Aileen Black (left) and Gigi Schumm (right) have made their careers in the government IT community. They are the founding partners of Accelerated Government Strategies (AGS Group). Prior to their roles here, Black served as vice president and general manager for VMware's Public Sector for 9 years, while Schumm was the vice president and general manager of Symantec's Public Sector for 15 years.
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Women of Washington is a weekly radio program that features interviews with Washington D.C.'s ambitious and influential female executives - role models for the next generation Washington leader. Every week, hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm interview the most accomplished women in Washington, who share their life lessons and secrets to success. Contact Aileen and Gigi via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Why industry and women need to take more chances
Wednesday - 7/9/2014, 1:23pm EDT
Coleman calls this particular way of evaluating risk — the "POET" model.
"The cloud, when combined with mobility solutions and big data analytics, cybersecurity, all of these things, are joining together to really change the way we interact with technology and get our work done," Coleman told hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black.
During the show, Coleman also gives advice to young women embarking on careers in the IT industry.
"Take a chance, and don't be afraid of getting out there with less than 100 percent preparation," she said. "Because if you wait until you're fully prepared, that day will never come."
Coleman also shares what it was like growing up in rural Texas, how she got started working in Washington, and how things have changed now that she's back in the private sector.
Coleman says while working at GSA the "spotlight was on me," but now that she's at AT&T, it's not as much. Something Coleman say she's happy about.