Kathy Gaw-Betz, Founder of GAW Technology, was named a Woman to Watch by South Jersey Biz magazine in March of this year. Kathy earned this latest accolade following 30 years of establishing herself as a leader in what has been a heavily male-dominated tech industry.
Long before anyone was “watching” Kathy, she was keeping her attention on providing data centers around the country with the services they need to keep their large systems running smoothly. Kathy built a company on which the database service industry relies for expert counsel, innovative product development and loyal customer service.
Kathy attributes her early success to attention to detail in purchasing, and strong problem-solving skills. Most of all, Kathy credits her business success to a commitment to serving others and hiring great people. Under her leadership, GAW completed its ISO 9001 and TL 9000 certifications for the telecommunications industry.
Gaw Technology is a woman-owned business, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), an organization that established a nationwide standard for women-owned businesses.
GAW’s founder oversees its sales department, focusing on helping customers solve their data center issues with collaboration and innovation. Chuck Gaw, Kathy’s son, serves as the company’s vice president. Together, Kathy and Chuck have become the leader in server rack production services.
Kathy supports the NJ Tech Council and WBENC. Mission Critical Magazine recently named her as a “Top Woman in Technology.” In her personal time, Kathy volunteers at her church’s bereavement group and Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, NJ.
When asked recently what advice she would give to her younger self - and to up and coming professionals today - she said. “Know Your Value.”
“No matter the level of success or knowledge someone may have, it's important to remember that we all have our own value and experiences to bring to the table. We all put our pants on one leg at a time. Remember who you are and keep your head held high,” she said.