Our President & CEO, Michaeline Daboul, recently sat down with the Huffington Post’s Rachel Wolfson to discuss being a female leader in tech, starting her own companies and inspiring more women to break into leadership roles in the industry.
From her early years with entrepreneurial parents to her college years as one of three women seeking a degree in Biochemistry to her first job as one of only two women on HP’s sales force, Daboul’s entire experience as a woman in the industry fueled her decision to start MMIS in 1999, followed by MediSpend in 2011.
“Overcoming the challenges has taken time. Yet it’s about educating people as specific situations arise. Learning how to respect each other at high levels in the organization can be challenging for men, as women are now penetrating the C-suite and boards. The dynamics are changing.”
While Daboul knows it can be challenging to be a woman in the industry, female CEOs and entrepreneurs encouraging each other’s successes and creating an environment for growth and development will continue to push the needle of leadership in tech.
Read more about Daboul’s personal journey, her advice to other women wanting to start a company and more Important Lessons for Women in Tech from a Successful Female CEO.