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Women Who Build Empires

Jul 4, 2022

Do you know how to anticipate the future and develop a mindful innovation? We may not be able to necessarily fix the fact that there are biases about the algorithms with the technologies. We don't know what's coming but we do know that we do need to develop the things that make us uniquely human that will help us to solve the problems that are coming as a result of the technology. In this episode, we interview Charlie Oliver, the founder, and CEO of tech 2025, a futurist organization that focuses on the innovations that are coming and their impact on business and society. She discusses how getting people on board early with regards to emerging technologies can help them capitalize on these opportunities when they arrive. Let's dive in!

Key Highlights:

[00:01 - 08:15] Opening Segment

• Charlie shares her background and story

• We need to be prepared for the future, and we shouldn't be afraid of AI

• How we should be preparing for the future, and how technology will change our lives for the better

[08:16 - 15:54] Our Intuition and Creativity Are Essential

• How she met with Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg, and how his meeting with them changed her perspective

• The way technology is being used, and how we need to be more mindful of our cognitive abilities to keep up

• If we don't start investing in our intuition and creativity, we may lose them as technology advances

[15:55 - 23:37] Is Technology Ruining Our Lives?

• How technology has changed in the past few decades and how it will continue to change in the future

• Entrepreneurs need to be aware of changes in technology and be ready for what is coming

[23:38 - 31:10] Black Women Empowered by Startup

• What Charlie decided to create to give voice to women across America after feeling that they were not being heard

• Charlie shares her experience with her first startup and what happened during the recession in 2008

[31:11 - 38:49] Closing Segment

• Why Charlie decided to follow her own path instead of subscribing to others' ideas

Want to connect to Charlie? Follow her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Head to Teach 2025, and figure out the future together!

Key Quotes:

"Train yourself up, skill yourself, and be unapologetic about what you choose to do and how you choose to do it, or you're gonna get left behind." - Charlie Oliver

"The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is not letting yourself on, it's letting other people down." - Charlie Oliver

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