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April 20: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 107

In partnership with the Stereotype Breakers Discord Community

We love seeing so many women follow their dreams and hope they can inspire you to follow yours too! There are so many amazing women to celebrate this week and lots of resources for you to check out! 🎉

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. No matter how big or small, we want to hear from you!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Andrea got a new position!

Andrea says:

Started a new position as Senior Data Scientist. Thanks to the instagram community, I've got a lot of confidence and self-trust over the past year, and with a lot of hard work behind I managed to achieve one of my goals!

Natasha is celebrating a career change!

Natasha says:

Just got my first job in tech as a machine learning engineer!

Mayuko is giving a TEDx talk at UCSD!

Congrats Mayuko! We can't wait to hear your story about your cultural identity and its role in your life and career. Love having you to represent diversity in Tech! Check her out and register for the TEDxUCSD Constellate Conference

Kix turned 28!

Congrats on another year around the sun Kix! We love celebrating these milestones and can't wait to see what awesomeness you bring this year!

Sam celebrated her 1 year anniversary as a Software Developer!

Congrats on your first full year as a Software Developer! What an amazing milestone after your career change!

She.alchemist saved up 6 months worth of living expenses to be able pursue her dream as an entrepreneur!

Congrats on such a great achievement! Way to so work hard to achieve your dream - we can't wait to see your business launch!

A place to connect, learn, grow and uplift each other as women in tech. Join the conversation and meet like-minded women who are excited to cheer you on!

Resources 👩‍💻

Sundas is super passionate about helping women negotiate higher salaries, her goal is to help them add $1,000,000 in incremental salary raises this year! She is also all about raising everyone's level of financial literacy - so we've talked about her thoughts and tips on both of those topics. Sundas has shared practical steps on how she would approach the topic and personal stories on how she navigated negotiating higher salaries.

Do you struggle with negative self talk? Do you wish that you could just get that inner critic to shut up? Here are some tips on stopping those negative thoughts and changing them to be more positive. You can change your life.

Kadie spoke with Sam from @samcancode about her experience as a Junior Developer at a startup after celebrating her 1 year anniversary.

Mayuko Inoue is a content creator and Software Engineer. After working in Silicon Valley tech companies like Intuit, Patreon, and Netflix for six years as an iOS Engineer, she became a full-time creator in 2020. Her work aims to help people find their way through the tech industry by sharing her own experiences navigating this world through technology, career advice, and lifestyle videos. She is passionate about discussions around mental health, cultural identity, and creating technology with empathy and compassion.

Here are 3 ways you can stay motivated while studying for technical interviews! Some of the clips in this video are hard to share, however this was MY journey and I hope it'll inspire other people to keep trying and chasing their dreams! ❤️

Hi friend! Are you wondering why you haven't gotten a job yet? I hope some of these suggestions help in some way, I know it can be stressful for new web developers, software developers or computer science students to get a job. So don't be afraid to take a step back and reevaluate what's working and what isn't!


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