IT Business Edge: Carol Snell Has a Message

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Posted: July 17, 2014

By: Alex Aitken

Female Tech Exec Has a Message: ‘We Were Born This Way’

Last week, I wrote about Carol Snell, a Silicon Valley Boardroom veteran who last month joined the board of Push Technology, a UK-based application development services provider. That post focused on what, in Snell’s view, has and hasn’t changed over the years for women in technology. As enlightening as that was, it was only a portion of the value that Snell is adding to the discussion of gender-related issues in technology.

For example, I love Snell’s response to my question about what qualities or characteristics women have that make them especially  well-suited for a career in technology:

Women listen better, we’re more caring, our DNA is more nurturing – it’s just who we are. So we tend to make better leaders, in a lot of cases, because it’s less political for us – it’s more about teambuilding. So I just think women have a nature about them to be more particular, and more detail-orientated. I’ve seen that time and time again as I’ve built organizations over these last couple of decades.

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