49 minutes | Feb 24, 2021

Empowering Women Podcast S3: Titi Sule, STEM Superstar: Technical Leader Living Her Purpose

Episode 3 (Season 3) of the Empowering Women PodcastGUEST:  Titi Sule, Portfolio Leader – Controls and Technology at Ingersoll RandBIO:  As a Portfolio Leader at Ingersoll Rand, Titi is responsible for strategic direction for Controls Technology including hardware and software. Her portfolio includes onboard controllers, system controls, and IoT integration. Titi has had diverse 13 years of experience in manufacturing companies including control system engineering, application engineering, aftermarket service offerings, and technology strategy including three patents. Titi is also a writer of educational children’s books and serves on the board of director for Access2Success, a NC based nonprofit supporting over 250 kids in Nigeria. CONNECT WITH TITILinkedIn  Twitter (@titi_sule) Instagram (@tzsonline)LINKSWebsiteAmazon Author Page:  Titi SuleEngineers WeekSWE Women in Engineering by the NumbersWomen of Color in the Engineering Workplace StudyAccess2Success WebsiteEmpowering Women WebsiteEmpowering Women 2021 Event InformationQUOTES“My first exposure to engineering was through my dad.”“What I do remember, very early in my childhood, is when we were constructing our house I wanted to build something.”“My father wanted his girls to be in places that allowed women to advance their careers and be in leadership positions.”“To be able to see my name on a patent was something beyond anything my mind would have imagined… Deal with imposter syndrome a little bit on the first one, maybe this was just luck. By the third one, I really could say I did a good amount of work and I feel proud of my work and I feel proud of the patent.”“To share knowledge is part of who I am. To share my experiences… I would not be where I am today without other people who have poured into me.”“I had the mindset of ‘do the work’ and people will notice. It’s not true. The organization is huge and people might not notice. Other than your job, you also have to do the work to let people know who you are, what your interests are, and how you want to develop.  It matters just as much as you doing your work”.“I still have that voice in my head of ‘How do you want to show up?’”“There’s power in you actively writing or stating what you wanted to do. It helped me believe in myself that if I wanted to do something I could actually do it.”“You feel that imposter syndrome right away when you’re the only person in the room that looks like you.  It can really affect someone’s confidence.”“I really cannot overstate how much mentoring matters.”“Even going outside the workplace, into the schools, we have to meet people where they are.”“There’s nothing like someone whose walked in those shoes to show you how to do it.”
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