Episode 10 - Sitting with Pioneering Tech Entrepreneur Avis Yates Rivers
Tune in to hear host Laura Mignott (Founder, experiential marketing agency Digital Flash) in conversation with Avis Yates Rivers, a real life ‘Hidden Figure’ and 30+ year entrepreneur. Starting out as a saleswoman for Exxon in the 80s – selling the first information processors and fax machines - Avis evolved into an entrepreneur over the next 32 years and never looked back.
Her key advice: take the time to debate and decide whether to be an entrepreneur. They also cover her amazing initiative #SitWithMe and how to encourage careers in technology for women and people of color.
Buy Avis’s book: Necessary Inclusion: Embracing the Changing Faces of Technology
And follow her on Twitter: @SitWithAvis
Creator and host: Laura Mignott
Producer: Sandy Smallens for Audiation.fm
Mixer: Matt Noble at The Loft in Bronxville, NY
Additional production: Bang Studios in New York City
Original Theme Music: Probe Rok