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4 Ways I Celebrated Women’s History Month This Year

Women Who Code Webinar: My Career in Coding and How I Transitioned My Career

Yesterday I had the opportunity to give a presentation in a Women Who Code SF Webinar hosted by Hackbright Academy. The Webinar was entitled: “My Career in Coding and How I Transitioned My Career.”

I set three objectives for the talk:

  • Objective #1: Walk through my experience making a career change.
  • Objective #2: Offer strategies on how you can approach your own career change.
  • Objective #3: Offer resources to help you along the way.

In the webinar, I share five strategies and 4 resources as I walk through my journey starting with my background, how I decided to change careers, and ultimately how I landed at Dropbox.

Mind Mapping: A technique from Designing Your Life that I talk about in the Webinar

If you are considering a career in coding and are curious about what I’ve learned through out my journey, checkout the video recording of the live session, the SlideShare (below) and PDF of the slides.

Phenomenal Women T-Shirt Campaign

Photo credit: Justin McLeod Bethune

As my personal homage to Women’s Month, I purchased this T-Shirt and attended a photoshoot with other phenomenal women (photos to be released soon)!

Learn about the Phenomenal Women T-Shirt Campaign here. All proceeds from t-shirt sales go towards supporting several organizations that do amazing work for Women’s rights. The sponsored organizations include: Emerge America, EMILY’s List, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women. Get your t-shirt today!

Dropbox Infrastructure and Product Engineering Talk at Hackbright

Photo Credit: Ronke Aderonmu

As part of Women’s History Month at Dropbox, I organized and moderated a talk at Hackbright Academy, the Engineering School for Women. The goal of the talk was to offer students a view into how an engineering focused company like Dropbox is structured internally and the types of positions offered in various sections of the organization.

It is always great to speak to motivated women and share what I have learned since I graduated Hackbright and joined Dropbox. Thanks to Hackbright for having us!

Supporting Female Authors

Kim Scott’s “Radical Candor”

I just purchased Radical Candor, a new book by the amazing Kim Scott.

I heard Kim speak about a year ago about the concept of Radical Candor and I have been anticipating the release ever since! Last weekend, I was so excited to see it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble, I nearly screamed! I can’t wait to dig into it. Get your copy today!

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah”

A friend of mine recently recommended “Americanah” to me. I knew about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from her amazing TedTalk entitled “The Danger of a Single Story,” I highly recommend it! Once I saw that she authored this book, I was really excited to dig into this novel. I’ve enjoyed listening to it on Audible while reading the physical copy — a new strategy that I love, try it!

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About the author

Krishelle is a former High School Math and Spanish Teacher turned Site Reliability Engineer at Dropbox. Read about her journey from education to tech and connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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