Women Who Change Tech is a podcast that gives you access to women who are contributing, inspiring, trailblazing, and disrupting the business of technology. We believe that when women Inspire other women, amazing things happen. During this podcast, we will be having conversations with incredible women who are changing the face of technology. These women are software testers, software developers, design thinkers, agilists, creatives, coaches, and business owners.
Episode 19: Terri Avnaim - A Woman Who Leads Brave Conversations
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Terri Avnaim, a Woman Who Leads Brave Conversations. Terri is the chief customer and marketing officer for Sauce Labs, and she loves creating marketing plans that are authentic to the brand and meaningful to the target audience. Most of all, she loves hiring and inspiring great marketing teams. Listen, as we discuss the new realities of the all-remote, all-virtual work world that we are all living in, and how you can find creative ways to lead teams and reach and engage with your customers in this new paradigm.
A Woman Who Is a Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Jenna Charlton, a Woman Who is a Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion. Jenna has been a tester for nearly a decade and is currently a Consultant at Coveros where she helps people do their jobs better. She's a champion for accessibility and inclusion, helping make tech a place where anyone can succeed. Join us to learn more about Jenna's passion for testing and giving back to the community.
Episode 17: Davar Ardalan - A Woman Who Vows to Improve Cultural Intelligence
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Davar Ardalan, a Woman Who Vows to Improve Cultural Intelligence. Davar is the Founder and Storyteller in Chief of IVOW, an early-stage startup specializing in AI-driven cultural content, aiming to make navigating the global marketplace easier via cultural analysis. She is also the former Deputy Director of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program in Washington D.C. Before this, she was a public broadcasting journalist for two decades at NPR News, where she designed stories anchored in multiculturalism and steeped in historical context.
A Woman Who Transforms Organizations
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Cindy Peterson, a Woman Who Transforms Organizations. Cindy is a Partner at Peerless Partners, and her passion is helping companies solve complex challenges at the confluence of operational effectiveness, change management, and organizational transformation.
Cindy talks about the Agile fish tank and how she uses Agile methodologies in her everyday life. She discusses how she uses an assessment called distinctive drives when coaching individuals. It's a tool used for teams to understand more about each other, so that they can work better together. Her past experiences have inspired her to create a Kick Ass Women (K.A.W.!) event as a way to give back to the community. The group aims to uplift, support, and encourage other women.
Episode 15: Stacy Kirk - A Women Who is an Innovator
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Stacy Kirk, a Woman Who is an Innovator. Stacy Kirk is a champion of quality and process innovation in software development. She is the founder and CEO of QualityWorks Consulting Group, an international quality-driven software consulting firm. QualityWorks has seen a 400% growth of clients, staff, and revenue since the expansion from Los Angeles to include an office and team in Jamacia. Stacy has become an internationally known speaker talking about "Bold and Fearless Leadership," "Continuous Integration of Quality and Innovation" "DevOps Cultural and Process Transformation," and "Full Stack Testing with Node.js." She’s also an ally and an advocate for Women Software Engineers, who believes that diversity is the key to creating great products.
Episode 14: Portia Tung - A Woman Who Uses the Power of Play
In this episode, Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Portia Tung, a Woman Who uses the Power of Play. Portia is an Executive and Personal Coach, Enterprise Agile Coach, and Play Researcher. Her research on play has led her to live a more playful life, so much so that she has managed to dream The School of Play into existence. The School of Play inspires and enables adults to make their dreams come true by nurturing their inner monkey and developing their play intelligence through play adventures. Portia talks about utilizing playful leadership and making it into a repeatable learning process. Join us to learn more about the importance of play in the workplace and in your personal lives.