25 episodes

This podcast series discusses jobs within and supporting the data center and tech industry with a focus on trades and opportunities for women, trades and vets that may or may not require a 4-year degree. Episode 1 discusses what trades are applicable and provides brief descriptions of the types of data centers and moves on to the trades and possible jobs once the facility is built. Further episodes include interviews with people that are currently working in the industry giving listeners a view into the daily duties of the jobs. We cover diversity, inclusion and fixing the talent shortage through certifications, schooling, and apprenticeships. We also discuss various places to get scholarships and some of the organizations working to fill the talent gap.

Careers for Women, Trades and Veterans in Tech and Data Centers Carrie Goetz

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This podcast series discusses jobs within and supporting the data center and tech industry with a focus on trades and opportunities for women, trades and vets that may or may not require a 4-year degree. Episode 1 discusses what trades are applicable and provides brief descriptions of the types of data centers and moves on to the trades and possible jobs once the facility is built. Further episodes include interviews with people that are currently working in the industry giving listeners a view into the daily duties of the jobs. We cover diversity, inclusion and fixing the talent shortage through certifications, schooling, and apprenticeships. We also discuss various places to get scholarships and some of the organizations working to fill the talent gap.

    Nabeel Mahmood, Futurist and C-Suite Consultant

    Nabeel Mahmood, Futurist and C-Suite Consultant

    7.9.20 Today we speak with Nabeel Mahmood Futurist, and C-Suite consultant on buzzwords, cryptocurrency, AI, Smart Cities, Robots, Machine Learning, the path forward after covid, new ways of learning and the importance of triaging your technology.  He provides his insights into the quality of life-work balance, how to better treat employees, and how tech has changed over the years.

    • 46 min
    Natalie Sharma on Design and Branding

    Natalie Sharma on Design and Branding

    Natalie Sharma is the Founder & Creative Director of Pixetal Studio, a niche design studio that specializes in creating websites, brand identities, and user interfaces as scalable visual systems for industry innovators. She is a Jackson, Mississippi native and an honors graduate of Mississippi University for Women where she received her BFA in Graphic Design. Outside of her work, Natalie is passionate about tech community and diversity. She is a regular volunteer tech expert with the The Bean Path

    • 51 min
    Valerie Crafton Construction Management

    Valerie Crafton Construction Management

    6.5.20 Valerie Crafton with @Turner and Townsend discusses construction management, women in the industry, taking chances, and her role as dean at @AATCU.  Her career choice was made early on, and continues to enjoy her career in construction.  She discusses various jobs in the construction industry.  She shares her drive for outreach and giving back to the data center industry.  #womenintech #tradesintech #womenindatacenters #tradesindatacenters #mikeroweworks #vetsintech #vetsindatacenters

    • 51 min
    Kevin Kent, Climate Reality Leader on Data Center Energy Efficiency

    Kevin Kent, Climate Reality Leader on Data Center Energy Efficiency

    5.7.20 Episode features Kevin Kent with CFPUE and OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Kevin is a Climate Reality Leader and discusses energy efficiencies in data centers both as a necessity and as a career. He is an international speaker on data center energy efficiency creating awareness and providing education through his travels. His ultimate objective is to reduce the overall data center industry's carbon footprint.

    • 56 min
    Dr. Julie Albright Author of "Left to Their Own Devices"

    Dr. Julie Albright Author of "Left to Their Own Devices"

    4.23.20 We speak with Dr. Julie Albright Digital Sociologist and author of Left to Their Own Devices, How Digital Natives are Reshaping the American Dream. She has a dual Doctorate in Sociology and Marriage and family Therapy from USC where she teaches master’s level courses. She’s a sought after keynote speaker for her insights which she has been kind enough to share with us. Her next book - The Cloud Machine co-authored by Dean Nelson looks at data centers and the people who run them.

    • 44 min
    CherylODonoghue Author, Scholarship Founder, Emotional Intelligence Leader

    CherylODonoghue Author, Scholarship Founder, Emotional Intelligence Leader

    4.17.2020 Episode we interview Cheryl O'Donoghue Author and Emotional Intelligence Leadership Champion and Founder & CEO, Emotional Intelligence Leadership Resources and founder of the outreach organization Mission Sisters who work which offers scholarships for training and school.  Cheryl is the author of How to Be a Woman in Technology, How to Be a Woman in Business and has a new book coming out in 2020 How to Be An Emotionally Intelligent Leader.  

    • 36 min

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