Amy Kardel became a true technologist as a library assistant during her college years when she developed a language translation business using software. Later, she built upon this entrepreneurial spirit by co-founding and leading the IT services firm Clever Ducks with her spouse. Their chain of business successes led Amy to a seat on the Board of Directors of CompTIA, the world’s leading IT trade association, for six years, including a 3-year term as Chairwoman. Along this journey of continuous training and learning, she also earned a law degree. Today, Amy serves as CompTIA’s Vice President, Strategic Workforce Relationships, developing practical solutions that intend to transform the tech industry by helping its workforce transform itself.