Shana Glenzer

Tell us your story.

I landed in education technology unintentionally, through a series of informational interviews that Christina Catalano set up. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of this tech guru, that’s because she’s not—she’s my aunt.

But I quickly fell in love with the idea of using technology to change the way that the world works. And I have never looked back.

So many have helped me get to where I am today (which is still a ways from “there”). I always make it a point to understand how colleagues have advanced in their careers. By showing interest and sharing my passions, I found a support system of friends and industry peers who wanted to help me succeed.

What do you most want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in our digital culture?

You can make a career in tech even if you don’t know how to code. There’s a role for digital marketers and tech executives and any proactive woman in tech helps further the goals of all women in tech. Even though I now see how beneficial it would have been if I’d put in the time to learn to code and design while I was very young, it’s never too late. I’m taking my first coding class tomorrow morning. Led by Shannon Turner - someone I admire - I’ll be joining many women for a Hear Me Code beginner class and can’t wait to see how it helps me see new possibilities in the tech world.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond 'traditional' technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively 'stand up', be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the 'tech space' to get involved.