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January 12: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 93

Woah a lot is going on and I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling to get out of a haze. The first week of 2021 has been so eventful already, it’s hard to process.. I hope you’re taking care of your mental health and are being kind to yourself throughout all of this.

Let’s switch our attention to the badass ladies in the latest issue of Women in Tech Weekly! 🥰

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.

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Harshita is celebrating her new SDE role at AWS and her @techwithhash channel!

Harshita says:

I finally got my dream job as a SDE at my dream company AWS! I struggled a lot for this and it feels amazing when dreams come true! I’ve opened up a channel called @techwithhash as well to document my journey and help others with their journeys!

Hosanna has recently started a new job as an Azure Specialist at Microsoft!

Hosanna says:

Starting a new job was a big goal of mine in 2020, I wanted to move into an area which I was more passionate about and could bring more impact. I was offered the role in December and started this January!

Nikki is celebrating a month full of self care and development!

Nikki says:

I took the past month starting Dec 5th to take care of my mind, body and soul. I am proud of myself for doing that, I’m a fellow coder like you ladies and stay super busy and involved at my job. I took this past month to break that habit and prioritize myself over other things!

Dasani has paid off her student loans!

Dasani says:

This is HUGE, Dasani! Congratulations! We are all so proud of you!! 🥰

Sohini has started a position as a Software Engineer!

Sohini says:

Yesss hard work and determination always pay off! Super happy for you, Sohini, congratulations! ❤️

Faviola celebrated her birthday!

Faviola says:

Happy Birthday, you absolute badass! Knowing you, you’ve had an amazing celebration and have started a new year of breaking stereotypes and new heights! ❤️

Nathalia turned 26!

Nathalia says:

Happy Birthday Nathalia! Your story is so incredibly inspiring and I can’t wait to see what is next for you! Cheers to another amazing year 🥰

Learning how to code is a challenge and requires a lot of trial and error – which means that our confidence may suffer. So here are some exercises that will help you reflect on what you’re learning and your progress, helping you build confidence!

Resources 👩‍💻

Marie-Philippe Gill says:

Sharing a list of 11 actions I take to get ready for a new semester at university!

Olga did an interview with me on my experience getting into Google, I hope it’s useful for anyone who wants to explore their career options at the company!

I love Allison’s journalling sessions – this one will help you be mindful about this season to calm down and rest (despite everything going on).

A good portfolio website will help you showcase your work and unique skills, proving that you’d be an asset to any company. Let’s talk about how you can make a website and a coding portfolio that stands out!


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