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 36: Cindy Warner: Transforming the World Through Democratization of Data
Diva Tech Talk was delighted to interview Cindy Warner, whose rich, multi-level career and mission story is inspiring. Cindy began as a pre-med undergraduate aiming to become an orthopedic surgeon, at the University of California in San Diego. Unfortunately, in her second year, she frequently fainted at the sight of blood, which reoriented her career. So after obtaining her degree in business administration, with a minor in computer science from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, she began an internship at IBM, selling typewriters, and subsequently System 23’s and System 36’s. There “I learned about this small, innovative company called FedEx,” (www.fedex.com), Cindy said. “The intriguing thing about FedEx was the speed with which they wanted to move packages, through technology. If you wanted to be in technology at FedEx, you needed to be in operations, first.” So Cindy’s initial job was as a courier. She rose to become a FedEx Operations Manager and then ran FedEx’s Eastern Region. “But I didn’t want my career to be only about transportation. I wanted to broaden my horizon.” To do that, Cindy moved back to Southern California where she worked on a large Oracle systems implementation for a Fortune 1000 dental equipment manufacturer. “I loved doing the consulting part, which led me to Ernst and Young.” She spent 9 years at E&Y/Cap Gemini, first implementing back office Oracle deployments, and subsequently moving into front office consulting in the area of customer relationship management. The downsizing of CG’s worldwide consulting operations brought her to next opportunity: building a CRM (customer relationship management) practice, under a one-year contract, for Accenture. “The exciting thing about that time was that Saleforce.com was taking the market by storm,” Cindy said. She was then offered the chance to build out Saleforce.com’s (www.salesforce.com) professional services practice, and create an “enterprise presence” at that company -- an assignment she fulfilled for two and a half years, commuting fre
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