getWITit is a podcast exploring through interviewing community leaders, community members and influential individuals that looks into the decline of women in the technology industry and informing the community by promoting awareness, address attrition, create opportunities for transition into tech and preparation of leadership. New episodes will be released on Mondays.
Success with Inclusion
Today we chat with Cynthia Orduna, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant at Peoplism. During her time in HR and recruiting, Cynthia witnessed the similarities of the workforce in the tech industry. She wanted to change that and help create a more diverse culture at these companies. Now at Peoplism she is doing just that. Peoplism helps companies build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and targets the root causes of inequalities.
Fashion in 3D
Today we chat with Whitney Cathcart, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of 3DLOOK. With an extensive background in the retail industry, Whitney became intrigued by the advances in 3D technology and quit a great job in retail to pursue 3D tech. With 3DLOOK she has been able to combine these experiences by helping the apparel industry streamline their process using virtual fit and measurement all through an app and two photos.
Easing Cash Flow for eCommerce Sellers
Today we are joined by Maya Pochiraju, VP of Product at Payability. Payability provides accelerated daily payouts and capital advances for inventory and marketing for eCommerce sellers. Maya had an international childhood. She was born in New York but spent most of her youth in Singapore and moved back to New York just before high school. Maya takes us into the world of eCommerce and explains how they are empowering sellers to continue growing by taking the pain out of daily cash flow.
Conversing with AI
Today we are joined by Jennifer Etchegary, Founder of The ChatC Group with the mission of finding and vetting the best Emerging Technology vendors around the world and helping businesses procure and implement this rapidly evolving technology with confidence. Having started her career in finance and taking a detour into culinary school, Jennifer got involved with Conversational AI. This gave her a desire to combine that with her background in finance and start The ChatC Group.
On this episode we are joined by Lauren Glass, Senior Data Engineer at Instagram. While teaching at boot camps, she realized she had a knack for simplifying complicated topics. This led her to pursuing a passion project of publishing her Data Mastery series of prep books covering SQL, Python, and one she is currently writing on Product Analytics.
Writing in Tech - Literary, Not Code
Today we are taking on a different aspect of tech. We are joined by Joan Gelfand who is a Writer and Writing Coach. She lives in the capital of tech, San Francisco, and is also an award-winning poet. Her latest work and also her first novel is titled "Extreme" and is about a Silicon Valley extreme gaming startup. Hope and her ex-husband, Doug, are working together but there are nefarious forces going on behind the scenes. Learn about Joan's fascinating journey and her insight into tech.
World Changing and Engaging
Elizabeth’s down to earth style is great. You feel like you are out with friends having a real life unscripted conversation. Her group is trying to change the face of technology, getting more women to be be a part of shaping this world.
Elizabeth is an example herself of fresh thought in IT, and I love the podcast.
Very exciting to see the positive change for women in the tech field!
Wow it’s great to hear change is coming!
The energy in this podcast is amazing - good to know people are as excited about change for women in tech as I am!