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You’re Competent, So Be Confident! Messages of Empowerment & Inspiration from Women in Mobile Tech

How important is confidence to women looking to work, advance and lead within the technology sector? It may well be the leadership trait that matters most for female technologists determined to advance to the top…

ARA Seattle Recap: Women in Technology – The Male Perspective

ARA’s ultimate goal is to take a stand – and in some cases a bold stand – and create change. That is not always easy and certainly means we are encouraging dialogue and insights from…

The IT Diversity Challenge

The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are,…

The Challenge: Hiring in Our Own Image

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Deming’s Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management strategies that had revolutionized manufacturing were now sweeping through the consultant services industry. At the time, I was Manager of Planning and Environmental…

Building Confidence, One Step at a Time

Confidence. Some women just seem to have it.  Breezily walking into any situation, comfortable and unafraid no matter what happens because they know that they can handle it. They believe in themselves and their abilities…

The Elusive Work-Life Balance – Five Strategies that Have Worked for Me

One of the highlights of my month was being invited to lead roundtable discussions on the topic of work-life balance at the #ARASeattle Mentoring Forum. Fittingly, I had to do some serious juggling to make…

A #tagboard Recap: ARA Seattle’s Women in Tech Panel

Last night’s inaugural ARA Seattle event was a huge success, thanks to the talented and dedicated women in tech who gathered to share their perspective on what’s required to attract, retain and advance women in…