- April 16, 2019
- Posted by: Theresa Caragol
- Category: Education
The new book, How to Be a Woman in Technology (While Focusing on What Matters Most), focuses on helping other women achieve career success while being true to themselves. Author, Cheryl O’Donoghue shares her experiences and reflects on the stories of being a woman in tech. About her book, she says, “The stories are revealing, compelling, provocative, inspiring…and loving. This book puts the spotlight on the women in the trenches…the women in tech who are doing the work and leading the charge, day in and day out.” Along with fifteen powerful women in the industry, AchieveUnite CEO, Theresa Caragol, is featured in this book sharing the valuable experiences women go through becoming successful leaders in business.
“In my experience, as a leader you need to learn to engage in mentoring and sponsoring relationships; invest in yourself and others; be an inclusive leader; and take others along your journey.” –Theresa Caragol
Here is what people are saying:
“We live in a day and age when more women in technology really are achieving greater success, rising to senior leadership positions and driving more innovation in their fields. The women who share their stories in these pages fit that mold, and they didn’t get there without creativity, resourcefulness, and grit. Their willingness to introspectively share their raw fears, vulnerabilities, challenges, and successes with Cheryl, who communicates those stories so clearly and folds in her own insights, results in a very powerful, inspiring book.” –Dina Moskowitz, CEO, SaaSMAX Corp. (saasmax.com)
“Cheryl makes you feel like you’re sitting alongside each of these brilliant women having coffee together. How to Be a Woman in Technology reminds you how women have paved the way in this world and motivates you to believe in yourself in a way you never have. In this book, you’ll find inspirational vignettes to take with you everywhere, each celebrating a woman who is influencing our future. You’ll learn just how much women have done to inform our understanding of all things tech.” –Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-founder and CEO, Kindness.org (kindness.org)
“To Cheryl and the group of women who participated in this project, thank you for the leadership you continue to demonstrate. I’m so very proud of you all! This book is spot on and is a beautiful reminder that, ultimately, it is important to look within and seek what makes you happy.” –Christine Sanni, CEO, ConservGeo (conservgeo.com)
What makes this book a must-read is Cheryl’s knowledge and work in the field of Emotional Intelligence. The self-discovery tools provided include an emotional needs self-assessment and a powerful exercise called Your Three Stars©, helping to educate the importance of knowing one’s emotional intelligence. These tools help you focus on the emotional needs that matter most to you and provide the guidance from fellow women in the industry to help you determine how to take back your path and have your needs met along the way.