Michelle Glauser is the founder and CEO of Techtonica.
What field or industry are you currently in?
Tech Education Nonprofit
What company do you work for? Are you the founder or CEO?
Techtonica. Yes, to both.
What advice do you have for women who want to pursue leadership positions?
Just do it! For so long, I thought about that far off "someday" when I'd feel ready to start something. It turns out that's never going to happen unless you just do it. Leaders are the ones who stepped up when no one else did; you can do that now.
Have you had to make any sacrifices in your personal life to achieve your professional success?
Absolutely. At one time or another, I've gone for quite awhile without a salary, not taken a vacation for years, tired myself out by working all day long, and forgotten what it's like to relax. I don't necessarily recommend all those things, though—there will always be more to do, so schedule breaks and starting and stopping times.
What are ways you stay current? Do you have any favorite websites or podcasts?
I stay current by subscribing to a lot of newsletters and being very active in communities like Women in Tech, LadyNerds, Diversity Advocates, and PyLadies.