The Reroute
The Reroute
Jul 7, 2021
Ep 19: Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson on Breaking Barriers for Women in Tech
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As the CEO of Magic Leap, a company on the cutting edge of augmented reality, Peggy Johnson is breaking barrier after barrier as a leading woman in the tech industry. But, she wasn’t always on the road to CEO (let alone engineering) and she has come a long way in finding her passion and confidence to pivot herself into what she was MEANT to do. In this episode, Peggy shares about the accidental mentorship that rerouted her life, what it was like being a woman in engineering when little thought was given to creating an equitable workplace, and her inspirational advice to give YOU the confidence to step forward and achieve your career goals!

Listen now to hear more about:

  • Her journey from delivering papers to CEO
  • Why she’s passionate about working with people (and not just sitting behind a computer)
  • How technical experience benefited her on the business side
  • The #1 thing Peggy would go back and tell herself
  • Why you should focus on the RIGHT things in your career (and less on the stuff that doesn’t matter)
  • Peggy’s tips for Karli to get started jogging—plus, how she uses it for more than just exercise
  • How giving a little of yourself to empower other women can have a HUGE impact
  • And so much more!

Connect with Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggyj

Find out more about Magic Leap:

Website: https://www.magicleap.com/en-us

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicleap/

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