How to own your ideas: be a champion for yourself and others on your team. Recognize when someone's ideas aren't being heard. How to support minorities in your organization.
How to become a women in tech, female developer, girl programmer or woman software engineer. What I did and how you (or really anyone!) can do it too.
A few weeks ago I moderated a panel on women in tech and unconscious bias for Fort Collins Startup Week. Personally I was nervous; I had a lot of responsibility for the success or failure of the panel (or maybe that is just the extra pressure I put on myself; owning the failure and sharing... Continue Reading →
Ways you can change the world through programming. Hours of coding to fix a critical bug the day before a release. Crashes the customer sees compared to your none; along with 10 passing unit tests. Lines of code cleverly refactored to 1 then refactored back to 9 to make your code readable again. Cries and... Continue Reading →
To change our unconscious biases we not only need to change our thought patterns, but we need to change our actions and reactions. These are the interactions we have been practicing our whole lives, and at least for me, are deeply ingrained in how I interact at work and in society. A couple of weeks... Continue Reading →
Don't blink. Things aren't always what they seem. Unconscious bias is like a mind bug. Your brain needs to make assumptions to process and interpret the inputs it receives; however, these assumptions and interpretations often can show biases. There can be a lot of value in listening to your first impression or instinct, as discussed... Continue Reading →
Life has been crazy. Blogging, life as a woman in tech, my life in general has taken a back seat for the past four years as I worked on growing and raising two tiny humans. That #momlife is a full time job on top of a full time job. My son Myles, now 4, was... Continue Reading →
I'm not a real mom. A lot has been written about the Imposter Syndrome. To simplify the work of several psychologists, the imposter syndrome refers to people who cannot realize their accomplishments and constantly feel like they are not good enough and are going to be found out. This is especially true for high-achieving women... Continue Reading →