WordPress Expert, Consultant, Nonprofit Maven, Author, Guest Speaker (and finally!) Grandma

WHO IS SUE POLINSKY?

She’s a WordPress expert, newly-minted Tech Babe, Grandma, rescue dog mom, writer,  author, project manager and President of TechTriad, now in its 20th year. We build fabulous websites.

WHAT DOES SUE DO ALL DAY?

Web design is my passion and I was one of the first women technology business owners in a traditionally male field. Especially in the south. I work with WordPress (mostly) websites, fix code, and repair hacked sites. (Nah, but I hire people who do!) I manage projects, spec new work, try to figure out what’s wrong with broken sites, write proposals, talk to new clients – and existing ones – and keep myself current on what’s new in web design, something that grows exponentially every day.

A WOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY FOR 20 YEARS?

I used to have to take a guy with me to meetings (any guy would do) and no matter who he was or what he knew, people at the meeting directed their questions to him. Now I am President of one of the oldest continually woman-owned web design and technology businesses in the Triad. There are many places for women at the table. Sometimes, you just have to pull up a chair.

HOW HAS SMALL BUSINESS CHANGED FOR WOMEN?

Small business taught me how to survive and grow. Especially to plan for business growth while learning new things every day because the web changes that frequently. Yesterday, we were coding tables on websites. Today, we’re looking into how virtual reality can be part of our site designs.

WHAT IS SUE’S BEST SKILL?

I can squeeze volunteer work into 14-hour 7-day-a-week workdays because I get to choose the 70 hours per week I want to work!

Sue Polinsky introducing Robert Scoble at ConvergeSouth
Sue Polinsky introducing Robert and Maryam Scoble at ConvergeSouth 2008

It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman