What does it take to become a leading name in TMT?
Blair Morgan, a TMT Principal in Deloitte Consulting, posed that very question to four talented and inspiring women leaders in technology. Hear their stories of bold moves and get their perspectives on spearheading change in the fast-moving field of Tech and Media. It’s our hope that you will discover practical advice and actionable insights from their examples and take advantage of Deloitte’s many resources to blaze your own trail to success.
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Laura Mae Martin
Executive Productivity Advisor
Head of Engineering
Maureen Ford Sitterson
Global Head of Product Marketing
Excerpts from their interview
Get a sneak peek at Blair Morgan’s interview with these four inspiring women leaders in technology, entertainment, and media. Though their paths are each unique, their answers provide inspiration and help demystify what it takes to join the ranks of the top women in tech.
Laura: I think I was a little ahead of my time with the content. At first, it was kind of discouraging knowing it was good content and I had data backing it, but it wasn’t catching fire. Now at Google, there are so many places where it fits.
Erika: When I joined Barstool, I was fired from every board I was on. I ended up creating a company that I'm incredibly proud of, and I believe we’re quite revolutionary in what we do.
Prachi: I was asked to take over a leadership role after having my first baby. What helped me make the leap was a very supportive manager who convinced me to try out the role. Often, you will surprise yourself and experience exponential growth.
Maureen: My biggest challenges have been those requiring a new strategy in an un-touched space, but that is also what has made me successful: finding undefined opportunities and jumping right in.
Laura: I think having a female mentor is really helpful. She can say, I’ve felt like that before.
Erika: I think mentorship is organic and you don't know where it's going to come from—it surprises you. I think it can come in bite-sized packages.
Prachi: The best advice I can give is to spend the time cultivating and nurturing your relationships and building your village. It’s your source for belonging, courage, support, opportunities...everything.
Maureen: You need to have people in your corner that can champion your personal growth. Now, I always try to pay it forward with bi-monthly development check-ins with my team.
Laura: Busy does not equal important. When you set time aside to do work, you can be both effective and balanced. When I give someone else that sense of balance, that’s my joy and motivation.
Erika: I'm very interested in the people that work here. I'm really fulfilled by helping them and building things together with them.
Prachi: Growth of women in tech. The challenge in front of us now is to start expanding the talent pie as a whole, not just shifting the size of pie slices around.
Maureen: I am a firm believer in laughing each day; I always try to make someone on my team laugh. It goes a long way.
Read the full TMT Bold Moves interview to find out how making bold moves allowed these women to reach the top of their game, and how you can get there too.Download PDF
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