AZ Tech Podcast Episode 7: Francine Hardaway, Co-founder, Stealthmode

Francine Hardaway is a force to be reckoned with. She’s always known how to make things happen, though she credits a lot of the good in her life to karma. Like the time she put $100 into bitcoin in 2012 or became a beta user of Clubhouse. In fact, Francine credits the growing tech app with helping her through the pandemic.

Francine started her career back in the 60s as a woman in the workforce in New York City.  She says that back then, women were really only allowed to file and type, regardless of their skill level. Think of Madmen and you’ve got a pretty clear idea of what Francine’s life looked like. 

Since then, Francine got her PhD in English, taught as a professor, started a couple PR companies, sold one of them to Intel, worked at Intel and now is co-founder of Stealthmode Partners, a startup to help entrepreneurs, and just launched her own cryptocurrency coin called $KARMA

Francine turns 80 years old this year, but she has no intention of retiring anytime soon. She’s got her vaccine and is still motivated to support AZ tech. 

Listen as Hamid and Francine talk about her wild journey to where she is now, her thoughts on women in the workplace and her thoughts on how to grow AZ tech.