Ms. General Motors
For the past five years, I’ve worked at General Motors in sales, marketing IT; started as a developer, promoted to requirements analyst and then systems analyst. I’m the ‘face’ of our dev team to business stakeholders, constantly translating biz-to-tech and tech-to-biz. I’ve worked with teams in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and the UK. Lots of soft skill work getting the ‘suits’ and the engineers to play nice. Youngest person in this role by 10+ years, often the youngest person in the room by 20+ years.
Undergrad School: Northwestern University
Undergrad Major: Computer Science
Extracurriculars: Played club ice hockey in college, plus swimming for two years of post-graduate work;, Ran own college admissions counseling business on the side, Guest speaker with girls-in-STEM advocacy groups
Title: Systems Analyst
Company: Fortune 100 Top 10
Length of Employment: 5 yrs
Post MBA Goal:
To pivot to product marketing management at a FAANG-level firm, continuing my woman-in-tech representation work, hopefully with company support. I want to sell apps to real people, not just fellow geeks. Longer term, I hope to become a CMO at a FAANG-level firm and “continue to lead the way for gender parity in the industry. In a perfect world I’d shake up someplace like Google on this issue.