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Accelerate your impact

Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path

JJ DiGeronimo

184 pages
Smart Business Network LLC
Many professional women aspire to advance their career. Yet many encounter a sea of obstacles because they don't have \"the playbook\" to navigate corporate cultures and organizational landscapes. With more than 20 years' experience in the tech industry, JJ DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry-level positions to leadership. She's learned firsthand that securing that next position, a board seat or even starting a new initiative often requires women to enhance their relevance, establish new sponsors and expand their network. In Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, JJ offers a series of proven initiatives that high impact men and women leverage to accelerate their professional paths. You'll learn: • Strategies for maneuvering the professional landscape to foster future opportunities. • Skills to minimize or even avoid common career pitfalls. • Approaches to identify and tap into your career sponsors. • Techniques to select & participate on boards. Through personal anecdotes, examples and stories from those who have stumbled, fallen and succeeded, JJ shares this playbook for professional women with specific actions to maximizes their talents and make their professional goals a reality.
Author Bio
JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, is one of the most highly regarded speakers, authors and executive strategists to attract, retain and advance professional women in technology and related fields. Through her keynotes and executive sessions, JJ shares effective leadership and inclusion strategies to retain and develop diverse talent. Her work is featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, along with many other publications.JJ began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. She stays involved with emerging technologies, as she is a strategic adviser to venture capitalists, investment teams and executives as it relates to routes-to-market and repeatable revenue streams.With 20 years of experience in high tech, JJ advanced from entry-level technology positions into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies. Recently, JJ completed eight years at VMware, where she focused on data center technologies: cloud computing, virtualization and SDDC.JJ is now a featured columnist for Smart Business, a regular guest on TV and radio shows and a speaker for many corporate events including Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Cisco, Sears Holding Co., Clemson University, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hopper, KeyBank, EMC and many other organizations.She includes these experiences along with hours of leadership research in her book, The Working Woman's GPS. She also contributed to the book, The Confident Woman: Tapping Into Your Inner Power and hosts regular videos on www.TechSavvyWomen.TV.Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact within the technology industry. Her accomplishments and contributions include:• Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders To Watch In 2016, Innov8tiv, 2016• JumpStart board member, nonprofit Accelerator for High Growth Companies, 2015• Strategic adviser for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls and Her Ideas in Motion, 2014• Initiated \"What DO Women in STEM DO?\" video channel, 2013• Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business, Cleveland• Next Generation Indie Book Award for The Working Woman's GPS, 2011• Co-creator of Diversity Corporate Initiative Women on Purpose at VMware, to empower and advance women in the technology industry, 2009• Launched Tech Savvy Women, an experienced network of women in tech and related fields, 2008• Innovation Award from the Small Business, 2005• Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities, 2004Tech Savvy Women: Experienced Women in Tech, Creating a Competitive AdvantageTech Savvy Women LLC is a firm that works to attract, retain, celebrate and promote experienced women in technology and related industries. Since its inception, Tech Savvy Women has hosted hundreds of events for professional women in technology.Additionally, the company facilitates recruiting and retention sessions for executives and organizational leaders looking to interlock their diverse talent with business value.Tech Savvy Women members share a wealth of knowledge, experience and value with thousands of Women in Tech representing various industries and technical disciplines.