Make Time for Peer Networking

When was the last time you met with your peers outside of your own company? It’s really easy to get trapped in the company bubble, and divide life into work and outside of work. I find it hugely valuable to meet with peers or colleagues who are either at similar stage companies (yes I work […]

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Exposing Kids to New Possibilities – App Camp for Girls

This week we got to take Lazaro’s little sister to App Camp for Girls. It’s a weeklong camp run by female developers that teaches 8th & 9th grade girls how to build a mobile app. The goal of the camp is to expose girls to technology, build their confidence, and empower them to try new […]

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Use Informal Mentorship to Catapult Your Career

In March, I had the awesome opportunity to speak at the Women Who Code CONNECT 2016 Conference about how to use informal mentorship to catapult your career. The inspiration for this topic started when leading a panel on Authenticity at Seattle Startup Week. When we asked the audience to “raise your hand if you have […]

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Do Work That Is Significant – Colin’s Story

A great friend of mine shared his life story today at the College Success Foundation luncheon. Colin Nguyen’s story is truly brave and vulnerable. It is filled with struggle, hope and purpose. Colin shared about growing up with immigrant parents who had limited economic resources. He shared about his Mom who always reminded him that […]

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Turn Your “Work Crushes” into Informal Mentors with Twitter Lists

Originally posted on Popforms on November 8th, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to lead a panel on Authenticity at Seattle Startup Week. During the discussion, one of the presenters, Shauna Causey, asked the audience to “raise your hand if you have a mentor.” I was shocked to see only a few hands go up. […]

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