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No Lone Wolves: What It Really Takes to Get to the Top of Engineering

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash I was recently promoted to a Senior Staff position at Box, which has caused me to reflect on my various roles and how my needed skill set has changed with those roles. When I became…

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why The tech industry has, for the past few years, been exploding with innovation and has become the very center of many of our lives. It’s enabled us to communicate, explore and create. The…

Interview with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje

This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje whose focus is on materials fit for hypersonic flight. Phylis also sits on the President’s Council of Student Advisors of the American Ceramic Society, and serves…

How I charted out my maternity leave plan

Tomorrow I go back to work after six months of maternity leave. To say I have mixed feelings about this would be an understatement. I am excited, nervous, sad, and determined all at the same time. Most of all, I am…

My Summer in the Google CodeU Engineering Program

Photo from the Google Student Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountainview, California Written by: Alexandria Storm This summer I participated in the 12-week Google CodeU Program. I developed my leadership skills and team collaboration by taking a Program Management role…

On Toxic Jobs, Low Self-Esteem, & Interviewing

I recently received the following question: Hi Rachel, I am a software engineer who is dealing with low self esteem. There are people at work who constantly belittle me and it is very subtle. I constantly get demotivated and find…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

10 Powerful Habits that can Make you Wonder Girl

Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash We all wish we could do everything, don’t we? I want to do meaningful work, have great friendships, take care of my family, have good health, have great hair and skin, sing like a mermaid, dance…

Why I Can’t Be a Good Girl and Good Product Leader

I’m a volunteer coordinator’s dream. I say yes to organizing an army of helpers for school events. I call parents for school donations. I call voters to pass local ballot measures. I sign up to help with classroom projects. I…