Raising More than Capital: Successful Women in Technology

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    Successful women in technology raise more than capital. They raise awareness, they raise the bar, and they raise their voices.

    One of my employees chooses a word at the beginning of each year to guide her personal and professional development efforts. Last year the word she selected was :undefined:“:undefined:Rise.:undefined:”:undefined: She told me it inspired her to elevate not only her skills, but the quality of her relationships, her attitude toward life and her self-confidence. As a female entrepreneur and the CEO of a growingglobal software company, our conversation led me to reflect on how successful women in technology rise above our challenges.

    Raising Awareness

    Deb Noller

    Deb Noller, CEO and Co-Founder of Switch Automation and EdgeX Foundry member

    Research highlights the plethora ofinternal and external hurdles female technology entrepreneurs face, including limited access to funding, lack of advisors and mentors, sexism and harassment, social expectations, balancing personal and professional responsibility, downplaying our worth and of course, fear of failure. With such agender gap to overcome, it:undefined:’:undefined:s no surprise that in 2017 only17% of startups had a female founder, a number which has failed to increase in the last five years.

    That:undefined:’:undefined:s a sobering statistic consideringwomen-led companies perform three times better than their male-led counterparts. Even withcompelling research to prove that female leaders drive unprecedented success and higher returns for shareholders, we:undefined:’:undefined:re stillunderrepresented in the industry.

    So, how do we reap the rewards of successful entrepreneurship? The answer is raising awareness of our value throughincreased visibility. Visibility within our networks, visibility of our capabilities (both technical and leadership), and visibility of our triumphs.

    Raising the Bar

    Fortunately, we:undefined:’:undefined:re making progress every day toward building an ecosystem of empowerment. Female entrepreneurs drive more than $3 trillion and 23 million jobs in the U.S. alone. Organizations like Dell are blazing a trail by sponsoring female-centric research studies to showcase not only the value of female entrepreneurs, but thecities where they can thrive.

    Initiatives around the world are inspiring women and girls to pursue STEM careers, with events likeGalaxy Convention andWomen in STEM. And, whilementoring young women remains critical to filling the pipeline of future leaders, research affirms we must continue tosupport women already in the field who are facing gender stereotypes.

    At Switch, we value leading by example and participate in communities likeDell Women:undefined:’:undefined:s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN),Springboard Enterprises,Rare Birds, Heads Over Heels,SheStarts, and others.

    Raising our Voices

    As women in technology become increasingly visible figures in our cultural landscape, they serve as a guiding light for would-be entrepreneurs. Byauthoring books, launchingfounders groups, mentoring one another and establishing a presence attech events, we:undefined:’:undefined:re better equipped than ever to raise our collective and individual profiles.

    Each of us can contribute to this effort. At Switch Automation, we take a diverse and inclusive approach tobuilding the best team. Currently, 50 percent of our leadership team is female and women represent nearly 40 percent of our company. You:undefined:’:undefined:ll find them in in software development, QA, graphic design, engineering, marketing, finance, data science, and product roles.

    Successful female technology entrepreneurs raise more than capital.

    They raise awareness, they raise the bar, and they raise their voices. But, most importantly, they raise each other and future generations. As we continue to lift one another up, gain traction and celebrate our successes we:undefined:’:undefined:re carving out a legacy that doesn:undefined:’:undefined:t just benefit individuals, but improves the way we do business on a global scale.

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  • Make ISO from DVD

    In this case I had an OS install disk which was required to be on a virtual node with no optical drive, so I needed to transfer an image to the server to create a VM

    Find out which device the DVD is:



    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1G 0 part /boot └─sda2 8:2 0 464.8G 0 part ├─centos-root 253:0 0 50G 0 lvm / ├─centos-swap 253:1 0 11.8G 0 lvm [SWAP] └─centos-home 253:2 0 403G 0 lvm /home sdb 8:16 1 14.5G 0 disk /mnt sr0 11:0 1 4.1G 0 rom /run/media/rick/CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5

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    I prefer simplicity, and sometimes deal with the fallout after the fact, however Ive repeated this countless times with success.

    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=win10.iso

    Where if=Input file and of=output file

    I chill out and do something else while the image is being copied/created, and the final output:

    8555456+0 records in 8555456+0 records out 4380393472 bytes (4.4 GB) copied, 331.937 s, 13.2 MB/s


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    UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate = FALSE WHERE datname = 'template1';

    Now we can drop it:

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    Create database from template0, with a new default encoding:

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