Elissa Shevinsky is a successful serial entrepreneur, cybersecurity expert, and public speaker and is the author of Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture. Driven by her love for making software, she focuses on cryptocurrency and the history of women in computer science.
Today, Elissa joins me to share the power of leaning out — how to set yourself free by doing things your way as you create your own company, systems, and culture. She shares what allowed her to rise quickly in Silicon Valley and how her belief as a young child that ‘homes are protected by grandmothers with frying pans’ molded her outlook on the fierceness of women.
“I think the most reliable way to have a great work environment is to build it yourself.” – Elissa Shevinsky
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- The core experiences that shaped Elissa’s ability and willingness to challenge the status quo
- What inspired the creation of her book
- What Silicon Valley and Hollywood have in common
- What kept her going through all her hardships
- Why she loves working so much
- Insights she gained from her failures and setbacks
- Why entrepreneurs have coping mechanisms
- An atypical yet empowering exercise she does
- Strategies she used to become more visible
- Why she decided to establish a company of her own
Elissa’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:
- Take a lot of risks.
- Make a lot of choices explicitly to try to level up.
- Be visible.
Connect with Elissa Shevinsky:
- Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture Book
- That’s It — I’m Finished Defending Sexism In Tech Article on Business Insider
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