(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.)
Here is my interview with Teri Kirk, Founder and CEO of Funding Portal, a mobile FinTech service helping companies get private and government funding.
What makes you do what you do?
How did you rise in the industry you are in?
I think the top three tips for rising within your industry are:
1. A compelling idea
2. Hard work
3. Visibility in your industry and community.
Why did you take on this role/start this startup especially since this is perhaps a stretch or challenge for you (or viewed as one since you are not the usual leadership demographics)?
Do you have a mentor that you look up to in your industries or did you look for one or how did that work?
How did you make a match if you did and how did you end up being mentored by him?
Now as a leader how do you spot, develop, keep, grow and support your talent?
Do you consciously or unconsciously support diversity and why?
What is your take on what it takes to be a great leader in your industry and as a general rule of thumb?
Advice for others?
To learn more about Fundingportal, please see https://www.fundingportal.com.
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