Sarah Tenisi is the CEO of TenisiTech, an IT Service provider firm. They to help companies build the IT foundation to support their business goals and manage the IT as the business evolves to ensure that the IT continues to be a tool not a hindrance. Sarah also hosts a podcast for people interested in technology and leadership called Tech Me Seriously. She is used to interviewing people but has agreed for today to be the guest and be interviewed.
Q: How did you become interested in IT?
Sarah describes how she was actually discouraged from studying computer science and engineering in college, and how she held true to herself and made her way in.
Q: What is your work experience?
Sarah describes how she started out as an administrative assistant at Hewlett Packard and Adobe, but her managers knew she had studied computer science and supported her growth to move into an IT role.
Q: How did you transition to starting your own IT company?
Sarah talks about how she developed skills in the area of organizational growth in one of her IT jobs and how that gave her the confidence to start Tenisi Tech. She talks about what she learned about IT from the business perspective and how to produce seamless IT transitions for her clients.
Listen to the episode to hear Sarah describe how she supports her team so they can have lives in addition to work, how she overcame a tendency toward perfectionism, listen to her team, and support their growth. She also discusses her experience as a woman in tech and how to get more women in technology.
Words of Wisdom:
IT is about being resourceful.
Perfectionism will ruin your team.
We all have an interesting story.
Leadership teams don’t want to talk about technology; they want to talk about productivity, service, security, and scalability.
Contact Sarah Tenisi:
Tech Me Seriously podcast
Sarah Tenisi on LinkedIn
Tenisi Tech company website