When I’m not chasing my girls in and out of hockey rinks or soccer fields, I’m reading a good book or cooking a tasty meal. I’ve posted some of the books that interest me on my Reading List page and I’ve got some of my recipes up at Dinner by Dagny. Be careful though as they are guaranteed make you hungry. I also spend a lot of time at the dojo, keeping myself in shape and working on my black belt kempo skills. We believe that life is an adventure so we might be off to explore, challenge or excite ourselves at any given moment.
I recently joined my husband to grow our consulting company and prepare for our future. Our girls are only 6 years away from being out of high school. Who knows where the wind will take us then. While he’s focusing on the current contracts, I’ve been out meeting all sorts of new people at networking events ranging from lean startup and DC tech meetups to Community Business Partnership breakfasts. While the content of some is better than others, I’ve met really interesting people willing to share. I also get to read interesting business books and figure out how to put that in practice.
I have had the pleasure of spending my entire career in DC, watching the start up tech community grow and thrive. This ecosystem has allowed me to be on the forefront of technology like e-commerce and data analytics. I have also been an active contributor to growing multiple businesses to their separate exits. Each diverse industry and role has taught me something about business, and about myself. Throughout all this, I’ve kept up with my Women in Technology (WIT) membership and am a currently the Volunteer Director for Women in Technology Education Foundation. The former allows me to network with amazing women in or affiliated with tech and the latter provides a forum where I can influence the dire statistics of women in tech.