Want More Women in Tech? Start With the 4 Basics

businesswoman-on-phone-Denise BrosseauEarly in my career, I spent 10+ years working in the technology industry in marketing, product development and business development roles. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of coaching dozens of women executives from across the industry and I’ve been an invited speaker at about two dozen well-known global companies, including Intel, Microsoft, Intuit and VMWare.

In that time, I have identified a few key trends in the experiences (and complaints) of women working across the tech industry. Given that it was recently Women in Tech month, I thought it would be appropriate to share these four ideas for personal and corporate change as a starting point for how we can attract and retain more women in tech.

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Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau is the founder and chief executive officer of Thought Leadership Lab, a boutique professional services firm which specializes in building leaders into thought leaders – increasing their "discoverability," amplifying their social influence and catalyzing strategic connections that lead to a seat at the table for the conversations that matter. Clients include leaders from Apple, Genentech and Morgan Stanley, as well as startup CEOs. She is the author of Ready to be a Thought Leader? Denise has an MBA from Stanford, is a recipient of their STARS award, and in 2012 was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change."

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