Amy Chu has been always been fascinated with technology. Get to know HARMAN’s Director of Customer Program Management for Automotive Cyber Security and get inspired by our #NewFaceofTech Challenge!
Why do you love working in tech? When did you realize this was your dream?
I’ve always been fascinated with technology and understanding how things work. It is such an exciting time in the automotive industry! It’s fun to share in the excitement and enthusiasm with fellow engineers as we dream up HARMAN’s next move. Every day in the tech industry, we are taking dreams and forming them into reality.
Why are young women the new face of tech?
I think we are just scratching the surface, and I’m thrilled that HARMAN is advancing this important and necessary transformation. I believe that highlighting women as thenew face of tech provides a positive message. The earlier we can reach young women and show them a welcoming culture, the more likely they will pursue a career in tech.
What advice do you have for young women interested in tech?
GO FOR IT! Follow strong, intelligent, confident female role models and remember that they have overcome similar challenges. You can too!
Seek out learning opportunities to expand your knowledge and find your niche — tech careers are not limited to scientists and engineers!
Finally, accept that we ARE different and remember that sharing our differences will produce a greater result. It is well-known that diversity is a key driver of innovation and business growth, and wonderful things are possible if we share our unique skills.
Why is #NewFaceofTech an amazing opportunity for young women ?
This challenge will encourage young women to express their love of tech, support the progression of women thinking about entering a technical field, and provide a financial lift.
Anything else that you’d like to share about your work at HARMAN?
During my time here at HARMAN, I have felt it to be a place where diversity is appreciated and celebrated. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work in three of our divisions, as well as some special “extra credit” projects at the corporate level.
In recent years, as chairperson for the HARMAN Women’s Network in Novi, I’ve been fortunate to network with and learn from some amazing professional women. Working together, we continue to expand our network and lift each other to advance in our careers.