According to its website, Diva Tech Talk “is a specialized communication channel highlighting women doing wonderful things in the technology arena by creating podcasts from interviews with successful female individuals in the field and covering various technology events. It was created to inform and inspire women of all ages to succeed in professional and life missions that are technology-driven.”
The podcast has also won Clarion Awards from the Association for Women in Communications in 2017 and 2016.
In this FIR Interview, Shel Holtz spoke with Diva Tech Talk co-founder and host Nicole Scheffler about the show’s origins, its goals, and life as a female engineer in a male-dominated industry (and what communicators can do to help change that).
About our conversation partner
Nicole Scheffler has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 12 years. She has created her own job rotation program serving across vertical as a sales engineer, in Technical Marketing, and as a Security focused Consultant. Currently, she proudly serves the Cisco partner community as a consulting engineer. She holds a Masters degree in Information Technology and several Cisco certifications. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Davenport University and Lansing Community College in various networking and security courses. Nicole also highlights other women in tech with her Diva Tech Talk podcast and has started two community organizations for technology locally. She loves live music and spending time with her family outdoors.
About our sponsor
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