I had the profound honor of being selected as a fellow for the 4th Annual LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit + Fellowship at Google in Washington D.C. The summit, founded by Lesbians Who Tech, is an opportunity for 140 unique and innovative minds to join together . . .
In just three months, the change in my outlook and happiness is amazing.
In college, I learned a lot of marketing theory but not practical skills. I got hired in sales and customer service for a large national bank and was miserable. My skills were underutilized and I kept applying for jobs where I needed tech skills.
My dad is a software developer and I remember talking to him . . .
Darín Utilizes Networking to Land Competing Job Offers I graduated from Oberlin College as a Comparative American Studies major. I was a Bonner Scholar, for which I did a variety of volunteer service and set myself up to have a non-profit career. Throughout my service and work with non-profit organizations, I noticed a disconnect between the needs of the organizations and their databases.
Cierra Starts a New Career as a Mobile Developer After a search of coding bootcamps across the country, Cierra decided to attend We Can Code IT in Cleveland, OH. A collaborative learning environment helped her in the classroom and then the supportive staff reassured her that she was capable of thriving after graduation. Shortly after graduating, she started her new career as a mobile developer at ABAS-USA close to home in Virginia.
Join Mel and other women leaders at the International Economic Development Conference on Sunday, September 25th. Mel will be speaking on Navigating a Male Dominated Workforce. Learn more and register here: http://www.iedcevents.org/AnnualConference/Special_Events.html
Mary has studied everything from Illustration and Printmaking to Math and Art History. While earning her degree in Philosophy, she took a class in Database Systems and was surprised by how much she enjoyed it. When Mary found We Can Code IT and their commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone she knew it was the right path for her. After attending the part-time coding bootcamp, she was able to find a job where she can utilize all of her skills.