What we’re about
What we're about:
This group is for women in technology or considering a technology career in the Bay Area. The meetups will be a combination of socializing, networking, speakers, and workshops. Initially, the meetups will be over Zoom, so feel free to join even if you aren't in the Bay Area.
'Tech' includes but is not limited to the following roles:
- Software Engineer
- Product Manager
- Quality Analyst
- Engineer/QA Manager
- Automation Engineer
- UX Designer
We'll cover the following topics as workshops and discussions:
- Long-term career planning
- Building a network as a woman in tech
- Handling stress in a high pressure job
- Building confidence in a male dominated profession
- Finding mentorship (it's SO important)
- Building connection in remote roles
If there are more topics you'd like to cover or know a potential speaker, please email me at email@example.com or message me on LinkedIn.
Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, sexual orientation, age, and life experience shape us all into unique people. We do not tolerate hateful or disrespectful speech or communication as part of this group.
About the Organizer:
My name is Rachel! I'm a senior software engineer – JS/React/Java - living in San Jose, CA with my two cats and partner. In my free time, I love reading (romance and young adult fiction), cooking delicious food, playing Nintendo Switch and board games, and quilting.
I am settled and confident in my career, but it took me a long time to get there. I spent several years constantly doubting myself and terrified of making a mistake that would get me fired.
Now, my passion in life is helping other women in tech achieve confidence and fulfillment in their careers. On top of my engineering job, I am a leadership & wellness coach and currently pursuing certification through the International Coaching Federation. I'll be giving talks on wellness and career planning in this group, as well as finding other coaches, engineers, etc to educate us.