Dec 17, 2020 | 3 min read

Creating Pipelines for Women Tech Leaders with Thulasi Kethini

By: Patrick Emmons

Creating Pipelines for Women Tech Leaders with Thulasi Kethini

Women have been leaving the tech industry since the 90s, leaving a void for a critical perspective. Thulasi Kethini, the CTO of Shiftgig, believes that there are highly qualified women ready to take on leadership roles in the tech space. However, most companies aren't searching in the right places to find female tech talent.

On this week’s edition of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Patrick and Shelli talk to Thulasi about how companies can create pipelines that encourage diversity as well as ways to encourage more women to enter the tech space. Listen to the episode for more of Thulasi’s ideas.

  • (01:39) - Shiftgig
  • (02:50) - Women in tech
  • (05:42) - Hiring for diversity
  • (10:30) - Creating kismet
  • (17:22) - Technical vs. business awareness
  • (23:12) - Research & duplicate
  • (26:28) - Unlearning
  • (30:03) - Batteries included
  • (34:13) - The Motive

Thulasi Kethini is a Chief Technology Officer at Shiftgig, a workforce technology company focusing on empowering people to find local employment opportunities that fit their lifestyles, schedules and career objectives. Thulasi is responsible for the company’s technology, infrastructure, web and mobile applications, security, product engineering and software architecture.

Thulasi has an impressive track record of designing and implementing large scale enterprise SAAS as well as B2C products, leveraging modern, agile development practices and building high performing engineering teams. She joined Shiftgig to drive their engineering strategy and help the company continue to grow as a technology organization.

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.

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