Saturday, July 24, 2004

CTO People: Padmasree Warrior, Motorola

What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?

"Be an expert in your field, know your stuff! Develop a clear, concise and distinctive communication style. Surround yourself with giants - don't be intimidated by brilliance from others, leverage it. Lead with femininity and grace - you don't have to be "one of the boys" to be recognized as a strong leader. Be professional and always treat people with respect. Be well organized in how you deliver and be thorough in what you do. Take charge of your career. Don't wait for the perfect opportunity to land in your lap--search for it with passion and daring. A lesson I learned from Bob Galvin is "Leadership is the ability to take people elsewhere. Lead with humility. Humility does not mean that one thinks less of oneself, it means that one thinks of oneself less". This is a nugget I will always carry with me."

Interesting Bio at Women in Technology International: WITI Biography
Very Official Bio at Motorola: Motorola Biography
Very Quick Intro at Chicago Business: Chicago Business


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