I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children. I have a BA in Business Administration. I am a proud employee of Service Express and the owner of an online shoe store. I worked in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years and was perplexed by the lack of women in the industry. Every company I worked for was monopolized by men. I was often looking for ways to help bridge the gap in a male-dominated industry because women play a huge role in the technology space; however, they are not always recognized for their contributions. That is why I started Women Leading Technology. This group gives us the platform to unleash our passions and to uplift and help our sisters excel in a male-influenced industry. My goal is to bridge the gap for women in the technology industry by providing a sisterhood that has resources, networking, compassion, and support to help our sisters reach their full potential.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Randee is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she was a member of the fifth class of women ever to enter the school. She holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern and two graduate certificates from Villanova and Cornell Universities, respectively. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Data Science at NJIT.
A 30 year employee of AT&T, culminating in an executive role as National Service Delivery Director, Randee has been on the vanguard of women in technology for the entirety of her professional life, and is a major advocate of STEM programs, education, mentorship, and grassroots networking to advocate for women in professional careers across the United States. She is confident the Women Leading Technology sorority will become a catalyst for countless young women across the United States and eventually around the world seeking to establish careers in the field of technology. In her current assignment, Randee is the Director of the Technology Advisory Network at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she provides consultative guidance and expertise to the major businesses in the largest industry verticals across the state. A proud mother of two grown daughters, Randee also advocates for animal rights and environmental issues.
I am a wife and mother of 4 (almost grown) children. I live in Celina, Texas and work in the DFW area. I’ve been in the technology industry since 2012. Before I made the transition into IT sales, I was a single mother. I spent my days as an executive assistant to some of the most influential men in Dallas and my nights as a waitress. I learned many lessons while assisting executives. I like to say I got a Harvard MBA without the student loans.
I would say the biggest lesson I’ve learned in my career is that if you think the man at the face of the company is powerful, you should meet the woman answering his phones.
I am passionate about helping women find their niche and realizing how vital they are in whatever they choose, to move them out from behind the men, into more leadership roles. I’d love to set that example for the generations of women who after
Jan Ross is a recent transplant to the DFW area from Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the past 30 years, she has focused on technology, building relationships and mentoring/motivating others to open their minds and fulfil their dreams. She is a mother of 2 adult children and grandmother of 2 beautiful babies.
Currently, Jan holds the position of Senior Vice President of Cloud & Data Center Technology at nThrive. Responsible for helping define the strategic approach, executing on those plans and building the next line of leadership for Technology & Operations. Previously, Jan spent the majority of her career in various technology roles with 84.51⁰ (Data & Analytics arm of Kroger) and Cintas Corporation. Each of these companies bringing exciting opportunities to learn and grow. She is committed to building strong relationships, opening doors, recognizing others and driving organizational improvements.
Shane Woods is the Director for the STEM Center of Excellence housed at Camp Whispering Cedars. She oversees a 92-acre living laboratory where girls of all ages can explore and develop their competence and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math – all while cultivating essential skills such as confidence, resilience, leadership, risk taking, and problem solving. Prior to joining the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Council, Shane worked in public education for seventeen years which included serving as the K-12 science director of Fort Worth ISD and advocating for STEM before the Texas State Board of Education as the president for the Texas Science Education Leadership Association.