Episode #6: Shannon Eubanks, AVP Device Development at L’Oreal
“I very early on demonstrated that I didn’t have to be treated differently because I was a female so I never wanted to stand out because I was female. I don’t want to get picked because I’m a female, I want to be picked because I’m qualified” says AVP Device Development, Shannon Eubanks from L’Oreal. She knew that she wanted to be in the technical world since her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and it all stemmed from passion.
Episode #1: Melissa Acton-Buzard, CEO/Founder of Chameleon Technologies
For the very first episode, CEO of Chameleon Technologies, Melissa Acton-Buzard sits down with show host, Prab Doowa to discuss the importance of women in today’s tech and business world. Chameleon Technologies is a technical staffing and data services firm that precisely matches qualified candidates to open positions at well-known companies in the Pacific Northwest and offers data services to companies in need of improving data analysis and visualization. Melissa talks about why this podcast matters and how she hopes to create a community of like-minded women who come together and have smart conversations around what it means to be a woman in typically male-dominated fields, in hopes to inspire young women today for tomorrow.
Episode #2: Cathi Rodgveller, CEO/Founder of IGNITE Worldwide
“Women need to invest in themselves,” says CEO/Founder of IGNITE Worldwide, Cathi Rodgveller. We welcome her on our second episode of Chameleon Chats to share her passion for inspiring young women to get into tech fields. She truly believes that women need to be brave and that every girl deserves IGNITE. IGNITE’s mission is to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities.
Episode #3: Rajashree Varma, CEO/Founder of Arth Systems
“When a woman learns, the whole house becomes educated,” says Rajashree Varma, CEO, and Founder of Arth Systems. Varma shared how her family’s support and upbringing lead her to the technical world, but she also talks about the fear, uncertainty, and doubt in her journey and how she succeeded.
Episode #4: Sheri Ellis, Technical PM at Chameleon Technologies
Being a female Technical PM is about “being one of the boys,” says Sheri Ellis. She leads a team of five male data analysts and developers, and we got to hear about how she became the #GirlBoss. She has been part of the Chameleon family for over four months now and has been leading the data team with many projects.
Episode #5: Venus Rekow, CEO of Neural Shifts
“Don’t be bias.” It’s easier said than done, but CEO of Neural Shifts, Venus Rekow thinks she knows how to shift people’s perspective and thought processes by fixing internal systems and processes and removing biases within. “It’s really hard to shift identities but by understanding that there are systems in place where the bias lies within and changing that, is how we change the individuals [and remove biases],” says Rekow.