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Podcast Interview with Jacqueline Samira

In this episode, Jacqueline Samira, the founder and CEO of Howdy. Shares her journey as an entrepreneur, her success in building her startup, and the unique approach Howdy takes in connecting tech companies with talented developers in South America.

In the world of business and entrepreneurship, it's not uncommon to hear stories of individuals who have overcome challenges and built successful companies. One such individual is Jacqueline Samira.

With her unique approach to connecting tech talent with companies in need, Jacqueline has become a recognized figure in the industry.

Jacqueline shared her experiences of witnessing a growing problem in the tech industry. While more and more companies were coming to Austin, there was a scarcity of tech talent to support their growth. Developers were being poached left and right, creating an imbalance of supply and demand.

Jacqueline is revolutionizing the tech industry by connecting talent with opportunities. Her innovative approach to hiring and fostering community has enabled Howdy to grow rapidly and make a significant impact. By addressing the scarcity of tech talent and creating a support system for developers, Jacqueline is setting a benchmark for other tech companies to follow.


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Jacqueline Samira Teaser 00:00

And they're like, can you help us find more? So I ended up opening up a foreign entity in Uruguay so that I could hire these people underneath that foreign entity and then essentially pass on their employment contract to the companies in the U S it ended up working so well that.

I got just through word-of-mouth referrals, more and more companies were coming to me.

Intro 00:18

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Gresham Harkless 00:47

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Jacqueline Samira. Jacqueline, super excited

Jacqueline Samira 00:54

to have you on the show. Thank you, Gresh. I'm so excited to be here.

Gresham Harkless 00:57

Yes. Excited to have you on and all the awesome things that you're doing.

So of course, before we jump into having a great conversation, I want to read a little bit more about Jacqueline so you can hear about some of those awesome things.

Jacqueline is the founder and CEO of Howdy, a successful people-centric entrepreneur who is building her startup into a unicorn, a keynote speaker, a voracious reader, a disrupter. of dollar-driven mainstream narratives and with a strong background in bringing equality, balance and empathy into the tech industry.

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And just reading and learning more about Jacqueline, she has an awesome amount of success and a phenomenal story including having 100 million valuation for her company.

And, but the thing I love most is that she has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she shares freely. The word that phrase that came up for me was realistic positivity because she's the person that's going to tell you, Hey, you need to get what you need to get done, but also understand that it's not an easy journeys.

And 1 final thing. I think I found out Jacqueline is that you bought a piece of farmland. And as much as you would grind and do all these things I think it's so important to be able to have space to be able to recharge to make sure we remember what it is and why we're doing the awesome things that we're doing.

So super awesome that, you shared that super awesome that you're here today. Are you ready to speak to the I Am CEO podcast?

Jacqueline Samira 02:11

Oh my gosh, I am so excited. And the realistic positivity, I'm going to use that in a banner because I swear that's like the best accurate description of it. So thank you for giving me that little anecdote. I can now use.

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