Women in Tech: Advice on Navigating the Biggest Challenges
If you’re a woman* working (or want to work) somewhere within the wild and wonderful world of tech, you probably know that being a woman in tech has its challenges.
Thankfully, you can also take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in navigating this experience.
On 29th September we were joined by Kedasha Kerr, Developer Advocate at GitHub; Kathryn Hing, Head of Design at Gorgias and Local Co-Leader at IxDA Berlin; and Rocío Medina van Nierop, CEO & Co-founder of Latinas in Tech—women who have faced numerous challenges and know the steps to become an expert in the field.
In this recording of a CareerFoundry LIVE event we covered numerous topics—such as mental health, imposter syndrome, role models and mentoring, advice for the biggest challenges faced, and the greatest superpowers we bring as women in tech—from an experienced perspective that will add a great value to your journey in the tech industry.
If you’re looking for advice on how to navigate a career change into tech, this is the perfect event for you.
*For those who are not women in tech: keep listening, learning, and advocating in every way that you’re able! Change happens as we all work together to make it happen.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry
MK Kirigin is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry. A proud Latina from Bolivia who studied education policy at Harvard, she’s been dedicated to DEI in education for over 8 years, as a university admission officer, public school teacher, and curriculum designer. MK is passionate about democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive communities, and making tech careers accessible to all.
Developer Advocate at GitHub and Content Creator
Kedasha Kerr is a Developer Advocate at GitHub. She has a passion for helping others transition into the tech industry and serves as a resource for those who are transitioning into the field.
Rocío Medina van Nierop
CEO & Cofounder at Latinas in Tech, investor, public speaker, activist and advocate for diversity and inclusion
Rocío is the co-founder and Executive Director of Latinas in Tech, an influential non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and connecting Latinas in the Technology Industry. For over 15 years, she has been working in the tech industry and has advocated for the inclusion and representation of Latinxs in the Tech industry.
Head of Design at Gorgias
Kathryn Hing is a creative leader as Head of Design at Gorgias, and mentor for under represented peoples in the design community. She's passionate about creating balanced and diverse teams and is a quiet yet assertive leader who stands up for design encouraging women to lead in their own way, and create their own path.