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Open Ocean Robotics Founder on Facing Challenges without Fear of Failure

Julie Angus knows how to meet the moment

SUBJECT: Julie Angus, CEO and co-founder, Open Ocean Robotics

As the CEO and co-founder of a company in the cleantech and engineering fields, I’ve faced all sorts of challenges. One is a challenge of homogeneity: These aren’t especially diverse fields, and you don’t see as many women CEOs as you should. It’s well known that women are underrepresented.

Sometimes, I’ll be the only woman at an event, or I’ll be the only female speaker. This lopsidedness matters because I know we need to highlight that women can succeed in these fields if we want to inspire other women and girls to enter them. They need role models. I hope my story might offer such an example for others.

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