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June 9: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 62

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another issue of Women in Tech Weekly – issue n62, can you believe this? It’s been over a year since I started it and time flew by! During this time, we’ve celebrated 253 occasions and shared 220 resources from more than 240 unique submissions! Thank you for making this newsletter so impactful and a true community effort 🥰

As always, we have some great women to celebrate and resources to read today!

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.

Featured Woman 👩‍💻

Maya Bello

Maya is a wonderful human! She sees tech as her creative outlet proving once again that tech allows our imagination to have fun – and inspires us to do the same. This incredible girl uses her social media channels to share incredible advice, resources and her journey in general. Make sure you’re following her for a regular dose of inspiration and insight!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Lise and the Co-coders will go through with their first big event Tech Tales despite Covid-19 and restrictions on social events!

In her own words:

“Last fall I decided to create a big tech event called Tech Tales for those who are interested in tech but not necessarily working with tech every day. Just after New Year, we got our first big sponsor, Microsoft, and a dreamy location – everything was GREAT, but then came COVID-19. While everybody else was cancelling their events, we were replanning, restructuring and sticking to the purpose but in a new format, so we are now ready to have our Tech Tales event with live streaming and an opportunity to have an even bigger (and international) audience”

A post shared by Co-codette (@co.codette) on Jun 7, 2020 at 1:31pm PDT

Sasha graduated from the Lubin School of Business!

Congratulations, Sasha! This is such an exciting milestone and all of us can’t wait to see what amazing things you’re going to achieve with your life and career 🥰

Dania joined the founding team of Hugah!

In her own words:

“We officially launched Hugah (Beta) in San Francisco, an event discovery app to help navigate socially distant and safe events during SiP. Eventually, we will go Hugah for all local events, restaurants, venues around us when shelter in place lifts! The public launch is coming soon!”

Hola 👋🏽 I’m Dania Micala, first-generation Cuban-American 🇨🇺 entrepreneur, coder, & Head of Social Media at TripActions. ➖ Favorite color: Black Astrological sign: Sagittarius Fave programming language: Python Hobbies: SoulCycle, books, & brunch Pet: @totemintech (he’s perfect.) ➖ For those of you who don’t know me, I took a little break from the gram to focus on other projects. Now… I’m back & ready to create content. 🤓🖤 Instagram is a community. What you give is what you shall receive. I needed a break, but I’m ready to give. ✨ Looking forward to following your journey and sharing mine. ➖ Don’t know me? DM me 🥰! Let’s connect. ➖ #womenintech #latinasintech #stem #steminist #girlswhocode #pythonprogramming #datascience #socialmediastrategy #digitalmarketing #latinx #latinxtech #latinosintech #wocintech #wocinstem #pocintech #codingisfun #programming #coder #coffeetocode #latinxstem

A post shared by Dania Micala | Latina In Tech (@daniamicala) on Mar 1, 2020 at 6:44pm PST

In her own words:

“I am a video editor helping wonder-seekers + memory-makers get their home videos off their phones + into their lives! I finally launched my YouTube channel where I’m sharing travel lifestyle content as well as tips for taking the best video with your smartphone.”

This is what a small business owner looks like (full disclosure swipe 👉🏻to see the current reality). 3 years ago I quit my full-time job. Since then, I've had anxiety attacks, long nights, months without making a single dollar. I've also built the most incredible community of fellow women entrepreneurs, taught workshops, shot video around the world, done work I'm truly proud of + even most recently done something I never thought I'd do – show up on camera on a regular basis for my YouTube channel 🎥🙈 . Being a business owner means stepping out of your comfort zone every damn day. And more than ever, I'm trying to be super intentional about putting my hard-earned self-employed dollars towards other women-owned small businesses because we're all in this together + every little bit matters. But I know we don't all have dollars right now, so if you're looking to support a small biz you love, here are some ideas: . 💬 Comment on their social media posts 💻 Subscribe to their newsletters or YouTube channels 💚 Share about them on your feeds (+ how to purchase from them) 👯‍♂️ Refer a friend to them 💌 Text or email them love notes 💵 Make purchases when you can, even if they're small ✅ Use their affiliate links if you have to shop with a big biz . I literally do a happy dance when any of these things happen to me, so I know how much they really MATTER. And you all have come through for me over + over during the last 3 years. I'm so grateful! FYI, today in my stories, I'm going to be spreading the love around by sharing some of the amazing women I know doing awesome things in the world through their badass businesses. Get ready! . . . #artifactuprising #verilymoment #youbelong #beingboss #freelancelife #communityovercompetition #creativepreneur #creativeentrepreneur #livethelittlethings #theeverygirl #denversmallbusiness #womanowned #supportsmallbusiness

A post shared by Annabelle 🎥 Video Editor (@evergreen_lane) on May 8, 2020 at 10:19am PDT

Resources 👩‍💻

Dasani says:

“Internships are short and it’s important to make the most of them. It’s easy to spend all your time just trying to land that full-time offer and miss out on the amazing experience that you have.”

JoCee says:

“This blog post is about why the commenting code is a great habit to get into. It talks about how commenting is for others, not yourself, comments can easily be ignored if you don’t need them, and helpful if you do, and that comments are faster and easier to read than code.”

Women constitute 48% of the American workforce, but only 14% of U.S. information security professionals.

Fifty-one percent of women report cybersecurity workforce discrimination, while 87% of women report unconscious discrimination. Furthermore, 54% of women report unexplained delays or denial of career advancement. 22% of women also experience “tokenism” in their cybersecurity roles.

Women in cybersecurity bring greater diversity in perspectives, leadership and experiences necessary to fight cybersecurity criminals who have a variety of backgrounds. They also possess strong soft skills compared to men, which can help teams make better decisions and improve productivity.

Lenora is making learning web development fun by sharing games that will help you develop your skills!

Learning to code and getting technical skills is a big part of the battle – the other is getting your first job in tech. Whether you’re actively looking for something now – or if you’re still learning but are planning for the future, you’re in the right place! Because I’ve interviewed 3 brilliant self-taught programmers on their experience getting their first job in tech.

A must-watch for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening in the US and what systemic racism is.

5 Ways Tech Is Racist and How To Solve That – created and shared by me 🙂

Let’s look at 5 examples of how technology discriminates against people of colour – and what can be done about it. It’s our responsibility to ensure that tech solutions are inclusive and that they are solving problems for everyone, rather than creating more of them.

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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