Leslie Albrecht

Tell us your story.

The CEO and CSO of Social Driver, Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop first inspired me to get involved in the digital space. I came from an established non-profit, assisting in planning their conferences and this role was my first ever dive into all things technology. I was never really afraid of technology but it has never been as present in my life at it is in my current role. Innovation around tech seeps into everything we do at Social Driver. All of our operations softwares are all online. We are not paper heavy at all, and don't try to be. Using cutting edge tools from invoicing to time sheets; we embrace the culture of our industry however we can. I always feel very encouraged by my coworkers as well. I am learning new things about the future of technology every single day.

What do you most want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in our digital culture?

I don't ever want people to have a fear of technology. It's never 'technology's fault' when things don't work exactly as you think they should. There is always a way to get things to work for you. This industry is also very encouraging and welcoming. I've never felt out of place.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond 'traditional' technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively 'stand up', be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the 'tech space' to get involved.