Theresa Caragol's Support for Book How to Be a Woman in Technology Benefits Many
Caragol, Founder and CEO of Technology Industry Channel and Partner Consulting and Education Firm, AchieveUnite, Gets Behind Book Project that Seeks to Close Gender and Pay Gaps for Women in Tech
By: Mission Sisters Who Work
Theresa is one of fifteen women who participated in the book project to raise the profile of women in tech and help close gender and pay gaps. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring young people into STEM fields and has the distinction of being selected for the First Leadership Foundry in Washington, DC—an organization dedicated to mentoring and recruiting women for positions on corporate boards.
In Theresa's chapter she shares essential leadership practices and "how tos" across a range of topics, from cultivating mentorship relationships to negotiating value-based salary and employment packages no matter where you are in your career evolution.
But Theresa's involvement in How to Be a Woman in Technology, went beyond being featured in it. Most recently, she led the Women's Leadership Council at Channel Focus North America 2019*, where she handed out copies of the book to conference attendees. "The Women's Leadership Council is an amazing group who come together to lift each other up and accelerate each other's success and leadership potential," says Theresa. "I thought the messages in the book would resonate with the women, personally and professionally."
Theresa is also attracted to the charitable mission of the book project. All royalties from the books she purchased for the Women's Leadership Council event, go directly to the non-profit Mission Sisters Who Work. Mission Sisters, in turn, purchase copies of How to Be a Woman in Technology for women-focused nonprofits, education, and community organizations.
The concept of a "gift that keeps on giving" is one of the ways Mission Sisters Who Work serves others. In addition to donating books, the 501(c)3 nonprofit also uses donations and royalties from O'Donoghue's book sales to bring self-empowerment and emotional intelligence training to women's groups, with a special focus on those from underserved communities.
"Emotional Intelligence (EI) Leadership skill development, whether used in leading others or yourself, is an important ingredient for business and life success," states O'Donoghue. "Without it, life is hard, and I have found developing EI to be particularly effective in giving women the wherewithal to close their own gender and pay gaps." O'Donoghue's programs help participants strengthen their self-awareness in practical and compelling ways which then makes it easier to lift the other elements of emotional intelligence including self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Caragol and O'Donoghue both share a passion for emotional intelligence leadership development. AchieveUnite's ACE: Leadership by Influence program covers numerous EI-related topics from getting your voice heard and inspiring others to action, to negotiating with confidence and handing difficult conversations. ACE is an 8-week virtual course and features peer group meetings, as well as full access to all course content for the duration of the course.
To learn more about Theresa Caragol and AchieveUnite (achieveunite.com)
*Channel Focus North America, a part of the Baptie Community for 22 years, is the world's leading event for people involved in building and developing Channels for the top companies in the IT/Telecom industries (channelfocuscommunity.net)
All royalties earned from book purchases of How to Be a Woman in Technology support the charitable work of Mission Sisters Who Work. The book is published by Amazon KDP Direct. Take advantage of promotional, lower pricing now extended through July 31, 2019—softcover $11.99; Kindle $4.99. ISBN 978-1795357999. Visit cherylodonoghue.com for more information on the author and her books.