As the CFO of a company that creates products few in the world are capable of building, most of my work is done behind the scenes, running finance and operations.
My work matters to me because it is vital to helping our company grow and successfully deliver secure technology solutions that protect critical infrastructure for government organizations, banking and financial entities, and enterprises.
Women in STEM is important because it encourages women to develop their careers in nontraditional roles and industries related to science, technology, engineering and math. As a woman in leadership in the technology space, I want other women to know that they can perform these types of roles; they can be successful and make a difference in ways that they may not have considered before.
If I could give one piece of advice to women entering or looking to grow their careers in STEM, it would be to not let the complexities of technology and science intimidate you. It is sometimes difficult to grasp new technologies and the evolving markets we are playing in, but with patience and perseverance and a willingness to adapt, you will learn and succeed.