Episode 278: Empowering Women and Embracing Neurodiversity in Tech w/ Kimberly Martin

Join Kimberly Martin, EVP at Mastercard, as she shares insights on leading globally distributed teams, advocating for women in tech, and fostering inclusivity for neurodiverse demographics. With over three decades of industry experience, Kimberly emphasizes the importance of analytical skills and strategy in driving organizational success. She also champions the cause of inclusivity. Tune in to gain valuable insights from Kimberly’s career journey and discover how to leverage diversity and innovation in today’s business landscape.

Bio: Kimberly is responsible for standardizing business operations practice across Mastercard and overseeing the Business Operations Guild supporting all product areas.

Since joining Mastercard, Ms. Martin has served in various leadership roles. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial and payments industries including leading Mastercard’s Fraud and Risk Systems, Global Data Warehouse, and Commercial/Small Business software. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Martin has worked in software sales, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and stock brokerage industries. She has also held roles as software engineer, business analyst, and project manager.

Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a dual degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting, from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems, with a minor in Government, also from SIU Edwardsville. In 2018, Ms. Martin completed her Doctor of Business Administration degree from North Central University, with a specialization in Project Management and a study on the productivity of virtual, agile project teams.

Kimberly’s Something Extra: “I would say it’s curiosity. I really believe if you don’t have the curiosity, then that it all spawns from there.”

Guest Links:

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Jenny Heal, Executive Producer
– Joe Szynkowski and Landon Burke, Marketing Support
– Portside Media, Podcast Engineer

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