715: Step Into Opportunities With Leanne Robers

Leanne Robers is the co-founder of She Loves Tech.  She Loves Tech is a global platform committed to building an ecosystem for Step Into Opportunities With Leanne Roberstechnology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women. Founded in 2015, they are the world’s largest tech startup competition focused on women-led or women-impact businesses and are currently in over 20 international locations.  It’s been Leanne’s purpose and mission to create a support system for women in tech and have more representation in the industry.

Leanne shares the struggles she went through growing up, what she learned from becoming a manager in her 20s leading an all male team and why it’s so important for women to step into opportunities versus shying away from them.

Bio

Leanne Robers is the co-founder of She Loves Tech.

Cultural Background

Leanne is of Singaporean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Instead of leaning away from opportunities, step into opportunities.

Instead of leaning away from opportunities, step into opportunities.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence comes from self and knowing your worth.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leanne grew up with having lack of confidence and was hard on herself.

The “AHA” Moment

When Leanne was promoted to be a manager in her 20s to lead a team of male engineers, she was trying to seek approval from her team.  Her boss told her that he promoted her because of the fresh perspective she can bring to the table.  From then she started showing up to her work meetings as her authentic self and brought a new lens to the workplace.

Also while creating She Loves Tech, she realize there was not enough representation for women in tech and the need for more female role models in this industry.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leanne is inspired every day by her founders of She Loves Tech, she is moved by tears of what she has accomplished and keeps moving to create more role models and representation in the tech industry.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Inaction is worst the action, be brave.

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