Men have long dominated the tech industry. Over the years, women have been making significant strides and breaking barriers to forge a path of their own. Following up on our International Women's Day article, here is another Speak Bold roundup honoring women in technology.
At Stronghold, we're proud to be led by co-founders Tammy Camp and Sean Bennett, whose expertise and determination set the tone for excellence in fintech and payments. Their leadership underscores our belief that expertise, motivation, and talent should be the yardstick for success. Let's take a closer look at other great leaders who have blazed various paths in the tech industry and see what we can learn from them.
Embracing Multiple Roles in Life
Alexia Hefti is the chairman of Abed Group, CEO of eGovern.com, co-founder of Deloitte Canada's Blockchain Tax Practice, and serves on the Board of Directors of Hut8. Alexia's dedication to continuous learning and curiosity have propelled her forward. Today, she advises various governments on digital assets and works on multiple projects, supporting passionate and driven individuals. Not only focused on her professional endeavors, Alexia is also committed to creating opportunities and skills for others, particularly in light of the challenges posed by climate change. She supports passionate and driven people, creating opportunities for them to grow and find their place in the tech, crypto, and blockchain industries. She is also a mom and rocks all her roles.
The key takeaways from the Speak Bold episode with Alexia Hefti, highlighting her as a role model and leader in the tech industry, are simple: be curious, support and connect passionate people, and inspire your children to explore. Listen to our conversation with Alexia here.
Profound Knowledge of Blockchain and Crypto Regulations and Massive Potential of Decentralization
Karen Ubell is a partner in Goodwin's Technology Group and co-chair of the Digital Currency and Blockchain practice. Her knowledge of blockchain technology and applicable laws, combined with her experience in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and fintech industries, allows her to provide novel solutions. She proactively collaborates with clients to uncover and develop alternatives in the face of a complex and ever-evolving regulatory landscape.
Karen sees massive potential in decentralized entities, projects, and communities. She puts them in a human context, highlighting not just the legal and regulatory aspects of them: This is designed to bring people together, meaning that anybody throughout the world can be a part of, contribute, be a stakeholder, add value, and be a part of the value they are creating.
To learn more about Karen's deep expertise in the field and her views on crypto and its future, tune in to our conversation here.
Understanding the Importance of Human PR for Deep Tech and Web3
Being a leader in the technology industry can take on various forms: working with technology, creating new technologies, understanding their regulations and laws, or, for example, crafting communication and PR strategies. To tell a compelling story about a project or product, one must thoroughly understand not only the audience's needs but also the tech industry itself and ensure that the brand has a strong story to share.
Rachel wants to tell better and more interesting stories that journalists wish to hear, not those that they are required to cover. Her advice and perspective are to see the whole forest, not just one tree in it. Check out Sarah Lane's conversation with Rachel here.
Never Stop Asking, Learn from the Failure, and Be Curious about the New to Come
To become a leader, it's essential to embrace a growth mindset and a thirst for knowledge. Rachel, Alexia, Karen, and many other remarkable women in the tech world have demonstrated the importance of continuous learning, resilience, and curiosity. Their stories remind us that a mistake is not an endpoint but an opportunity to learn and grow. By staying open to new ideas, technologies, and possibilities, we can navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape with confidence and adaptability.
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