May 5: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 57

Welcome to yet another Tuesday and a new issue of Women in Tech Weekly! This week we have so much to celebrate and it makes my heart happy ❤️ Enjoy!

Don’t forget to share your story for the next one. Make sure to check out the submission form at the bottom of the post 🙂

Featured Woman 👩‍💻

Christina and Christina Codes

Christina is a true stereotype breaker – her mission is to smash the stereotypes that held her back from a degree in Computer Science back in the day. And she is doing exactly that! She is a self-taught developer who is always up for a new challenge: learning something new. Follow this wonderful girl for a source of inspiration and motivation!

Learn about Christina’s story here!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Felisa got promoted from COO to CEO!

In her own words:

“After working for 2 1/2 years with the founder of a 24-year-old company, Internet Creations, he promoted me and made me the company’s first female CEO!”




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"Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture." — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author Happy #InternationalWomensDay from the women of IC.

A post shared by Internet Creations (@internetcreations) on Mar 8, 2019 at 8:43am PST

Kimi is adding one more skill in her career – UI/UX Designing!

In her own words:

“Hello buddies, I am Kimi, a digital marketer. But now I am going to add designing skills in my career graph. I know many people know about it and it can be a normal thing for them but for me, it’s new and attractive, that’s why I want to celebrate it with you all beautiful and powerful people!!”




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Fresh Friday for me, because I am going to start learning a new skill from today. It is all about UI UX Designing. I will continue ahead with my daily learning material. Some people will think that I am going to start sketching and drawing only so, you are thinking wrong buddy. There is many more thing in designing that's why I am going to explore it. Designing Expert people already know about it so, if you are one of them so please guide me in future study things if I will be wrong anywhere. And who are not aware from this can join me and see how can it become helpful to you too!! • • • #beginner #uidesign #userinterface #uiux #userexperience #uiuxdesign #uxinspiration #uitrends #uidesigners #uidesigns #uxdesigning #uxdesigners #designer #designinspo #uiexpert #uxexpert #learndesign

A post shared by Kimi: UI/UX | Digital Marketer (@kimtechuiux) on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:38pm PDT

Farida launched her YouTube channel and posted her first video!

In her own words:

“Although in real life I am super energetic and confident, in front of the camera I would get very nervous. I decided to challenge myself and learn how to talk in front of the camera. I created my channel to talk about events, tech communities, entrepreneurship, growth, branding and marketing. The goal is to inspire people for self and career development in tech especially.”




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Hellooooo,⠀ ⠀ So remember how I said I am trying to make a quick #YouTube intro video? Guess what, I still am😂 ⠀ ⠀ Never thought it would be so difficult to make a 2 minute video, but hey it really is.⠀ ⠀ Anyways, so I woke up today and the first thing that I did was grab my #Cappucino ☕️ and get in front of camera to get this done💪🏼 There is a progress and yes, the video will be out soon 🙌🏼⠀ ⠀ Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel(the link is in my bio)🙋🏻‍♀️❤️. ⠀ ⠀ I want this to be a learning journey for everyone including myself. I want us to learn and share our knowledge and experience. You know never know who’s life you will change for better. Let’s do this, let’s inspire🤩⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #digitalinspiration #technology #entrepreneurship #softwareengineering #digitalmarketing #marketing #education #business #careergrowth #digitalworld #youtubevideo #comingsoon #followformoreinspiration #inspireothers #digitaltalk #marketingtalk #businesslife

A post shared by Farida (@faridaelchuzade) on May 3, 2020 at 3:19am PDT

Sarah celebrated her birthday!

Sarah turned 27 and celebrated it with the most epic cake ever!

Happy birthday, Sarah! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day filled with love and warm moments! Very excited to see what this year brings you, you absolute badass ❤️




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27th Birthday in Quarantine🎉! . Although this year is quite different with how I will be celebrating my birthday, I can say that I already feel the love around me from all my friends and family. I may not be able to celebrate with people in the flesh, but I sure as hell am grateful I can celebrate through technology 💗🙏🏼. . This year, since I have a TON of time on my hands, I took to TikTok and asked everyone to give me suggestions for how I should celebrate my birthday in quarantine. The top liked comment was to bake a cake in the share of an Erlenmeyer flask! So… that’s exactly what your girl did! Let me just say, this was A LOT harder than I expected 😅 and I have so much more respect for cake bakers out there 🎂 🙈! . Nonetheless baking this cake made me feel like a kid again and took to burn off of turning 27🙈😩. . . . . #birthdaygirl #quarantinebirthday #birthdaycake #birthday #science #birthdaycakes

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Kaylee accepted a new job offer!

She transitioned to a different team within her company, taking head-on all of the challenges that quarantine brings with this move.

That’s incredibly brave and exciting, Kaylee! We are all super excited for you and can’t wait to hear your learnings from this transition and the role itself. You go, girl!




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Exciting announcement!! . . For those of you who read my last post you got a mini sneak peak but I have officially started on a new team within my company!! . . Transitioning mid-social distancing/remote working is really different and I was super anxious about it so I thought I would share with you all some of the thoughts I had as I wrapped up with my old team and prepped for my transition. . . Hopefully those of you who are about to be in similar positions whether it's switching teams, jobs, or even starting a new job will find it helpful! Check out the link in my bio to read or visit my blog at justacoderthing.com

A post shared by Kaylee || Software Engineer (@justacoderthing) on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:58pm PDT

Lauren‘s baby, Science Scribbles turned 1!

This is so exciting, Lauren, congratulations! Hard work always pays off and I’m sure you’re so happy you took action when you first had the idea of starting this journey 😍 I’m in love with your designs!!




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Science Scribbles turned 1️⃣ today 🎈🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s 1 whole year of teaching myself how to use adobe illustrator, investing my own time and money into creating designs and having them manufactured into real life products, and lots of time spent packing and posting orders! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What initially started as a little side hustle during the final year of my PhD has turned into much more than that. It’s become a great creative outlet for me and a way to advocate for things I’m passionate about 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To celebrate this little milestone, @science.scribbles is hosting an anniversary giveaway 💫✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Details on how to enter can be found on the latest @science.scribbles post 🥰

A post shared by Lauren Callender, PhD (@lozcallender_) on Apr 30, 2020 at 4:43am PDT

Allison has relaunched her YouTube channel!

And it is amazing, focusing on gratitude and journaling. Highly recommended for anyone at any point in their lives – and especially now!

Congratulations, my dear!! I’m so proud of you, your projects and of our friendship ❤️




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Activity Allison strikes again! 💥 I’m rebooting my YouTube channel because I love learning and I have things to say. 🤓 This week’s posts include two journaling videos and one cancer talk. Subscribe to the channel if any of that interests you. • I just launched the first video! (Link in bio). This isn’t your typical journal video with pressed flowers and calligraphy. This is TEN MINUTES for you. Check it out. • Also, I’m begging you for feedback! I really want to hear what you think about the audio, structure, pacing, etc. • Thanks for the support! • #dynosoarlife #journalwithme #cancertalks #cancerchats #journalalong #journaltutorials #learningrules

A post shared by Alisaurus | Journal Enthusiast (@dynosoarlife) on May 4, 2020 at 9:46am PDT

Resources 👩‍💻

#ReactResiliently – Handling Comparison-Induced Self Doubt – created by Shreya

Shreya says:

“Have you ever checked LinkedIn to find that an old classmate has been promoted in their job and found yourself feeling “behind the curve?” This slide set provides readers with a valuable paradigm shift to help handle these thoughts and shift them to focus on a more productive outlet.”




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~~ #ReactResiliently – Handling Comparison-Induced Self Doubt ~~⁣ .⁣ .⁣ •••⁣ Happy May, everyone! Today we’re talking about comparison. It’s extremely easy and unfortunately common to see the highlight reel of other’s lives and use it as a basis for comparing our own lives. 🤯Let me focus on a more specific instance of this — have you ever seen a friend, old classmate, or even second degree acquaintance update their social media with news of a promotion and found yourself feeling “left behind” or inadequate? 😳⁣ •••⁣ This can be a really hard thing to admit, and I’ll be the first to (not-so-proudly) say that I’ve felt this way in the past. 🥺 But as we know, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” So let’s figure out why we’re observing this thought process. ⁣ •••⁣ Here’s a metaphor that really resonated with me — in the music industry, there are plenty of successful artists. I’m going to use the example of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, both powerful female singers in American pop. 🤑 One’s journey involved lead acting on multiple TV shows, while the other was previously known for performing music in another genre. Even though both had vastly different paths, they’re both icons in today’s music world. ⁣ ⁣ In much the same way, you and whoever you’re comparing yourself with will have vastly different journeys — and chances are, your goals for your future aren’t even the same as their future goals! 🤓 Which makes the comparison mentality even less founded! ⁣ •••⁣ If you have it in you, take a moment — once you’re in a better headspace — to remember just one of this person’s positive traits. Use that energy to extend a genuine congratulatory message to them. 🤗 If you’d rather not, that’s okay too! Note how this made you feel and continue working on your own journey. It’s really as simple as that! 🤩⁣ •••⁣ Have a tricky situation of your own that you’d like to maneuver resiliently? Head over to the link in my bio to submit a #ReactResiliently request! ✨⁣ •••⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #reactresiliently #womenintech #empower #motivate #blue #vsco #virtual #react #tech #promotion #software #code #coder #friend #softwareengineer #wfh #girlpower #woman #women #girl #girls#girls

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Analyzing Top Kickstarter Campaigns With Wordcloud – created by Haley

Awesome tutorial on Wordclouds and how to apply them using Kickstarted as an example. If you’re into data science and data visualisation, this is a must!




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☁️ What is a word cloud? ☁️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve been obsessed with this type of data visualization since I first got into data science, and I finally learned how to use it!⁣ Luckily, Python has a killer Wordcloud library we can take advantage of. ⁣⁣ ⁣ If you want a full, follow-along tutorial, with all of the code required to clean the data and build this new visualization, check out the article in my bio 🤓💻

A post shared by data dreamer | tech blogger (@data.dreamer) on May 1, 2020 at 4:05am PDT

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Self Isolation – created by me 🙂

We need to be more intentional when it comes to maintaining our mental health – and especially now, during these uncertain times that may ignite fear and anxiety. So I want to share what works for me – so that you can also implement those practices.


Virtual Women in Tech Panel

Hear from badass women from a variety of different industries, backgrounds and roles. We will discuss what it’s like to be a woman in tech, career trajectories and how to to get into the industry at any stage of your career. Perfect for anyone considering entering the tech industry!

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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