AGP Ep 10: Jenine Beekhuyzen—The superpowers of women in tech and how we can save the industry

by | Dec 6, 2016

Jenine Beekhuyzen is the Founder of The Tech Girls Movement, inspiring and empowering young women to consider and pursue careers in tech industries. Listen to hear about the skills gap we’ll face over the next 5-10 years and what we can do about it. We also discuss how we can normalise the conversation and what we can do to challenge our unconscious bias.

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“A leader is someone who is willing to have other people be better than them”—Jenine Beekhuyzen
“My superpower is my smile. It is almost physically impossible for someone to frown at you if you smile at them”—Jenine Beekhuyzen
"Every day is awesome. Every day is precious. So let's make the most of it”—Jenine Beekhuyzen

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As an extra bonus this week, you can get access to a conversation recorded after we went ‘off-air’ at the end of the episode. Listen to hear our post-show chat digging deeper into the challenges of political-correctness and Andrew’s discomfort in talking about this topic as a man. Andrew felt this was an important message to share, and Jenine agreed, so we’ve made this available.

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Topics/Transcript

Topics discussed

  • The Tech Girls Movement
  • Jenine’s diverse interests and career history
  • On bullying, in school and cyber-bullying
  • Tips for young women when considering a career in tech
  • How tech leaders can support women in technology
  • The role of a leader

Quotable

  • 26:04 “my superpower is my smile. It is almost physically impossible for someone to frown at you if you smile at them”
  • 38:17 “A leader is someone who is willing to have other people be better than them”
  • 39:01 “A leader is someone who leaves and lets other people take over”
  • 44:48 “If the overall goal of a company is to make more money, it just makes sense that diversity is one of the keys to them”

 

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