Own your power: Jennifer Ives on encouraging diversity in technology

Waiting to meet every requirement in the job description? You might just be waiting longer than you need to, says Jennifer Ives.

She suggests saying yes to opportunities when they present themselves instead.


“Women like to be overqualified for things, and we need to stop that. We need to say, yeah, I have six or seven of the ten items that they're looking for and I can do an amazing job. And I can learn the other three on the fly.”

Jennifer, a geospatial engineer by profession, is passionate about encouraging more women to shine in technical fields and leadership roles.

In this episode of On the Flip Side, she also talks about:

- Barriers that stop women from taking up leadership roles.
- Initiatives company leadership should take to ensure diversity.
- How to encourage young people to not be held by their gender.

Own your own power: Jennifer on encouraging diversity in technical spheres

Waiting to meet every requirement in the job description? You might just be waiting longer than you need to, says Jennifer Ives.

She suggests saying yes to opportunities when they present themselves instead.


“Women like to be overqualified for things, and we need to stop that. We need to say, yeah, I have six or seven of the ten items that they're looking for and I can do an amazing job. And I can learn the other three on the fly.”

Jennifer, a geospatial engineer by profession, is passionate about encouraging more women to shine in technical fields and leadership roles.

In this episode of On the Flip Side, she also talks about:

- Barriers that stop women from taking up leadership roles.
- Initiatives company leadership should take to ensure diversity.
- How to encourage young people to not be held by their gender.

Own your own power: Jennifer on encouraging diversity in technical spheres

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