Apr 26, 2022 • 57M

TIKI Talk Ep. 13! Bonnie D. Graham! Early Women in Tech!

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now host Bonnie D. Graham joins us!

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Shane Faria
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TIKI Talk is a series of podcasts broadcast from Pineapple Studios in Nashville, Tennessee! TIKI Talk: Take a behind-the-scenes look and listen to what's going on at TIKI with founders Mike Audi and Shane Faria. Your Data, Your Story: In our guest segment, tune in for great stories from great guests, hosted by Shane.
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In our latest edition of the TIKI Talk podcast, we are joined by the wonderful and multi-talented Bonnie D. Graham.

Bonnie D. Graham akaRadioRed is the creator / producer / host / writer of 50 enterprise thought leadership roundtable radio and podcast series since 2011 that broadcast on the VoiceAmerica.com Business Channel.

In addition, she produces and hosts a weekly live future-theme technology radio series and a weekly live creativity-theme roundtable series. Her aggregate radio audience from 2018 to mid-2021 exceeded ~4 million listeners around the globe.

Bonnie’s previous professional roles include mainframe computer programmer/analyst, systems liaison, newspaper reporter, assistant editor, freelance graphic designer / writer, and marketing manager in the software, real estate and finance industries. Her volunteer roles include cable TV and talk radio series creator / producer / host, charity and business event emcee, board member, standup comedian, comedy troupe founder, drummer, band founder and concert producer / emcee, romantic comedy playwright and producer / director, acting coach, comedy reading event producer / host, watercolor and acrylic artist, art-and-music video creator, video editor, and professional women’s mentor.

Her current joy in life is speaking with and learning from smart people on her radio shows.

Mike and Shane were fortunate to have been guests on her Technology Revolution: The Future of Now podcast earlier in the month and had a great time and learned a lot about how to run an engaging and efficient podcast.

Given Bonnie’s diverse list of experiences, both personal and professional, as well as her engaging personality, we knew we had to get Bonnie to come on to our podcast and “flip the script” so to speak, with Bonnie playing the role of the guest.

Bonnie talks about her experiences being an “early woman in tech, before STEM was a thing.” From her experiences at Sarah Lawrence College, to her parents sending her a brochure in the mail that served as a catalyst for her work as a computer programmer, to the perception of computer programmers at the time and the current state of women in tech versus how it was in the past, this podcast is chock-full of stories and informative moments.