Our president Nicole McMackin was interviewed by John Martellaro on this inspiring live Podcast.
Nicole opens up about her background, her desire to become a litigator, her graduation from UCI and planning for a career as an attorney. What was crucial in her life was the influence of her parents, and later, a major life decision: deciding to marry her highschool and college sweetheart or go to law school. Nicole tells a great sroty about her personal determination to succeed and how she now helps young women do the same.
by John Martellaro
Often I am interviewed and asked about successful women in the workplace and my views on being one of the few to break the glass ceiling in the technology sector.
My response has always been that I never saw a glass ceiling, so I did not provide myself an excuse not to break through it.
But various articles and statistics about women in leadership roles in the United States do prove that there is a disparity of women leaders in the workplace. Currently, The Fortune 500 is led by only 25 female CEOs. In a recent study conducted by Pew Research Center, 34 percent of respondents surveyed believe that male executives are better than women executives at assuming risk.
Moreover, when asked about specific industries women could support, a significant portion felt that men would do a better job leading technology, finance, and oil and gas companies, whereas women would be strongest at running retail and food companies.
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Why We Should All Be Rooting For Women In Technology
There is plenty of data illuminating the positive effects regarding the growing share of women in the business world.
The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in America is women, who are launching businesses at 1.5 times the national average. When you let women be themselves in corporate settings, good things happen, according to a report from the Harvard Business Review. Even Kevin O’Leary of “Shark Tank” fame says that of his 27 companies, only the ones with female CEOS make him money.
But Nicole McMackin, president of Irvine Technology Corp. (www.irvinetechcorp.com), which specializes in information technology staffing and solutions, worries that similar progress in gender diversity isn’t being made in technology.
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