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Michael: Welcome back to the show. I’m here with Elliotte Bowerman, and we’re going to be looking at the opportunity of being a woman in technology today. And we’re going to also look at leaning in versus leaping out. Why you need to break the rules in tech, changing the bully dynamic of the tech industry. And glitter as a shame repellant. So, welcome Elliotte.
Elliotte: Thank you so much for having me. I’m so excited.
Michael: Me too; and in case you don’t know Elliotte, she is the unicorn muse and co-founder of the Unicorn Scouts. And we will talk more about that towards the end of the episode. But right now, let’s look at what the opportunities of being a woman in tech today are.
Elliotte: Yes, well, I have actually spent the last dozen years in the tech industry. And it has been so incredibly fulfilling to be a part of technologies that are really changing the world. And I think that anyone who’s called to this industry is in fact a unicorn. We want to make something bigger than ourselves, we see the magic in the ones and zeroes, and in the opportunities that technology opens up for the world, right. Look at the incredible access that people have to money through technologies like PayPal and crowd funding. Kick starter has enabled myself to start a business and so many other people to turn their passion into actual products and into companies.