May 4, 2018 | BluPrairie

Catalysts Iowa | Michelle Bates

“The greatest mentor I ever had in my life was my dad. He was a guy who took a winding road to success. While his business did very well, I think the greatest thing about my dad was the relationships he built.” Michelle Bates, BluPrairie

Michelle is the Founder and President of BluPrairie—a cloud technology strategy and design company. An accountant by trade, she transitioned into tech after witnessing first-hand the transformative power of technology while working for her father’s insurance company. She’s working to build a talent pipeline for eastern Iowa and sees it as her duty to inspire the next generation of women technologists.

Read more about Michelle’s journey on Catalysts Iowa – a collection of conversations with women who inspire change, forge new paths and ignite technology innovation in the state of Iowa, brought to you by the Technology Association of Iowa and Corteva Agriscience.