108: RECAP: HUE Tech Summit: The Power Within

108: RECAP: HUE Tech Summit: The Power Within

At HUE Tech Summit, you can look around the room and see women ahead of you in their career, women who were with you in their career and women who were going to follow in your footsteps. The women ahead of you and you hope that you could keep going, they gave you energy that there was opportunity for you to grow in the tech industry. The women behind you gave you the fortitude not to give up. The women behind you gave you the will to keep pushing so it will be a little less strenuous for them.

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107: RECAP: Women Who Code Connect 2018

107: RECAP: Women Who Code Connect 2018

Earlier this month, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend CONNECT 2018, an action packed annual summit held by Women Who Code (WWCode). When offered the chance to participate in this trip, I responded with a resounding yes. A paid trip to a place I’ve never been. Opportunity to be amongst my fellow tech women. Free food. Why would I ever turn that down? The event was held in San Francisco at the Twitter HQ and packed with panels, technical workshops, keynotes and a career fair along with a parties and great food.

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106: Lessons Learned; 10 Years in Tech

106: Lessons Learned; 10 Years in Tech

Looking back at my ten years in the tech industry, I have faced a lot of challenges that have given me a long laundry list of “lessons learned.”  If I had to pick the top three that have defined my career, they would be take risks, be your own advocate and get involved. I hope sharing some of my experiences will help other women in the tech world.

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105: Local IT Girl, Global Impact

105: Local IT Girl, Global Impact

I’m an Indianapolis IT Girl, but my work is global. I am global, and that is only possible because a long time ago, someone gave me something priceless: the gift of permission.

She did it by giving herself permission, playing entirely by her own rules and having the audacity to simply pursue their own passions and encourage me by proximity to do the same, regardless of perceived qualifications or expectations. Learning along the way, resourcefulness, navigating uncertainty, boldly seizing opportunities, and trying difficult things while learning from obstacles are skills we continuously develop throughout life. But this post isn’t about those skills - it’s actually about my current “thing,”....

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