In this week’s Women Talk Tech episode, our guest is Pattie Grimm, a former Senior Leader for Microsoft, with 25 years experience in the tech industry that has transformed her into an author, speaker, training coach & consultant for women empowerment.
Pattie was a senior leader for several Global Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft and Johnson and Johnson’s. She now owns a company focused on empowering women to be the best they can be.
A focus on leadership
Pattie left high school with the goal to teach, and help other realize their own passions. But an unexpected cut to education in her school district led her to a new career path in banking, and became one of the first woman Vice Presidents of a division in a large bank in the state of California. With this title, Pattie discovered he was able to still help people achieve their goals by becoming a leader and active mentor to colleagues. Pattie’s passion for mentorship inspired her to leave the banking industry and become a consultant for teams and businesses in leadership.
In 1998, Pattie was recruited by Microsoft to transform it’s culture into a more customer and employee friendly environment. Throughout her 15 years at Microsoft, Pattie was taken around the world and experienced great success on the path to becoming an executive at the company. But Pattie found herself losing the passion and purpose she once so clearly had and after a sabbatical, realized putting her focus into education and empowering women was her true purpose.
How to be an empowered women leader
With over 25 years of experience, Pattie is an empowerment expert for organizations, leaders, and women. Her presentations/interviews are empowering, educational, and engaging. She puts her focus into training women on how to go for the promotion, and build confidence in the workplace.
Pattie was recognized by Executive Women’s Association, Who’s Who in Women’s Leadership, Women of Influence and the State of California.
She is the author of Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out – “Let’s Go Kick Some Glass.” Throughout the podcast we discuss her book, and her five ways to be an empowered woman leader. This advice is based on 3 years of research and over 3200 interviews on what makes a great woman leader.
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About Pattie Grimm
Pattie is a passionate women leader who is dedicating her life to “empowering women and girls to be the best they can be in any endeavour they choose” She is an author, speaker, trainer coach, and women’s advocate.
She’s walked a mile in your shoes, gone from rock star to rock bottom, and came back stronger than ever. Pattie has over 25 years’ experience as a senior leader for global companies like Microsoft and Johnson and Johnson. She runs her own training and consulting company.
Pattie lives in Rancho Mirage, CA with her husband and two Pugs, Roxie and Mango.
Her book “Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out – “Let’s Go Kick Some Glass” is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
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