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September 15: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 76

In Partnership Dice and the Women In Tech Virtual Career Event on September 24th

How is it September 15th already? This year might be zooming past us, but women in this community are making the best of it and are achieving some amazing things ❤️ Join me in celebrating them in this issue!

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 🥂🎉

Marie graduated from software engineering!

In her own words:

“I wrote a blog post about my experience in undergrad studying software engineering and also shared some tips for new engineering students.”

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Officially graduating from software engineering in two days 😳👩‍🎓 I loved being an undergrad at @etsmtl more than I ever thought possible. ⠀ ⠀ During my 4 years at #etsmtl, my personality completely changed. ⠀ ⠀ University changed me so much, in ways I probably don’t realize yet. ⠀ ⠀ Even if I'm still shy at times, I don't hesitate to go after what I want. 🙋‍♀️⠀ ⠀ I constantly go out of my comfort zone every time I can.⠀ ⠀ I talked in front of crowds and participated in countless panels. ⠀ ⠀ In a room full of strangers, I don't stay alone in a corner. I go to people and introduce myself. ⠀ ⠀ I go to events alone because nothing will stop me from doing what I want 🙊⠀ ⠀ I learned time management and priorities. An essential skill at uni when juggling a student club, a successful blog/IG/YouTube channel, social life, and studies. ⠀ ⠀ I discovered how hard I can work to reach my goals.⠀ ⠀ I’m proud of me! 😁❤️

A post shared by Marie – Girl Knows Tech (@girlknowstech) on Dec 17, 2019 at 1:08pm PST

Dasani celebrated a year of adulting at Microsoft!

Congratulations, Dasani! You have taken adulting to the next level with everything you do at work and your side projects 🥰 you are such a rockstar – and we are all so proud of you!

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I SURVIVED A WHOLE YEAR OF ADULTING! So naturally I wrote about my adventures adulting, figuring out life, working, the pandemic, learning confidence and yada yada yada. Anyway read it to learn from my mistakes and adventures 🤷 My outlook on life isn’t usually filled with butterflies and sparkles, but I have to say that today I am excited to see what else life will give me to uncover — the adventures to be had, the things to learn, the places to see! Follow #dasanidecoded for more stories and adventures Link here and in bio:

A post shared by Dasani Madipalli (@dasani_decoded) on Sep 11, 2020 at 9:05am PDT

Prasha gave a TEDx talk!

Hard work and determination always pays off – congratulations, Prasha! Such a wonderful milestone with many more to come 🥰 Can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

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3 years ago, I had a dream to stand on this red dot and to share with the world my message. . I didn’t even have a message, a platform or any damn idea how to do this. . But I am happy that as we grappled with a global pandemic I got a an email from @tedxwilsonpark that made this year the biggest year of my professional life!. . Today I got to share my idea worth sharing and today I hope that I inspired you to find your idea worth sharing 🤩. . Thanks to the incredible support you all bestowed on me! From my husband, my family, friends to this amazing community everyone has shown me how much my message matters!!. . Thank you…TODAY I AM HAPPY 💕💕

A post shared by Women in STEM Coach (@prashadutra) on Sep 11, 2020 at 2:33pm PDT

Lenora became a homeowner!

Yessss this is so exciting! Congratulations Lenora, you are such a hard worker and I know a lot of sweat and tears went into this achievement. So incredibly happy for you! ❤️

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Sacrifices and Investments.

A post shared by ⬇️ Design/Engineering Tips ⬇️ (@lenora.porter) on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:15pm PDT

Jenny celebrated her birthday!

Happy Birthday, you absolute badass! What a year it has been for you, Jenny, it feels like you have taken a giant leaps on so many levels ❤️ May this new year in your life bring you all of the joy you deserve and so many wonderful adventures!

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Late night motivation (it’s 2am where I am 😄) I was listening to @jayshetty on YT when he said something along the line of don’t let anyone including yourself say that you’re UNQUALIFIED. You may be INEXPERIENCED at the moment but that can be changed. I accepted that the job market is incredibly competitive and many people with more experience are trying to get the same position as I am. With that said, I’m going #backtoschool to acquire more skills 😃 Today’s #bytezided #tips: 1. Have a #growthmindset and realize that unqualified doesn’t mean incapable. 2. Acquire skills/experiences required to achieve your goals 3. Always remember to keep GOING, GROWING, and GLOWING my friends

A post shared by Jenny | Software Engineer (@codenbyte) on Aug 18, 2020 at 1:27am PDT

Partner: Dice and the Women In Tech Virtual Career Event on September 24th

This unique virtual career event is a great opportunity to connect with employers committed to diversity and inclusion across tech and financial services.

Register early: not only will employers have access to your resume before, during, and after the event concludes, you will also have access to the employer’s content and job postings beforehand. Chat for up to 10 minutes with each recruiter and quickly make connections that could lead you anywhere!

Event Schedule:

  1. 10am – 1pm ET for cleared candidates (U.S. citizens with active or current security clearance)

  2. 1pm – 4pm ET for non-cleared tech candidates

Register here!

Resources 👩‍💻

How to Prepare for vGHC – created and shared by Kylee

Kylee says:

“If you’re attending the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration this year this is a must-read guide packed with tips on how to make the most of this conference. Kaylee has attended GHC as a scholar, recruiter, and this year as a speaker and now she is sharing her expert tips on prepping for vGHC!”

Graduating from Software Engineering – Advice for future students – created and shared by Marie

Marie says:

“Inspiring story about how university made me evolve through my involvement to promote women in engineering, how I overcame my fear of mathematics, and finally tips for future or new college students.”

LGBTQ+ in Tech Newsletter – created by Alex

Alex has started a similar newsletter, to celebrate big and small wins of LGBTQ+ community!

Use this form to submit your news 🥰

What information are you letting in? | Journal With Me – created by Allison

Allison creates incredible videos making journalling fun and super creative! This one is Mercury-themed, helping you reflect on what information you’re letting into your life.

Zoom University Tips and Advice – created by Sonia

Sonia shares helpful tips and advice for students doing their studies online. A must for any student these days!

Your Ultimate Tech Resume Guide – created by Tiffany

Tiffany shares her top tips for creating a resume that will get your foot through the door in tech!

10 Websites to Find HUNDREDS of Cybersecurity Groups to Join – created by Digital Empress

Are you looking for a job in Cybersecurity? Then you must watch this video by Digital Empress!

Free Course: Identify Your Definition of Success – created and shared by me:)

If you’re feeling disoriented with where you’re going in life, what projects you should take on and what you should prioritise, then you should absolutely take this free course!

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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