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January 26: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 95

Welcome to the last Tuesday of January – can you believe that we’re almost a month into 2021?! Is it me or does time fly ven faster these days? Well, the women in today’s issue of Women in Tech Weekly aren’t wasting any time and are going for their dreams – join me in celebrating them below 🥰

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 🥂🎉

Kajal is celebrating her youtube video crossing 2k views (highest for her channel)!

Kajal Gada says:

Most students have this fear that if you don’t have internship it is difficult to find a job. That is not true, there are plenty of ways to show experience and it can actually help you stand out from other applications.

Ioana celebrated her Birthday!

Ioana says:

Let’s celebrate age! I’m older now.. I would like to say wiser too but that’s up to the future to prove it. But, even if I would have canceled the birthday cause it is a pandemic around us, and I would celebrate it in a few months, I would not cancel the age. Thirty something – but who counts them really in numbers more than in moments?

Sam celebrated launching her new series “What The Tech?” and releasing a new episode!

Sam says:

I launched a Youtube series called “What The Tech?” that aims to demystify different jobs in tech and attract people, both technical and NON-technical, to join and reap the benefits of the tech industry. My latest episode just came out about cyber security –>

Selma is celebrating being brave enough to start a new Instagram account on tech, VC and entrepreneurship!

Selma says:

Everyone who knows me well knows that I advocate for more diversity-driven approaches in the investment industry and tech entrepreneurship because I know how it feels to be an outsider in those industries. We need more initiatives to close the opportunity gaps for founders and funders (not only related to gender) which is one of my main motivations for this Instagram blog: I want to contribute to progress by giving such issues a voice.

Robyn celebrated her birthday!

Robyn says:

Happy Birthday, Robyn! I hope you’ve had a great day despite the lockdown ❤️ I hope that this year brings you a ton of joy and interesting projects!

Christina celebrated 1 year of officially being a full-time web developer!

Christina says:

Congratulations, Christina! This is such an awesome milestone – keep on going for your dreams and inspiring people around you 🥰

Ashley got married over Zoom!

Ashley says:

Congratulations, Ashley! You both look so happy and that makes my hear smile 🥰 I know you have a ton of wonderful adventures together, can’t wait to follow them!

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 👩‍💻

Kajal Gada says:

It shows students alternative ways to get experience outside of summer internships. Which is exactly what I did when I didn’t get a summer internship.

Marie says:

Sharing the story of an inspiring woman who is finishing her Ph.D. and studies the risks of concussions in soccer.

Research on Concussions in Soccer – Caroline Lecours

Let’s talk about how you can build a portfolio website that helps you attract clients as a freelancer. Marketing yourself is an art and doesn’t come naturally to most of us. Especially if you’re starting out! Selling your services may also feel unnatural – but you gotta do it if you want to find clients and run a business. So let’s talk about what you should keep in mind when building your freelance portfolio website.


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