Global Standards of Leadership Award for leadership of Johnson & Johnson’s Credo. Teshera is a natural connector and relationship builder and has been engaged in advocacy and volunteer work alongside her career and professional ventures. www.tesherahull.com Teshera Hull LinkedIn About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Osmer, Founder and President of Health+Commerce, a leading PR and marketing agency for innovators in medtech, biotech, and digital health. Nicole shares her entrepreneurial journey of starting Health+Commerce in 2017 and growing it to over 30 employees before being acquired by Supreme Group, a healthcare commercialization platform backed by private equity. We discuss the unique challenges of building an agency in the highly technical healthcare space, attracting top industry talent, and the keys to successful growth like delegation. Nicole provides insights into managing the work-life balance as a mom of five while scaling her business. The conversation also dives into Nicole's experience with the private equity acquisition process and her new role as President at Health+Commerce under Supreme Group's ownership. She offers learnings for entrepreneurs considering private equity and how to navigate that transition successfully. This episode explores: Founding and scaling Health+Commerce in the medtech/biotech PR space Growth opportunities from the Supreme Group acquisition Nicole's transition from an individual contributor to a successful leader Empowering women through community networks Advice on balancing family responsibilities with career growth hersuccesspod.com About Nicole Nicole Osmer is a seasoned healthcare communications professional and the Founder and President of Health+Commerce, a boutique public relations and digital marketing agency that serves the healthcare sector. She balances her role with being a mom of five. Nicole began her career in communications, holding key roles in various companies such as Responsys, Guidant, and Abbott. At Abbott, she was part of the integration team that positioned Abbott Vascular as a leader in vascular care. In 2007, Nicole launched her consultancy, Nicole Osmer Healthcare Communications, which provided strategic communications services to medtech clients, including prominent names like Abbott, CardioKinetix, and Shockwave Medical. In 2011, Nicole co-founded MedtechWomen, a nonprofit dedicated to highlighting and advancing women leaders in the medtech industry. Nicole's efforts in public relations were recognized when she received a Public Relations Excellence Award in 2015. With a rich career spanning over two decades, Nicole has a proven track record of elevating the profiles of innovative medtech companies and healthcare organizations. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Yesenia Sevilla is the Director of Strategic Engagement and Ecosystem Development at Vanderbilt University, but Yesenia's career journey has been anything but linear. Speaking to host Chris Atiyah, Yesenia shares insights on embracing possibility and seizing opportunities, likening her career approach to carrying a toolbelt and a backpack. She emphasizes the importance of cultivating an innovative mindset, the key to driving real transformation. Yesenia advocates for individuals to forge their paths, urging them not to be constrained by others' career expectations. She recounts the process of creating and pitching her current role, offering valuable lessons on crafting your professional trajectory. This episode is an inspiring testament to the power of personal ownership and the pursuit of unconventional career paths. This episode explores: ·      Yesenia’s career and background ·      Advice on building your career to your strengths and skills ·      Carving out your own role in the workplace ·      An exploration of the ‘phygital’ revolution ·      Strategies on how to innovate and build an innovative mindset hersuccesspod.com About Yesenia Yesenia B. Sevilla is a dynamic TEDx speaker with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience spanning global biotech and healthcare industries, consulting, and higher education innovation. Her journey has been marked by a commitment to inclusive innovation and collaboration, guided by her roles as a Connector, Innovator, Collaborator, Builder, and Leader. Currently serving as the Director of Strategic Engagement & Ecosystem Development at Vanderbilt University, Yesenia is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and galvanizing connections within the Nashville innovation ecosystem. Previously, she held positions as Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida, respectively. Yesenia's expertise lies in nurturing innovation mindsets, mentoring minority and female entrepreneurs, and spearheading collaborative projects that drive sustainable community development. As an Innovation Advisor for GLCC and through her consultancy work, Yesenia continues to champion inclusive innovation and empower individuals to thrive in today's rapidly evolving landscape. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Heidi Wyle is the CEO and Founder of Venti Technologies; from a lower socio-economic background, she excelled through her love of learning, achieving a bachelor's from Brown, an MBA from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from MIT. She started in biotech when the industry was in its infancy, and following three successful business exits she moved into autonomous tech, founding Venti. Her journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, the pursuit of knowledge, and the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace. Heidi's story inspires aspiring leaders everywhere, and why her company mission has always been to improve the world. She talks about the grit gene and emphasizes the need for curiosity, resilience, and the willingness to listen and learn from those around you, including younger generations. This episode explores: Heidi Wyle's background and journey as a founder Empowerment and the importance diversity in the workplace Challenges and lessons in managing diverse teams Balancing career and family as a woman in leadership Future of autonomous vehicles and impact on the environment About Heidi Wyle Heidi Wyle is a pioneering entrepreneur and visionary leader, renowned for her exceptional business achievements and groundbreaking innovations in technology startups. As the Founder and CEO of Venti Technologies, a global leader in AI-powered autonomous vehicle logistics, Heidi has propelled the company to unprecedented success, revolutionizing transportation with cutting-edge technology. Prior to Venti, Heidi has founded and led a number of biotech organizations, securing significant venture capital, driving growth, and leading them to successful acquisitions. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Heidi is dedicated to mentorship and serves on various high-profile boards, including her role as Governor for the HBS Association of Boston. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics from Brown University, a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science in Health/Medical Physics from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Heidi Wyle's remarkable leadership, coupled with her ability to inspire teams, continues to shape the landscape of technology and entrepreneurship, driving impactful change across industries. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Jamila Parham's fascination with technology ignited in childhood when she played video games with her brother. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Jamila attended DePaul University School of Computing. However, she soon realized that STEM lacked diversity and inclusion, reflecting a disparity Jamila wanted to change for the better. Thus, The Tech Unicorn was born. The Tech Unicorn embarked on a quest to empower 'unicorns'—those hidden figures within STEM communities. Through mentorship, impactful projects, and strategic partnerships, The Tech Unicorn paves the way for aspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive in STEM-related industries. Jamila Parham's brainchild isn't merely about breaking barriers but building bridges and fostering a community where everyone can shine. This episode explores: • Jamila’s discusses her journey from growing up in Chicago to becoming the founder of the Tech Unicorn. • Importance of DEI in the tech industry and creating inclusive environments • Jamila’s experiences of overcoming challenges and advocating for underrepresented communities. • Jamila’s insights and advice for careers in tech • AI and technology policy to ensure inclusivity and accountability hersuccesspod.com About Jamila Parham Jamila Parham, affectionately known as "The Tech Unicorn," has harbored a deep-seated love for technology since her formative years, where she found solace in video games and the realms of science fiction. Hailing proudly from Chicago, she has emerged as a prominent figure in the tech community, recognized for her leadership acumen and unwavering dedication to civic technology. Throughout her illustrious 15-year career, Jamila has garnered acclaim as an award-winning tech leader and a fervent advocate for STEM education. Driven by her commitment to public service, she tirelessly endeavors to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse tech landscape, advocating tirelessly for underrepresented communities in STEM fields. Central to her mission is The Tech Unicorn™, a groundbreaking initiative she spearheaded to drive social impact through STEM engagement. With a focus on amplifying voices and empowering marginalized groups, The Tech Unicorn™ is dedicated to narrowing the opportunity gap in STEM for youth, women, and people of color. Through mentorship and comprehensive development programs, Jamila aims to dismantle barriers and foster the next generation of STEM leaders and entrepreneurs. www.jamilaparham.com/ About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Lisa Ventura was recently awarded an MBE for her services in Cyber Security, spearheading diversity and inclusion. It's undoubtedly one of the most exciting career journeys we've heard of in the tech space, following an incredibly successful career in the entertainment industry. Lisa worked on a widely popular TV show that became a global hit, 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' Lisa's career in cybersecurity is fascinating; she founded the first-ever dedicated UK Cyber Security Association (now Cyber Security Unity) to unite the cybersecurity industry worldwide to combat the growing cyber threat. In 2023, King Charles III personally awarded Lisa an MBE for her dedication, commitment, and service to diversity and inclusion in the Cyber industry. Lisa talks openly about this humbling moment and her dedication to raising awareness and understanding about neurodiversity; as a neurodiverse woman, she is passionate about supporting neurodiverse careers in the industry. This episode explores: Lisa’s background and career journey into cyber security and success in the sector The potential and risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. The importance of cybersecurity awareness for businesses and individuals. Neurodiversity and Lisa's personal experience with autism Imposter syndrome among successful people, including those who are neurodivergent. hersuccesspod.com  About Lisa Ventura MBE   Lisa Ventura MBE is a renowned cyber security awareness and culture specialist, keynote speaker, and author. She is the Founder of Cyber Security Unity, a global community membership organization dedicated to uniting individuals and companies actively engaged in cyber security to combat the escalating cyber threats.  As a consultant, Lisa collaborates closely with cyber security leadership teams, enhancing their collaboration and providing training in cyber security awareness and culture. Lisa's contributions extend beyond consultancy; she actively participates on several boards and councils, including Think Digital Partners as their Cyber Security Advisor, and the Advisory Board for the World-Wide Women in Cyber Security (w3-cs) Association amongst others. Lisa’s expertise covers various domains, including the human elements of cyber security, cyber psychology, AI, and cyber security, and supporting DE&I in the cyber security industry. Additionally, Lisa focuses on addressing topics such as mental health, impostor syndrome, and neurodiversity.     About Engtal  HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.  We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.  engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube   diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram 
In this episode Chris Atiyah interviews Katelyn Arnold, Principal Scientist and Research Assistant Professor recently named a Forbes 30 under 30 scientist. Katelyn's journey to success is an inspiring one. As a young woman, she had dreams of becoming a ballerina, but a career-ending injury forced her to pivot her focus towards science.   Katelyn's passion for science only grew, and she went on to make groundbreaking scientific discoveries that have revolutionized the industry. Her achievements are remarkable, but they did not come without challenges. In 2018, Katelyn suffered a stroke that could have derailed her career, but her resilience and determination allowed her to bounce back and continue pursuing her purpose.  As a woman in the Life Sciences industry, Katelyn knows firsthand how isolating it can be. That's why she's made it a priority to connect with other women in the field and with other entrepreneurs, sharing lived experiences and offering support to one another. Through these connections, Katelyn has found authentic and inspirational friends and peers who have helped her along her entrepreneurial journey.  Katelyn also speaks on what it's like to be a young woman in a traditional industry and why the perception of 'age' versus 'experience' needs to change.   This episode explores: Katelyn’s background and career journey Insights from a Forbes 30 under 30 listee Importance of networking and mentorship Overcoming challenges as a younger woman in biotech Innovations in Katelyn’s research to revolutionize disease treatment hersuccesspod.com About Katelyn Arnold Katelyn Arnold is a rising star in science, earning a spot-on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2023. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she focused on the study of glycobiology under the guidance of Dr. Jian Liu. During her time there, Katelyn explored the potential of glycans for treating liver injuries. Now, Katelyn wears two hats: she's an Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, working alongside Dr. Liu, and a Principal Scientist at Glycan Therapeutics in Raleigh, NC. At Glycan Therapeutics, she's at the forefront of developing new anti-inflammatory drugs based on synthetic heparin. Her work bridges the gap between academic research and real-world application, with a focus on making complex medical treatments more accessible and effective. Katelyn's dedication to advancing carbohydrate-based therapies promises exciting breakthroughs in medicine. Forbes 30 Under 30 Glycan Therapeutics About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Leslie Vickrey is a woman on a mission - she wants to empower other women to thrive by achieving their dreams in the world of work; following a successful career in recruitment, she's the Founder and CEO of ClearEdge, a specialist boutique agency that supports staffing firms with their marketing strategies. She's also the author of 'Together We Rise,' a collective book filled with women's personal and professional journeys from the staffing industry. Leslie talks openly about her childhood and how her Mom was a huge role model. Leslie also discusses the challenges of being a woman rising in her career, including societal barriers - such as 'The Motherhood Tax,' breaking down barriers, and how taking action is the path to progress. This episode explores: • Leslie's career journey in the staffing and technology industry • Entrepreneurship and the conception of her business ClearEdge • How we can support diversity in leadership • Fostering innovation and success • Leslie’s involvement in publishing Together We Rise • Progress in gender equality and what still needs to be done hersuccesspod.com About Leslie Vickrey Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing, is a pioneering figure in marketing and technology. With over 17 years at the helm, she's renowned for her expertise and advocacy for women in tech. As the Head of Marketing for Spherion’s technology division, she identified a niche, leading to the establishment of ClearEdge Marketing in 2006. Leslie co-founded ARA to support women in tech and is involved in various influential organizations, including the Women Business Collaborative and the American Staffing Association. Her achievements include recognition as one of Chicago’s innovators and entrepreneurs, induction into the UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, and being named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year. Leslie is also an author and hosts "TheEdge" podcast, showcasing women leaders. Committed to giving back, she serves on the Board for the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University and engages in public speaking on marketing and diversity. Leslie has and continues to achieve significant impact, driving positive change in the talent and tech industries. ClearEdge Together We Rise About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.
Jennifer Lee immigrated to the US from South Korea in the late 1980s. She tragically lost her father when she was five years old and then her grandfather to cancer two years later. Financial hardship followed, and Jennifer's mum worked seven days a week for up to 16 hours a day to support the family. It was a hard start. But it inspired Jennifer's work ethic and commitment to pursuing a career in Biotech, which stemmed from a quest to learn how cancer affects the human body. Jennifer is a hugely successful entrepreneur and has had a remarkable career. She invests in women-led companies, holds positions on multiple boards, including 'How Women Lead' - and most recently, she's about to launch a book, co-written with 'Never Split the Difference' globally renowned author, Chris Voss. This episode explores: • Jennifer’s journey as an immigrant and the importance of resilience. • Networking & Mentorship • Empathetic Leadership • Investment and funding for women-founded companies • Innovation in life sciences. hersuccesspod.com About Jennifer Lee Jennifer Lee is a seasoned CEO, board director, and investor with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry. She is dedicated to facilitating the transformation of breakthrough sciences into life-saving treatments. In her role as the CEO of JLC Life Sciences, she plays a pivotal role in empowering companies to expedite product candidates and rejuvenate struggling businesses. Through her career, Jennifer has played a significant role in securing the global approvals of seven novel treatments, alongside negotiating licensing agreements, expanding business operations, and cultivating strategic partnerships. Jennifer is also a board member for a number of organizations, including How Women Lead, an organization committed to supporting women into leadership and board roles. Driven by her passion for science, innovation, and healthcare, Jennifer actively invests in companies poised to accelerate scientific advancements and currently serves as a venture partner at Cancer Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund aimed at catalyzing cancer research commercialization. Jennifer Lee How Women Lead About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
'Difficult doesn't mean impossible' is Yewande Akinola's mantra.   Yewande Akinola MBE is an award-winning Chartered Engineer and Innovator; her story is a remarkable one; growing up in Nigeria shaped Yewande's perspective of the world; she witnessed the infrastructure challenges her own country faced, and this sparked Yewande's purpose - to improve lives through engineered solutions. She has committed her career to creating sustainable products and systems for the built environment – putting the well-being of humanity at the heart of her work. This episode covers: Yewande's journey to engineering and career. Sustainability in architecture and systems design. Innovation, and what makes for a truly innovative person. The intersection between technology and traditional engineering. Challenges and barriers faced by Yewande in her career. Yewande's advice for on overcoming challenges and pursuing a fulfilling career in engineering. About Yewande Akinola Yewande is an accomplished Engineer and Innovator, recognized for her outstanding contributions to the intersection of innovation, creativity, and technology. As a dedicated social entrepreneur and consultant, her impactful work spans Education, Engineering & Technology, and Innovation, particularly focused on fostering a sustainable built environment. With a diverse portfolio spanning the U.K., Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, Yewande has excelled in Design, Construction, Sustainability, Strategy & Innovation, and Manufacturing of buildings, products, and systems. Holding degrees from the University of Warwick and Cranfield University, she is an MBE awardee for her services to Engineering Innovation and Diversity in STEM, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. https://yewandeakinola.co.uk/ About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Leslie Bondaryk is a visionary who, through her role as CTO at The Concord Consortium, is driving large-scale improvements in teaching and learning through groundbreaking technology. Discover how Leslie's passion for STEM has ignited a fire in the next generation's hearts and minds - through the power of technology to engage learners to explore, create, and innovate our world. In our latest episode, you'll find out about the following: The role of technology in revolutionizing STEM education How the craft of storytelling can be a catalyst for change in the field of science and technology education   The transformative impact of technology and how it's making STEM subjects relatable and engaging.   Strategies to inspire STEM curiosity and nurture young minds About Leslie Bondaryk Leslie Bondaryk is Chief Technology Officer at The Concord Consortium, a non-profit research and development organization focused on producing groundbreaking educational technology. Leslie is a graduate of Electrical engineering from MIT and UC Santa Barbara and she has a varied background as a software developer, product manager, STEM educator, and researcher. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Anuja Gokhale, VP of Engineering at Payscale speaks to host Chris Atiyah about her career journey, the intersection of business and engineering, and how to achieve sustainable growth and equitable compensation in the tech industry. Anuja shares her insights on over-hiring in tech and how companies can look to scale more sustainably as well as experiences from advancing the career ladder into management, while maintaining a balance with the technical and hands-on engineering. About Anuja Gokhale Anuja Gokhale is an experienced technology leader with over 20 years of experience managing and scaling engineering teams to design and deliver complex and scalable solutions. Anuja is currently the Vice President of Engineering at PayScale, an industry leader in the compensation data and technology field. Prior to that, Anuja held various senior leadership roles at several household name companies, including Chewy, athenahealth and ADP. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Jenn talks about her role as Global Head of People and Culture - and how she's created a global team culture of collaboration at Bigtincan, Jenn delves into the different career pathways that have led her to where she is today. Renowned for her outstanding contributions to transforming organizational cultures and driving impactful people strategies, Jenn has years of experience in human resources and leadership roles, building a strong reputation as a thought leader and change agent in the corporate world. Jenn is a big advocate of leading with empathy, transparency, and clarity - and how to get her team to feel 'heard.' About Jennifer Monkiewicz As the Global Head of People and Culture at Bigtincan, Jenn Monkiewicz has steered the HR Function of this fast-growing organization with 400+ employees and over 200,000 end users, with an unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and fostering vibrant workplace cultures. Prior to her current role Jenn served as the VP of People at Creatio, and worked at Uptycs as Director of HR and Talent amongst other roles, with 20 year of years of HR and talent experience shaping the future of work and creating inclusive workplace cultures. About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented  placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Chris Atiyah sits down this week with Michelle Lee, Vice President and HR Business Partner at one of the world’s largest engineering companies. Michelle works for a global industry powerhouse and shares her insights on the critical aspects of employer engagement, retention, and employee/employer alignment. Join us as Chris’ delves into the strategies and practices that have enabled Michelle to foster a highly engaged workforce, retain top talent, and align employee goals with organizational objectives. Discover how Michelle Lee's leadership has transformed the dynamics of the modern workplace, paving the way for sustained success and innovation in the ever-evolving industry. Topics covered include: Michelle’s career journey Employee engagement and retention Driving successful company cultures Skills based hiring Leadership development About Michelle Lee Michelle is Vice President and HR Business Partner at one of the largest engineering companies in the world, as well as a certified leadership coach. She has over 15 years of experience in HR across a number of industries, at organizations of varying sizes. She specializes in employee engagement and retention, creating outstanding organizational culture to drive business performance. Michelle Lee | LinkedIn About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Jyl talks candidly about her family, who shaped her formative years lobbying for equal rights, her early beginnings within a non-linear career path plus her quest to get 'out of her own way,' and how moving towards her authentic self led to her position at Highspot and why she's working to creating a culture of unconscious inclusion. In addition, Jyl speaks openly on how DEI is evolving in the workplace, plus why having an ecosystem approach to building a network of mentors and advocates to help you move toward the direction you want for your career is hugely beneficial. Topics covered include: Jyl’s career journey DEI in the workplace The importance of belonging Unconscious inclusion   Mentorship and finding your advocates Getting out of your ‘own’ way www.hersuccesspod.com About Jyl Feliciano Jyl Feliciano is Global VP of DEIB at Highspot, and has over 15 years of experience shaping high-performing cultures at Fortune 500 companies, including Conagra Brands and Cognizant. Jyl specializes in leading change initiatives by challenging organizations to move beyond dialogue and into action around diversity, power, privilege, and allyship. Jyl is a recognized thought-leader in DEI&B. LinkedIn | Highspot About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
In this thought-provoking podcast episode, we dive into the insightful perspectives of Sharon Gadonniex, Executive Vice President at Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT). She discusses the role of leadership in fostering such an environment and encourages leaders to actively seek out and amplify diverse voices within their teams. Sharon sheds light on the importance of diversity in stopping 'group think' and the value of healthy work conflict. This podcast episode is a valuable resource for leaders, managers, and individuals seeking to create inclusive work environments that foster innovation and drive meaningful change. Topics covered include: Sharon’s career journey  Women in Engineering Building trusting work cultures Healthy Conflict Resolution Diverse thinking www.hersuccesspod.com About Sharon Gadonniex Sharon is the Executive Vice President of Engineering Development at Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a telematics and analytics provider for insurers, rideshares and fleets. Sharon is an MIT grad in Electrical Engineering, and she has progressed through her career, from individual contributor to leadership in a large global engineering organization. Sharon has worked for a number of household name technology companies, such as HP, Bose Corporation, and Knowles Intelligent Audio. LinkedIn   About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Join us in our latest podcast episode as we chat with the incredible Natalie Marino, a trailblazing Latina tech talent advocate. Not only is Natalie a highly accomplished professional in the tech world, but she's also a dedicated mom, juggling the demands of parenthood while making a significant impact in her field. In this empowering episode, Natalie shares her inspiring journey from humble beginnings to becoming a driving force in the tech community. Through her platform, she provides invaluable resources, mentorship, and a safe space for female Latina professionals to thrive and excel in their careers. Topics covered include: Natalie’s career journey Balancing career and motherhood Connecting communities Diversity Forging a career in tech   www.hersuccesspod.com About Natalie Marino Natalie Marino is a mom, entrepreneur and tech leader. She is founder and CEO of The Latina Techie and Director of IT Solutions at G&A Partners. The Latina Techie is a community with a mission to empower Latinas to find their voices in STEM, through mentorship, consulting and collaboration. Natalie began her career in tech working in Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), and later found her true passion in Human Resource Information Systems. She specializes in driving growth, maximizing operational excellence, and delivering innovative technology solutions. www.thelatinatechie.com | Instagram   About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented  placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Ginnette Harvey was one of the founding members of SThree’s US business. One of the last staffing companies in the world. She built a highly success career of fifteen years, before taking the leap into entrepreneurialism, launching Harper & Gray and Co-Founding BlocHaus - a blockchain recruitment firm.  Ginnette ran a 100-person, $125M business and in this episode, we talk about what inspired her to leave that behind, to start her own ventures. Get ready to be inspired and motivated as we delve into entrepreneurship, Web 3.0, and her challenges of overcoming 'imposter syndrome' and why humility and self advocation - are often overlooked as a superpower.     Topics covered include: Ginnette’s career journey Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Entrepreneurship Blockchain Imposter Syndrome www.hersuccesspod.com About Ginnette Harvey Ginnette Harvey is the Founder of diversity focused staffing agency Harper & Gray and co-founder of blockchain staffing agency, BlocHaus. Ginnette spent 15 years at leading staffing firm SThree, where she helped to grow US operations from $0 to $280 million across 8 offices and 4 specialist brands. Ginnette has been named one of the top 100 most influential leaders in staffing in North America by the SIA. Serving on the US Board for Specialist Staffing Group, Ginnette also sits on the Women's Leadership Council for the American Staffing Association.  harperandgray.com | bloc-haus.com | LinkedIn About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented  placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Join us in this inspiring episode as we delve into the remarkable journey of Tara May, the visionary CEO of Aspiritech. Aspiritech, one of the nation's largest employers of autistic individuals in the technology sector, is changing lives and transforming perception. In this conversation, we explore Tara's personal experiences, challenges, and triumphs in building an inclusive and innovative company and why the 'power of listening' is one of the greatest leadership tools you can master. Topics covered include: Tara May’s Career journey Neurodiversity Psychological safety Active Listening Building positive company cultures www.hersuccesspod.com About Tara May Tara is the CEO of Aspiritech a Chicago based tech company specializing in QA testing company, and which empowers individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity. In addition, Tara is a board member for a number of other companies, is a Forbes contributor and a neurodiversity champion. aspiritech.org | LinkedIn About Engtal HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented  placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. engtal.com | LinkedIn | Instagram | Youtube diversifythefuture.com | LinkedIn | Instagram
Join Chris Atiyah, the host of HerSuccess, as he interviews successful, high-flying women working in Engineering & Technology, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of diverse leaders in these industries. From shattering glass ceilings to amplifying female voices - these interviews celebrate the remarkable journeys of inspirational women in this space.  Every episode is packed with honest reflections, advice, and practical tools you can apply professionally - uncover new strategies to cultivate your authentic leadership style, overcome obstacles, and confidently seize new opportunities.
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