In this episode, hosts Jodi Ashley and Tracy Ragan are joined by Chris McHale, co-founder and CEO of SPK and Associates. Instead of diversity, equity and inclusion being an afterthought, McHale and SPK and Associates make it a top priority – actively striving to bring in individuals from various backgrounds to enhance their team’s capabilities and perspectives. With over 20 years of experience in the IT operations space, Chris and her team have primarily focused on software development and product development. They specialize in providing DevOps services to various clients, ranging from startups to established enterprises.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Chris is deeply invested in philanthropy. She has been actively involved in projects aimed at improving the lives of women and girls in Ethiopia. This initiative includes addressing critical issues such as menstrual hygiene and access to education, making a meaningful impact by providing solutions that empower and uplift communities. Chris’s dedication to both her professional work and social causes showcases her well-rounded commitment to making a positive difference in the world.