Check out this cool column written by Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia on how her STEM education background prepared her for the corporate world. It’s a great personal story about the power of technology as a universal language, and yet another illustration of how the right educational opportunities can open up new pathways for students.

We were particularly struck by this:

“Most people assume being a CEO is all about giving speeches, managing, and performing tasks a liberal arts or business student studies. I thought so too at first, until I realized the skills my background brought to the table. The combination of my in-depth knowledge of our products from being CTO and my analytical skills from my engineering background created my own DNA as CEO. I’m just as comfortable meeting with my product and engineering team as I am with my sales team, which is critical given that technology is the backbone of our company.”

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