The National Center for Woman & Information Technology gets up close and personal with Eileen

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To me, listening to a good interview is like brain candy. Podcasts, NPR, university lectures on tape. They always leave me entertained, motivated, and educated all at once and all I had to do was listen.

You might think this is biased, and I will certainly understand why, but I completely enjoyed an interview that’s part of the Entrepreneurial Heroes Campaign from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. It features Blurb’s Founder, President, and CEO, Eileen Gittins, and speaks to her career path, her vision for empowering Blurb authors, and how she is defining the social print media experience. You can listen to it here. It’s a little long, but worth it. Even the most in the know member of the Blurberati will learn something about Eileen they never knew.

When asked what challenges she had faced and if any were too difficult to overcome, Eileen spoke about using failure as an opportunity to learn:

“I’m one of those people, and I think there are many people who are entrepreneurs who are like this, who are naturally competitive. The minute someone told me that I was not management material was the day that I decided that I was going to be the CEO of a company.”

There are a lot of people – famous, successful, experienced – who spend their lives motivating and inspiring others to live well, make money, or achieve more. The National Center for Women & Information Technology focuses on women, making sure they’re “fully represented in the influential world of information technology and computing.” Their entrepreneurial heroes series is pretty special. Listen and let us know what you think of the interview.

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