Growing up in Sweden, Eva Helen thought that men and women were afforded equal opportunities. Research for her college thesis called for a rude awakening, however, when she realized gender inequality remained prevalent. Allying herself with a sisterhood of passionate advocates for equality, Eva continued her journey of advocacy throughout her career as a tech startup founder.
Now in her Third Act, Eva looks forward to releasing her book this fall, Women in Tech, a Book for Guys. She is a firm believer in the importance of involving men in the fight for women’s rights, especially concerning advancement in the workplace. Since pre-tiring, she has successfully founded her company EQ Inspiration and led a series of workshops called “Women in Tech, an event for guys,” sharing a structured approach for men to advocate for and mentor women.
(04:11) First Act: A college thesis and sales in San Francisco
(07:52) Second Act: Tech startups with the husband
(14:12) Third Act: Bringing men into the conversation
(16:21) “I’m actually her mentor.”
(18:22) You don’t have to reach for an audience
(21:24) Where’s the fear coming from?
(25:32) Al vs. Cree
(33:24) Ineffective checklists
(36:35) Support someone standing alone
Listeners can connect with Eva on LinkedIn or visit her blog to read more of her insights. Keep an eye out for her book, Women in Tech, a Book for Guys, debuting in October.
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