Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell would like to share her experience in managing an embedded computer company. 2 points of view from her perspective:
MITCHELL: For women in technology fields, success requires fostering two personal attributes that nullify stereotyping and demonstrate significant advantage to the organization:
1. Leadership: It cannot be taught, but it can be mentored. As Sheryl Sandberg writes, “Female leaders are key to the solution.” It is up to today’s leaders to set an example and to inspire. There are practical aspects of leadership applicable to anyone, but women can leverage our innate abilities to nurture and build community.
2. Fearless creativity: This is hard to foster when preparing for a tech career because applied science is not fantasy science embedded computer. An active interest in literature, art, music, and dance helps inspire out-of-the-box thinking and provides a little bravado when voicing ideas.