I've been an executive in the high-tech industry for over 30 years, working in leadership roles for three industry stalwarts: Hewlett Packard, SAP, and Samsung.
Most recently, I co-founded a consulting company to help individuals and companies transform, compete, grow, and succeed.
Over my career, I’ve led teams in sales, marketing, strategy, and operations, always with the goal to increase value and improve the experience for customers, partners, and employees.
In addition to working in the corporate environment, I was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. I also lecture at my alma mater, Catholic University, where I hold a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and serve on the Board of Visitors for the School of Engineering.
I've been recognized as a leader in the technology channel by The Channel Company as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel” three times, and as a “Woman of the Channel” six times, but my favorite rewards are seeing the people I mentor achieve their goals.
Although I’ve had amazing opportunities in my career, my greatest pleasure comes from my family, who are the purpose for my work and life.
I've thoroughly enjoyed my career in tech and want to share my knowledge and experience especially with young women.
When speaking with women, both as keynote speaker in a group setting or with an individual I’m mentoring, I'm still asked the same questions today as I was in the early years of my career:
Is high tech a good career path for women?
How do you handle being the only woman in the room?
How did you get to the next step in your career?
What's the best way to ask for a raise?
The list goes on.
So, my goal is to offer practical and actionable guidance, recommendations, and shortcuts for others facing the same challenges I have, on topics ranging from communication styles to balancing work and family, from having difficult conversations to salary negotiations.
I hope to inspire the next generation of women to find and use their voices sooner than I learned to, so they can make a difference in their teams, their companies, and their lives.
I want to see you stand up and stand out to make your mark on the world.