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Tech Startup CEO Shellye Archambeau Shares Actionable Advice

Shellye Archambeau rose through the ranks at IBM and became one of Silicon Valley’s first female African-American CEOs. She turned around software startup Zaplet, transforming it into the compliance and risk management market leader MetricStream.

Now her new book “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms” details her strategies for navigating the tech world.

“Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart,” she wrote in a recent article for Inc. Magazine. “Building a company is stressful, scary, and risky, and the odds of succeeding are not in your favor. But after 30 years in the tech industry — 14 of those as one of its first female African-American CEOs — I can tell you that it’s worth it.”

In today’s curation of must-read innovation and tech news, the Plug In South LA Beat, we’re getting Archambeau’s guidance on how to realize your professional and personal goals:

How to Turn Ambition Into Success, According to One of Silicon Valley’s First Black Female CEOs

Photo: Shellye Archambeau. Credit: Shellyearchambeau.com