Beach Walk 691 – Doing IT Around the World

I was recently invited to be one of 44 women in technology around the world who on August 11th, documented their day.

The goal, organized by Sonja Bernhardt, was to illustrate women in every time zone with diverse technology careers so as to inspire young women to choose tech as a career path. Visit the web site where you can download PDF versions of the women in each region, and a formal book is being published as well. The date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the awarding of a technology patent to Hedy Lamarr. Most of us know her as an actress, but she also helped invent technology that later was the basis of wifi!

www.passionit.info is the main site and here are some of my female colleagues. Please visit them too!

Claudia Morrell, MDWIT – Multinational Development of Women and Technology
Gillian Blackmore, Cyberaid Limited
Jamie Hatch, Commander, United States Pacific Fleet and Computer Sciences Corporation
Kate Ackerman, Green Tea Creative
Kim Sheree, B-free Pty Ltd
Mary E Black, Implementek
Pia Waugh, Waugh Partners
Sarah Ruth Ochieng, SkyData Ltd
Sonja Bernhardt, i.on my business

Hawaiian Word:
Wahine: woman

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Beach Walk 291 – Cool Deserted Wonderland

CDW – Cool deserted wonderland and an interview with Bruce Delahorne, Senior Manager, National Advertising for CDW on the beach today.

We arrived at the beach to paddle this morning and there was a film crew already setting up to shoot an advertisement for IT products and services company, CDW. (They’ve just earned top rankings as an IT vendor from eWeek and CIO Insight.)

As you know I love having guests on the show, so after paddling I was able to meet Bruce and talk with him. He’s a very nice guy, articulate, and I loved hearing about their approach to selling to IT people: that IT is only one part of who they are, that even IT folks have diverse interests and stresses.

Watch today’s show to get a sneak peak of the transformation of Lanikai Beach and the coming attractions for CDW, then hop on over to their site if you are looking for any geek gifts for the holidays.

Hawaiian words
Lani: heaven, heavenly
Kai: sea
Mehameha: loneliness
Hele hoʻokahi: to go alone
Kilohana: Name of the outside, decorated sheet of tapa in the kuʻinakapa, bed coverings. Hence extended meanings: best, superior, excellent.

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