How to Run a Successful Business as a Mother with Stephanie Lonard

Episode 22
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It is hard enough to be a mother, but Stephanie has been able to balance her family and business to make sure her family is getting the best of her. As a parent, I know how hard it is to balance family and work and I truly enjoyed the conversation with Stephanie. She is also a Latina who has a unique background and passion to serve her family first. This mentality, lead her to work with other engineers to help them find their passion and careers through her company Technically Minded Talent.

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Stephanie was born in New York City and has Ecuadorian Heritage. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. Worked in Oil & Gas for various Fortune 500 companies as a Engineer Intern, Field Engineer, Process Design Engineer and Project Manager since 2007. Managed capital projects over $12M. Then in 2017, she founded Technically Minded Talent, a recruitment firm to connect Engineers with careers opportunities. She enjoys to volunteer on several STEM fields driven organizations such as SHPE and FIRST Robotics where she has served in multiple leadership roles for the past 14 years. Stephanie is married to another Chemical Engineer and have 2 boys, ages 3 and 1 years old, and now reside in Huntsville, Alabama.

Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps):

00:00 Intro
02:50 Intro Stephanie
06:44 What was your experience as a Latina studying in the US?
13:20 What skills do engineers need to develop to find the right company? 18:06 What is the difference between young engineers and more experience engineers when finding a job?
21:50 How has been the shift of mindset from the student and young engineer perspective to adjust for virtual interviews and career fairs?
25:25 What is the secret of small talk?
28:42 What resources can you share to learn more about small talk?
30:30 Discussing the book Quiet by Susan Cain?
32:43 How do you balance family and work?
43:05 How can we continue Engineering our Future?
44:03 Connect with Stephanie
44:39 Outro

Resources Mentioned:

Quiet by Susan Cain: https://amzn.to/3rjoWV6
SHPE: https://www.shpe.org/

Connect with Stephanie

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanielonard/
Website: https://technicallymindedtalent.com/

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