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Welcome to the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter podcast where we are leading conversations in innovation and the global entrepreneurial mindset! In this series, we are exploring the topic of women in technology and innovation. Through engaging conversations with female leaders in Silicon Valley, Samantha Walravens—technology journalist, Forbes columnist, and co-author of Geek Girl Risingdiscusses timely topics such as the importance of diversity and representation in product development, female founders and funders, as well as the importance of leadership, mentoring and giving back. Learn what you need to know about women in technology by listening below and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your favorite podcast content!

The Women in Technology and Innovation podcast series is made possible through a collaboration between the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University and the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter.

Latest Episodes

March 30, 2020

Episode 6 of the Women in Technology and Innovation series features Allie Diracles, founder and CEO of VidCode; Sona Dolasia, co-founder of Reaching Out with Robotics; and Dhana Pawar, general manager at VeraTempo. These tech educators, mentors, and innovators examine how to inspire the next generation of women in technology. Through entrepreneurial venture, education programs, and mentorship, they have each created...

March 23, 2020

In Episode 5 of the Women in Technology and Innovation series, we feature a discussion with engineers and analysts who are female and in the earlier stages of their careers in technology. Kati Pease, Deployment Strategist at Stripe; Christine Quan, Data Scientist and Engineer at Dropbox; and Emma Catlin, Software Engineer at Pinterest share how they have navigated the transition from college to the workforce...

March 16, 2020

Experienced female executives discuss career progression, leadership, and work-life balance in Episode 4 of the Women in Technology and Innovation series. Kathleen Egan, Co-Founder and CEO of ecomedes, Aparna Pujar, Founder and CEO of Zemplee, and Mercedes Broening Vice President of Product and Technology Strategy at First Republic Bank each share unique perspectives and insights on managing teams and leading...

March 10, 2020

Episode 3 features a conversation with two guests from the VC world. Lisa Jones is a Board Member and Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund and Susannah Shipton is the Head of Platform at AlleyCorp. Host, Samantha Walravens, continues the Women in Technology and Innovation series by exploring the unique aspects of investing in women-led and other diverse startups.

March 03, 2020

In Episode 2 of the Women in Technology and Innovation series, Ari Horie, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Startup Lab, and Maci Peterson, Founder and CEO at On Second Thought share success strategies of female founders. With a wealth of unique experiences starting and leading organizations, they share wisdom, lessons learned, and thoughtful insights on entrepreneurship, venture creation, and building successful teams.

February 25, 2020

In this series, we are exploring the topic of women in technology and innovation. Through engaging conversations with female leaders in Silicon Valley, we discuss timely topics such as the importance of diversity and representation in product development, female founders and funders, as well as the importance of leadership, mentoring and giving back. In Episode 1, join Samantha Walravens for a discussion with Bärí A. Williams, VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles and Jossie Haines, Platform Engineering Director at Tile about why diversity matters in the world of...