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Women in Tech

Is “Women In Tech” Still Relevant?

I recently read this post about the lack of female representation in virtual reality. A few of the points from the post stuck out to me. “Women often take supporting roles within [start-ups].” “VR offers us a fresh start. As a society, we don’t need to bring the baggage of the past with us…” (not […]

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Culture

How to Achieve Your Goals

At the beginning of the year, I drafted an email to my boss describing what I wanted to accomplish this year. I was in the middle of reading Lean In and was motivated to push myself in my career. I described how I wanted to challenge myself at work and grow as a Project Manager. […]

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Book Reviews Women in Tech

How to Lean In at Work

I picked up Lean In hoping to find a female role model, a woman who would inspire me to reach for the next levels in my career, someone whose wisdom I could pass on to other young women. Instead, I found myself berated for not being an All-Star Go-Getter. Sandberg made me feel like it […]

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Culture Technology

IT & Manufacturing – It’s a Woman’s Game

This post is inspired by the article, “Women’s Work: A Glimpse at the Changing Face of Manufacturing”. Reading this post made me think about how I found myself in the world of manufacturing. After reading the article, I believe it really does mean something different to be a woman in the field. I don’t work in a factory every day or […]

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Lifestyle

How I became Lilyotron

I got the nickname Lilyotron in high school when my brother made fun of me being a nerd. I enjoyed playing around with HTML and thought it was so cool when I figured out how to create a hosted website (remember GeoCities?). Instead of getting upset at my little brother I embraced it and made the […]

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Public Speaking Women in Tech

How to Speak with Authority

I originally wrote this post in 2015 titled Just don’t say Just. I still hear women discuss what words they should use and how the word “just” in particularly negatively impacts them at work. In the Harvard Business Review Women at Work podcast, Amy Bernstein and Sarah Green Carmichael discuss how to use an authoritative voice without […]