We sat down with Caritta, the COO and co-founder of Tespack, to talk about what it takes to start your own company in a tech field as a woman, how to receive the attention you need to present your company, and how to not let your background define you. Caritta also shared insights about her recent trip to Costa Rica and why she believes it’s the hidden tech gem. We also touched upon Tespack’s future plans and why diversity matters. Last but not least, Caritta emphasizes the importance of “giving back to the community”, shares her tips and tricks on how to prepare for public speaking, and how to nail those 3-minute pitches. So, tune in!
*You don’t need to have a technology background to work in a tech field - your background shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dreams.
*You can study the market, but if you really want to get the best out of it, you need to know the locals.
*When preparing for public speaking, focus on the theme rather than learn the speech word by word – as long as you know what you’re talking about, you’ll be fine!
*If you are in a meeting with other people, remember that it’s supposed to be a (two-way) communication! If it’s not going that way, people are ignoring you or you don’t feel respected, there’s no point of just sitting there, so just leave.
*It’s all about how you carry yourself to the meeting and how seriously YOU take yourself!
*Don’t stop exploring different things or even the same ones from time to time – Caritta used to hate selling and remembers herself being quite bad at it.
*Write 3-4 daily tasks rather than everything you have to do – you'll feel good when you see you’ve achieved these and then move on to the next tasks.