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 35: Visionary Dr. Barbara Ciaramitaro: Be Strategic About Your Future
5 days ago
Diva Tech Talk spoke with Dr. Barbara Ciaramitaro, Chair of the Decision Science Department, and Director of the newly-expanded Cyber Security Center at Walsh College, a leading non-profit higher education institution offering seventeen business and technology degree programs, on both an undergraduate and Master’s level, as well as ten business and technology certifications. Walsh is the first, in 2003, to have received the NSA’s official designation as an academic center of excellence in information assurance and in 20015 received an additional NSA designation as a center of academic excellence in cyber defense. Fascinated by science as a child, Barbara was born too soon to have computers as part of her early learning. After graduating from Wayne State University, though, she was exposed to the rapidly changing technology landscape through her first job at Dickinson Wright PLLC, where she was tapped to be part of the law firm’s team to evaluate and introduce new systems. From there she moved to Plunkett Cooney, after a decade, where she became Chief Technology Officer; received her Masters degree in software engineering; and led the firm in selecting and successfully implementing their first state-of-the-art litigation support and database systems. She had a similar role at Miller Canfield and then moved to General Motors. As the GM executive aligned with the internal legal department, she oversaw the development of a unique legal technology system, eventually awarded three patents and worth approximately $60 million. Barbara was also teaching part-time, while she worked at GM and decided to go back and get her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, as part of her evolving career plan. “I tell my students that you have to be strategic about your future,” Barbara says. “There are so many opportunities. You need to prepare yourself for the next one, even if you don’t know what it is right now.” Following her own advice, Barbara move to full-time academia after leaving GM. She migrated from Walsh to Ferris State University to design information security courses and was lured back to Walsh in a leadership position. Barb is very proud that at the top 100 companies in Michigan, there are Walsh graduates at all of them. Along the way, Barbara has learned many lessons:
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