Living a Life of Transformation w/ Dao Jensen

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Podcast

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Guest:  Dao Jensen is all about living a life of transformation. She founded Oak Rocket, Inc. (formerly KTP) in 2013 as the first 100% female minority-owned company on the West Coast born in the Cloud. Oak Rocket helps clients strategize and optimize public cloud platforms and solutions. With the emergence of Gen AI, Oak Rocket has adapted to offer more personalized and intelligent solutions. Dao has grown Oak Rocket to become one of the fastest 50 women-owned companies recognized by Chase Bank (several years in a row) despite the challenges of being a refugee, a mother of four and losing her parents and 16-year-old daughter.

Oak Rocket is on a mission to be a United States’ leading minority-owned enablement company by 2030. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM Executive program. She has brought many OPMers into the program, such as Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. Her expertise in the tech industry has led her to speak at worldwide events, such as the closing speaker of INK Talk, Harvard Club, AWS, GEN AI Days, SiliconAngle, and WBENC, discussing leadership, cloud technology, challenges in business and the power of networks. She is a board member of the YPO (Young President’s Organization) Pacific West Integrated Chapter and IEEW. With Dao’s leadership and Oak Rocket’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve, they will continue to provide innovative cloud solutions to their clients for the years to come.

Episode in a Tweet: Personal transformation is about being able to share all parts of yourself without fear of being judged by others.

Background: During this week’s episode of Reflect Forward, Dao Jensen, Founder and CEO of Oak Rocket and I talk about transformation. Dao shares her story of overcoming setbacks and turning challenges into opportunities. She shares how she left corporate America to found Oak Rocket when it was clear she wouldn’t make it to the C-suite while working for someone else. She shares what it was like to go through a painful divorce and lose her father and 16-year-old daughter last year. We talk about how we shouldn’t be afraid to find our voice, speak up and take up space and the importance of investing in future generations. Dao has a remarkable, unbreakable spirit and is an inspiration to all of us who want to learn, grow, and bounce back from life’s setbacks. Dao truly is living a life of transformation.

How to find Dao:

Dao’s Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8EZyT-Iag

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daojensen/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaoOakRocket

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daooakrocket/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaoOakRocket

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