Navigating Career Transitions – Podcast Episode 18

Podcast • March 5, 2024

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Judith Apshago, the Chief Digital Officer of Amtrak and a celebrated CIO, to explore Judith’s remarkable journey through the tech world. From her early days at the Department of Defense, interacting with four-star generals and leading innovative work that earned her team the prestigious Hammer Award from the Clinton-Gore administration, to her more recent work partnering with business leaders to transform business processes through technology recognized in her receiving the CIO of the Year Orbie Award,  Judith’s story is one of relentless curiosity, pioneering spirit, and the power of building strong relationships. Her down-to-earth demeanor and authentic approach shine through as she discusses the importance of creating a personal board of directors and how her innate curiosity propelled her to success.

Judith’s career trajectory is a masterclass in seizing opportunities and the importance of networking. Transitioning from her role at the Department of Defense to leading technology initiatives in various industries, including biotech and mining, Judith’s ability to adapt and excel in diverse environments underscores her exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills. Her strategic moves across different sectors, coupled with her commitment to process improvement and technology, illustrate a career built on innovation and a deep understanding of business needs.

A significant theme of this episode is the critical role mentorship and networking have played in Judith’s career. From receiving guidance from key figures to leveraging connections for new opportunities, Judith emphasizes the value of mentorship, both as a mentee and a mentor. Her journey is not just a testament to her achievements but also highlights the importance of supporting others in their career paths. Judith’s story is inspiring for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of the tech industry, demonstrating that with the right mindset and support network, it’s possible to achieve great heights.

Join Nicole and Judith for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Judith Apshago successfully navigated her career through diverse fields from defense to biotech to transportation.
  • How building strong relationships and having a personal board of directors can significantly impact your professional journey.
  • The value of seizing opportunities and the positive outcomes of stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • How Judith leveraged technology to drive process improvements and efficiency across various sectors.
  • The importance of staying inquisitive and always seeking knowledge to fuel career growth.
  • Judith’s personal experiences in managing the demands of high-profile roles while prioritizing family.
  • The impact of receiving prestigious awards, such as the CIO of the Year Orbie Award, on Judith’s career and networking opportunities.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Judith’s LinkedIn

Amtrak

 

Podcast:

elevate your career

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Judith Apshago, the Chief Digital Officer of Amtrak and a celebrated CIO, to explore Judith’s remarkable journey through the tech world. From her early days at the Department of Defense, interacting with four-star generals and leading innovative work that earned her team the prestigious Hammer Award from the Clinton-Gore administration, to her more recent work partnering with business leaders to transform business processes through technology recognized in her receiving the CIO of the Year Orbie Award,  Judith’s story is one of relentless curiosity, pioneering spirit, and the power of building strong relationships. Her down-to-earth demeanor and authentic approach shine through as she discusses the importance of creating a personal board of directors and how her innate curiosity propelled her to success.

Judith’s career trajectory is a masterclass in seizing opportunities and the importance of networking. Transitioning from her role at the Department of Defense to leading technology initiatives in various industries, including biotech and mining, Judith’s ability to adapt and excel in diverse environments underscores her exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills. Her strategic moves across different sectors, coupled with her commitment to process improvement and technology, illustrate a career built on innovation and a deep understanding of business needs.

A significant theme of this episode is the critical role mentorship and networking have played in Judith’s career. From receiving guidance from key figures to leveraging connections for new opportunities, Judith emphasizes the value of mentorship, both as a mentee and a mentor. Her journey is not just a testament to her achievements but also highlights the importance of supporting others in their career paths. Judith’s story is inspiring for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of the tech industry, demonstrating that with the right mindset and support network, it’s possible to achieve great heights.

Join Nicole and Judith for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Judith Apshago successfully navigated her career through diverse fields from defense to biotech to transportation.
  • How building strong relationships and having a personal board of directors can significantly impact your professional journey.
  • The value of seizing opportunities and the positive outcomes of stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • How Judith leveraged technology to drive process improvements and efficiency across various sectors.
  • The importance of staying inquisitive and always seeking knowledge to fuel career growth.
  • Judith’s personal experiences in managing the demands of high-profile roles while prioritizing family.
  • The impact of receiving prestigious awards, such as the CIO of the Year Orbie Award, on Judith’s career and networking opportunities.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Judith’s LinkedIn

Amtrak

 

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