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February 18: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 46

Women in Tech Weekly here again to provide you with a daily dose of motivation! Really amazing celebrations coming your way. Also, don’t miss out on inspiring stories of your fellow steminists!

Can’t wait for your story as well! Check out the submission form below! ?

Featured Woman ?‍?

Jessica and It’s Jessica Hua

Jessica is a wonderful human and a fellow non-stop traveller, adventurer and foodie! At her full-time job, she is a full-stack developer in the fintech space – but she also finds time to create and share awesome posts on her blog and social media. Follow her for colourful, inspiring and educational content!

Celebrations ??

Eden got nominated for an award!

In her own words:

“I’m a finalist in the Tech Playmaker Awards in the Rising Technologist category. I’ll fly to London to meet the other finalists and attend the award ceremony in March.”

A post shared by Eden Adler | Software Engineer (@edenadler) on Feb 12, 2020 at 5:16am PST

Natalie is celebrating that @wocinstem has reached 1000k STEMINIST supporters last week!

In her own words:

“We have been sharing women of color in STEM stories and highlighting allies in STEM to empower and support WOC steminists!”

A post shared by Official Womxn of Color STEM (@wocinstem) on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:09am PST

Faviola is a finalist in Entrepreneur of the year award!

Congratulations, Faviola! This is incredible and so well deserved! You’re also in such a great company in that category ? We’re all rooting for you girl!

I’ve been keeping a secret 🤫 and today I’m finally allowed to share the news!… • I’m beyond excited to have been chosen as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the year category in the Tech Playmaker Awards 2020! 🙌🤩 With finalists from 20 countries, “this year’s awards shine a spotlight on inspiring female technologists, future tech trailblazers, and those championing greater diversity and inclusion in tech.” @bookingcom 🚀 I honestly can’t believe I’m being considered among all the other talented finalists and inspirational women.😲 I never imagined while I was living out of my car and building a medtech startup from nothing but sheer determination and perseverance that I’d be here today. I truly believe technologies like VR and AI combined with science have the ability to help people all over the world and to be a part of that is a dream come true!👩‍🔬➕👩‍💻= 💥 I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity and humbled to have been selected! But, none of this would be possible without the amazing team at my company, NeuroReality (#teamworkmakesthedreamwork 🤗). Thank you to two of my incredible researchers Karen Kooiman and Caroline de Booij for the nomination.🥰

A post shared by Faviola Dadis (@neurosciencebarbie) on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:04am PST

Kim got a new job (and a $40k salary increase)!

You go girl, this is awesome! Hard work and careful prepping, searching, vetting – as well as knowing what you deserve really pay off! We’re all incredibly proud and happy for you!

🥳 NEW JOB, WHO DIS? ‍ As of yesterday, I've officially accepted an offer for a *NEW* Salesforce Administrator job. While bittersweet, it was the natural next step in my professional career and I thought I'd share a few thoughts that got me here. ‍ First, I'll get it out of the way: my own job strategies, LinkedIn profile and resume writing really helped. I was underpaid at my last job, so I was very stubborn about finding a role that was my worth, and it made my job hunting process longer (by choice). I personally wanted to stick to a role for ~2 years to reflect the stability that my resume offered. It definitely paid off– I was able to increase my salary by 40k. I was able to prove to myself how right my intuition was that I definitely deserved more. ‍ Secondly, I took very careful looks at job descriptions as well- I really wanted liberties when it came to my own education and leadership as I noticed during my job hunting process that there were gaps in my professional experience that were very basic Salesforce skills [not enough vocational practice] and I didn't want that to happen to me again further down the line. I am so blessed that a role came my way that had exactly what I was looking for. ‍ Third, it's worth knowing that because I have experience, that certainly gives me a bit of a competitor edge, but certainly not enough. I only have one certification (I am working on more as we speak), but I'd like to remind you that IT'S POSSIBLE TO GET THERE. It's not encouraged, but it's certainly possible in my industry. ‍ Many things had to go right for me to find my new role. And frankly, my previous role. I'm ok with bragging in this case- I know how hard job hunting is, and frankly, it's exactly why I started my business. I wanted to help others because I truly believe everyone deserves to find a role that gives them the professional development they deserve and want for their lives. ‍ And with that, I just want to say that it gets better and I know you can do this. . . . . . . . . #newjobwhodis #beingbetter #yougotthismama #jobhunting #salesforceadmin #getpaidyourworth #chargeyourworthandaddtax #chargeyourworth #knowyourworthladies #knowyourworth👑💯

A post shared by Salesforce Consulting & Coach (@lipstickandtech) on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:06am PST

Mary‘s awesome merch was featured on In The Know!

Yesss, so well deserved! Your merch is incredible and so empowering, I’m glad that people are recognising it ?

. . . . For #InternationalWomenInScienceDay, our team has compiled items that highlight the work and efforts of women in STEM. From supportive apparel to a super accurate DNA testing kit founded by two women, each product aims to emphasize the important steps these women took to push technology to where it is today. The livestream also features an interview with @lasimmons, who at the age of 22, shattered the glass ceiling and became the youngest and only full-time female equity trader on Wall Street — and only the second African-American woman to be a floor broker in history. . . . #girlpower #femaleentrepreneur #femaleempowerment #womanpower #womenempowerment #womeninbusiness #bosslady #girlboss #womensupportingwomen #businesswoman #feminism #bossbabe #womenrule #entrepreneurship #stem #stemgirls #womeninstem #womeninscience #shoplocal

A post shared by In The Know (@watchintheknow) on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:02am PST

Resources ?‍?

An awesome podcast by Dana and Angela – who believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same should go for their careers.

How do you know when it’s time to look for your next career move? I will give you a comprehensive list of signs to look out for below! But I also want to address the elephant in the room: how daunting this process can seem and present you with a solution.

How You Can Build Habits That Stick – created and shared created by me 🙂

As we all know, we are creatures of habit, those are the things that we default to. Luckily there has been quite a lot of research around this topic, and I’m about to share 10 tricks on how you can optimise your habit formation. It obviously still takes a lot of work and staying consistent, but those tips will help you be smarter about all of it.

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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