Presenting to you some untold stories of women leaders in an uncertain and dynamic IT world. This episode features an interview with Elaine Tanella. She is the Director, Data analytics & Product management at Condé Nast where she launched 14 enterprise data products that drove the YoY growth to 39%. Looking at the numbers she has achieved, it is clear that she pushes boundaries wherever she goes. In this episode, Elaine talks about her journey so far and what keeps her driven to constantly learn & grow while transition across roles & industries.
3.06 – Journey so far
6.08 – How are recent events like covid & Ukraine war affecting Data & analytics field
9.43 – Challenges you faced as a woman in the tech industry
12.59 – Advise to women who are planning to transition their roles or industries
15.02 – How do you keep yourself updated in this fast paced, constantly evolving field
17.36 – How important is a people factor
23.00 – How do you Strick a work-life balance
“What has driven me, is the deep desire to learn & grow and which has been part of my nature through education & various steps in my career”
“Engineering is an incredible field of studying because even if we don’t end up practicing it, we definitely learn how to constantly learn or teach ourselves something new”
“Studying engineering led to an innate curiosity to explore/learn about cultures in the world of travelling or new transitions in my job from working as a consultant for biomedical field to work in ad tech, and then media & publishing and now more focus on data.
“What excites me & the future of my career in data field is making it more accessible to various people whether they are talented engineers or folks writing articles.
“Kindness & respect for fellow humans goes a long way, whether it is in a workspace or a personal space”
“Women apologize a lot for the way they are / the way they act in a meeting/ something we said, and we need to stop that”
“What makes field of data and data products interesting is how it ties 2 things together which are not directly correlated
“Having a conversation with your supervisor /manager about your working style and your priorities outside of work helps to strike a balance”
“People are the most valuable aspect”