Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another issue of Women in Tech Weekly – issue n62, can you believe this? It’s been over a year since I started it and time flew by! During this time, we’ve celebrated 253 occasions and shared 220 resources from more than 240 unique submissions! Thank you for making this newsletter so impactful and a true community effort 🥰
As always, we have some great women to celebrate and resources to read today!
If you’d like to submit anything for next week’s issue, please do so using the submission form at the bottom of this post.
Featured Woman 👩💻
Maya is a wonderful human! She sees tech as her creative outlet proving once again that tech allows our imagination to have fun – and inspires us to do the same. This incredible girl uses her social media channels to share incredible advice, resources and her journey in general. Make sure you’re following her for a regular dose of inspiration and insight!
Lise and the Co-coders will go through with their first big event Tech Tales despite Covid-19 and restrictions on social events!
In her own words:
“Last fall I decided to create a big tech event called Tech Tales for those who are interested in tech but not necessarily working with tech every day. Just after New Year, we got our first big sponsor, Microsoft, and a dreamy location – everything was GREAT, but then came COVID-19. While everybody else was cancelling their events, we were replanning, restructuring and sticking to the purpose but in a new format, so we are now ready to have our Tech Tales event with live streaming and an opportunity to have an even bigger (and international) audience”
Sasha graduated from the Lubin School of Business!
Congratulations, Sasha! This is such an exciting milestone and all of us can’t wait to see what amazing things you’re going to achieve with your life and career 🥰
In her own words:
“We officially launched Hugah (Beta) in San Francisco, an event discovery app to help navigate socially distant and safe events during SiP. Eventually, we will go Hugah for all local events, restaurants, venues around us when shelter in place lifts! The public launch is coming soon!”
Annabelle launched a YouTube channel!
In her own words:
“I am a video editor helping wonder-seekers + memory-makers get their home videos off their phones + into their lives! I finally launched my YouTube channel where I’m sharing travel lifestyle content as well as tips for taking the best video with your smartphone.”
How to make the most of your internship – created and shared by Dasani
“Internships are short and it’s important to make the most of them. It’s easy to spend all your time just trying to land that full-time offer and miss out on the amazing experience that you have.”
May We love them. May we use them. May we write them – created and shared by JoCee Porter
“This blog post is about why the commenting code is a great habit to get into. It talks about how commenting is for others, not yourself, comments can easily be ignored if you don’t need them, and helpful if you do, and that comments are faster and easier to read than code.”
Women constitute 48% of the American workforce, but only 14% of U.S. information security professionals.
Fifty-one percent of women report cybersecurity workforce discrimination, while 87% of women report unconscious discrimination. Furthermore, 54% of women report unexplained delays or denial of career advancement. 22% of women also experience “tokenism” in their cybersecurity roles.
Women in cybersecurity bring greater diversity in perspectives, leadership and experiences necessary to fight cybersecurity criminals who have a variety of backgrounds. They also possess strong soft skills compared to men, which can help teams make better decisions and improve productivity.
Lenora is making learning web development fun by sharing games that will help you develop your skills!
How to Find Your First Job as a Self-Taught Programmer – created and shared by me
Learning to code and getting technical skills is a big part of the battle – the other is getting your first job in tech. Whether you’re actively looking for something now – or if you’re still learning but are planning for the future, you’re in the right place! Because I’ve interviewed 3 brilliant self-taught programmers on their experience getting their first job in tech.
Talks to help you understand racism in America – created and shared by me
A must-watch for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening in the US and what systemic racism is.
5 Ways Tech Is Racist and How To Solve That – created and shared by me 🙂
Let’s look at 5 examples of how technology discriminates against people of colour – and what can be done about it. It’s our responsibility to ensure that tech solutions are inclusive and that they are solving problems for everyone, rather than creating more of them.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, here’s the submission form!! Bookmark that and add anything you’d like to share in there 🙂