Elevator Pitch Examples

Hello! Bellow you will find the elevator pitch examples from the “Elevator Pitches, Bitches” episode of Big Girl Money! Let us know how they’ve helped you!

  • I’m passionate about designing simple, beautiful user interfaces. I combine a keen design sense with technical acumen and empathy for users. Most recently I was team lead for the redesign of a website that aims to inspire kids to go into STEM fields.
  • Alda thrives on the challenge of formulating and implementing strategies that transform vision into operating reality.  She has a diverse track record of success ranging from founding non-profit start-ups to building new business units within billion dollar companies. She is an effective communicator, experienced team builder, and cross-functional leader who is looking to roll up her sleeves to help build the next big Front Range technology venture. 
  • As a Cognitive Scientist, she’s passionate about the interaction of cognition and computing, specifically in the realms of perception and language. She makes applications more insightful and efficient by optimizing data. She is a rare breed in that she enjoys working on both ends of the stack, and her ideal position has her finding new ways to mine data for innovative outcomes. 

Pass the Mic

Study of the Sode

The Twitter Study covered in this episode of Undervalued highlighted the disproportionate amount of abuse female journalists and politicians receive on Twitter. The most alarming finding was that black women were 84% more likely to be on the receiving end of problematic or abusive tweets than white women. Women of color were 34% more likely to be abused on Twitter. Click the link for more info!

Uplifting News

The Uplifting News covered in this episode of Undervalued was titled “Sisterhood of Spies: Women now hold the top positions at the CIA”. Now the top three directorates of the agency; operations, analysis and science & technology are all headed by women. AND almost 50% of the CIA workforce is female. Click the link for even more info!

Competence vs. Capability

If you’re looking to read more about the study of the sode or the news story from episode two check out the links below!

Our study of the sode this episode was just one statistic from a study that NCWIT produced in 2016. For more information check out this fact sheet! https://www.ncwit.org/resources/women-it-facts-infographic-2016-update

This is one of the most alarming studies that Wendy and I have uncovered during the production of the podcast. However, it is unfortunately not surprising considering Wendy is a tech corporation “escapee” herself. This makes us realize that harassment and discrimination such as the situations Wendy and I have faced is not uncommon! What we didn’t cover in the episode is that only 20% of these women are leaving the workforce completely and 74% of them indicate that they “love their work”. I completely agree with Kristin when she points out that improvement to workplace environments is crucial to making work a place where women thrive. Getting more females to the C-suite and in other leadership roles would no doubt improve the tech retention rate. NCWIT believes that two very essential components to an inclusive environment are “top leadership support and institutional accountability” as well as “improving managerial relationships”. How do you think corporations could reduce the exit rate? Are you a woman or minority that exited tech? Email us at undervaluedthepodcast@gmail.com! We want to hear from you!