I recently had the opportunity to talk with the female tech leader, La’Shon Anthony about her role in the tech industry.
La’Shon Anthony is the owner of visuals4u, a consulting practice for small business owners & nonprofits. She is also the Community Leader of ABI.Chicago, the local chapter of the Anita Borg Institute, and a founding member of the 2020 Women on Boards Chicago Campaign.
In addition to networking and panel discussion events, ABI.Chicago’s signature program, the Learn A Language Series, teaches Intro & Intermediate programming in multiple languages to adults. And because it’s their 30th anniversary, they are especially excited about the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando in October. Plus, many of the chapters including Chicago will have Viewing Parties. So take a look at the website and the upcoming events. Membership is free. There are currently 20 global chapters so one of them is probably close to you!
Watch the video below to be inspired by La’Shon and her journey:
What Does it Take to be a Female Tech Leader?
One way to lead the way for other women in the tech industry is to be a mentor to others. Just like you didn’t reach your current status in the company without the help of others, it is just as important to reach out and help those new in the job.
If you are a leader in business, consider mentoring women within your company or industry who are just starting out. If you are just beginning your career, seek out someone to help with the mentoring process.
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JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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