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November 10: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 84

In Partnership with National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week – shared by Kaspersky

Happy Tuesday and what a great time for all women all over the world! Kamala Harris became the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect in the US.

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Kamala Harris

Women need to be in high-ranking positions and I know that this will inspire generations to come 🥰 Because representation matters! It’s time to celebrate some amazing women who are also making their dreams and ambitions a reality – while inspiring others around them ❤️

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 🥂🎉

Guzel officially started her YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

In her own words:

“Actually, I have been thinking about starting a youtube channel for a long time and finally I took action and I did it!”

🌍Londra sokaklarında gezercesine mutlu bir an😁 🎈Bu anı bu seneki Teknofest yarışma anılarından biri. 🎉Yarışma güzel geçti ve nihayet final sonuçları açıklandı. 🥉3.yüz. Bu kategoriden ilk defa katılıyoruz ve ilk senemizde böyle sonuç mü-kem-mel 📝Siz de eğer bu senenizde vaktinizi güzel değerlendirmek istiyorsanız @turkcell 'in #SınırsızYetenek programına başvurun. 💻Tamamen online 1 hafta olacak etkinlikte 10.010 genç arasından biri ol eğitim, iş fırsatlarını yakala. #kariyereilkadım ✒Başvuru: @kariyerimturkcell ⌛Son başvuru: 2 KASIM 2020 #turkcell #is #imkan #basvuru #reels #lisans #yukseklisans #doktora #parttime #MIT #akademi #burs #python #muhendislik #yazilim #kariyer #career #love #ootd #bilisim #studygram #kitap #bookstagram

A post shared by Guzel YADİGAROVA (@ydgrgzlova) on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:54am PDT

Bailey was promoted!

In her own words:

“After working my butt off for GoDaddy as a contractor for a year and a half, I was offered a full-time employee position this week and I’ve accepted it! Yay for PTO, pay raise and benefits!”

Late post for #InternationalWomensDay but I can’t go without giving credit to the many wonderful women who have inspired me, shaped me into the woman I am today, given me hope that I can become the person I’ve always wanted to be and grow the talents that God gave me. Every woman in my life that I have been close with has inspired me in some way — whether that was because of her strength, her bravery, her tenacity, her good attitude, her compassion or her relentless good treatment of those around her. I am so blessed and so grateful to know and be close with several truly wonderful women who show me continually what we can accomplish and how many things can be made better. Here are only a few of the many: my mom, my sisters, my grandmothers, my aunts, my cousins, my bridesmaids, my close friends, my Miss Georgia sisters and of course the women I have met while pursuing this crazy dream career of mine. Keep doing what you’re doing, ladies. It is so needed and so appreciated. #GirlPower

A post shared by Bailey Doudna (@baileydoudna) on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:10pm PDT

Ela has changed her career!

In her own words:

“Almost 1 year ago I wrote an article about my journey into software engineering. I spent 9,5 years in recruitment (out of which 6 years at Microsoft as a Talent Sourcer). I’m a self-taught dev, but I wouldn’t be here without the support of many wonderful people. Hope it will be helpful for others thinking about a career change, it’s never too late to start following your dreams!”

A post shared by Ela Moscicka (@ela_in_prague) on Nov 1, 2020 at 4:04am PST

Dasani has been nominated in 3 categories for the WomenTech Network Global Awards!

Those categories are: Mentor of the Year, Women in Tech Ally of the Year, WomenTech Community Award 🥰

Congratulations, Dasani!! You never fail to amaze us, keep going, reaching new heights and inspiring everyone around you!

A post shared by Dasani Madipalli (@dasani_decoded) on Nov 5, 2020 at 9:10am PST

Tamara has reached the “Bronze Tier Inventor” status, for filing 2 patent applications with the US patent office!

This is incredible, Tamara! So happy and so proud of you, it’s amazing how much you can achieve when you believe in yourself ❤️ Hopefully your example will inspire other women to file patents and move that 13% statistic upwards!

Last Friday I received a surprise email from Salesforce congratulating me on achieving "Bronze Tier Inventor" status, for filing 2 patent applications with the US patent office.⠀ ⠀ I felt really proud of this accomplishment. Particularly given I never considered myself a creative or innovative person.⠀ ⠀ I thought the first patent was a fluke.⠀ ⠀ And then I did it again.⠀ ⠀ And I'm currently working through an idea for my third.⠀ ⠀ All within my first three years.⠀ ⠀ Turns out I was wrong… I'm pretty good at it.⠀ ⠀ According to a study by the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO), women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally.⠀ ⠀ Shocked by this number, it got me questioning why there are so few women inventors submitting patents.⠀ ⠀ Is it purely a lack of confidence?⠀ ⠀ Are women not given the same opportunities as men?⠀ ⠀ Or is it a matter of privilege? (For example, large software companies who invest in patents, and smaller or non-technical organisations do not?)⠀ ⠀ If your company values and invests in patents, and you’re a female who has a brilliant idea and would like to submit a patent, DM me and I will share my tips on how to achieve your first patent.

A post shared by Solution Engineer & Steminist (@tamarajohanna_) on Nov 8, 2020 at 10:44pm PST

It’s a great time to get into Cybersecurity. Why? Because there are so many career opportunities in this dynamic field! Learn more about the state of the industry, technical & non-technical career paths and join amazing events this week as it’s National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.

Resources 👩‍💻

My journey into software engineering – created and shared by Ela

Ela says:

“Contains tips on how to overcome challenges when trying to get into tech as well as resources that can be used to achieve that :)”

If you’re curious to see what a day of a Software Engineer & Consultant is like, this video is a perfect walkthrough of that!

Another day in the life of, this time a UX designer!

Are You Smart Enough to Learn How to Code? – created and shared by me 🙂

Are you smart enough to learn how to code? If doubts about your intelligence are preventing you from pursuing a career in tech, this video is for you.

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