Guest blog post on the Women in Tech UK blog.
Being a woman in tech is can seem like an overwhelming feat to accomplish. However, there is so much that I love about working in this field, that I wanted to show other women the huge positives that they may be missing out on. In my latest WIT guest post I write about the Top 5 Reasons I Love Being a Women in Tech. Please be sure to read the post, and leave me more ideas in the comment section on why we should love working in this industry!
This past week I wrote a post for the Women In Technology blog. In it, I talk about how the examples of women in technology that many of us use are of very established and successful women. However, that lifestyle is not for everyone, and being a woman in tech doesn’t mean that you have to be exceptional. Instead it means that every woman should be what she wants to be, and use the tech profession to forward her career in whatever ways are comfortable for her. For more, give You Don’t Have to Be Extraordinary a read… and let me know what you think!
This week a new post of mine was published out on the Women In Technology blog. In it, I write about an interview I watched featuring Aliza Sherman. I wanted to provide some commentary on her notion that women in technology, both in the educational as well as professional realm, need to start from scratch in how we approach, learn about, and work in the field. You can read Starting From Scratch here. I’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts on the topic!
After a reading a great article on the Harvard Business Review, I was inspired to write a blog post for the Women In Tech blog entitled Be responsible for your career. In it, I challenge women to stop counting on external forces to determine their professional path, but instead to look inside themselves to prioritize their career as they would do with anything else they were passionate about. I’d love to hear feedback on the article and thoughts around the topic so give it a read and let me know your response in the comments!
My latest Women In Technology post, Let’s Raise These Numbers!, is live. In it, I write about recent survey results from the 2009 A List Apart web survey. As I was reviewing these results, I noticed the lack of women in the industry (only 17.4% of respondents were female) and decided to try to raise some awareness in order to boost our numbers. I hope you enjoy the read!
I just wrote a new post for the Women In Tech blog touching on an article that appeared on Mashable earlier this month. The idea behind the post is that part of the reason that women feel that we are lacking support and influence in the tech field is because we aren’t taking the time to look around and really see how our population is represented. It’s an interesting take on the debate, and one that I’ll be sure to think more about in the near future. Give Thoughts on the Women in Tech Debate a read and let me know what you think!
Last week my first post as a guest blogger on the Women in Technology site went up. In Seeing IT Through a Different Lens: User Experience, I write about how being in technology does not mean you have to code, manage projects, be an analyst or know hardware. I’m hoping that this post opens up some eyes about what it means to be a techie. Take a read and let me know what you think in the comments below.