Status Go Podcast: Episode 1
“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West
Episode 51: Solving for the IT Skills Gap
Time Stamped Table of Contents
0:55 Linda’s journey to Ivy Tech
5:03 Practical applications for a diverse background
7:21 Addressing the widening skills gap
10:16 How IT Leaders can get involved
12:37 Creating an environment of diversity and inclusion
15:56 The value of inclusivity
18:54 Why “culture fit” may be hindering your hiring process
23:13 Working the concepts of diversity and inclusion into the educational landscape
29:00 Action items
Linda has over 20 years of experience working in IT in the private sector. Before joining Ivy Tech, Linda was the Digital IT Leader for the Security business for Stanley Black & Decker. Linda started her career at Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva, working in Systems Support Helpdesk, she also held roles in R&D and Policy Communications, and served as the global digital/mobile & social media project leader, leading digital transformation in collaboration with IT, business, marketing, and agency/vendor teams.
During her tenure at Dow AgroSciences, Linda earned her juris doctor and subsequently accepted a position with the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis as Assistant City Prosecutor.