Sr. Architect of Business Process for T-Mobile’s Product and Technology Portfolio Management
WHY YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH IGNITE?
I am involved with IGNITE Worldwide, in the very simplest of terms, because I believe in girls, and I see that girls don’t always believe in themselves – I want that to change. I love what IGNITE is doing to encourage girls to bring their brilliant minds to the table. I see the confidence IGNITE helps instill in our young women, and I want to be a part of that. I want every girl to know, she absolutely CAN.
HOW HAS IGNITE INSPIRED YOU?
I was recently very honored to attend the IGNITE Gala, and the energy in that place was like nothing I’ve experienced before. Everywhere I looked, another strong woman in tech looked right back at me, and without words we said, “I see you”. There was an aura of inclusion, I felt connected, I knew I belonged, and while not one of us is the same, we are all united to see young women rise – I left feeling both uplifted and humbled, looking forward to the next opportunity to inspire girls.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE OUR WIDER COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT IGNITE?
IGNITE is an excellent way to make new connections with other amazing humans just like you, who are focused on bringing equality to the tech space.
MORE ABOUT KRYS STENSLAND:
Krys is currently a Sr. Architect of Business Process for T-Mobile’s Product and Technology Portfolio Management team – This move was made 2 years ago when she made the courageous decision to leave her 20-year technical Project Management career “just to try something new” and see what might happen. Her approach to her current role is much the same as her approach to Project Management (and life) always was: People first. Believing strongly in the servant leader and lead by example schools of thought, Krys’ priority is always her team, constantly seeking new ways to better help them on their path to success – Watching them fly is extremely satisfying for her. In Krys’ free time, she wrangles ducks, dogs, rabbits and snakes, and has recently taken on a new personal mission in life, to become a major opponent of cancer in all its forms. Stay tuned to see where that will go – She just might ask you to join the fight!