May 5: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 57

Welcome to yet another Tuesday and a new issue of Women in Tech Weekly! This week we have so much to celebrate and it makes my heart happy ❤️ Enjoy!

Don’t forget to share your story for the next one. Make sure to check out the submission form at the bottom of the post 🙂

Featured Woman 👩‍💻

Christina and Christina Codes

Christina is a true stereotype breaker – her mission is to smash the stereotypes that held her back from a degree in Computer Science back in the day. And she is doing exactly that! She is a self-taught developer who is always up for a new challenge: learning something new. Follow this wonderful girl for a source of inspiration and motivation!

Learn about Christina’s story here!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Felisa got promoted from COO to CEO!

In her own words:

“After working for 2 1/2 years with the founder of a 24-year-old company, Internet Creations, he promoted me and made me the company’s first female CEO!”

Kimi is adding one more skill in her career – UI/UX Designing!

In her own words:

“Hello buddies, I am Kimi, a digital marketer. But now I am going to add designing skills in my career graph. I know many people know about it and it can be a normal thing for them but for me, it’s new and attractive, that’s why I want to celebrate it with you all beautiful and powerful people!!”

Farida launched her YouTube channel and posted her first video!

In her own words:

“Although in real life I am super energetic and confident, in front of the camera I would get very nervous. I decided to challenge myself and learn how to talk in front of the camera. I created my channel to talk about events, tech communities, entrepreneurship, growth, branding and marketing. The goal is to inspire people for self and career development in tech especially.”

Sarah celebrated her birthday!

Sarah turned 27 and celebrated it with the most epic cake ever!

Happy birthday, Sarah! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day filled with love and warm moments! Very excited to see what this year brings you, you absolute badass ❤️

Kaylee accepted a new job offer!

She transitioned to a different team within her company, taking head-on all of the challenges that quarantine brings with this move.

That’s incredibly brave and exciting, Kaylee! We are all super excited for you and can’t wait to hear your learnings from this transition and the role itself. You go, girl!

Lauren‘s baby, Science Scribbles turned 1!

This is so exciting, Lauren, congratulations! Hard work always pays off and I’m sure you’re so happy you took action when you first had the idea of starting this journey 😍 I’m in love with your designs!!

Allison has relaunched her YouTube channel!

And it is amazing, focusing on gratitude and journaling. Highly recommended for anyone at any point in their lives – and especially now!

Congratulations, my dear!! I’m so proud of you, your projects and of our friendship ❤️ 

Resources 👩‍💻

#ReactResiliently – Handling Comparison-Induced Self Doubt – created by Shreya

Shreya says:

“Have you ever checked LinkedIn to find that an old classmate has been promoted in their job and found yourself feeling “behind the curve?” This slide set provides readers with a valuable paradigm shift to help handle these thoughts and shift them to focus on a more productive outlet.”

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~~ #ReactResiliently – Handling Comparison-Induced Self Doubt ~~⁣ .⁣ .⁣ •••⁣ Happy May, everyone! Today we’re talking about comparison. It’s extremely easy and unfortunately common to see the highlight reel of other’s lives and use it as a basis for comparing our own lives. 🤯Let me focus on a more specific instance of this — have you ever seen a friend, old classmate, or even second degree acquaintance update their social media with news of a promotion and found yourself feeling “left behind” or inadequate? 😳⁣ •••⁣ This can be a really hard thing to admit, and I’ll be the first to (not-so-proudly) say that I’ve felt this way in the past. 🥺 But as we know, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” So let’s figure out why we’re observing this thought process. ⁣ •••⁣ Here’s a metaphor that really resonated with me — in the music industry, there are plenty of successful artists. I’m going to use the example of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, both powerful female singers in American pop. 🤑 One’s journey involved lead acting on multiple TV shows, while the other was previously known for performing music in another genre. Even though both had vastly different paths, they’re both icons in today’s music world. ⁣ ⁣ In much the same way, you and whoever you’re comparing yourself with will have vastly different journeys — and chances are, your goals for your future aren’t even the same as their future goals! 🤓 Which makes the comparison mentality even less founded! ⁣ •••⁣ If you have it in you, take a moment — once you’re in a better headspace — to remember just one of this person’s positive traits. Use that energy to extend a genuine congratulatory message to them. 🤗 If you’d rather not, that’s okay too! Note how this made you feel and continue working on your own journey. It’s really as simple as that! 🤩⁣ •••⁣ Have a tricky situation of your own that you’d like to maneuver resiliently? Head over to the link in my bio to submit a #ReactResiliently request! ✨⁣ •••⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #reactresiliently #womenintech #empower #motivate #blue #vsco #virtual #react #tech #promotion #software #code #coder #friend #softwareengineer #wfh #girlpower #woman #women #girl #girls

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Analyzing Top Kickstarter Campaigns With Wordcloud – created by Haley

Awesome tutorial on Wordclouds and how to apply them using Kickstarted as an example. If you’re into data science and data visualisation, this is a must!

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Self Isolation – created by me 🙂

We need to be more intentional when it comes to maintaining our mental health – and especially now, during these uncertain times that may ignite fear and anxiety. So I want to share what works for me – so that you can also implement those practices.

Virtual Women in Tech Panel

Hear from badass women from a variety of different industries, backgrounds and roles. We will discuss what it’s like to be a woman in tech, career trajectories and how to to get into the industry at any stage of your career. Perfect for anyone considering entering the tech industry!

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 🙂

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