I have to admit, one the best things about doing this podcast is the opportunity to dig deep into the background of our guests. When I’m doing research on each person, there’s always something that comes up that helps take the story to the next level.
Well in the case of Sue, as I was doing my research on Google, I was blown away to see a connection to an amazing story that made headlines across the world for a great charity, that being the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Sue and her husband were two of the key people that helped grant a wish for a boy named Miles Scott, who ended up being Batkid for the day in San Francisco and fight crime alongside Batman, who was played by Sue’s husband EJ, to rescue the damsel in distress, who was played by (you guessed it) Sue Graham Johnston.
It is truly an amazing and heartwarming story, and we talk about it at length. She also shares the details on how they’ve played a role in crashing the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s website not once, but twice.
We also talk about:
- Her professional accomplishments, of which there are many.
- What she learned at Oracle in terms of operational leadership.
- 128 Technology - why she joined and what the company does.
- Her passion for very important issues, like addressing the pipeline issue of women in STEM roles and working to fix the gender pay gap.