The technological landscape of today’s enterprise is increasingly shifting into a kind of concert hall where multiple players must share the stage. But while the IT ensemble has a tightly defined system of sheet music, the AV section has many different ways of transcribing its notes, and they don’t always mesh neatly.
At CES, I was honored with Women in Consumer Technology’s Woman to Watch Award. It gave me all the feels—excitement, curiosity, gratefulness. But besides the obvious “I’m honored,” I’m also scared. So many great women have come before me; will I live up to their legacies?
Having an openly positive dialogue forces me to think about all the things that make me happy. Even when I’m having a bad day, it helps to turn that frown upside down, and puts me in a more beneficial headspace. I can allow myself to accept constructive criticism, and incorporate that feedback to improve myself and my body of work.