This abstract was originally published as How Elissa Livingston of CloudCheckr tackles the extreme work life balance of being a woman in STEM during COVID-19 by Penny Bauder on Authority Magazine.


The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives today. Many of us now have new challenges that come with working from home, homeschooling, and sheltering in place. As a part of my series about how women leaders in tech and STEM are addressing these new needs, I had the pleasure of interviewing Elissa Livingston, senior vice president of growth and strategy at CloudCheckr.

Livingston joined CloudCheckr in 2016 as an early employee and member of the management team, and she has held a variety of leadership roles at the company throughout her tenure. She has a track record of shaping go-to-market strategies in high-growth technology companies, including developing and executing innovative and successful channel and alliance strategies. Livingston owns the CloudCheckr go-to-market strategy, including revenue-generating organizations and strategic alliances.

Can you share the biggest work-related challenges you are facing as a woman in STEM during this pandemic?


“I’m grateful that technology drives both my work at CloudCheckr and my ability to work. The relationships I’ve built with team members, colleagues, partners and customers are a core part of my success, and those relationships hinge on personal (and in-person) interaction. Adding a video component to remote meetings certainly helps, though it’s just not the same. Perhaps once I get comfortable enough to wear a baseball cap to meetings, I’ll start to appreciate more of the benefits from working-from-home!”


Read the full article on Authority Magazine.


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