Women Leaders in Tech and Business | Nevertheless She Persisted Pratima Gluckman | WLS 95


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Are you curious about the challenges that women leaders in tech face and how they overcome them? Have you been wondering how to rise above the crippling stereotypes that exist in the industry and showcase yourself as a highly talented woman who is an expert in her field? Do you want to learn about the different steps you can take to assert yourself as a professional in your career? Would you like to learn how to overcome the crippling gender bias that exists in the industry? Then take some time to listen today as Pratima Gluckman, an engineer, author of Nevertheless, She Persisted and a woman leader in tech talks to us about her newly published book and how she overcame the crippling stereotypes in the tech industry to rise to the top of her technology career. Here’s Some Interesting Facts About Women Leaders in Tech Positions for females in the tech workforce are growing at a large rate of 238% faster than those for males. However, only about 7% of capital funding offered by the United States goes to companies with female CEOs. There’s Definitely a Career Development for Women Problem For women leaders in tech, there are certain challenges with getting ahead in their chosen field. It is not always easy to get rid of the barriers and gender bias that exist in this field especially as the number of women leaders in tech are not as high as that of men. However, there is certainly a light at the end of this tunnel as a lot of women leaders in tech are rising up to occupy leadership roles and cement their positions as experts in the industry. This and more is what my guest and I tackle on today’s podcast. Why is Women's Leadership in Business So Important? This podcast takes you right into the highly relatable struggles of women in the high tech industry and how they can turn it into a success story. It gives clear insight and a tested game plan which highlights the importance of women leaders in tech and how we can assert ourselves as thought leaders and experts in our different companies. Women in the tech industry are constantly faced with trying to prove their credibility to their male counterparts and this sort of makes us riddled with the imposter syndrome and the feeling that we don’t belong here. Also there is the fact that a lot of women have more mentors than sponsors and this makes it harder for us to break through these barriers. Nevertheless, She Persisted, Women’s Leadership Success Radio #95 Highlights Often, women are not paid equally to men, are not treated as fairly in the workplace, and are overlooked for promotion and leadership roles. How can women overcome these stereotypes? Learn how to work and thrive in a male-dominated industry. What are some other obstacles that women in the tech industry face? What is imposter syndrome and how can women overcome it? Why is it important for women to have sponsors in the work place? How can women get more of these sponsors? Learn how to build your credibility and align yourself with the right forces in the industry Gender bias has eaten deep into the very fabric of the tech work place. What insights can be used to tackle this issue? Why women in the work place are viewed as aggressive while men are viewed as strong? Top advice to women leaders in tech to set them apart from the crowd Are you committed to expanding and deepening your leadership and career talent? Would you like to know how to leverage yourself for greater success? For quite a while I have been putting together a unique program based on my over 25 years of helping women succeed and the over 100 women and men leaders I have interviewed that will absolutely help you enhance your career and leadership. I will be offering this one of a kind six week program to the public in the late Fall. What’s exciting is, before I take this special program to the public,

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