Today we highlight women who are excelling in technology; their significance and importance and to highlight an upcoming event to get girls involve technology.

Our Guests:

Danielle Mullings Software Engineering Student and Youth Leader

Danielle Mullings is a multidimensional Software Engineering student with interests including technology, leadership and the arts. She currently serves as the President of the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies Mona, where she is also a UWI Open Scholar. Said to be ‘one of the field’s brightest young minds’, Danielle believes strongly in the power of tech and innovation in edifying society and would ultimately like to work in areas with civic applications of technology. This complements her work as the Partnership & Campaign Officer for Transform Health, a global coalition aimed at using technology as a catalyst for universal health coverage. She aspires to become a world leader in technological representation for the Caribbean and Latin America, focusing on enhancing the Caribbean’s pursuit of the SDGs.

Lianne McNaughton, Founder and Managing Director of YCDI & Retail Innovation and Digital Transformation Manager, NCB

With a BS and MS in Management of Information Systems and experience working at Gallup and Agile Transformation in Omaha Nebraska, Lianne discovered that she could utilize her knowledge of this field to maximize her strengths in developing people and optimizing processes. 

With real-life experience in leading, empowering and developing people; creating a culture that fosters collaboration, productivity and self-organization; and establishing processes that maximize business value. She is also passionate about encouraging and empowering youth, and founded Youth Can Do IT (YCDI) as her vessel to reach the youth.

Paula Pannuzzo, LATAM Technical Project Manager

From Venezuela, to Portugal, to Jamaica and now in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Paula became a Network Engineer and a Telco Specialist, working with Cisco, IBM, Siemens and Digicel. Now Paula works as the LATAM Technical Project Manager for a leading technology company.

Paula was also involved in the YCDI Women in IT Mentoring Program as a program coordinator. 

Fun Women in Tech Fact: first female in Portugal to obtain the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certification (CCIE) in 2003, fewer than 1% of all networking professionals attain this certification and probably is still an area well dominated by men.