August 11: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 71

In Partnership with my Self-Worth Strengthening Affirmations and Gratitude Prompts

Women are amazing! Let this issue be another reminder of the fact, we have so many awesome celebrations and resources as always 🥰

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.

New Project 🌟

Community has been at the centre of everything I do for years now ❤️ I think that notion of belonging, support and sisterhood is the best way to raise everyone’s level. It’s the best way to generate ideas, solve problems and create better, more inclusive products and services. It raises everyone’s level!

I’ve been itching to create a community for women in STEM for years now and it’s time to do that. I feel like it’s now or never! Watch this space for upcoming updates 🥰 If you’d like to be the first to know when it launches, please express your interest by filling out the form below!

Let me know when the community launches!

I’m pausing Featured posts as I’m focusing more of my energy on building this. I hope that the result will help you find and connect with even more strong, inspiring, like-minded, stereotype-breaking women in STEM!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Alenna successfully concluded one of the challenges she organized at her organization’s hackathon!

In her own words:

“From being the first remote hire to the Digital Innovation team of ADB, I led the first ever virtual hackathon using our open innovation platform to crowdsource ideas and

solutions. The specific challenge that just concluded is under the energy department which is my background! I never could have imagined that I would be able to merge all my skillset and passion in one place. For me, that’s a big breakthrough! “

Alenna’s profile is private, so I’m not able to embed her post 🙂

Natasha gave a talk to the Google AI residents!

In her own words:

“I gave a talk to the Google AI residents about predicting breast cancer using AI. This work was published in the beginning of the year in Nature.”




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When the pressure of deadlines is slightly relieved and you use this opportunity to refactor your code and pay off some technical debt 🤓 Going through the code without constant pressure, improving it legibility, thinking through all possible use cases puts you in a kind of meditative state. Love it 🥰 . . . . . #womeninai #womenwhocode #machinelearning #deeplearning #google #datascience #stem #techgirl #girlsintech #stemfluencer #geekgirl #bossbabe #programmerslife #programmerslife💻 #geekgasm #science #london #blondesofinstagram #лондон #technology #startuplife #enterpreneur #sneakers #colehaan

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Maya celebrated her birthday!

Happy Birthday, you beautiful sunshine of a human! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day ❤️ may this year bring you love, joy and a ton of fulfillment!




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Today’s my birthday! 🎂 I feel so blessed to make it to my birthday especially with everything that is going on in the world. I also feel grateful for my health, family, and the amazing individuals I’ve met on this platform. Have a great weekend! ❤️

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Natalie celebrated 5 years of her company!

Congratulations, Natalie! This is such an exciting milestone and an awesome time to reflect what you’ve achieved. And you’ve achieved incredible things, building an international community 🥰 so grateful to have discovered it myself!




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We are celebrating 5 YEARS of @risingtidesociety today! 😭🥰🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m hard at work in my office this morning—tropical storm raging outside, hair in a messy braid, wearing yoga pants for the 100th day in a row—focused on cultivating community in a season when small business owners need it most. And in home offices all over the world are other RTS leaders, moderators, and team members doing precisely the same thing… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Waking up and striving to make this world a little better than how we found it. Separated by distance, but united by a shared vision and values that keep us pushing forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to every single person who makes our community great… You inspire me! Cheers to FIVE YEARS of raising the tide and championing community over competition all around the world. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing group! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎉PS: Who have YOU met through RTS? I want to know in the comments below. Tag friends you’ve connected with or a business owner you’ve discovered through this community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These connections are what it is all about. 🙌🏼 The friendships forged and livelihoods empowered are a legacy that we will forever be proud of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #risingtidesociety #honeybook #tuesdaystogether #annapolis #communityovercompetition

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Sonia got accepted into a Master’s Program at Oregon State!

You go girl, congratulations!! That’s such an exciting new step, can’t wait to follow your journey throughout it 😍




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Exciting news!! I’ve been accepted into the Oregon State engineering accelerated masters program🎓🥳! As my senior year approaches I am excited to be able to apply some of my credits towards my masters degree! ⁣ ⁣ Last year at Oregon State less than 2% of Hispanic women graduated with a graduate degree in engineering. I am excited to help change the statistic and continue to share my story as an underrepresented minority in stem in the hopes to encourage more students to pursue higher education! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #computersciencegirls #girlinc #math #computerscience #computer #girls #girlsinstem #stem #coding #girlsthatcode #devgirls #girl #interview #network #networking #pdx #coder #coding #girllife #cs #girllifestyle #collegestudent #google #studentlife #studying #study #ladycona #devgirls #devgirl ⁣

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Lauren celebrated 3 years since she started her coding journey!

What an incredible date, congratulations, Lauren! I bet you are so proud of that decision and your growth in the meantime 🥰 thank you for sharing your journey and creating so much value and knowledge!




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