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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Oct 10, 2022

Susanne Tedrick

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Susanne Tedrick. The two talk about Susanne’s journey into the technology field, the motivation that drove her to write a book for women of color in tech, and what she has planned for the future.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What drove Susanne into a path of technology, and what motivated her to shift from finance when she did
  • How she ended up as a trainer at Microsoft after a journey of educational and professional development
  • Susanne’s motivation for writing her book, Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators
  • What Susanne has planned for the future of diversity in technology
  • How she has created opportunity for herself, while helping others 
  • Advice for women who are starting out and scaling their careers in technology

Susanne Tedrick currently works as a Technical Trainer at Microsoft. In her work, Susanne delivers skills-based, outcome-driven training on the Azure platform for some of Microsoft’s leading enterprise clients. Susanne is a Microsoft Certified Educator and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Susanne is fiercely committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the tech industry. Susanne is the author of the critically acclaimed Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators (Wiley, 2020) and co-author of the upcoming book Innovating for Diversity: Lessons from Top Companies that are Disrupting Old Practices to Achieve Inclusivity, Equity and Business Success (Wiley, 2023). Susanne’s work has appeared in Worth Magazine, PECB Insights Magazine and Diversity in Research Jobs.

Susanne performs community service work for several non-profits, including serving as Chair of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Council for CompTIA and coalition member for NPower's Command Shift initiative. Susanne is also the host of Wiley’s Diversity in Tech webinar series.