Episode 51: Women in Tech Mavens Lise Rasmussen and Christina Gibson

Episode 51 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features the wonderful Lise Rasmussen and Christina Gibson, hosts of the WITGirls podcast, a monthly pod dedicated to sharing the latest news about and their expertise from working with Office 365 and SharePoint.   

Lise, Christina,  and Heather caught up virtually from Stockholm, Sweden and Marina del Rey, CA.  

Listen in as  Lise, Christina and Heather talk about:  

  • The origin story of Lise and Christina finding each other during a job interview, finding a soulmate at that moment and coming together to create the WITGirls podcast with their global reach - sharing challenges, struggles, and what’s new in technology. 

  • A discussion of social media handles, where and when Lise, Christina, and Heather met during the European SharePoint Conference in Stockholm, and what the heck a banaisen is, with some giggles about the term “fanny pack” in many languages. A talk about bucket lists, Burning Man and what sparks both Christina and Lise. 

  • Lise and Christina’s excitement in talking about new features and information on Office 365 and SharePoint and sharing the how and why of these products on their podcast. They talk about solving business problems with Office 365 and SharePoint and how we can make people’s days better. They discuss stories from their consulting practices, client issues all illuminated by their many years of experience working in the tech industry. 

  • What is means to be a part of a community and to contribute to it with a podcast and both of Lise and Christina’s origin stories coming up in technology. Their take on diversity, inclusion, pay equity and the opportunities they both have had and reached for in their careers.  

To connect with Lise:   Instagram | Facebook  | LinkedIn | Twitter 

To connect with Christina: Instagram |  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter 

WitGirls Podcast: Website | Instagram | YouTube 

Note: Burning Man, to be clear started in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco. 

Lise Rasmussen 

Lise Rasmussen is an Office 365/SharePoint consultant who has worked with SharePoint for more than 15 years in many different roles. This year she made her debut as a speaker at the SEF conference about hub sites and Teams and loved it! Lise started WitGirls Podcast in 2017. 

Christina Gibson 

Christina Gibson is an Office 365/SharePoint Consultant focusing on business analysis together with building solutions. Her driver is to transform business needs into technical solutions in Office 365 Services and SharePoint On-Premises. 

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.