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May 04: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 109

In partnership with the Stereotype Breakers Discord Community

Can you believe it's already May? It feels like time is flying by, but a new month is always a great excuse to reflect on the previous month, set intentions and goals for the coming month, and start fresh! Perhaps you will get some inspiration from the celebrations and resources from this week! 🎉

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. No matter how big or small, we want to hear from you!

Celebrations 🥂

Teresa got a bonus for referring an employee!

Teresa says:

I referred a woman to my company who got a permanent contract after completing probation

Julia created a mental health x tech awareness platform: Marbles.Mind on IG!

Julia says:

This is a step towards my dream to create better perspection for mental health in general and especially in tech industry. After re-educating myself and entering tech industry, I noticed some challenges in mental health awareness approach in tech. Myself, having a challenging downhill experience in the past, I decided to act and create a transparent platform for mental health awareness, resources and tips. I just launched my project, after months of being scared to do so.

Soundarya got a promotion!

Soundarya says:

I got promoted ✨ This is my first ever promotion ❤️ Thankful and Grateful 🙏🏻

Hosanna got on the shortlist for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Tech Award!

Congrats Hosanna! No matter what the results are, you are a winner in our eyes!

Marie successfully defended her master's thesis!

Marie says:

My thesis was about "Using Smartwatches to Predict the Severity of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms during Daily Living"

A place to connect, learn, grow and uplift each other as women in tech. Join the conversation and meet like-minded women who are excited to cheer you on!

Resources 👩‍💻

There are a ton of benefits of having a career in data science, so let me list some of the ones that really stand out to me. And no, it’s not too late to get into data science and yes - it is a great career choice in 2021. Let me give you 5 reasons why!

There are so many ways in which you can take your career when going into tech and it can be overwhelming, to say the least - which one should you pursue? Let’s look at some of the hottest tech career paths and what they entail so that you have a better idea of what feels right for you.

Marbles.Mind created by Julia

Julia says:

This is a mental health awareness platform, especially for people working and studying in tech. I have just created it to make an impact and help others during the challenging times we have been facing during covid-19. More content coming every day in celebration of MAY Mental Health Month 2021!

Save yourself the headache of not remembering to prepare for recruiter calls and get organized during your job search! Planning for an organized job search is a key piece of your job search success.

Sharing with you some tips on how to be more confident and speak up in meetings. This is something I struggled with for a long time. Feeling shy or awkward to speak up. But through time I have gained some great tips to get better at it and wanted to share them with you too. I hope you find them helpful!

Anyone can learn to code. It just takes practice and dedication. Learning to code has gotta so much easier since most people are remote, and the internet can be accessed almost anywhere. Start learning to code by clicking the link(s) below.


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