Diva Tech Talk Podcast
About This Show
Three women in technology are on a journey to share insights into leadership, innovation and breaking down the big issues women face in a tech-savvy world. We interview women leaders all around the world from CIOs and Founders, to creators and nonprofit executives, covering generations of innovation. Everyone with whom we've crossed paths has a story of success. Don’t get tangled along the way in your journey; listen in and learn from dynamic divas who share everything from balancing life duties, to negotiating, forging their way in their fast-changing industry, to (most of all) finding themselves. Follow along with us here at www.divatechtalk.com.
Divas (Co-Founders/Hosts): Nicole Johnson (@tech_nicole), Amanda Lewan (@Amanda_Jenn), and Kathleen Norton-Schock (@katensch)
Most Recent Episode
Ep 38: Julie Christ: Digital Disrupter Building Life-Long Client Relationships
5 days ago
Diva Tech Talk interviewed veteran tech professional, Julie Christ, Founder and CEO of TechSmart Solutions. Julie graduated from the University of Michigan, with a computer science degree, and a business minor, then a relatively new degree program. “It was pretty leading edge,” said Julie. “Throughout my career, I would be only female in a room of 40-50 people. It was a differentiator for me. It never inhibited me; it never bothered me. I just knew that I would be remembered.” Julie’s first job was as a business analyst at Compuware (www.compuware.com) where she was working to understand customer needs from a tech perspective. Her first Compuware customer was General Motors (www.gm.com). Julie moved overseas, and lived in London, U.K. for a year working for Little Caesar’s. When she returned to the U.S., she continued with Little Caesar’s (www.littlecaesars.com) in their corporate headquarters as a technical project manager and assumed complete responsibility for that private company’s gamut of financial systems. Julie began the consulting segment of her career, working for EDS (www.eds.com), where she underwent rigorous leadership training. Then she moved, for the next 5 years, to $9 billion automotive supplier, Arvin Meritor, where she is proud to have had a career of “firsts”, and was part of “some amazing projects!” She moved subsequently, to Volkswagen, under the aegis of Compuware, to launch VW.com (“which was a significant project, re-launched in a very tight timeframe, in multiple time zones and multiple countries, with no issues.”). Then she migrated to R.L. Polk(www.rlpolk.com), a supplier of market research and data for the automotive industry.
Rated 5 out of
Great topics and guests
This podcast diving into careers, projects, and advice for women in technology. The length is just right and you learn things you can use in any stage of a career in tech!
Date published: 2015-05-14