Featured in Susan Solovic, The Small Business ExpertLink to article here.
It has been 13 years since I wrote my first book, “The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success.” (Where does the time go?) My book was a precursor to “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. It focused on strategies to help women succeed in traditional career paths as well in their own businesses. One of the things I pointed was how important it was for women to embrace technology. Technology was a game-changer, giving women the power to do business around the globe from their spare bedroom. Plus, because technology is gender blind it helped level the playing.
While all of this remains true today, what I didn’t forsee 13 years ago is how technology would help women create entirely new types of businesses, manage their businesses on the go as well as juggle their business and personal life more efficiently.
This month is Women’s History Month so I thought it would be fun to take a look at just how technology is helping women succeed.
Dana Marlowe, principal partner of Accessibility Partners, LLC, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, manages a remote workforce of employees with disabilities around the country. She finds technology to be a great equalizer. The biggest asset for her team — cloud-based document collaboration solutions. “By downloading the accessible interface to our computers, phones, tablets and other devices, we don’t have multiple versions flying around,” says Marlowe.
The cloud-based system Marlowe uses automatically saves a number of earlier versions of documents. Team members can leave external comments on the document itself though the software’s messaging system. “This saves time on following lengthy e-mail chains. We have also been able to set up alerts for pertinent files to know when they have been changed or a new file has bee uploaded.” Marlowe notes that she feels the security for the cloud-based system is terrific, and it allows for the admin to determine which users have access to which files and folders.
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