These days when it comes to news, you don’t have to scratch the surface too deep to see who is making headlines, often times for none-too-flattering reasons. Sometimes it takes a little more digging to find the stories that hit closer to home. These are stories that don’t make national headlines; however, they make a considerable difference for the community of the one making headlines. Take for instance the recent article in Utah Business online magazine that highlights 30 women to watch. Mozy employee Jamie Morningstar made the list.
According to the authors of the article, “30 Women to Watch,” “Much of Utah’s economic success can be attributed to the many ambitious, talented and hard-working individuals who are devoted to improving [our] state.” These women are individually and collectively “playing an important role in shaping Utah.”
What can we tell you about Jaime? Jamie is a product manager who works closely with the Mozy development teams. Although she began her career as a software engineer, she soon realized that her communications skills were stronger than her coding skills. As she says in the article, “I built on my core skills, in my case computer science, found what made me unique in that field, and developed it.”
Recently, when a fellow Mozy employee asked her to describe what she does, Jamie responded: “Basically, I listen to a lot of people about what they need, work with the engineers to get it done, and then tell people about it!”
With her drive for constantly looking for ways to refine and improve what we do here at Mozy, it’s no surprise that her skills and talents are also making a difference outside of Mozy. That difference is particularly apparent to Utah’s young women who are interested in technology.
Jamie’s concern about the growing technology gender gap caused her to spearhead Mozy’s and EMC’s 2014 sponsorship involvement in Award for Aspirations in Computing, whose purpose is to celebrate the achievements of young women and their aspirations in pursuing technology in computing. (To learn more about Jamie’s efforts with Award for Aspirations in Computing, click here.)
It’s always nice to be noticed, especially when you’re making a positive difference for the next generation. We hate to sound selfish, but we hope some of those whom Jamie is influencing and encouraging to pursue careers in technology find their way to Mozy.
From all of us at Mozy, congratulations, Jamie, for making it on the list of “30 Women to Watch”!
To learn more about what makes Jamie Jamie, read this recent blog post.