Tracy Stone has over 15 years of experience in high-tech companies in technical and leadership roles. She’s passionate about inspiring and encouraging girls in science, technology, engineering and math. She’s Global Head of the Tech Women Program at Intuit.
ES: This is 5 Minute Mentor, a podcast where you’ll get advice from prominent engineers, authors, artists, and more in 5 minutes or less.
ES: Today’s mentor is Tracy Stone, Global Head of Tech Women at Intuit.
ES: Tracy has over 15 years of experience in high-tech companies in technical and leadership roles. She’s passionate about inspiring and encouraging girls in science, technology, engineering and math.
ES: This is their advice.
TS: My career advice for technologists is to really embrace those career zig zags. I think a lot of times we try to think about charting out our path, and being very driven, and what’s next and linear and sometimes we could lead us to have our blinders on and not be looking at what might be these new opportunities, new technologies. So with that, be open to all kinds of new opportunities where you might always be learning, and embrace that. Kind of, run toward it, Instead of being afraid of it and, Specially with the way technology is so rapidly evolving. There are so many new opportunities along the way, and if you have that mindset of being open to learning and trying something, putting yourself out there, being uncomfortable, It’ll feel hard in the moment, but when you look back it’ll be very fulfilling. And even if it looks like a zig zag, it’s a wonderful opportunity and specially in tech, it might take you to the next great thing. So really, just embracing those opportunities and being comfortable with that.