WomenInTech: Erika Clausen

Erika Clausen

Years in Technology: 4
Current Title: Team Lead, Proposal Management
Current Organization: Hootsuite

1. Why did you join the technology industry?

Fast pace, constant change, room for growth and opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

2. Who is the person who has inspired you professionally?
Indra Nooyi

3. If you could give one piece of advice to your 13-year-old self what would it be?
Science, tech, engineering and math courses — they matter. Don’t be scared.

4. How do you think we can encourage more women in tech?
Start young… grade 4-6. Get in the classroom and tell girls (and boys) they can do it and show them how with real world examples (i.e. guest speakers “day in the life of a computer engineer.”)

5. What is the best part of your job?

Change, creativity, hustle!