Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I took all four years of math and science in high school which prepared me for the rigor of college.
In college, I learned the value of group work since I couldn't fly solo like I did in high school.
I actively sought out paid internships that were connected to my studies. That’s how I learned the value of my work.
Began working as a computer programmer for a global computer manufacturer and got exposure to the corporate experience.
I was told that my coding was good, but my communication skills needed improvement, so I went back to school to get my master’s degree in communication.
People in my community would ask me for tech help, which slowly became a business.
I've been growing my company, A-Z Techs, for the past 12 years.
Today, my business has about 300-400 clients, most of which are small, female-led organizations.
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Career

CEO

I lead a team of tech professionals providing support to small businesses.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I do a lot of monitoring, communicating, and planning. Every morning, I get a pulse for what’s happening by reading reports and by checking in with my team. I also make sure that any urgent client matters get handled or get a personal response from me. Despite being trained as a programmer, a lot of my day is spent writing. I have to respond to clients and develop plans for new technologies we’re exploring and old technologies we’re phasing out.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Get comfortable with failing over and over again. If you’re trying to write some code that doesn’t work, then just accept it and focus on fixing it. It’s very easy to get frustrated. You can work on something for hours on end and then find out a very small detail threw off the entire project, so get comfortable with failure and anticipating errors. You wont be great at it out of the gate. I don’t care how many books you study, nobody sits down and writes flawless code on the first try.

Recommended Education

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Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Women don't belong in tech."

Challenges I Overcame

Imposter Syndrome